Seattle, WA -- July 26, 2007

Reading Darcy and Elizabeth, Days and Nights at Pemberley, by Linda Berdoll-- chewing gum she calls it.

Her favorite book of all time is Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen, for its formality and tenderness. It’s like, she described, the author, when she writes, is vigilantly watching a child sleeping with satisfied smile.

Recently she read The Road, by Cormac McCarthy, The Lost Boys of Sudan,by Mark Bixler, and a book called Teach Like Your Hair’s On Fire, by Rafe Esquith. She’s a school principal.

She likes Madeline L’Engle for her ability to show relationships between people.

Every book, she says, has given her the power to succeed. That’s why she reads. Reading is all about giving joy.

1 comment:

Melanie said...

This is really lovely. The picture expresses her ideal of books giving joy.