Posted by sonya worthy at Monday, April 24, 2017
exhibit in Palo Alto).
Other good things they've read recently have been Embassytown, by China Miéville for him, and Tenth of December for both of them (but they didn't read it together).
Posted by sonya worthy at Monday, April 17, 2017
Like this one, her favorite books are biographies. Right now she is also reading a biography about Lincoln, which she is not reading linearly and completely either.
Posted by sonya worthy at Monday, April 10, 2017
Margaret Atwood is her favorite author because she makes the characters feel very real, very human. For example, she said this book is dystopian and outlandish, but the characters are real.
The reader is a novelist herself. Check out her book, The Deception Artist, about an American family in the 1980s.
On a side note, even after a hiker came by and said he'd seen a snake nearby, she kept on reading in her spot in the grass. Who cares about snakes if you have a good book.
Posted by sonya worthy at Monday, April 03, 2017
Again this week I saw readers, but I've been on an interviewing hiatus. Check back again next week.
Posted by sonya worthy at Monday, March 06, 2017
The last book he read that also compelled him to read while walking was American Gods, by Neil Gaiman, and his favorite author is Ken Follett.
He's on his way to a park bench to read in the last sunny hours of the late afternoon and watch the sun set over the city.
Posted by sonya worthy at Monday, February 20, 2017
Sort of related, I've been listening to a lot of audio books lately, just because I can lay on the floor and stretch easily while listening, or while I'm traveling I can be "reading" something that doesn't require carrying heavy books, and also isn't hard on my eyes like a smart phone or tablet. Anyway, although I'm in an audio book phase, I really like seeing words on a page. I feel like I can remember and process, and let my mind have a conversation better with the author when I'm looking at print. Especially when I'm at a literary reading and there are other distraction like people ordering drinks or bartenders shaking drinks. It's good to have the printed word to ground myself. That's one of the things about Evan's series, is that you've got access to that.
Posted by sonya worthy at Monday, February 13, 2017
Posted by sonya worthy at Monday, February 06, 2017
The notes for his sign are Remember: We are on stolen, Indigenous land, a nation-state built by enslaved African captives whose founding principles were white supremacy and settler colonial genocide. Resist with a sense of history.
Posted by sonya worthy at Monday, January 30, 2017
Something else good he's read lately is The Bone Clocks, a novel by David Mitchell that won the World Fantasy Award in 2015.
Posted by sonya worthy at Monday, January 23, 2017
Posted by sonya worthy at Monday, January 16, 2017
A couple of his favorite authors are Ken Follett and John Grisham.
He is visiting Australia from England and says that if you go to a pub in London chances are it'll be an Australian who'll serve you a pint.
Other vacation reading he's brought along is The Search, by C.P. Snow, which is about the life of a scientist, written in the 1930s, and was a gift from his Mum. He'll also read a book about World War I, another Christmas gift.
Posted by sonya worthy at Monday, January 09, 2017
One of her favorite authors is Geraldine Brooks, who won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2006 for her book March. March is a re-telling of Little Women from the perspective of Mr. March, who is called away to participate in the American Civil War.
Posted by sonya worthy at Monday, January 02, 2017
Posted by sonya worthy at Monday, December 26, 2016
When he does read for fun, one of the genres he likes is sports autobiographies. He read Hitting Back: The Autobiography, by Andy Murray, a tennis player from his home country, Scotland, who became number 1 in the world this past November. He also enjoyed reading Four Men in a Boat: The Inside Story of the Sydney 2000 Coxless Four, about the 2000 Olympics and Great Britain's rowing team, by Tim Foster, Rory Ross.
Posted by sonya worthy at Monday, December 19, 2016
Posted by sonya worthy at Monday, December 12, 2016
He is reading Strange Shores, by Arnaldur Indridason. He got it in one of the free libraries that look like birdhouses.
Something good he read recently was The Instructions, by Adam Levin. His favorite author is Mikhail Bulgakov. He's read almost everything Bulgakov has written. A couple that stand out are Heart of a Dog, Master and Margarita, and a biography of Molière.
Posted by sonya worthy at Monday, December 05, 2016