Wednesday, March 19, 2008

The Tribulations of Book Learnin'

Wed 3/19 Blog Prompt: Books (crammed bookshelves and favorite authors)

As my layout states, I don't remember a time I didn't read. Books have always been a big part of my life and for the most part I don't stick to just one genre. As you can see I have procured books about philosophy, religion, biographies (auto and otherwise), science fiction, fantasy and mysteries.

As a youngster I read many books by Taylor Caldwall such as her "I, Judas" and "Captains and Kings" which I still have. And there have been few that haven't read or at least heard about the Harry Potter series recently. Of course, Frank Herbert's Dune series which is being continued by his son, Brian. J.R.R. Tolkien, James Michner and James Patterson, Leonard Nimoy, William Shatner, Stephen King, Kay Hooper, Dean Koontz, Robin Cook... So the list goes on of favored authors of the books that I own.

Some have special significance such as the signed copy of "Demons Don't Dream" by Piers Anthony, given to me by Nuke which he had gotten from a con he had attended. A BIL sent us a signed copy of one of his How-To books and I previously worked with Jane Menetrey and when her book about her husband was published, she presented me with a signed copy. Scott Waddle, author of "The Right Thing" had been one of Nuke's commanders.

I honestly don't know how I could get through live, if I could not read.

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1 comment:

loonyhiker said...

I am like that about reading too. I read when I eat breakfast, lunch and dinner. I read in the car and before I go to bed too. I think losing my sight would be the hardest thing for me to lose because I love reading better than listening to audiobooks.