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Riley’s Reading Interests

Whether she’s pouring over a scouting report on an upcoming opponent or cramming in one more chapter of the latest John Grisham novel before the last boarding call echoes through the airport, Shock center Ruth Riley knows the importance of reading. We caught up with the two-time WNBA Champion as she prepared to make her way to the National Reading Festival in Washington D.C. this weekend to ask her about her love of the written word. What were some of your favorite books growing up?
Riley: Pretty much anything by Dr. Seuss and Harold and the Purple Crayon. Who encouraged you to read as a youngster?
Riley: My mom always encouraged me to read. Are you still an avid reader?
Riley: I still love to read. Since we have such a crazy travel schedule, I find that I have a lot of time to read in airports and on planes. What kind of books do you enjoy reading these days?
Riley: Besides reading my Bible, I love John Grisham’s books and books about different countries and cultures. I am currently reading a book Pat Riley wrote a while ago called The Winner Within.

We also checked in with some of Ruth’s Shock teammates and members of the coaching staff to find out what their favorite reading material is to pull off of the magazine rack.

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