Sunday, November 17, 2013

Octavia Spencer's 6 favorite books

A veteran character actress and one of Hollywood’s most-sought-after talents, Octavia Spencer has become a familiar fixture on both television and silver screen. Her critically acclaimed performance as Minny in the DreamWorks feature film The Help won her a 2012 Academy Award, a BAFTA Award, a Golden Globe Award, a SAG Award, and a Broadcast Film Critics’ Choice Award, among countless other honors.

Spencer is a native of Montgomery, Alabama, and holds a BS in Liberal Arts from Auburn University. She lives in Los Angeles.

Randi Rhodes, Ninja Detective: The Case of the Time-Capsule Bandit is her first novel.

One of Spencer's six favorite books, as shared with The Week magazine:
Encyclopedia Brown: Boy Detective by Donald J. Sobol

My love of mystery began at the ripe old age of 8 with the Encyclopedia Brown series. I highly recommend it to parents who want to experience a touch of nostalgia or to help their children become better at deductive thinking.
Read about another book on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue