November 18, 2014, Tuesday afternoon -- Reading George R. R. Martin

At the BART station
She is reading A Storm of Swords, the third book in the Game of Thrones series by George R. R. Martin.  She hasn't watched the TV series yet, but said she might after she finished the series.

One of her favorite books is East of Eden, by John Steinbeck.  She likes it for the humanity.  There's a character, she said, who wants to commit suicide, but doesn't because someone tells him to pretend he's happy instead.  She thought that was good advice.  Other authors she likes include Margaret Atwood and Kurt Vonnegut.