Recent Book Activity
Red Thunder Reckoning (Harlequin Intrigue Series, No. 657)
Dean Koontz: 3 Complete Novels (Dark Rivers of the Heart / Sole Survivor / Intensity)
House of Sand and Fog
The Key to Midnight
Taking Apart the Poco Poco: A Novel
The Five People You Meet in Heaven
By the Light of the Moon
*Bag of Bones
The Spirit Woman
Familiar Oasis (Harlequin Intrigue, 673)
The Terminal Man
The Andromeda Strain
The Return of the King (The Lord of the Rings, Part 3)
The Two Towers (The Lord of the Rings, Part 2)
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When it comes to books, I will read almost anything if I am desperate enough. But I prefer science fiction and fantasy in general. I have relatively recently branched out into horror and murder mysteries, partly because I felt I had read everything worth
reading in the sci-fi/fantasy genre. Anyone who feels they can prove me wrong is welcome to offer suggestions via private message! I have not listed my entire library in my bookshelf. I have also scoured my local public libraries for years, picking up anything
with a unicorn or an atom on the side. I have read most of the books written by: Isaac Asimov, Terry Brooks, Michael Crichton, David Eddings, Raymond Feist, Gayle Greeno, Terry Goodkind, Robert Jordan, JRR Tolkien (of course), Weis and Hickman, Tad Williams,
and Timothy Zahn. Authors I have sampled and don't care for include Piers Anthony, L. Ron Hubbard, and Anne McCaffrey. That said, I welcome recommendations within the genre.
The factor I most enjoy in a book is the ability to make me think, to provoke me, or to change my view of the world. Any book that presents a new idea that I ponder even momentarily is fine by me. It is so rare to find a truly different perspective. I welcome any recommendations that fit this description!
After reading the forum debates about including personal collection books in one's bookshelf, I have decided to list some of my favorites, so that people will have an idea of my taste and what I already own. Books marked PC below are available only for loan, on a very limited basis, with people I trust. Email me if you are interested in one, and I promise to consider your offer (but I don't promise to agree). My books are among my most prized possessions, which I expect fellow BC'ers to understand.
Mount TBR (in roughly the order in which I plan to read them):
Snowflower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See
Animal Farm by George Orwell
House of Sand and Fog by Andre Dubus III
Wild Animus by Rich Shapiro
ANYTHING ELSE I CAN GET MY HANDS ON!