What Tim Dwight reads

A Reader's Story

November 07, 1999

Tim Dwight is a wide receiver and a kick returner for the Atlanta Falcons. Chosen in the fourth round of the National Football League draft in 1998 out of Iowa, he is only in his second year with the team and is busy getting a "read" on professional football.

Here's what he has to say about reading.

What kinds of books do you enjoy reading?

"Adventure books, biographies and anything by Stephen King."

What are you reading now or what book did you read last?

" 'The Great Train Robbery' by Michael Crichton. Set in London in 1855, it follows a Victorian gentleman through his plans to hold up a British steam engine."

Do you have a favorite book or author you would recommend to teens?

"All of the Clive Cussler adventure novels."

Is there a book that has a special meaning for you or that made a difference in your life?

" 'Tuesdays with Morrie,' by Mitch Albom. It's the story of sports writer Mitch Albom's visits with his former professor, Morrie Schwartz, who's dying of Lou Gehrig's disease. It touched on everything, from materialism and career to love and family. It gave me a new appreciation for living."

What is your favorite time and place to read?

"Reading is the best way to pass the time on all the airplanes and trains I take getting from stadium to stadium."

-- Courtesy of the American Library Association, sponsors of a teen-reading initiative

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