As the Assistant Director for Campus Life & Intercultural Engagement, Hiram Ramirez is a familiar face to many on campus. …
Here are his responses to our Reading Habits questionnaire:
Do you enjoy reading? How would you describe yourself as a reader?
Yes! I enjoy reading a lot. I am constantly reading during my free time.
I would describe myself as an avid book reader. I am always looking for new books to read and checking-in on my favorite authors to see what new books they are attempting to publish.
What kind of books do you read for pleasure/entertainment?
I truly enjoy reading Fantasy/Sci-Fi books. Anything with dragons and mages in it pretty much has me hooked.
Have you read anything recently that you would recommend? Who do you think would like it?
I recently finished Kushiel’s Blessing by Jacqueline Carey. I think anyone who is enjoys intrigue, compassion and a world where the motto is “love as thou wilt” would love this book.
Do you have any memorable stories about reading that you can share? For instance, was there a book that changed the way you read or did you struggle with reading as a child.
One book series that changed my life was Dragonlance. The three books in this trilogy where the first books that showed me it could be fun to read. Once I devoured these books, my addiction to fantasy books has been unquenchable.
Where do you get your books from? Bookstore, public library, Agnes Scott Library, download to an eReader, etc.
I enjoy to get my books at Barnes and Nobles when I have the time but I also have a Kindle so I can download my books on the spot when the need arises.
Additional thoughts? Comments on how your reading habits connect to your classes or work with students?
I think that the reading I do in fantasy helps me to expand and push my creativity to new heights. The books I read help me see the world in a different way and allow me to explore the various identities our amazing students here at Agnes could potentially be exploring!