December 17, Wednesday evening -- Reading Stanley Wolpert

Reading Gandhi's Passion: The Life and Legacy of Mahatma Gandhi, by Stanley Wolpert. He wanted to read a book about Gandhi, but wasn't ready for the biography, yet. The author is one of the professors he had at Berkeley. He graduated in International Relations and South Asian Studies.

Favorite book right now -- Red Earth and Pouring Rain, a novel by Vikram Chandra, another Berkeley professor. It's about how stories keep us going. Click on the link -- it sounds like a great book.

If he were to write his own book, it would be about international relations, probably about India. Recently he was in India for nine months, working at the U.S. Embassy with the U.S. - India nuclear deal.

When he was young he, like other kids in his class, started out with the Goosebumps series, by R.L. Stine and then went on to Terry Brooks. He read The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings series, too.

What stories keep you going?


Katherine said...

Red Earth and Pouring Rain was very good. I unfortunately had to read the whole thing in a day for class, but I could definitely recommend it.

The Girl Who Reads said...

Can't beat "Man's Search for Meaning" if you need a little, well, meaning, for your life. Or, try Nick Hornby for a bit of ironic fun!