Portsmouth, NH -- August 28, 2007

Reading The Secret, by Rhonda Byrne.

Her favorite book of all time--Rayuela, or, in English, Hopscotch, by Julio Cortazar. It was recommended by a professor that she looked up to. He literally dropped the pages of the manuscript on the floor and said, this is brilliant, you could start reading anywhere.

She traveled to Argentina and read it in the original Spanish. It took about five times before it took, but then she loved it.

It’s set in Paris, a love story, about lost love, meetings, set during the 70s when the big three cities were Paris, New York and Buenos Aries.

How did the book make her feel? Accomplished. Because it's difficult. And, inspired by creative genius.

What would she write about? She’s working on a textbook that will be called English Language and Structure.

Recently she read The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, by Cognitive Neuroscientist, Oliver Sacks, and If On A Winter’s Night A Traveler, by Italo Calvino.

She lives in Maine, in Kittery over the bridge…just walked over here.

What she likes about living here—it’s such a friendly and welcoming place, it has an easy spirit, yet access to cultural opportunities, and it’s a small town still.

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