WHAT ARE YOU READING? Emalie Schuberg

This article is part of What Are You Reading?, a series designed to connect readers to people in the community and books they are currently reading. Participants are chosen at random for the interviews, in which they share their latest reads with you, the reader.

BIG RAPIDS — The most recent book to be selected off the top of Emalie Schuberg’s to-be-read list was one to which she may not have normally gravitated.

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Although “Memoirs of a Geisha,” written by Arthur Golden, was an unusual selection for Schuberg, a library assistant with the Big Rapids Public Library, she noticed the novel was listed on the Great American Read List — a list of America’s 100 most-beloved books chosen by the Great American Read — and decided to give it a try.

PIONEER: Why did you decide to read “Memoirs of a Geisha?”

SCHUBERG: I decided to read it because it was on the Great American Read List. That genre isn’t something I would normally go to, but it was on the list so I thought I would try something new. I try to read a little outside my element now and again.

What is this story about?

SCHUBERG: It’s a fictional biography of a woman’s life story who eventually becomes a geisha. It’s like a chronicle of her life story.

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Would you recommend this to someone looking for a new book to read?

SCHUBERG: I think so, because it explores a different culture.

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