By the Book: Christy Muramoto, West Valley Elementary

Christy Muramoto just started her third year as a media clerk at West Valley Elementary. She brings a great enthusiasm for reading and has created some pretty spectacular displays in the library!

By the Book

What books are currently on your nightstand?

The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling

What was the last great book you read?

Wait Till Helen Comes by Mary Downing Hahn

The last book that made you cry?

If I Stay by Gayle Forman

The last book that made you laugh?

Moon Dance by J.R. Rain

What kind of reader were you as a child? What childhood books and authors stick with you the most?

I hated to read as a child! I found a love for reading when I was about 19 years old.

What is the best book you were required to read as a student?

Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

What book did you hate reading as a student?

Any book that was “required” to read. No specifics, I was not a big reader as a student.

What is your favorite book to recommend to children?


The Land of Stories by Chris Colfer, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling, Michael Vey by Richard Paul Evans, Isle of the Lost by Melissa de la Cruz, the Ever After High series by Shannon Hale, and the Goosebumps series by R.L. Stine.

If you could only bring three book to a desert island, which would you pack?

Twilight, New Moon, and Eclipse by Stephanie Meyer. I would have to find a way to smuggle in the final book of the series, Breaking Dawn, as well. I am a total Twilight fan, I even took a trip to Forks, Washington just because of the books. Loved it!

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8 thoughts on “By the Book: Christy Muramoto, West Valley Elementary”

  1. I really enjoyed getting to know some things about Christy. I have a good friend who would be right there with you on that island…she loves the Twilight series too!

  2. I loved reading as a child but my husband and some of my children started to dislike reading as they were required to read and then interpret books according to their teacher’s preferences. Some how we need to be careful to find a balance between requiring books and instilling a love of reading. In other words helping each student find a type of literature that they can relate to.

  3. My family and I read the first book in the series, “Land of Stories”. We were so confused. Maybe we need to get it another read. Thanks for sharing.

  4. That’s so interesting that you disliked reading as a child. One of my children is the same way, but apparently there’s hope for her yet. :) It’s awesome that you love it now!

  5. I’m trying to convince my youngest daughter to read The Land of Stories, but I’m not having much luck. Maybe I’ll try again. Thanks for sharing!

  6. I loved reading your book choices for a desert island Christy. I actually am from Joyce, WA, just down the road from Forks. A beautiful place even if you don’t see a vampire. ;-)

  7. “Land of Stories” is a book I have heard about but don’t have in my library. I need to add it to the list for next years purchases. Thanks for the reminder.

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