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I've only been living here since 2001 but I'm a Texan born and raised.
I'm currently reading Black Creek Crossing by John Saul. I must admit that I just recently learned of the magic that is Saul just a few months back! I'm shamed by this! How did I not know of him? So I'm enjoy his books right now. Great author!
So to everyone in the group: Tell us a little about yourself and what is your current favorite author or book?
I'm currently reading Sahara: A Natural History by Marq De Villiers and Sheila Hirtle. It's good, but fairly slow moving and technically minded. Before that, I read Blue Clay People by William Powers, which I recommend highly. It's about a NGO worker's experiences during Liberia's civil war and it reminded me immensely of my own time in the country earlier this year.
By far, my favorite set of books I've read in the past few years has been The Baroque Cycle by Neal Stephenson. But, my all-time favorite book is probably Dune, followed closely by The Long Goodbye.
I'm sorry to say I haven't read any of those. But I looked up your favorites and they look worthy of going on my "To Buy" list. I'm always happy to add more!
I'm glad this group is slowly growing.
Anyone else want to share?
I'd recommend to everyone Dave Eggers's How We Are Hungry, which is a perfect introduction to his style of writing, which, in my opinion, is almost flawless and brilliant.
I make my living doing business writing and corporate publishing consulting but have also been know to scrape together the odd magazine article, comic script or even book on various pop culture topics.
Currently skimming through stacks of books on a variety of subjects as research material for two writing projects, one a music biogrpahy, the other a historical graphic novel so not really "reading" anything specfic at the moment.
I'm a high school teacher and writer living here in Austin. I've been here since '88 and have seen this city grow and change, and I still love it here.
I graduated from UT in '93 and again in '98 and used to work in the film business before becoming a teacher. I've published one novel, and I'm editing a second and writing a third.
Currently, I'm reading The Epic of Gilgamesh. For the past few months I've been trying to read all the books that get mentioned on ABC's Lost. It's an interesting ride through some great books. You can find the reviews on my profile page.
I just finished reading my first Christopher Moore book. Fluke: Or, I Know Why the Winged Whale Sings. It was a fun read, very reminiscent of Tom Robbins, whose books I enjoyed. I hope to read more of Moore's books. I'm an avid bookcrosser (www.bookcrossing.com) and I'd love to trade books locally. I'm hoping to start reading Terry Pratchett's Discworld books, soon. I'm supposed to be getting The colour of magic from a bookcrosser in Finland soon to begin. If anyone has Mort, I'd love to borrow it.
I've been on LT for about 2 months now, and just happened to run across this site. My wife and I live on Round Rock. I'm a contract coder, and she's an elementary school Librarian. I was born and raised in New Jersey, and moved here in 1989; she's a native Texan.
I'm currently reading The Laws of Simplicity by John Madea, Reading in the Dark by Seamus Deane and His Last Bow by Arthur Conan Doyle. My wife just finished reading Chauvet Caves : The Art of Earliest Times by Jean Clottes. Normally, she's the one with more books going at one time.
I know of a few bookstores here that haven't been mentioned yet; so I'll post under that topic.
Perhaps you'll care to post a few recommendations in my Favorite Bookstores group.
Currently reading Owen Glendower, feeding my interest in historical fiction (esp. Britian/Ireland) and genealogy at the same time. The recent read that I'd recommend without reservation is Dave Eggers' What is the What. I've posted a review on the LT work page, so I won't go into that here, but it's a powerful read for many reasons.
My library is pretty diverse - about 1/3 fiction with a sizeable portion of the rest in history and reference works.
Of the books cited in earlier posts on this topic, I've read Eggers' How We Are Hungry and Gilgamesh and have The Time Traveler's Wife and Dune on my 'to read' list (along with about 500 other books). At my current reading rate, I've got 11 years of books on my reading list, but I keep buying books. What's up with that?
Beats me! You seem pretty normal having that many on your TBR list.
Anyway, I'm currently reading No Humans Involved by Kelley Armstrong. I mostly read mysteries and science fiction/fantasy, having read a lot of classics in my youth
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