December 19, 2007 -- Wednesday evening

At Herbivore, two readers, un-acquainted, enjoying their dinner....until I showed up, anyway.

Reading Parable of the Sower, by Octavia E. Butler. His favorite book is The English Patient, by Michael Ondaatje. Something else good he read recently--The Attack, by Yasmina Khadra.

Reading The Master, by Colm Tóibín. It's about Henry James. His favorite book--All the King's Men, by Robert Penn Warren. What he likes how it deals with integrity and compromise.

Left --Colm Tóibín; Right--Octavia Butler