When she broke her leg, she read: Jan Karon's Mitford series. "It's warm and cozy, makes you feel good, hard to put down, and it's simple. You can sit back and enjoy it."Why she likes to read history: "I truly believe history is circular. If we study the past, we can learn from past mistakes." She also likes new fiction focusing on Iran, Iraq, and Afghanistan, such as Reading Lolita in Tehran and The Kite Runner. "We need to read and learn about other cultures." She recently enjoyed John Adams by David McCullough and "anything by Bob Woodward."You've heard of comfort food; [Ruthe Holmberg] has comfort reading: The Betsy-Tacy series by Maud Hart Lovelace. "She swears this is what her life was like" from age 5 until she married in the early 20th century. "No cell phones: people wrote letters. No TV: people told stories."
What Is She READING? Elaine Rooker Jack Today's Woman; Nov 2008; 18, 11; Docstoc pg. 72 Reproduced with permission of the copyright owner. Fur
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