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I read in a whole range of genres from science fiction and fantasy to crafting and children's books so there should be something for everyone here!
The point of this blog is to just put the word out concerning good books. As a bookseller for Barnes & Noble, we get to recommend books to our customers, often ending with happy readers. So I'm just doing here what I do at work; getting the word out on good books for people to enjoy.
New books are posted every Saturday, occasionally with a more in-depth Epinions review. Likewise, since I'm a music junkie, I include a little note about what I currently have playing in my playlist (don't worry, my music tastes range just as widely as my book lust).
From time to time, recommendations are punctuated by what I'm currently reading or what I've just finished, giving you even more insight into what we booksellers read.
So sit back, grab a cup of coffee and pluck out a book you'd like to read, because today begins my ever-lasting love affair with books.
I am an author, I sell books for a living, and I love music like there's no tomorrow. I've experienced much of this country, from forested hills of the East, to the golden plains of the Midwest, the sandy beaches of the Southeast, and the oh-so-majestic mountains of the Rockies. And when all else fails, eat chocolate.
Required reading in my graduate school meant a genre book every semester. Science fiction was up to bat my first year, and this was the book that ended up being chosen. Hyperion was the sort of book that people either absolutely enjoyed or totally hated. Obviously I ended up in the former group. It is indeed like a futuristic Canterbury Tales that include everything from world-connecting portals to high functioning AI. Then of course there's the Shrike, but I'm not telling you about that particular nightmare creature. Each story is in some way connected as seven travelers hope to find answers to the questions in their lives on the planet Hyperion, where structures move backward in time and the Shrike waits for them all. Some readers may find it slow, but I found it fascinating. The scope of the universe that Simmons creates, as well as the powerful language and images he creates, is inspiring. There are plenty of questions you will have yourself as things progress, but they may only be answered in the next book, The Fall of Hyperion. And yes, I read that too.
P.S. I don't know what it is, but I totally love this cover.