What's on Palin's Nightstand? WSJ, CS Lewis, Runner's Tome

'I read everything,' says Sarah, still irked by Couric's question
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Dec 10, 2010 3:02 AM CST
Former Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin reacts as she meets Sofia Krejbjerg, of Houston, as Palin signed copies of her new book, "America by Heart", at a Borders Bookstore on Monday, Nov. 29, 2010, in Houston.   (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Julio Cortez)
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(Newser) – Katie Couric taught Sarah Palin a very painful political lesson during the last presidential election: Don't look blank when an interviewer asks what you read. This time around, she was ready. She told Barbara Walters she's a big fan of the Wall Street Journal, Alaska newspapers because "that's where my heart is," and books by author CS Lewis, known for his Christian symbolism, when she's seeking "divine inspiration." Palin's currently reading the "best book," one about being an ultra-marathoner by Dean Karnazes.

"I read anything and everything that I can get my hands on, and I have since I was a little girl," Palin told Walters. She said she's still irked by Couric's question. "Because of that one episode, that would turn an issue into what it has become over the last two years. I think that's ridiculous," Palin told Walters during her "10 Most Fascinating People" interview. "That's one of those things, where that issue—that I don't read, or that I'm not informed, it's one of those questions where I like to turn that around and ask the reporters, 'Why would it be that there is that perception that I don't read?'" That's "something that's been pretty much ginned up by the press, " she added.

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