Please forgive the crude 9/11 reference. My books really are stacked into two piles on my desk, so when I realized this would post today, I figured it's as good a memorial as any.
The first night I was at my parents I dug through their basement library and hauled up a stack of books to bring back. Then I started visiting people and they kept giving me books! Turns out that talking about reading and writing all the time makes people take pity on you and share what they've got.
From my Mom:
The Year of Fog – Michelle Richmond*
The Tipping Point – Malcolm Gladwell*
The Dog Whisperer – Paul Owens
From my Aunt Karen:
The Successful Novelist – David Morrell
Graffiti Girl – Kelly Parra*
Audrey, Wait! – Robin Benway*
Uglies – Scott Westerfield*
Time of My Life – Allison Winn Scotch*
A Prayer for Owen Meany – John Irving*
Middlesex – Jeffery Eugenides*
(Jenna actually gave me more but I left a couple at my mom's)
From my Sister:
The Road – Cormac McCarthy
A Million Little Pieces – James Frey*
From Natasha (a long time ago but they're just now with me):
To the Nines – Janet Evanovich
Ten Big Ones – Janet Evanovich
From Barnes & Noble:
Wuthering Heights – Emily Brontë
The Alchemist – Paulo Coelho
The Shack – Wm. Paul Young
Animal Planet's Miniature Schnauzers – Nikki Moustaki
Aren't they wonderful? I have a good variety and I'm really looking forward to digging in. I've already finished Time of My Life and now I cannot wait for Scotch's third book.
Anything new you've read recently that you can't stop talking about? Or that you wish you'd never read?
And as always -- Craig, I'll never forget you.