Tuesday, February 28, 2012

John Cusack

Of course you've seen a John Cusack film. His diverse film career includes 80's staples like Say Anything and The Sure Thing, award winning movies like High Fidelity and Being John Malkovich, and mainstream movies like Con Air, Igor, and Hot Tub Time Machine. The list goes on and on.
Last week I asked John what he is currently reading.

Cusack tweeted, "reading a bio on george sand who's quotes I know but not much else-- saw it in a bookshop."

I knew John would have an interesting read. Here's a link to some of George Sand's quotes.
Look for Cusack in The Raven out in spring 2012.
You can follow John on Twitter.
Photo from @johncusack.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Matt Brady

Matt Brady is the bassist of rock band New Medicine. If you listen to rock, you've probably heard their songs "Laid" or "Race You to the Bottom" on the radio. New Medicine has toured with Avenged Sevenfold, Disturbed, Hollywood Undead and more. I've seen them live a few times, and they are crazy awesome. New Medicine begins their new tour in March with Shinedown. Click here for tour dates. Check them out!
Brady is also a philanthropist and spends time in Ghana to support the non-profit organization, Joy 2 the World, which generates micro-credit loans for the women of Ghana to encourage independence and empowerment.
Yes, this beauty of a man plays a mean bass guitar, helps others, and he's an avid reader.
PhotobucketMatt was kind enough to tell me about his reading habits. I asked him if he reads on tour, if he reads on an e-reader, and about his favorite books. This is what the man said.
"Avg tour -- My favorite time to read a novel is when we're traveling on the road. I probably go through one every week or two, so for longer tours my suitcase begins to look like a bookshelf.

I read paper books. I'm anti-e-reader. I love buying used books because they all have a life of their own. I love the process of scouring a bookstore for rare finds. I love using bookmarks and I love the smell of the pages.

Favorite books... wow. Atlas Shrugged, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, The World According to Garp, The Autobio of Malcolm X, East of Eden, The Story of B, The Brothers Karamazov...

Recently I discovered an author named Larry Brown, from Oxford Mississippi i think. He writes in the grand tradition of Faulkner-- multiple narrators, sparse language, only giving away little pieces at a time. I recommend Father & Son and Dirty Work."
Thanks, Brady! Wow is right. You can find out more about New Medicine at www.newmedicinerock.com and follow Brady on Twitter (@MatthewHBrady)!
Check out New Medicine's "Laid" video!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Eliza Dushku

You've seen the lovely Eliza Dushku in many shows: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Tru Calling, Dollhouse on TV and at the movies -True Lies, Bring It On, and more! And if you are a guy, I'm sure you've heard her voice on a video game. So you want to know what she likes to read, right?!
Good, because I recently asked Eliza about her favorite and current reads.
She tweeted me some great picks,
"just read Shooting to Kill by Christine Vachon & Worst Laid Plans by Alexandra Lydon & Laura Kindred. Also Just Kids P. Smith."

"in love w "Spirit Junkie" by @GabbyBernstein and her "Add More ~ing to your Life" also "Aboke Girls" by Els De Temmerman."

"and my coffee table favorite "The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy."
Thanks, Eliza!
You can follow Eliza on Twitter here and on Facebook.
Photo from David Shankbone.