*Mary Matalin: ''Yesterday I read Richard Preston's The Hot Zone. I also read One True Thing, Anna Quindlen's novel, which was terrific, and Mrs. Bush's book, which made me laugh and cry. I'm a neurotic reader. I read incessantly, which drives him crazy. I read The Hot Zone from two to nine in the morning.''
*James Carville: ''I'm reading October 1964, David [Halberstam]'s book. I'm reading his book The Fifties before I go to sleep every night. And I'm reading Robert Parker's The Wines of the Rhone Valley and Provence. I'll have four or five books going at the same time. I'm going to read this Hot Zone, which seems interesting. I also like to thumb through cookbooks.''