What book are you currently reading?
"Planet Law School II by Atticus Falcon. I'm on page 579."
Tell me about the book.
"It's basically just a book preparing you for going to law school. Important things to know before going, what it's going to be like, things to help you in your larger career."
What do you make of the argument?
"I have mixed feelings. It's a very opinionated author, so it's a little controversial and a little silly at times. He has the opinion that law school professors are all out to get you. It's a very controversial book and some people say not to read it at all, because it's too much of his opinion. I would say it's got some very useful advice, but take it with a pinch of salt."
Tell me about the style and language?
"It's very easy to read, as well as being very informative. It's quite chatty, amusing -- although the subject matter is fairly dry."
Any favorite passages?
"I just finished a whole section about a lawsuit surrounding Barry Bonds's 73rd home run. That ball became very valuable and there was a dispute in the stands about who caught it. It brought about this huge lawsuit."
Compare this with other books you've read.
"Much better, but the last book I read [on the subject] wasn't very good. It was written by a recent graduate, maybe from one of the lower tiers of law school, so it was kind of a different approach. This one prepares you for a top law school and is more thorough."
What book was most life-changing for you?
"I'm a big Harry Potter fan, but I wouldn't call that life-changing!"
Who are your favorite authors?
"I like Tolkien, a lot of the classic authors -- the Brönte sisters, Jane Austen, and I like reading Shakespeare a lot too. There's an Indian author I really like, Arundhati Roy, who wrote The God of Small Things. That's a terrific book, one of my favorites."
What magazines or newspapers do you read?
"I read Time, and mainly I read Internet news to stay current. BBC News and the New York Times online. I read the BBC online for about an hour a day."
Do you talk to your friends about reading?
"Yes, the ones who are readers. I also talk to my mother-in-law, because we'll read some of the same books. We talk about themes and characters, and the larger messages."