Current city/town: Merchantville, NJ
Title/Affiliation: Operations Manager, New Jersey Council for the Humanities
What's the last page-turner biography you read? What podcasts are keeping you going during those long Turnpike commutes? Which poems or novels do you return to over and over when you need a laugh (or a cry)?
We're asking NJCH staff members, trustees, and community partners to contribute thoughts on their favorite humanities-related books, shows, and sounds. We'll be sharing these contributions on the NJCH website and social media as part of a new regular "Humanities Moment" feature, to create community around the humanities content we love here in NJ.
This week we’re highlighting recommendations from Colleen Tryner, NJCH's Operations Manager and a lover of both history and art. Happy reading!
The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials #1)
"I'm enjoying the world building in the book! I haven't always been a fan of fantasy and world building, but I've been finding it more enjoyable over the past couple of years.
It's also a book that has most recently been adapted as a series on HBO (2019) but the first novel also has a movie (2007). I like the opportunity to read not just the original work but also have various adaptations to compare it to!"
Interested in being featured in an NJCH Humanities Moment? Contact Valerie Popp, Director of Strategic Initiatives, at firstname.lastname@example.org.