Kate Phillips, Kansas University senior, Lawrence
"I just finished reading 'A Widow for One Year,' by John Irving, and it was really good. It's about what happens to this couple after their two children die."
Stephen Webb, Sr., maintenance man, Lawrence
"I just read the autobiography of Lawrence Taylor called 'LT: Over the Edge: Tackling Quarterbacks, Drugs, and a World Beyond Football.' He talks a lot about doing a lot of partying and women chasing, but still being able to play football. He says that now he tries to be a good role model and take care of his kids."
Ron Sprague, tire builder, Paxico
"I'm reading 'Should It Be Told,' by Agnes M. Downey-McPeak. It's a book about the local history of the neighborhood I live in."
Ali Beckman, bookkeeper, Lawrence
"I'm reading 'Freakonomics,' by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner. It takes a look at the world through the eyes of a 'rogue economist.'"
Adam Shanko, research assistant, Lawrence
"I'm reading a collection of Jorge Luis Borges' short stories called 'Labyrinths.' They are all very complex and interesting philosophical stories."