Beach Reads

Well — I’d been procrastinating on talking about one of my favorite part of my vacation Down The Shore which was getting in a lot of reading.  I’d been procrastinating because I’d hoped that Vox would have a ready fix for that book-loading breakdown that happened last month.   Anyway, before they got too stale in…

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Booking Through Thursday — To-Read Stack

Follow-up to last week’s question: Do you keep all your unread books together, like books in a waiting room? Or are they scattered throughout your shelves, mingling like party-goers waiting for the host to come along? I haven't done a BTT for a while, and this seemed like a pretty good one.   To answer the…

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Booking Through Monday?? Another Book Meme

Kelly had a good meme this weekend and I thought I'd give it a shot. 1) What author do you own the most books by? That’s a good question and I’m not sure of the answer.  Probably Joyce Carol Oates.  Stephen King is probably second. 2) What book do you own the most copies of?…

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Booking Through Thursday — Meme Time

A good meme for BTT today: What was the last book you bought? “The Eight” by Katherine Neville and “Lisey’s Story” by Stephen King Name a book you have read MORE than once Hrrmm… there’s been several, but one book I’ve read more than twice is “The Illearth War” by Stephen R. Donaldson.  Maybe the…

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… and I Feel Fine

So, one of the first “real” books I read as a teenager was “The Stand” by Stephen King.  The idea of a de-populated America where good and evil clashed was an amazing world that was both repulsive and alluring simultaneously.  Having grown up in the Cold War Mutually-Assured-Destruction days of the 1970s, a world where…

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2006 Favorites

Coming back on the flight from Dulles to San Diego on New Year's Day, I took out my trusty moleskine notebook and began jotting down ideas for bloggable things.  It's a long flight — the first thing was yesterday's post about the differences in roads and driving on the East and West Coasts, which seemed…

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