Volunteer Profile: Jesse Marchand

Volunteer role: Volunteer coordinator and event volunteer

What is the best book you read in the last year?
I’m currently rereading Grimms’ Fairy Tales. I love the absurdity of some of the stories. I recently read one about a hot dog who was a cook and used her body to stir the soup.

What is your favourite reading: fiction, non-fiction, or poetry?

What is your guilty pleasure?
Rooster’s Ice Cream or cake from Trafiq Café & Bakery. Both in Vancouver.

What is your favourite proofreading mark?
The delete symbol, because you get to make a little swirl.

What is your favourite punctuation mark?
The period.

If you were presented with a book that told the story of your entire life from start to finish, what would you do with it?
While I’d love to read about my earlier life and see how much I remember, I would not want to know the future. So I’d probably burn it.

Who are your favourite poets?
I don’t really have a favourite poet, but I really liked White Stone, by Stephanie Bolster. I also really like Gregory Scofield.

What is your favourite place in Canada?

What is the last book you read?
The last thing I finished was an audiobook of Elena Ferrante’s The Story of the Lost Child.

What is your favourite book genre?
Romance novels with captor/captive fantasies.

Which actor would play you in a biopic of your life?
Claire Danes (but hopefully with not that much crying).

Which band or singer provided the soundtrack to your teen years?
Anything grunge.