City Council Reads – Lorena Gonzalez, Citywide Position

The Seattle City Council was sworn in last month, and we here at ShelfTalk thought asking them about books would be a great way to learn more about our councilmembers. We asked them to tell us about books they’ve read (or almost read), books they want to read, books that inspired them, books they feel guilty about not finishing, or books that they think people should read. We’ll feature their responses as we receive them. Next up is Councilmember Lorena Gonzalez

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An inspiring book to you personally or a book that changed your life: 

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Revolt of the Cockroach People  by Oscar Zeta Acosta – I read this book as a young adult and it changed the way I looked at the world considerably

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City Council Reads – Sally Bagshaw, District 7

The Seattle City Council was sworn in last month, and we here at ShelfTalk thought asking them about books would be a great way to learn more about our councilmembers. We asked them to tell us about books they’ve read (or almost read), books they want to read, books that inspired them, books they feel guilty about not finishing, or books that they think people should read. We’ll feature their responses as we receive them. Next is Councilmember Sally Bagshaw from District 7.

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The last book(s) I read  

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I just spent a blissful week with my husband away from Seattle and I had time – for the first time in ages — to read read read:  Barbara Kingsolver’s Flight Behavior; Eugene Robinson’s Disintegration; Garth Stein’s Art of Racing in the Rain, and finishing tonight The Book Thief by Markus Zusak.  I loved them all. Continue reading “City Council Reads – Sally Bagshaw, District 7”

City Council Reads – Tim Burgess, Citywide Position

The Seattle City Council was sworn in last month, and we here at ShelfTalk thought asking them about books would be a great way to learn more about our councilmembers. We asked them to tell us about books they’ve read (or almost read), books they want to read, books that inspired them, books they feel guilty about not finishing, or books that they think people should read. We’ll feature their responses as we receive them. Next up is Councilmember Tim Burgess

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WhileCitySlept   JustMercy   TooSteepTooHigh

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City Council Reads – Mike O’Brien, District 6

The Seattle City Council was sworn in last month, and we here at ShelfTalk thought asking them about books would be a great way to learn more about our councilmembers. We asked them to tell us about books they’ve read (or almost read), books they want to read, books that inspired them, books they feel guilty about not finishing, or books that they think people should read. We’ll feature their responses as we receive them. Next up is Councilmember Mike O’Brien for District 6.

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IntheCountry2The last book you read

I am currently reading Mia Alvar’s In The Country: Stories.  The short stories have been amazing so far, each very different, but all touching on different aspects of the vast Filipino diaspora.  I am in awe of how the author can describe in such vivid detail so many different life experiences.  Each story I feel must be autobiographic, but there is no way a single person could have these vastly different experiences.

A book that you often recommend to other people

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City Council Reads – Rob Johnson, District 4

The Seattle City Council was sworn in last month, and we here at ShelfTalk thought asking them about books would be a great way to learn more about our councilmembers. We asked them to tell us about books they’ve read (or almost read), books they want to read, books that inspired them, books they feel guilty about not finishing, or books that they think people should read. We’ll feature their responses as we receive them. First up is Councilmember Rob Johnson from District 4. 

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The last book(s) you read

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