Sunday, January 07, 2007


Have you read any good books lately? I've read a couple. My reading tastes are all over the board. I read fiction, non-fiction, biographies, history and self-help. I probably average a book a week unless it's a really big book.
This past week I read Hannibal Rising. It's written by Thomas Harris, the guy that wrote Silence of the Lambs. They made a movie out of this one and I had nightmares for days after I saw it.
Hannibal Rising is about the childhood of Hannibal Lecter and what caused him to be so disturbed. If you like thrillers, I highly recommend it.
This past year I have read a number of books that I have really enjoyed. Here is a short list with a brief description:
On Writing by Stephen King a very good non-scary description of the writing process
Chronicles by Bob Dylan and interesting slant on the folk music icon from the early 60s
Tuesdays with Morrie this one is a killer story about the final days of a real made me cry
The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd about an abused child that finds her way
Memoirs of a Geisha - a very interesting story about a young Japanese girl....I had no idea
#1 Ladies Detectives Agency - a beautiful story about a lady who became a detective in Africa
Pegasus Descending - a detective story by James Lee Burke one of my very favorite authors detective story extraordinaire
Nature Girl by Carl Hiaason a south Florida writer another of my favorite authors. My absolute favorite book by Carl is Double Whammy about real estate developers, pro bass fishermen and'd have to read it.
I also read a series of books by Lincoln Child and Douglas Preston that were really good.
Reading is one of those pleasures in life that I treasure. It doesn't cost that much either. With a library card, a little light and a quite evening you can travel anywhere in the universe and experience exotic things.
What have you read recently that you would recommend?

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