Actress Sarah Michelle Gellar of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and “Scooby Doo” fame named some of her own favorite books and expressed her love of reading to Wonderwall author Rebecca Silverstein.
“I love books so much, people expect me to be a book snob, and I’m not. I’ll read anything. I love biographies. I love fiction. I love classics. I’ll pretty much read anything, except I’m not a big romance novel person. I can do Jodi Picoult, I can go there. My next book on my list I want to finish is Audrey Niffenegger, Her Fearful Symmetry.”
I do love Time Traveler’s Wife, which I guess kind of is a romance novel, in a sense. I love Shadow on the Wind. I love Dr. Seuss’s Oh, the Places You’ll Go! And I gotta say, I love me some Valley of the Dolls.”
“We spend a lot of time reading. We read in the morning when she wakes up. She’ll usually bring me a book, and we have a thing where she’s only allowed one book at a time. So she knows if she wants to change books, she has to take the book, put it away, and bring out the other one. So we usually read one or two in the morning, when she’s getting up, and throughout the day she likes to pretend and read to herself, and then I read to her before her nap, and we always read at night.”
To me, that’s my relaxation. I don’t get the stimulation that I get from books from television, the same way my brain works, and so at night, I’ll get into bed and I’ll read off the bat. Living in New York again for so long, the subway was great for reading. I read in the car on the 405 [in L.A.] Traffic’s so bad, I have plenty of time.”