She is reading The Lonely Planet Travel Guide to Cuba, by Brendan Sainsbury and Luke Waterson. She's going there in a couple of weeks. She loves to travel, especially to Latin America. Her earrings, which she made herself, are built from parrots she found in Guatemala and Frida Khalo bottle caps from Columbia.
She likes reading books in their original language. She's bilingual in Spanish and English, and is learning Portuguese and Mayan. (She says there are 40 - 80,000 Mayan speakers in the Bay Area.) In Spanish her favorite authors are Gabriel García Márquez and Isabel Allende. In English she likes Barbara Kingsolver and in Portuguese she likes Paulo Coelho.