Sarah Palin's Reading List: C.S. Lewis, Dean Karnazes, Newsmax, Wall Street Journal

Palin tells Barbara Walters that accusation she's uninformed is "ridiculous."

December 9, 2010, 8:42 AM

Dec. 9, 2010— -- What newspapers do you read? It was the question that arguably did Sarah Palin the most harm during the 2008 election.

When the Republican vice presidential candidate could not name for Katie Couric which magazines or papers she regularly read that informed her worldview, it fueled the perception among voters that she was not ready for national office.

In an interview with Barbara Walters, Palin set the record straight.

"I read anything and everything that I can get my hands on as I have since I was a little girl," Palin told Walters in an interview to air tonight on ABC as part of Walters' "10 Most Fascinating People of 2010."

So what books and newspapers currently top her reading list?

"I'm reading the best book right now -- Dean Karnazes's book about being an ultra-marathoner. I read a lot of C.S. Lewis when I want some divine inspiration...I read Newsmax and The Wall Street Journal. I read all of our local papers of course in Alaska because that's where my heart is," Palin said.

Watch "Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2010" TONIGHT at 10 p.m. ET

Palin has said that she was offended by Couric's question and is still irked by the media's portrayal of her.

"Because of that one episode, that one episode, that would turn an issue into what it has become over the last two years. I think that's ridiculous," Palin told Walters. "That's one of those things, where that issue…that I don't read, or that I'm not informed, it's one of those questions where I like to turn that around and ask the reporters, 'Why would it be that there is that perception that I don't read?'"

That's "something that's been pretty much ginned up by the press," Palin said.

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Sarah Palin: 'There's A Lot of B.S. Out There'

Palin is the only person to make Walters' most fascinating list three consecutive years in a row. The former Alaska governor, who is out with a new best-selling book, "America By Heart," and a hit documentary TV series, "Sarah Palin's Alaska," sat down with Walters and addressed many questions about her family, including rumors of marital problems with her husband Todd.

"There are constant rumors out there about us," she told Walters. "I saw on the cover of a tabloid that we were getting a $20 million divorce. I was in the grocery checkout line when I saw it and I called Todd and said, 'I can't believe the cover of this magazine! This is what it says.' And Todd says, 'Twenty million bucks? Write me a check.'"

Palin also silenced rumors that Trig Palin is not her son and that her eldest son, Track, is serving in the military in Iraq to avoid serving jail time.

"There is a lot of B.S. out there. I don't want to just believe that it comes with the territory, when you put yourself forward, in the name of public service, that you have to take that kind of garbage that's out there," Palin said.

CLICK HERE to see who else made Walters' Most Fascinating List!

Watch the interview on "Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2010" TONIGHT at 10 p.m. ET

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