Friday, February 27, 2009


I realized today that I'm a writer that hardly reads at all. Thats really sad because I used to read everything I could get my hands on. I decided to remedy that today by going to the both the bookstore and the library. To my surprise I didn't get any of the fiction I intended to, I ended up getting a bunch of non-fiction science books.

A Brief History of Time (10th Anniversary Edition) by Stephen Hawking

Billions and Billions, Thoughts on Life and Death at the Brink of the Millennium by Carl Sagan

The Reluctant Mr. Darwin by David Quammen

I couldn't find Lovecraft anywhere. Not surprising, but I also couldn't find a copy of Darwin's Origin of the Species. Is that a banned book you think? Oh well, I ordered it from Amazon, should be interesting. I'll have to read it in public to see if anyone says anything.

Also, I want to get into Charles Dickens as I was never able to before. I think having him shoved down my throat in high school pretty much ruined any joy I would get out of reading his work. Does anybody like Dickens? What book should I start with?

I suppose I should end with a list of my favorite books ever. Here's a few that I couldn't put down:

Richard Adams:
Watership Down
The Plague Dogs

Stephen King:
The Stand
The whole Dark Tower series
The Shining

Harper Lee - To Kill a Mockingbird (absolutely everyone should read this book but not in school. Read it on your own, its so much better. Then watch the movie).

Kevin Murphy - A Year at the Movies

Bram Stoker - Dracula (boy did I have some weird dreams while I read this one!)

H.G. Wells:
The Island of Dr. Moreau
The Time Machine
The Invisible Man

Anything and everything by Ray Bradbury.

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