Tell me the last FIVE books you read and what you're reading right now.
You can either write it in the comments or on your blog, but comment here that you posted it.
My list is in yesterday's post.
1) Song of Kali, by Dan Simmons
2) The Wastelands, by Stephen King
3) The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, by C.S. Lewis
4) The Coming of Conan, by Robert E. Howard
5) Children Of The Lamp: The Akhenaten Adventure, by P.B. Kerr
Now reading: A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin.
Next up: The Prydain Chronicles by Lloyd Alexander
Your #5 entry has an intriguing title, S Will! Was it any good? I've tried to read The Prydain Chroncles a couple of times and haven't succeeded yet.
Enforcer Lauren Dane
Oleander House Ally Blue
Kiss Me Deadly Shannon Stacey
All I Ever Needed Jo Goodman
Jumping the Fence Stephanie Vaughan
Yeah, I've been on an ebook kick, Goodman excepted.
I'm not sure what's up yet. If an ebook, Anya Bast. If a paperback, dunno.
Good for you, Jorrie. I'm saving up my pennies for an e-book gorge.
Will have to join s. william for The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe--though I find the London style a bit antiquated by now.
2)Michelsson's Ghosts, by John Champlin Gardner.--Mad alcoholic prof buys haunted house--I can Identify! One mothergrabber of a book!
3)The Story of Philosophy, by Will Durant--This is a BA all by itself without going to school; highly readable for a philosophy primer--"too readable" some jealous profs say...But it ignores women and their views--All right, there was Sappho, but she just rates a paragraph. Big blank here.
4)The Summing Up, by William Somerset Maugham--a personal memoir by that old-style writer (There's a hidden book on creative writing within the work, and that's the fascination). The style is surprisingly modern, as if he just walked off the street--and he wrote the thing fifty years ago.
5) Problems, by John Updike.
This, after more than ten years, is still highly recommended. Can't do short story plots? The master will show you. One plot is right there on the cover of the book, in mathematical clarity.
(I seem to read the same books over and over again, something W.S. Maugham finds amusing "Once is enough"--but I guess I'm a slow learner).
I'm a huge re-reader, too. I'm on my third copies of To Kill A Mockingbird, Jane Eyre, and Beauty by Robin McKinley.
Anything by the Bronte sisters, (even outtakes that are now being re-published)is cool with me.
Heathcliff and his coffins.
Watching Out by Anne Granger,
Pale Immortal by Anne Frazier,
The Anything Tree by John Rackham,
The Winds of Darkover by
Marion Zimmer Bradley,
Engaging the Enemy by Elizabeth Moon.
Am reading Witchcraft and Magic in Europe ( edited by B. Ankarloo and S. Clark) and The Monstrous Middle Ages ( edited by B. Bildhauer and R. Mills.)
The Children of the Lamp was pretty interesting. I can see why it is selling so well.
Sela - a huge re-reader, eh? I have so many books that my mind wouldn't allow me to re-read anything until I finish the neverending pile.
I'm never compelled to get to the bottom of the pile, though! :)