I’m out of town (yay! Visiting friends in warm ol’ Texas and TOMORROW IS EDGEFEST!!!), so I thought I’d make today’s post simple. A month or so back, a reader asked,
What are some of your current favorite reads?
Well, as of this week, I’ve been on an “old-books-I-read-but-don’t-remember” kick. I started on Sunday, with Good Omens (my World Book Night giveaway book).
I zoomed through THAT amazingly hilarious book in an evening.
And guys, it wasn’t my “normal” reading genre. Lately, all I read is adult fantasy, adult romance, and occasional YA. But Good Omens is straight humor. It’s speculative fiction layered with more clever jokes than you can imagine…and just as I had when I’d read it at age 18, I adored it on Monday. I haven’t laughed so hard in ages.
So after finishing Good Omens, I thought: why not read other old favorites I’ve forgotten? Why not read…(insert me rummaging through moving boxes of unpacked books)…Jurassic Park? I was a huge Michael Crichton fan in junior high, but I really didn’t remember most of his books. Plus, scientific thrillers and heist books really aren’t my usual diet. (Read more…)
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Jan22, 2010 |
“The ships hung in the sky in much the same way that bricks don’t.”
–Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
As bizarre as it may sound, I still find it utterly depressing when I think about Douglas Adams’ passing in 2001. It’s been almost nine years, and yet my heart gives a little clench whenever I see his books on my shelves. And that final clip of his face in the Hitchhiker’s movie? Yeah, that can jerk a tear or two for me. He was the first witty writer I ever enjoyed. I mean, who else could have answered the ultimate question of the universe with 42? (Read more…)