Reading Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, by J.K. Rowling, in preparation for the next book in the series, which should arrive in her mailbox on the 21st of next month. It's a good distraction from studying. She's midway through the summer session at her law school and is burnt out. She studied history in college and was upset by how the government could get away with what it does and went to law school for this reason.

She doesn't read much nonfiction...just the news, which, she supposes, has got its own fiction.

The TV shows she's attracted to generally follow the governmental side of things, like The West Wing and, less obviously, Battlestar Galactica (which she says was better last season).

Her favorite book of all time, Stardust, by Neil Gaiman. It's an adult fairytale love story about a young boy who goes off to seek a fallen star and has an adventure. She read it for the first time seven years ago and has read it about six times between then and now. It's a good, optimistic adventure that doesn't leave out any of the darkness that exists in everything you do in life. It's hopeful, but realistic.

When does she read it? Mainly when it's cold outside. It's good to snuggle up with. She recommends it to everyone and just lent it to a friend two weeks ago.