Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Talking Books on WGBH-TV's "Greater Boston"

In December, I made my first appearance on the WGBH's "Greater Boston," where I was on a panel discussing great books to give for the holidays. My choices? "The Fledgling" by Octavia Butler (fantastic, realistic science fiction), "Against Gravity" by Farnoosh Moshiri (a beautiful, semi-autobiographical story), and "The White Masai" by Corrine Hofmann (a memoir about a European woman who goes to live among the Masai).

You can watch the video here (scroll to the bottom of the page for the link!)

Recently, I was invited back to talk about books on WGBH's "Greater Boston"; this time we were focusing on summer reading. I decided I'd keep things light and chose three books you'd actually want to take to the beach -- "The Teahouse Fire" by Ellis Avery (amazing historial fiction set in 1800s Japan), "The Scavenger's Guide to Haute Cuisine" by Steve Rinella (non-fiction, Rinella decides to hunt and gather all of the ingredients with which to cook a meal based on several arcane recipes), and "The Ultimatum" by Dan Graziano (I call it my guilty pleasure -- total lad lit, but well-written and funny).

... You can watch the video here (scroll down to the bottom for the link).

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