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wow. lj subjects have a length restriction. good to know.

anyway, I have pretty much been a slug since I got back from vaca. I need to finish cleaning up my room so I can finish moving my furniture around! Bah! But instead, my computer calls me like a siren and I am doing nothing productive really for hours on end. Well, productive, but not physically productive. Like, all my music is re-organized, I ripped some of the CDs I got recently (Rent, Fiddler on the Roof, New Kids on the Block: Step by Step, Bobby Darin's greatest hits, the Breakfast Club Soundtrack), and deleted a lot of stuff I wasn't using or had duplicate copies of for some reason. I think I freed up multiple gigs. woo.

I recently got The DaVinci Code. I started reading it on Sunday and I am really getting into it. Definitely a scientific-religion-thriller. I used to be into those! I'm really ripping through it. I was up late last night reading and then I couldn't fall asleep because the part where I finally made myself stop was a scary part. :-P

I just double checked. This will be the first book I have read this YEAR! It is June! =-O This is serious. Reading used to be my only hobby. Then it was second only to mild computer amusements. Now it is at the bottom of the bottom of the list. There was a time about 9 months ago, that I could not get into anything I picked up and that is probably when I stopped reading. In fact, the last book I read was maybe the 6th Harry Potter book... last summer? Yikes. Hopefully now I can get back into the swing of things. I should join the summer reading club when I am at the library this week. That would keep me motivated.

Recommend books and authors! And things that are out in paperback! :-)



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Jun. 7th, 2006 05:05 am (UTC)
Jim Butcher. I've read his Codex Alera series and most of the Dresden Files series. I prefer the latter. Both are, however, extremely awesome. They read kinda fast, however. Most of his books are in paperback.
Jun. 7th, 2006 07:48 am (UTC)
Which genres do you prefer?
Jun. 7th, 2006 01:20 pm (UTC)
Fiction. Anything not Ayn Rand. :-P Go.
Jun. 7th, 2006 02:58 pm (UTC)
Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert Heinlein
Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman
I, Robot by Isaac Asimov
Some of the older Stephen King books, especially It and The Stand are good.
The older Tom Clancy is good if you like military stuff. Try Clear and Present Danger or The Cardinal of the Kremlin.
The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis (IIRC you haven't read them)
American Gods by Neil Gaiman
Watership Down by Richard Adams
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (but surely you've read this)
Cindi recommended The Sword in the Stone, and I'll tack the rest of The Once and Future King onto that
The Sherlock Holmes stories by Arthur Conan Doyle are pretty entertaining. They come in paperback collections.

I would recommend more, but a number of my books are still in storage and I can never remember them all without looking. I should make a list or something.
Jun. 7th, 2006 10:36 am (UTC)
The Warrior's Apprentice by Lois McMaster Bujold.

The Report Card by Andrew Clements.

The Sword in the Stone by White.
Jun. 7th, 2006 01:41 pm (UTC)
The Lake of Dead Languages is good. Can't really think of anything else atm.
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