Beth Gallaway

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About me

Industry Consulting
Occupation Library Consultant
Location New England, United States
Introduction Librarian. Mom. Foodie. I'm a librarian who owns an eBook reader and promotes videogaming as the next wave of storytelling. These days, I'm cooking a lot of things from scratch, writing book reviews, editing movie reviews, poking around farmer's market (and lately, eschewing them for going directly TO the farm) and thinking about a CSA for next year, stargazing, running around barefoot in the summer, putting things in Mason jars (dried herbs, flour bouquets, candied nuts, hot tea) and reading. I've stepped back from a wild and crazy travel-filled consultancy and sticking closer to home to raise my daughter (just when I got an invitation to speak in Mayalasia, darn it!)
Interests Reading, writing, gaming, independent films, crafts, gourmet food, cats, legos, yoga, cake.
Favorite Movies xI love movies and have trouble making the time to fit them in. LOVE the short film format and documentaries/mockumentaries. Like quirky & unpretentious independent films over blockbusters. and like smart comedies, not slapstick. Some favorites: The Princess Bride, Clueless, Best in Show, Stand by Me, Zombieland, Tropic Thunder, Spanglish, Spellbound, Strictly Ballroom, Y Tu Mama Tambien?, I just saw Breakfast at Tiffany's this year, and have a lot of classics to catch up on. I edit movie reviews for a friend's blog. The Princess Bride, Reaper Sheeper Treasure Seeker, Four Weddings and a Funeral, Spellbound, Pirates of the Caribbean, Garden State
Favorite Music I like music I can sing along to (and prefer to harmonize). It can be pop, country, showtunes... the older I get, the more I like folk. Simon & Garfunkel, Iron & Wine, Indigo Girls, Great Big Sea, Regina Spektor, Saving Jane, Queen, Evanescence, & Barenaked Ladies are some of my favorites. I've been known to crank up Metallica, or zone to Dead Can Dance, too.
Favorite Books I read pretty widely. I'm a sucker for romance, but like a little depth: a historical setting (Outlander by Diana Gabaldon), a sci-fi twist (The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger). I like angsty coming-of-age fiction the best, and enjoy SF & fantasy so long as the names are pronounceable. Nonfiction tastes run toward Malcolm Gladwell and Mary Roach, cookbooks and sociology. Feed, the Little Prince, Tawny Scrawny Lion, Perks of Being a Wallflower, Little House on the Prairie, The Raging Quiet, Pedro & Me, Stardust, Ethel & Ernest

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