Curve-billed Thrasher, Alamogordo NM, November 12, 2011

My reading interests are rather eclectic. I like humor. I like adventures in the natural world, particularly in the far north. I like certain biographical and historical works, particularly first person narratives. I like explorations of the mind.

Not being a writer at heart nor very good at it, I've relied on the writers I read to provide most of the text for these blurbs about the books I've been reading. Generally I'll quote the first few lines from a book. If some passages grab me that I want to save and savor again, I'll include those too. And every once in a while I'll have something to contribute too.

To paraphrase Isaac Asimov, if an author doesn't get my attention in the first couple of pages, I'm gone. Life is too short to spend it on uninteresting stuff.

This list is in roughly reverse chronological order of my reading. Some have a page here with excerpts from the book and occassionally a comment. Others have a link to Amazon.

Books with a link to a page here

From Lakeside Classics Series

The rest, some with a link to