Reading a journal of mediations, Living Life.

Recently she read Buried Onions, by Gary Soto, which was about growing up in a small community near Fresno and racism; The Alchemist, by Paulo Coelho, which she'd heard really good things about, but it left her disappointed; and The Never Ending Story, by Michael Ende, which, she really enjoyed--there's a whole section, she said, that follows what took place in the movie and it is really quite bizarre.