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POSTED: January 23, 2013 12:55 p.m.
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Carole Anne Yarley, assistant librarian at Richmond Hill Public Library, takes her laptop pretty seriously.

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Carole Anne Yarley, assistant librarian at Richmond Hill Public Library, faces the questions this week:

1. What, to you, is perfect happiness?
Not having to pay back my student loans.

2. What one material possession would you save in the event of a fire (assuming your family was safe)?
My laptop.

3. What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given?
Don’t take life too seriously.

4. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
I am a terrible procrastinator.

5. What is your greatest fear?
My laptop dying. I shudder to even think about it.

6. What real or fictional person do you most identify with?
Hannah Horvath, Lena Dunham’s character on the HBO series “Girls.”

7. What is your greatest extravagance?
My social life. I’m quite the busybody.

8. If money weren’t an object, how would you spend your time?
I would buy a huge RV and go to all the summer music festivals with my friends.

9. What is your favorite thing about yourself?
My compassion for other people.

10. What trait do you most admire in another person?
Honesty.

11. What trait do you most deplore in another person?
Intolerance.

12. Who are your favorite musicians?
Eisley, St. Vincent, Childish Gambino, Beirut, Arcade Fire, Santigold, Belle and Sebastian, Frank Ocean, Lana Del Rey and Calexico.

13. What are your favorite books?
“A Light in August” by William Faulkner, “Annie John” by Jamaica Kincaid, “We have Always Lived in the Castle” by Shirley Jackson, “The Gashlycrumb Tinies” by Edward Gorey.

14. What talent would you most like to have?
I wish I could crochet. I taught myself how to knit about five years ago, but I haven’t had the time to learn crochet.

 

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