New Orleans, LA

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May 8, 2012

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Please tell us your favorite genre, author, beverage or tell us all three.

I don't think I have a favorite genre or author-- I like too many different kinds! I have an MA in History and still read a lot of non-fiction, but I'm also really fond of classics, new stuff, and various genres, without favoring one over the other. Mystery has always been a favorite genre, particularly Raymond Chandler. For Classics, Jane Austen. I have books in every room of my house, including the kitchen (and not all cookbooks there!)

In your opinion, what does a book group discussion add to your enjoyment of the reading experience?

I have been in a reading group over at Octavia Books for over 10 years now and have only missed three meetings-- two due to Katrina and one to a family emergency. I am interested in expanding that experience to a wider range of books. Discussing a book opens it up in a whole different way; other folks see things differently, highlight aspects of the book that I didn't emphasize when I was reading it, and in general help the book become fully realized for me. Knowing that I'm going to be discussing the book also helps me focus on potential discussion while I am reading, which is fun, too.


Hello, I'm Anne. I write grants for a living, and I read a wide variety of books in the time that is left.

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