April 12, 2015, Sunday afternoon -- Reading Mario Vargas Llosa

It felt like summertime in San Francisco, the kind of weather that's almost too hot for jeans.

In the Mission District
She is reading Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter, a novel by the Nobel Prize winning Peruvian author, and politician, Mario Vargas Llosa, in preparation for an upcoming trip to Peru with her brother. She was also going to get a book by Daniel Alarcón, who lives in San Francisco, and is a Peruvian American, but already had too many books.

Her favorite book of all time is Anne of Green Gables, by Lucy Maud Montgomery, which she read when she was nine. A scene that sticks out in her mind is the one where Anne was being made fun of for having red hair so she tried to dye it blond (or auburn?), but it came out green.

Something good she read recently was Supercapitalism: The Transformation of Business, Democracy, and Everyday Life, by Robert Reich, which talks about inequality, and the balance between democracy and capitalism. She said the book was really illuminating.

1 Comment:

alex said...

How many books is too many?