Holland Roden is fresh off the first season of MTV’s Teen Wolf and in the midst of taking some time off with friends, she’s also diving into the next great American Novel.
The starlet chatted with the JJJ Book Club and dished on her faves of past, present and future. Check it:
What is your favorite book and why?
I have two favorites- one being “The Fountainhead” by Ayn Rand because she doesn’t believe in conformity. She was a woman far ahead of her time during the 1940′s. My second favorite is “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” by Mark Haddon. It is about a boy who happens to have autism and whose dog runs away. It is his unique way of finding his dog through mathematical equations and a detective like mindset that makes this book fascinating.
Why should everyone read it?
“The Fountainhead” is a lesson in all aspects of life- personal, professional, political, and financial.
What’s the first book you remember reading?
Bernstein Bears and Babar. Your typical Children’s classics…I think the first few books I remember reading on my own were…Shane, Of Mice and Men, To Kill and Mockingbird, and the Narnia collection…
Do you judge the book by its cover?
I think we are all guilty of it sometimes. That is the honest answer. However, as we grow older we learn through experience, not through being told just not to, the consequences of doing so… it is in that pure vulnerable forum we learn how important it is not to judge a “book” by its cover.
How do you feel about all the books being made into movies?
Mixed feelings. On one side I think it has reinvigorated this generation’s youth from moving pictures to reading words. I think we need to make a conscious effort to keep America’s oldest art form alive and well, and that is, publishing. On the other hand, many feel that movies are not keeping the integrity of an author’s plot line or character development in cinema’s final product. If that promise could be kept, than I am 100% in support of books recreated on the screen. However, if it is too ambitious (ie– Atlas Shrugged)…don’t attempt to visually cliff note a written masterpiece.