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Recognize! UL visits the D.C Book Festival

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Last weekend, UL had the chance to join other giddy bibliophiles at the annual D.C Book Festival held on the National Mall. We scoped the festival grounds looking for cool readers like yourselves to find out what books they are currently reading and which authors they came to see:

Meet American University student Lauren, who we initially spotted for her adorable red-framed glasses.

“I wanted to meet Junot Diaz who wrote The Brief, Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao. He signed my book, and that was really nice. He was the primary author, but I’d really like to see John Irving and probably Lois Larby, if that’s possible.”

“The last book I read… I’m reading a couple of books at school right now. I’m reading a book by Gabriel Garcia Marquez called Love in the Time of Cholera.

Next up are two friends M (left) +A who we spotted while checking out an author reading.

UL: Is there a particular author you came to see?

M: Not really, but there is this woman here named Sharon Robinson. When I was younger we went to see her at the National Book Fair, but I didn’t get to talk to her.

UL: What book are you both currently reading?

A: Right now I’m reading Dude, Where’s My Country? by Michael Moore.

M: My favorite book would probably be First Part Last by Angela Johnson. But right now I’m reading Gravity by Leanne Lieberman. It’s about an Orthodox teenage-Jewish girl, but then I guess she starts questioning her sexuality.

And before the rain ushered everyone under tents we bumped into mother-daughter duo Linda (left) and Jasmine.

Jasmine: I had my book signed by Jodi Picoult.

Linda: I’m hoping to catch Walter Moseley at four o’clock. I’m currently reading The Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T.E Lawrence (also known as Laurence of Arabia).

Jasmine: I’m reading Julie & Julia.

We hope those of you in D.C area were able to check out all the goings on of the Festival last week. And meet us back here for more coverage of future book festivals and events!


Written by whitney teal

October 3, 2009 at 6:00 am

Posted in Recognize!

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  1. Love the first girl's glasses!


    October 5, 2009 at 6:03 am

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