By the Book: Liz Goodwin, Silver Hills Elem.

Liz Goodwin has been a media clerk for eight years at Silver Hills Elementary School. She has worked hard to make the library at her school a vibrant place that students and teachers love to visit!

By The Book

What books are currently on your nightstand?

A pile of books about the American Revolution and the Civil War and The A.B.C. Murders by Agatha Christie.

What was the last great book you read?


Bill O’Reilly’s Legends & Lies by David Fisher and Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination that Changed America Forever by Bill O’Reilly

The last book that made you cry?

The Walk series by Richard Paul Evans

The last book that made you laugh?

My Teacher is an Idiom by Jamie Gilson, illustrated by Debbie Tilley

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

I was an avid reader, I gained a love for historic books, both factual and fictional. I loved mystery and intrigue books, especially ones by Agatha Christie.

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


I gained a love for the classics because of my English teacher my senior year of high school. Loved the works of Shakespeare, Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain, Daniel Boone by James Daugherty, and Pocahontas by Ingri and Edgar Parin d’Aulaire.

What book did you hate reading as a student?

Maybe my mathematics and science textbooks?

What is your favorite book to recommend to children?

The Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales series by Nathan Hale, the Magic Tree House series by Mary Pope Osborne, the Judy Moody series by Megan McDonald, the Junie B. Jones series by Barbara Park, the Boxcar Children series by Gertrude Chandler Warner, the 39 Clues series, books by Roald Dahl, books by Lemony Snicket, books by Jerry Spinelli, and biographies.

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

Anything historical, fact or fiction, an Agatha Christie book, and a Mary Higgins Clark book.

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11 thoughts on “By the Book: Liz Goodwin, Silver Hills Elem.”

  1. I was so happy to read about someone who loves mysteries…Agatha Christie and Marry Higgins Clark are some of my favorites too.

  2. It’s amazing how reading about other people’s book preferences gives you a little peek in to their personalities. I used to love Agatha Christie too. I love books that give my mind something to solve!

  3. These spotlights were a great idea. It is fun to see what kind of readers I work with in the libraries. Thanks for sharing. Who doesn’t love a good Mary Higgins Clark and Agatha Christie mystery?

  4. I am enjoying reading what others like to read and getting ideas for books to read personally and books to get for the library.

  5. I am loving these spotlights. It helps me remember books and authors that I love that I didn’t mention on my paper- Like Mark Twain and Agatha Christie. There are just TOO many great books. Glad to see someone else who loves the classics. I try to read at least one every year.

  6. I was so glad to see I have a fellow Agatha lover! And Terrie is so right, there are TOO many great books. Aren’t we the lucky ones.

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