Reading Son of a Witch, by Gregory Maguire, the author of Wicked. He said it didn't get good reviews, but that he's enjoying it--it's interesting and he doesn't have to look up any words! His favorite book of all time--The Count of Monte Cristo, by Alexandre Dumas. What makes it so good is how the main character takes his revenge....though he wouldn't tell me how. Other good books he's read recently--Guess How Much I Love You, by Sam McBratney; and The Giving Tree, by Shel Silverstein.

He was waiting for his coworkers (they work in risk management for insurance) and they were all about to go for a drink. The occasion--Thursday night!

On the right is the coworker who loaned him Guess How Much I Love You. Recently she read the Malcolm Gladwell books, Blink and Tipping Point and Jared Diamond's Guns Germs and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies and Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed.

His friend in the middle is reading a Tom Clancy novel called Without Remorse and recommends the young adult novels, Tales of the Otori, by Lian Hern, which take place in an ancient, made-up Japan.

An office that reads together....drinks together. Hope you guys had a good night! (not pictured: several other Thursday night celebrators.)

1 Comment:

Anonymous said...


i'm the guy on the left, lovingly known as "g money."

i wanted to inform you of a correction. my co-worker didn't loan me "guess how much i love you." she loaned me "fall on your knees" by Ann-Marie MacDonald.

here's another co-worker tidbit. "son of a witch" was given to me by another co-worker for my birthday.

ps. love your site!
pps. we had great time celebrating thursday!!