Posted by sonya worthy at Wednesday, April 22, 2015
and the Half-Blood Prince), the sixth book in the series, by J.K. Rowling, translated by Gemma Rovira Ortega.
She is a human rights lawyer and sometimes has Spanish speaking clients, so she's reading this (and has read the previous five, too) in Spanish to improve her language skills. When she was a child she read these books in English.
Her favorite author is John Steinbeck and her favorite of his books is East of Eden.
Posted by sonya worthy at Monday, April 20, 2015
In the Mission District
Alarcón, who lives in San Francisco, and is a Peruvian American, but already had too many books.
Her favorite book of all time is Anne of Green Gables, by Lucy Maud Montgomery, which she read when she was nine. A scene that sticks out in her mind is the one where Anne was being made fun of for having red hair so she tried to dye it blond (or auburn?), but it came out green.
Something good she read recently was Supercapitalism: The Transformation of Business, Democracy, and Everyday Life, by Robert Reich, which talks about inequality, and the balance between democracy and capitalism. She said the book was really illuminating.
Posted by sonya worthy at Wednesday, April 15, 2015
He is reading The Man-Kzin Wars, created by Larry Niven, with Poul Anderson and Dean Ing.
One of his favorite books is Dune, by Frank Herbert.
Posted by sonya worthy at Monday, April 13, 2015
Something good she read recently was...
I was wearing a splint for my sprained wrist and didn't write it down. I thought I would be able to remember, but can't. Maybe the author Renata Adler? This is just a guess.
Posted by sonya worthy at Wednesday, April 08, 2015
He is reading Ancillary Justice, by Ann Leckie, which he got at Borderlands bookstore next to the park.
I am posting this over a month after taking this picture because I got caught up with getting married, and then I sprained my wrist. So, as a result, I'm looking at my notes about our interview jammed beneath notes on ice estimates, emailing students, and what to text relatives, and all I see is an author's name: Patrick Rutherford, and I'm not sure who this author is or what he means to the reader.
That's all. I'm back to posting again, though!
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In the Mission District, on the way to a Gay Shame meeting (their website says that Gay Shame is a celebration of resistance and that all are welcome)
Posted by sonya worthy at Monday, February 16, 2015
The Moon and Sixpence, by William Somerset Maugham. It's based on the life of the painter, Gauguin.
Four months ago he read Maugham's Of Human Bondage, which is a semi-autobiographical account of the author's life, and has been on a Maugham kick ever since. He's read about 40 of his books so far.
Posted by sonya worthy at Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Battle for the Mind: A Physiology of Conversion and Brainwashing, by William Sargant, which she highly recommends. She's reading it because, at the moment, she is "writing two articles about the sad mechanics of brainwashing and mind wars in Russia."
As for the favorite book of all time question, she said it's impossible to answer, but that today, it's War and Peace, by Tolstoy.
Zarina Zabrisky herself, if I could ferret it away and put it on my blog. She's one of my favorite people to see at literary readings because she's so dynamic. There were also pictures on FB with this one of her screaming around the store on a scooter.
Posted by sonya worthy at Monday, February 09, 2015
Posted by sonya worthy at Monday, February 09, 2015
A couple of authors he reads a lot of are Christopher Rice (son of Anne Rice), who writes thrillers and mysteries; and Émile Zola, a 19th century French novelist.
Posted by sonya worthy at Wednesday, February 04, 2015
On Valencia Street
Before this she read God of Small Things, by Arundhati Roy, which was recommended by her friend who has a Tumblr called Books and Places to Read (I think that's what she said). Before that she read The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri.
The best book she's read recently is Shadow of the Wind, by Carlos Ruiz Zafón, which is set in post-war Barcelona and is about a conflicted author, and love, and has a forgotten book library.
Posted by sonya worthy at Monday, February 02, 2015
Overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge
Posted by sonya worthy at Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Before this she read We the Animals, by Justin Torres, which is about family and growing up Puerto Rican in New York. She really recommends it.
Posted by sonya worthy at Monday, January 26, 2015
At Bondi Beach in Sydney, Australia
Posted by sonya worthy at Wednesday, January 21, 2015
The Eating Club, translated as The Dinner Club in the English edition, is mystery/thriller about city people who move to a village and find friends who they have dinners with, and then they get mixed up in affairs and murder.
A notable Dutch author they told me about, other than Saskia Noort who is also the woman on the left's favorite, is Suzanne Vermeer, who writes thrillers. I looked this up on Wikipedia and Suzanne Vermeer was a pseudonym for Paul Goeken, but after he died in 2011 the publishing company kept the name and an unknown writer or writers are, you could say, ghost writing???
Posted by sonya worthy at Monday, January 19, 2015
One of his favorite books is Sea-wolf, by Jack London. (Do you notice a theme here?)
Posted by sonya worthy at Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Posted by sonya worthy at Monday, January 12, 2015