What's on your nightstand? (Rep. Carol Shea-Porter)

What’s on your night table?
Candle in the Dark, by Irwin Edman; The Last True Story I’ll Ever Tell, by John Crawford; and The End of Iraq: How American Incompetence Created a War Without End, by Peter Galbraith.

What magazines do you read consistently?
US News & World Report, Newsweek, Time, selected articles from Salon.com, The Nation, The Atlantic and Harper’s.

Which book has most influenced your political philosophy, and why?
The Federalist Papers and the series Jefferson and His Time, by Dumas Malone. These books reveal the inner workings of the great minds that envisioned this nation. They created, defended and implemented this vision in our early history.

What’s your favorite novel of all time? Which fictional character do you most identify with?
All Quiet on the Western Front, by Erich Remarque and Trinity, by Leon Uris and Night in Lisbon, by Erich Remarque. I read mostly nonfiction such as The Longest Day, by Cornelius Ryan, and A Diary from Dixie, by Mary Chesnut.

Which book about Washington should every member read?
Profiles in Courage [by John F. Kennedy].

What novel have you read that worked better as a movie?
The Age of Innocence, by Edith Wharton.

What is your guilty-pleasure reading?
The Harry Potter series.

Are you a member or have you ever been a member of Oprah’s Book Club?