Meet a Nantucket Book Worm – Kaitlyn Burke

Name: Kaitlyn Burke

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Mitchell’s, Bookworks or Both?

Mitchell’s

How long have you worked here?

Nine months

Favorite Nantucket Book:

Walking Nantucket by Peter Brace

Favorite Book as a Child:

The Witches by Roald Dahl

Favorite Literary Quote:

I spent a summer of pneumonia and ennui in Portugal – Lolita

Favorite type of Books:

Philosophy, Science, General Fiction

Last Book that made you cry:

King Lear

Last Book that made you laugh:

Half Asleep in Frog Pajamas by Tom Robbins

Favorite Books:

Half Asleep in Frog Pajamas by Tom Robbins, One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey, Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov, Godel, Escher, Bach by Douglas Hofstadter,  On Truth & Lies in a Non-Moral Sense by Friedrich Nietzsche

 Best Book into Movie:

One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey

Literary Guilty Pleasure: ­

Sherlock Holmes Stories

If you could have a dinner with three authors who would they be?

Shakespeare, Hunter S. Thompson and Nietzsche

If you could have lunch with three fictional literary characters who would they be?

Raul Duke, Don Juan and the Cheshire Cat

Favorite Place to read a book on island:

The docks at Straight Wharf

What are you reading right now? ­­­­­­­

Zazan by Vanessa Veselka

What books are you looking forward to reading this year?

The Blazing World

What authors are you excited about seeing at the Nantucket Book Festival?

Chip Kidd

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