After more than two years and more than 100 book clubs, Triangle Reads shifts focus this week to look at what readers in our community are recommending.
Dale Cousins is a Wake County native who retired after nearly 40 years with Wake County Public Libraries. She is a community volunteer and the immediate Past President of the N.C. Library Association.
Recommends: “Lab Girl” by Hope Jahren. A new biography of a research botanist, it alternates from chapter to chapter regarding her research and her obsession, even mania, with the research itself.
Currently reading: “The Aviator’s Wife” by Melanie Benjamin. A novelization of the life and marriage of Anne Morrow Lindbergh to Charles Lindbergh. Mr. Lindbergh certainly comes across as cold and controlling. I am not yet sure how I feel about her; it is difficult to read the book with 2016 filters.
Who or what taught you to love to read? I cannot remember not reading. From going to the library with my Aunt to being a “red bird” in my first grade reading circle, I loved it.
What book would your friends be surprised to learn that you love? “Geek Love” by Katherine Dunn and “Black Sun: The Brief Transit and Violent Eclipse of Harry Crosby” by Geoffrey Wolff.
What movie was better than the book? While I have yet to see a movie that is better than the book, the visuals for “Big Fish” and “Life of Pi” were stunning and better than I imagined on my own.
Knopf, 304 pages