Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Books.

Since I've been pretty immobilized since my injury and didn't have the internet, I've been keeping myself busy with reading. Here are the books that I've been indulging in. Pretty much picking them up and not putting them down until I'm finished. I've been ordering all of my books off of Amazon.com or Barnes and Noble. You can find used books in near to new condition for really cheap. If you guys have any suggestions of books, I would love to hear them...leave a comment or something. I gotta keep busy and I love new books. Thanks.



This book is one that I've been traveling with since last summer. A friend of mine recommended it to me to help with a number of things, but I've found it most useful in training my mind to visualize and focus. It's a great tool and I try to read a bit in it every day, even if I'm re-reading some things.



After reading Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse and thoroughly enjoying it , I thought I would check out some of his other works. Beneath the Wheel is a great story of a boy with a tremendous amount of pressure on him to succeed. Hesse is a great story teller and generally has lessons to be learned within his writing.



John Steinbeck has been one of my favorite authors since I was out of high school and it wasn't homework to read The Grapes of Wrath. I've been collecting a number of his books and have enjoyed every single one of them. The Moon Is Down is an interesting tail of war. It was published in 1942 and was probably the most controversial literary work to appear during World War II. So great was its power that the Nazis made mere possession of it a capital crime.



Christopher Moore...I don't really know what to say. My brother gave me a couple of his books for Christmas and I just got around to reading them. He is a comedian, clever, and all of his books have made me laugh.



"Reads like Christopher Moore laughed his head off while writing it, quite possibly taking hits of nitrous oxide between sentences...He could win National Book Awards for titles alone." -Miami Herald



A great way to start out with Christopher Moore books...Fluke.

1 comment:

claire smallwood said...

I love that Steinbeck book! I just randomly found it and read it...good work on the reads!