Reading

Tess knew she was the victim and still equal to other women

What are you reading? “I just finished Tess of the d’Ubervilles, by Thomas Hardy. It’s about a woman in Britain in the 1800s who is raped and winds up expecting a child. Instead of blaming ...

Takes a vampire to show that humans don’t change

What are you reading? “Rick Steves’ Ireland 2015. And I also have Rick Steves’ Scotland.” Why are you reading them? “My travel agent with AAA recommended them by saying that no other travel writer does ...

Books are my movies

The Girl from Montana is a favorite

Do you read much? “I read all the time. Books are my movies.” Who are your favorite authors? “I love Catherine Coulter’s Legacy series, especially the first one, The Wyndham Legacy. She does romance mixed ...

A book on getting the guy

What are you reading right now? “Get the Guy: Learn Secrets of the Male Mind to Find the Man You Want and the Love You Deserve, by Matthew Hussey. He’s a matchmaker and relationship coach. ...

Bombingham, Memories of a Geisha, Born to Run

What are you reading? “Bombingham, by Anthony Grooms. It’s a story about the South. This kid grew up in a really racist town where some people got killed when a black church got bombed. The ...

Hard-nosed and heartwarming stories

What are you reading? “I just re-read a book: The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable, by Patrick Lencioni. He’s actually from Bakersfield, where I’m from. I found that out after I read ...

What's that you're reading?

Confessions of a Shopaholic, In Cold Blood

Name: Adriana Millar Age: 19 Occupation: Student Neighborhood: College Area Interviewed at: College/Rolando Library What are you reading right now? “Mostly textbooks. So, the other stuff is not really high quality; it’s just something fun ...

Jimmy Carter and People magazine (shh...)

Name: Crystal Sloan Age: 49 Occupation: Administrative assistant at a nonprofit Neighborhood: College Area WHERE INTERVIEWED: Barnes & Noble, Grossmont Center What are you reading? Rational Recovery: The New Cure for Substance Addiction, by Jack ...

Castaneda, Quinn, Kidder, Steinbeck

What are you reading right now? Mountains Beyond Mountains: the Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World, by Tracy Kidder. I’m reading it for a cross-cultural perspectives class at school ...

Newspapers, no...The Colbert Report, yes

Age: 28 Occupation: Digital Marketer Neighborhood: Ocean Beach Where Interviewed: Barnes & Noble, Hazard Center What are you reading? “On my phone, I’m reading The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz. It’s just a way ...

Shadow and Bone, by Leigh Bardugo

What brought you to this bookstore? “I found it on the internet and thought I’d like to come.” Have you found anything interesting? “Shadow and Bone, by Leigh Bardugo. It looks like a Russian story. ...

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