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IQ: Chillin' out with a good book

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Ah, the joys of summer! Long days and enchanting evenings, not to mention top-notch lemonade from the kid down the street, all add to the rapture of the season of radiant life. And there's nothing quite like sitting in that cozy nook in your house or under your favorite shade tree reading a book in the middle of July when the breeze is soft and the birds are making music. Get started now with your summer reading habit -- May and June are big publishing months.

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Cory Day
Clerk
Neighborhood: Downtown

What are you reading right now? It's called Once a Warrior King. It's about this officer in Vietnam.

What's the strangest book you ever read? Fireflies by Piers Anthony.

What was it about? It was like a Jell-O-goo thing. It put off these pheromones and would seduce people. And it would slither right up in their ass and eat their insides out and just leave the shell.

What's your favorite place to read a book? Waldo Trail. There's a rock sitting up there and I go and read [there] every once in a while.

What would be the theme for the book about your life? It would be a struggle, that's for sure. It would be a good book, though.

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Jaime Rardan
Sales Rep
Neighborhood: Cimmaron Hills

What are you reading right now? The Brethren by John Grisham.

What's the strangest book you ever read? The Birdman.

What was it about?Some serial killer that goes around (he's basically a necrophiliac) and he puts little birds in their chests that makes their heart beat.

What's your favorite place to read a book? At home.

What would be the theme for the book about your life? Basically my whole life I've been working trying to get into medical school, so everything I do is surrounded by that. So that's probably it.

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Katie O'Brian
Writer
Neighborhood: West side

What are you reading right now? I am currently reading two different books -- Interview With the Vampire by Anne Rice and the other one is called 203 Home Based Businesses.

What's the strangest book you ever read? Some of the stuff Walt Whitman has written.

What's your favorite place to read a book? Usually outside, whether it be at Bear Creek or when I'm camping. Either that or before bed. I read before bed.

What would be the theme for the book about your life? The unexpected.

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Mark Elsner
Gas measurement specialist
Neighborhood: Knob Hill

What book are you reading right now? Hunting Down Amanda.

What's the strangest book you ever read? Stephen King's The Regulators.

What's your favorite place to read a book? On an airplane.

What would be the theme for the book about your life? Detail oriented.

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