5 Books with Reader Lisa H.

Today’s 5 Books comes from one of our regular readers, Lisa H.

1. Which book would you give to a potential significant other?

Engine Summer, by John Crowley.  It is weird, and not straightforward or mainstream by any stretch of the imagination, but it is beautifully evocative, and I would think it would be a good “test” of a potential partner ““ if they just saw it as weird and complicated, that’s a good indicator that they might find me”¦ not a good match.

2. Which book would you give to a high school senior?
Oh, the Places You’ll Go by Dr. Seuss.  Everyone else probably will be giving practical things, and they may need a laugh.

3. Which book would you give to your political representatives?

Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass.  I think they have lost touch with what was once beautiful and noble about this country, and Whitman still captures that for me.

4. Which book would you give to a former teacher?

Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States ““ because it stands on its head everything that I learned in school, and lord knows I wish public schools would teach a more realistic view of how our country came about.

5. Which book would you give to your best friend?

I have given her many books over the last 33 years, and vice versa, but right now I want to get her a copy of Shaun Tan’s What Miscellaneous Abnormality Is That? ““ which is not explainable; you’ll just have to look it up.

Want to see your answers here? Send me an email (selena {at} persephonemagazine {dot} com) with your five books, and we’ll run it right here in this spot.

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.

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