Lifelong Reader Linda Alsop

This post is part of our Guest Picks series, featuring members of our library community sharing their favorite books and movies.

My name is Linda D. Alsop, and I am a lifelong resident of Spotsylvania County. Reading has been my all-time hobby/pastime since I was a little girl. My mother started me reading, and I have been devouring books ever since. I have added audiobooks, in their many formats, and this allows me to read/hear more books. I usually am listening to an audiobook in my car and another one in my home, while also reading a good, old “hold-in-your-hand” book. Books allow me to “visit” other places in my mind and imagine myself there.

My favorite authors are E. B. White, James Patterson, Sue Grafton, and John Grisham. As a child, E. B. White’s Charlotte’s Web and Stuart Little were my favorites. I have read them numerous times. Sue Grafton’s A-X mystery books are great. I cannot wait for the last two, Y and Z. Since I think I have a lawyer somewhere inside me, I love reading John Grisham’s legal fiction books. My all-time favorite author is James Patterson. His books about the Cross family are spellbinding. I am already on the wait list for the latest book in the Cross series—Cross the Line.

Where the Snow Branch is located now used to be a school. When I went to that school, the library was in the same location, and I worked in the library during my study hall period. Talk about a time in my life coming full circle. The Snow Branch holds a special place in my heart.

I always said that when I finally retire I am going to volunteer in the library, so I can read all the new books first. I don’t know how much volunteering I will get done since I will be reading every chance I get.

Here are some of Linda's favorite books:

Also available in print and to download on audio.

Also available on audio, as an eBook, and in a Spanish language edition.

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Also available to download on audio, in print, and as an eBook.

Also available to download on audio and as an eBook.The Girl on the Train

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Also available in print, as an eBook, and to download on audio.

Also available to download on audio, in print, and as an eBook.

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