GGeorgia Paxos has been the Executive Director of the Canton Palace Theatre since 2007. Georgia, her husband Mike and their two boys, Kostas and Minas, live in North Canton.
Q. Do you have a go-to book for vacations?
A. This is my FAVORITE time to read! I stock up on some women’s fiction, biographies and suspense. While reading “Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn (432 pages, 2014) a couple of years ago on vacation, I was up well past 3 a.m. trying to finish the book because I could not put it down, at all. When I got to the point that *spoiler alert* Amy was alive, I screamed out loud and woke up the rest of my family. It was too intense!
Q. What is the first book you remember reading?
A. “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” by Eric Carle (22 pages, 1969). I was obsessed with butterflies!
Q. If you could only save one book for all of humanity during a zombie apocalypse, what would it be?
A. The Bible. People are going to need all the prayers they can get after an apocalypse!
Q. What is the book you always come back to?
A. “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald (180 pages, 1922). I love the storyline, the setting, and being at the Palace, which was built in 1926, I close my eyes and I picture Nick and Daisy going to the theater and it looking similar to the Canton Palace Theatre.
Q. What section of the library or bookstore do you visit first?
A. I go back and forth between suspense/thriller and women’s fiction.
Q. Who is your favorite author and why?
A. It really depends on the genre of book—suspense/thriller is James Patterson. His Alex Cross series kept me on the edge of my seat and completely entranced. Women’s fiction is Emily Giffin. Her writing is witty and relatable. I have every single one of her books and met her once at a book signing in Washington, D.C. Regardless what book I am reading, I am casting the movie, based on the book, in my head and visualizing the scenes. Once I hear they are making a movie, I anticipate the cast announcement and hope I have at least one character right. Sometimes it happens, sometimes it doesn’t. Either way, it added another level of fun for me while I was reading.