WrestleMania Reading Challenge: Eve Q&A

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September 23, 2010

The WrestleMania Reading Challenge will take place in the United States and Canada from Oct. 16-25, with a new, one-week format. The initiative is being held in coordination with Teen Read Week, Oct.17-23. (More information | Official rules | Participating libraries)

WrestleMania Reading Challenge spokesperson Eve answered WWE.com's Q&A about reading in honor of the upcoming event.

What was your favorite book as a kid?
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle.

How has reading helped you in your career as a WWE Diva?
Reading has helped me become a better writer and to develop creative ways of thinking. At WWE, we tell stories. That's what the best books do, whether they are fiction or non-fiction. Reading has helped me to be more effective in the way I express myself in writing and storytelling.

Which literary character would you most want to be?
Matilda from Roald Dahl. I loved that book! I admired how she went beyond everyone's expectations of her, and how she used her extreme intelligence (and powers) to rise from terrible circumstances to happiness. I would love to be able to outsmart all the bad people in the world like she did!

Who introduced you to books and reading and did you have any reading idols, such as a grandmother or a teacher?
My mother was an amazing reader. She introduced me to reading at a very young age. I remember that my first book was Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Suess.

What do you like most about reading?
Reading has been a way for me to continue to develop my mind since completing my formal education at college. After you complete your education, you need to keep finding ways to educate yourself and keep growing.

Where is your favorite place to read?
On the beach.

What are your favorite reads of all time?
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee and Matilda by Roald Dahl.

What would you say to someone who doesn't like reading to encourage them to give it a go?
If you want to achieve anything in life, you are going to want to read for inspiration, for ideas, to become a more educated person. Reading can help you get anywhere you want to go in life. Just grab a book or magazine that interests you and get started!

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