Books I have read and enjoyed:

A table of recent reads followed by special friends….

Author Title Description/Summary Date Read
Huxley, Elsbeth The Mottled Lizard A true story of Africa in the Colonial 1900s written with the wonder of a young girl remembered with the love of an adult

Parker, Robert Small Vices Spenser for Hire, my favorite PI investigates a frame-up in Boston 2013.02.02
Brett, Peter The Warded Man A man’s Journey to Invoke the Power of the Ancients to Fight Demons 2013.02.03
Brett, Peter Brayan’s Gold A backstory on the Warded Man’s start as messenger 2013.02.04
Brett, Peter Desert Spear Vol 2 of the warded man, the world gets richer and deeper 2013.02.05

I enjoy a good yarn, but even more, I love prose, words that touch me and make me feel.  Let’s start there.

A Wizard of Earthsea — Ursula K. Le Guin

The Tombs of Autaun

The Farthest Shore

Our family has always enjoyed reading out loud.  And of all the books I have read to my daughters, nothing captures the truth of narrative and verbal history like these.   It was very close with my second choice.

The Hobbit  — J. R. R. Tolkien

The Fellowship of the Ring

The Two Towers

The Return of the King

My heart rests in these, and I often reread passages for comfort and strength.   The appendix are grand, who can not imagine Helm Hammerhand blowing his horn and setting out at night.

For the inner Zen Master in all of us, I found  this little book to be of great help.  I still use the concepts first explored here of “empty your cup”, and ” control your breath, control your emotions”.   Knowledge is like tea in a cup. If we think our cup is full, there is no room for growth.  We must always empty our cup to allow new tea and ideas to be stored within.

Zen in the Martial Arts — Joe Hyams


9 Comments on “books”

  1. awax1217 says:

    I like Spenser and Malowe and Holmes. I adore the Thin Man and his wife. And the twenty Astas. I am a big fan of O’Henry and love the twist endings. I have written a few. If you get chance go to my blog and give a look at some. I do a lot of puns. I am a writer in need of key people.

  2. Shannon says:

    I always remember all the books I wouldn’t have read if you hadn’t read them to us, like a Conneticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court and The Kid Comes Back…there were a lot of sports stories that were really good!

  3. Sheila Hurst says:

    Stranger in a Strange Land is a great one.

  4. cabecada says:

    hey I think you missed some HEINLEIN

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