Posted by sonya worthy at Monday, July 18, 2016
James Patterson and Patricia Cornwell are her favorite authors. She's a chef and does not read about food on vacation.
Posted by sonya worthy at Monday, July 11, 2016
Television, he said, is less true. He prefers radio to TV. He grew up in the Virgin Islands listening to The BBC and CBC (British Broadcasting and Canadian Broadcasting) and will never watch TV because of the propaganda.
He enjoys reading about science, philosophy, mysticism, the occult, and anything but European literature.
Posted by sonya worthy at Monday, July 04, 2016
Posted by sonya worthy at Monday, June 27, 2016
The reader on the left is reading Le Royaume, by Emmanuel Carrère, her favorite author. The book is about the early days of Christianity.
The reader on the right is reading Sans Un Cri, by the British author, Siobhan Dowd. It's a young adult novel about an Irish teenager.
Posted by sonya worthy at Monday, June 20, 2016
Posted by sonya worthy at Monday, June 13, 2016
Posted by sonya worthy at Monday, June 06, 2016
Right now he's studying pharmacy - he wants to make enough money so he doesn't have to think about money. He is also working as a model. His favorite book is American Psycho, by Bret Easton Ellis.
Posted by sonya worthy at Monday, May 23, 2016
Posted by sonya worthy at Monday, May 16, 2016
He is reading How to Look at Modern Art, by Philip Yenawine. He said he's giving it the first hundred pages. So far it's good. He found it on the street and will probably leave it on BART.
One of his favorite authors is Douglas Adams, who he discovered when he was about 12, but that's not what got him into reading in the first place. He really liked the Choose Your Own Adventure books when he was younger.
Posted by sonya worthy at Monday, May 09, 2016
Something else good he's read recently is The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History, by Elizabeth Kolbert. If he had to pick a favorite book, it would be The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
Posted by sonya worthy at Monday, May 02, 2016
Her favorite author is Rebecca Solnit. The first book of Solnit's that she read was The Faraway Nearby. Then she read Wanderlust:A History of Walking and A Field Guide to Getting Lost.
Something else good she's read recently is Between You & Me, by Mary Norris.
Posted by sonya worthy at Monday, April 25, 2016
He is reading the American Heritage Dictionary. Why? He's trying to figure out how long it takes for chicken eggs to hatch. Also, showing me another page with a diagram of a rose, he said he wants to know how long it takes for a flower to bloom. He estimates 1 - 2 months for a flower and 2 weeks for chicken eggs.
I asked him if he has a favorite book or author and he said no, that he just likes to read the dictionary. (He had two more dictionaries at his feet.) It seemed that he was doing more than reading, though, that he was using the dictionary as a jumping off point for inspiration. Like any book, a dictionary can be a conversation between the author and the reader, if you're creative.
Posted by sonya worthy at Monday, April 18, 2016
I asked her, What's your favorite book? and she was suspicious. Why do you want to know? she asked me. No one has ever asked me that before. Like with my other interviews with readers, I had already explained that I have a blog where I post my pictures, so her question was, really, why would the readers of my blog want to know. I didn't really have an answer to that, except that, by association, this blog can help readers know what books "travel together." If I like ____, I might also like ____ because this reader likes both. In the end, she didn't have an answer about her favorite book, but said that this, the one she was holding, was really good.
Posted by sonya worthy at Monday, April 11, 2016
Her favorite book - she says she has many and it's hard to say which one, but possibly Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, by John Berendt.
Posted by sonya worthy at Monday, April 04, 2016
Posted by sonya worthy at Monday, March 28, 2016
Posted by sonya worthy at Monday, March 21, 2016
a write-up from the Huffington Post.
Her favorite book is Nine Stories, by J.D. Salinger. I asked her which one she likes best and she said they are all good, and dark. She first read them in high school and is re-reading them.
Posted by sonya worthy at Monday, March 14, 2016
Posted by sonya worthy at Monday, March 07, 2016
(The picture of the book is fuzzy because the gate was broken and I had to take the picture from a distance then crop it.)
Her favorite author has been Steinbeck since she read East of Eden when she was ten.
Posted by sonya worthy at Monday, February 29, 2016