Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Emma Thompson's Book Picks

I've admired Emma Thompson for quite some time, but my admiration for her grew today when I read this interview in which she is asked to list the seven books that made a difference in her life. She is thoughtful and articulate, and there are at least two books on her list that I intend to pick up for myself. It was excerpted in today's Shelf Awareness (a daily e-newsletter for the book trade), but you can find the entire list here.


Books 'Turn Up in Your Life When You Most Need Them'

"I think books are like people, in the sense that they'll turn up in your life when you most need them. After my father died, the book that sort of saved my life was Gabriel García Márquez's novel One Hundred Years of Solitude. Because of that experience, I firmly believe there are books whose greatness actually enables you to live, to do something. And sometimes, human beings need story and narrative more than they need nourishment and food."

--Actress Emma Thompson on choosing seven "books that made a difference" for O magazine.


~Emily

1 comment:

Emily Crowe said...

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