April 2, 2014, Wednesday morning -- Reading Siddur Sim Shalom for Weekdays

Enjoying the sunny weather, in front of the main library

Reading Siddur Sim Shalom for Weekdays, a Jewish prayer book, in both Hebrew and English.  She is reading at a prayer that begins, "We are thankful for the gift of our soul."

Her grandfather was a book binder (which is how she got her last name - Binder), and every time she visited him as a kid she got a book and a silver dollar. He also had a lot of National Geographics and she covered her bedroom walls as a child with the maps.
Her favorite author is Hermann Hesse.