Whatcha Reading, Kit Bakke?

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Kit Bakke is a Seattle-based writer, activist, and retired pediatric oncology nurse. Her third book, Protest On Trial: The Seattle 7 Conspiracy has just been released by the Washington State University Press. Kit appears tonight, Saturday April 28th, at the Elliott Bay Book Company at 7:00pm.

What are you reading now?

The Overstory by Richard Powers. Amazing and totally wonderful.

What did you read last?

Winter by Ali Smith, second of her seasonal trilogy. I like her writing a lot; pretty fearless about making readers do some of the work, but rewarding them at the same time.

What are you reading next?

Moby Dick by Herman Melville which, believe it or not, I've never read. Over the past 4-5 years I read War and Peace, and Don Quixote, both for the first time. Loved them both. I definitely advise waiting until you are an adult to read these wonderful books; I think you both enjoy and get a lot more out of them when you've been around the block a few times yourself.