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Writer's Block: Play it again, e-reader

Which book do you find yourself regularly rereading, and why?


Several:

* One Step From Earth, by Harry Harrison - a collection of short stories that document the discovery and future use of B-space, which is used to create doorways between distances; literally, everywhere in the universe becomes one step from earth. A very interesting collection that explores different facets of how society would adapt to such a discovery.

* "The Incarnations of Immortality" series, by Piers Anthony - I go back and re-read the entire series every few years, because I enjoy the interwoven storylines, and the concepts put forward in that particular universe.

* All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten, by Robert Fulghum - Always an amusing read. This book made me decide that my last career will be as a UU minister.

It's been so long since I sat down and read a book (at least when not flying on a plane) I think it's time I went through my library (most of which is still in storage in San Diego, alas) and thought about what other ones mean a lot to me.

(It also does not help that I now work in a library and end up buying a box full every year at the book sale.)

Comments

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cypherangel
Jun. 22nd, 2011 03:54 pm (UTC)
Have you read the latest Incarnation book, Under a Velvet Cloak? I was shocked when I read that one.
esprix
Jun. 22nd, 2011 06:02 pm (UTC)
OMG NO! I didn't know he'd written an 8th book! Is it about Nox? MUST GET! :D
cypherangel
Jun. 22nd, 2011 11:05 pm (UTC)
Yes, it's about Nox. I'm hesitant on recommending it, why don't you read it at library first.
esprix
Jun. 23rd, 2011 02:19 am (UTC)
Was it not good?
cypherangel
Jun. 23rd, 2011 05:54 am (UTC)
No, it's really bad. I can tell you why if you want to know, or you can check it out first.
esprix
Jun. 23rd, 2011 02:21 pm (UTC)
No, please tell me. I'll probably read it anyway. :)
cypherangel
Jun. 23rd, 2011 03:49 pm (UTC)
It's written like some teenager writing a fanfic that's all about writing the most smut scenes possible with sex as the cure for all problems.
esprix
Jun. 23rd, 2011 03:56 pm (UTC)
Oh dear. That's why I gave up on the Anita Blake novels - I'm not one for reading goth pr0n.

I'll probably read it, though, just to complete the series. I'm anal that way. :)
cypherangel
Jun. 23rd, 2011 05:18 pm (UTC)
Anita Blake novels did get lame after book 6 or 7 I think. I read them all up to 11... they just turn to plain smut after 6 or 7.

I just finished the Sookie Stackhouse books, much better I think but still getting tired after book 6 or so.

These authors need to stop writing sequels, really.

Working on Robin Hobb's books next.
esprix
Jun. 23rd, 2011 05:25 pm (UTC)
You got further in than I did - I think I made it to book 4 of Anita Blake when I gave up.

Sequels are good if the writers are good. Too many times they're pressured into writing sequels by their publisher when they really didn't intend to, so ret-conning things into making them last longer only works about 1/10th of the time. More authors need to understand that.
cypherangel
Jun. 23rd, 2011 05:35 pm (UTC)
How about the Sword of Truth of series? Have you read that one?
esprix
Jun. 23rd, 2011 07:38 pm (UTC)
No, but I'll give it a look-see. Thanks! :)

Edited at 2011-06-23 07:38 pm (UTC)
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