I'll admit it, I had fun on the last weekend assignment. I don't know anything about poetry, so I was a little anxious about it. Thanks for all the kind words; they made me less nervous. Anyway, on to the new assignment. Karen wants us to talk about our favorite books:
While it may be difficult to choose your favorite book of all time, there's probably a certain genre or category of books you prefer over other kinds. Do you love a mystery, or would you rather read about dragons? Are you thirsty for a good vampire tale, or is science fiction more your style? Do you mostly stick with the classics, or look for the latest spy novel? Are you a biography buff? Do a lot of your books have the word "Dummies" in the title? Do you like to read about real-world politics, science, history or sports, or would you rather escape the real world with a good romance? Tell us! And while you're at it, tell us your second favorite category of books.
Picking out a favorite book would be difficult. I've read too many that I really like to pick just one. Genre is a little easier, but I have to narrow it down to two, does that still count? I generally read Science Fiction and Horror-ish books. The horror books I read are either Stephen King or Dean Koontz. Dean Koontz doesn't consider his books horror, that's why I said "horror-ish".
Science fiction were the first "real" books I read by my own choice when I was growing up. I found an Isaac Asimov book in the library that looked cool, and I enjoyed it so much that my mission was to read all of his books. Only his fiction books though, he has way too many non-fiction books. From there I went on many journeys through time and space that really made me think and enjoy the universe around me.
Then, one day in college, someone handed me It, by Stephen King. All through college I read about things that lurk in the shadows of our subconscious. I've read just about every book by Stephen King and Dean Koontz, but I haven't tried many others in the genre. If anyone has any suggestions, let me know.
I've read a few science books here and there, but not a lot. I seem to pick the books that are way too advanced for me, I get confused, then I give up on them. My wife bought an autobiography we thought we'd like, but I can't read it. I won't name it here, but I don't like the writing at all.
Extra Credit: Do you ever loan out books to friends or family?
I've loaned out a book or two once in a while, but not many of my friends or family read the same things I do. So I keep them, and drive my wife crazy with the books that are stacked up that I don't throw away, or give away.
So, read any good books lately?