Friday, October 16, 2009

Workin' on the reading list

I raided my mother's library yesterday. She has an impressive collection of books, thanks to an old bookstore in town that used to have "Buck-a-Book" sales. So now I have a few books to get me started on the CR. I will be reading:
  • Waiting by Ha Jin
  • Persuasion by Jane Austen
  • Eats, Shoots & Leaves by Lynne Truss
  • The Horse and His Boy (book 3 of the Narnia Chronicles)
  • The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (book 4)
  • Slander: Liberal Lies About The American Right by Ann Coulter
Yes, I've never finished the Chronicles of Narnia series. I've read the first two books, and I figure now's a good a time as any to finish the series. I'll have to hit up the library for the rest.

As for the Ann Coulter book... I was surprised to see it in Mom's collection. And when I confronted her about it, she was just as surprised. She swears she didn't buy it, and I believe her. I bet one of our conservative relatives gave it to her. I've decided to read it for myself. Might be nice to do a scathing review.

If anyone has any science fiction recommendations, I'm more than willing to listen. I'll be raiding the library for Philip K. Dick, Ray Bradbury, and the last two books of the Dark Tower series. But beyond that, I could use some suggestions.


  1. If you're doing fantasy at all. George R.R. Martin's Song of Ice and Fire series. It's fantastic. As for Science Fiction, I would suggest any of Peter F. Hamilton's books. Pandora's Star and Judas Unchained are excellent and can be read with out the rest of his books. The characters always tend to cross over but these can go alone.

  2. i swear i cannot remember the horse and his boy. are you sure that's really a narnia book? i Know i must've read it. god, i've lost all my brain cells.

  3. I laughed my ass off at Eats, Shoots and Leaves. Also, you just reminded me about how I haven't read the last 3 Dark Tower books, so there's some more for me to add! Thanks!

    Sadly, I can't really think of any sci-fi off the top of my head. I always enjoyed it more in movies than in books, for some some reason... maybe I'll find some and try it for this, too. Whee! Expanding horizons!