Monday, 1 July 2013

FAST FIVE: Which books are Jamaicans picking up this summer?

There's hardly a better time than the summer to catch up on your reading. Below, in the spirit of the season, a few of Kingston's literary enthusiasts reveal the titles they'll be diving into:

Ann-Margaret Lim, poet
White Egrets by Derek Walcott. "It's his latest book, and I try to read as much Walcott as possible."

Judith Falloon-Reid, writer and film producer
"I've been exploring Kindle, especially the 99 cent books. So I'll be reading a few of those."

Fabian Thomas, stage director
The Other Side of Paradise by Staceyann Chin. "I know Stacy and I've been meaning to get into this book ever since she read at Calabash."

Jeanette Lewis, public relations officer
Maya's Notebook by Isabel Allende. "It's a beautiful coming-of-age story, and I love how Allende uses language."

Neila Ebanks, dancer and choreographer
In Praise of Slow by Carl Honoré. "It's about living at a less hectic pace. I'm also reading several other books like Anatomy of the Spirit by Carolyn Myss and Core Connections by Liz Koch. These are pretty good dance-related and body-mind-related books. I'm not reading any fiction at this point. I'm using summer as a teaching time, a learning time."

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