Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Books on my nightstand

  • Stephen King's Wizard and Glass, which is book IV in the Dark Tower series. Shirtless claims that this is his favorite book in the series. After this one, I've got three more to go. (Borrowed from MS.)
Chuck Klosterman's Downtown Owl. This is Klosterman's first fictional novel. I've greatly enjoyed all of his pop culture essay collections and other nonfictional works. I was going to get this book for my sister for Christmas, but I couldn't find a copy when I went looking--and I don't remember why that was now. But it's okay because I got her David Sedaris' When You Are Engulfed in Flames instead. I knew she'd like that. And she did. (Borrowed from BH.)

Antoine de Saint Exupery's The Little Prince. I remember this when it was a animated story when I was a kid. But I didn't watch it then. And I've never read this before. I decided to read it after last month's LOST episode was influenced by and entitled "The Little Prince." I admit that I've pushed it aside in favor of a few other things. But I'm gonna get to it soon. (Borrowed from DG.)

Stephanie Meyer's New Moon. Book two in the Twilight series. (Yes, I am reading them. So sue me!) One of my coworkers claims that this is her favorite book in the series. We'll see. (Borrowed from SC.)

David Foster Wallace's Girl with Curious Hair. (This one is actually mine!) I read the first story and then got involved in some of these other books. But I'll get back to it soon--just like The Little Prince.)

Secular Sanctuary by _____. I forgot who wrote this small book. And I don't want to go back upstairs now and find out, as it might wake up the kids. I tried to look it up on, but paging through a few screens didn't yield the information that I was looking for. I borrowed this book from my mom. We were discussing some LOST episodes last year, spinning some theories about what was happening on the show . . . and Mom mentioned this book and how some theory that I mentioned before reminded her of what she'd read in the book. I think she was reading this for a religious class she was taking, but I've had this book for a while and I'm hoping that Mom will let me hold onto it a bit longer. As you can see, I've got lots of books sitting on the runway waiting for takeoff.

Charles Schultz's The Complete Peanuts 1953-1954. This is the second volume in this series. I got it for Christmas and Sarah almost immediately took it from me and started reading it herself. And then she started copying Schultz's style in drawing some heavily influenced comic strips of her own. I am enjoying (some) reading Schultz's earliest Peanuts work, but it is even drier that the Peanuts of the 1970s and 1980s when I read the strip daily. But, I'm a completist, so I'm going to go through the whole sweep of things . . . eventually.

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