It has been several months since I last posted. That is not to say it has been several months since I've read a book. I had some time off from my postings but it was filled with time on a moving van, on a wedding isle, and on a stage. It's been extremely busy and extremely wonderful.
Here are a few books I've read during my time off and time on...
Stephen King has long been a favorite author of mine. I can't say I've read every book he has written but I've read many. Joyland is an awesome little gem. Written as a memoir of Devin Jones, a young man of 21 in 1973 during his summer spent working at Joyland, an old-school amusement park, and his curiosity about an unsolved murder in the house of terror. Being Stephen King, of course there's a touch of supernatural awesomeness. Much the same style as The Green Mile, it is a well-written walk down an unnerving memory lane.
Long long ago in a galaxy far far away... actually it was long ago in my early 20's. That was the first time I read The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams. Long enough that I really didn't really remember much about it.... something about Harrison Ford getting kidnapped by an alien and traveling across the galaxy? Actually it's about Ford Perfect who is an alien (but looks human) hitchhiking his way across the galaxy taking notes for the Guide. He ends up saving Arthur Dent (an actual human) just before Earth is destroyed to make way for a galactic Bypass... but you should just read it yourself. ;-)
LOVE Edgar Allan Poe.
LOVE LOVE LOOOOOOOVVVEEEEE Steampunk Poe and Frankenstein!!!
The illustrations for these reprints are OUTSTANDING!
I read this one as part of my research for my upcoming presentation "Naughty Women, Lovely Tea" (see Coming Events tab). I was actually watching a documentary about Mary Mallon and one of the guest experts was Anthony Bourdain. I knew him as a celebrity chief; I couldn't imagine why he was an expert on 'Typhoid Mary'. I looked into it and found that he had written a biography on her. I was impressed. He told her story with great compassion and completely from a cook's point of view. It was extremely interesting!
Read any good books lately?
I read more than just classic novels. This is where I post about recent books I have read. Have you read the same book? Got a different opinion? Let me know! I'd love to hear about it.