The Dalles, OR -- July 25, 2007

Reading March, by Geraldine Brooks, which is about the father who leaves in Little Women. She usually goes into the library during her lunch hour but is reading in her car today because she was worried she might fall asleep! Next up in her list is Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat, Pray, Love.

Reading this has taught her about the Civil War and made her realize the issues of slavery and just how injust it was. Recently she watched Red Badge of Courage, which was written by Stephen Crane, and parallels this book. She’s in a Civil War phase.

Her favorite book--James and the Giant Peach, by Roald Dahl, a young adult innocent fantasy book. She always remembers it even though she hasn’t read it in years. She thinks about the peach as it’s floating.

If she were to write her own novel it would be set in Europe. She studied abroad in Italy when she was in college and this is one of the reasons she picked up Eat, Pray, Love, because it’s set partially in Italy. She likes to read books set in places she has traveled or would like to travel.

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