For me, books are an escape valve, they are my teachers, a substitute for a sleeping pill and mesmerizing sirens that keep me from doing really, really important stuff. From time to time, I do read history, political essays, classics, biographies and poetry. But I must confess, most of my “best friends” are novels that transport me to another time, usually a romantic one. They tell tales that I can relate to… or wish I could relate to… or am glad I don’t have to relate to.
I have books everywhere. Office, car, purse… But in my room, I have a cabinet with glass doors and that’s where I keep some of my favorites… Although I read most of them quite some time ago, I just like having them around. Which titles are in my bookshelf right now?
Sixteen Pleasures Robert Hellenga
The Poisonwood Bible Barbara Kingsolver
A Thousand Days in Venice Marlene di Blasi
Stones for Ibarra Harriet Doer
The Lady and the Unicorn Tracy Chevalier
Year of Wonder Geraldine Brooks
Waiting Ha Jin
The Kitchen God’s Wife Amy Tan
Mexico: A Traveler’s Literary Companion Edited by CM Mayo
Tell me what your favorite books are? Why are they your favorites?
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