5 Books with QoB

One of our representatives from Persephone Europe, QoB, is next up to answer our five tough questions about her favorite books, and who she’d give them to.¬† Get ready to add more titles to your “must read” lists, right after the break.
1.  Which book would you give to a potential significant other?
Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials series. Yes, I said series. If they don’t cry at the end of the 3rd book clearly our respective emotional bases are too divergent for a relationship to work. I would supply the series with highly absorbent tissues stapled to the back cover but that might be a bit too spoilery.

2. Which book would you give to a high school senior?
Neal Stephenson’s System of the World trilogy. History of science, economics, metallurgy, political science, chemistry and navigation, all in one (ok, three).

3. Which book would you give to your political representatives?
A Vindication of the Rights of Woman, by Mary Wollstonecraft, because it appears some still just don’t get it.

4. Which book would you give to a former teacher?
One that I get published. Name TBA.

5. Which book would you give to your best friend?
As above, with a handwritten note, saying “I couldn’t have done it without you, my lovely, and also pls don’t sue kthxbye.”

By [E] Selena MacIntosh*

Selena MacIntosh is the owner and editor of Persephone Magazine. She also fixes it when it breaks. She is fueled by Diet Coke, coffee with a lot of cream in it, and cat hair.

4 replies on “5 Books with QoB”

Stephenson is pretty much a win no matter which of his books you pick up. I’m a Snow Crash fan and I also loved Cryptonomicon (WW2 code breakers, history, treasure diving, various and sundries) and The Diamond Age; Or A Young Ladies Illustrated Primer (science fiction, artificial intelligence, Victorian manners, steampunkish, feminism, and a mouse army). I seriously can’t think of any book of his I read that I disliked.

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