Thursday, February 26, 2009

Who Reads What?: celebrity reads

Never judge a book ... same goes for people too. While Lucy was madly scrambling to control the chocolates on the assembly line, who would have thought Lucille would be in her dressing room reading Boswell's Life of Johnson? How do we know this?

I stumbled upon this website and thought it was fun. Who Reads What is a labour of love created by Librarian Glenna Nowell and the staff at the Gardiner Public Library in Maine. They survey celebrities each year about what they are reading or what books have had an impact on their lives. Have a poke through and see which celebrities share your favourite books.

Here are recommendations from some of our favourite authors:

Sue Grafton recommends MILA 18, by Leon Uris
Robert Crais recommends The Maltese Falcon, by Dashiell Hammett
Carolyn Hart recommends Eats, Shoots and Leaves, by Lynn Truss
Ursula K. Le Guin recommends Kim, by Rudyard Kipling
Ray Bradbury recommends The Friendly Persuasion, by Jessamyn West
Mary Higgins Clark recommends The Kite Runner, by Khalid Hosseini
Jodi Picoult recommends The Ice Queen, by Alice Hoffman
James Lee Burke recommends The Sound and the Fury, by William Faulkner

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