The Story of Tibet Conversations with the Dalai Lama Thomas Laird Grove Atlantic Press 7/30/07 Hardcover/455 pages ISBN: 0-8021-1827-5... View Article
About Kate Padilla
Kate Padilla has long enjoyed reading, and for the last decade, combined her writing skills and book pleasure to review books for Authorlink.
Kate’s journalism career began in high school with a weekly column in her hometown newspaper, and later, after graduating from the University of Wyoming, she moved into newspapers as a reporter and editor and also as a radio news director. She subsequently worked as a U.S. Senate staffer helping write legislation and then as a public lands manager for the Department of Interior until her retirement. Now, she is an award-winning poet, artist and writer living in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Her passion is exploring, traveling to places not often frequented by tourists, ranging from Albania in the Balkans to isolated Honduran islands in the Caribbean.
Not surprisingly Kate favors foreign authors because they immerse her in other worlds and cultures, books such as those written by Nobel Prize winner Naguib Mahfouz, who writes about the Arab world, or Milan Kundera, from Czechoslovakia. Any book written by women with Latin or Mexican roots is a must, she says, listing authors Isabel Allende and Sandra Cisneros as idols. She never passes up a poetry book sent her way, though they are a challenge to review because the poetry is subjective. She also enjoys a good detective novel, and at times, magical fanaticism. Her review favorites include offerings from the Library of America, a nonprofit that collects and preserves writings from America’s key authors. If she had a genre she doesn’t prefer, it would likely be most Western novels. Her pet peeves are preachy religious or moralizing books, those that demean women or have disregard for the environment.
Author Archives for Kate Padilla
Chronicle in Stone Ismail Kadare Anchor Canada 7/18/2007 Hardcover/320 pages ISBN: 978-0385665216 Buy This Book www.amazon.com ... View Article
The Great Expectations School A rookie year in the new blackboard jungle Dan Brown Arcade Publishing, Inc. 07/07/2007 Hardcover/267... View Article
Short Change Patricia Smiley Penguin Group (USA) Inc 07/07/07 Hardcover/295 pages ISBN: 978-0-451-22144-5 Buy This Book www.amazon.com ".... View Article
Mere Anarchy Woody Allen Random House 6/30/07 Hardcover/160 pages ISBN: 978-1-4000-6641-4 Buy This Book www.amazon.com ".... View Article
The Good Works of Ayela Linde Charlotte Forbes Arcade Publishing 2006 05-05-07 Hardcover/227 pages ISBN: 1-55970-807-7 ".... View Article
Prizefighter en mi casa e.E. Charlton-Trujillo Delacorte Press 10/12/2006 Hardcover/206 pages ISBN: 0-385-73325-9 “. . . accept what you... View Article
Swapping Lives Jane Green Viking 06/06/2006 Hardcover/410 pages ISBN: 0-670-03480-0 Buy This Book www.amazon.com ". . .a quick... View Article
The Piano Man Marcia Preston Mira Books 04/01/2006 Hardcover/299 pages ISBN: 0-7783-2226-2 Buy This Book www.amazon.com ".... View Article
Riding Rockets The Outrageous Tales of a Space Shuttle Astronaut Mike Mullane Scribner 01/24/06 Hardcover/352 pages ISBN:... View Article