I have a little confession. I love technology. I also love having stories told to me. I don’t care if they are in books, word of mouth or on the television. I just love a good tale. When you combine more than one of those loves together you get a recipe for much happiness. To those who know that about me it should come as no surprise that I love my Barnes & Noble Nook. It has to be my favorite electronic next to my Motorola Droid and computers themselves.
I’ve been reading so much more since getting the nook but that’s help add a little difficulty to my life. Since I’ve been reading more I’ve been paying more attention to the books that are out there and which books are hyped and which books have been released in series that are familiar to me. For example, when I was reading all the time I was reading a series by Terry Brooks called Shannara. It’s basically fantasy, druids, magic, etc. But they are quick reads and he writes really fascinating characters. And just last week a new book of his came out. Just one more book to add to the pile.
So here’s what’s on my reading to-do list. Comments and recommendations welcome, but please no spoilers.
To Read (in intended reading order):
The Wake of Forgiveness by Bruce Machart – This one would be on the back burner for sure if I hadn’t committed to read it. If I don’t participate in the group I’ll be excluded from future early look book groups.
Bearers of the Black Staff by Terry Brooks – I’ve read all the other Shannara books to date and this one sounds really fascinating. I like how he’s drawn his two series together: Shannara and Word & The Void.
The Passage by Justin Cronin – I’ve heard it described as The Stand with vampires. So you know I’m going to check that out.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson – It’s one of those huge book series that people are talking about. It’s also being made into a movie. I’m interested in finding out if it’s all hype because the author died or if it’s legitimately good. If it IS good, there are two other books that follow it.
I’m pretty sure there is more but that’s all I have off the top of my head and honestly that’s enough to keep me busy for a while. Until then, there is no doubt my list will continue growing.