I love to read, and rarely go anywhere without a book
or two. In the course of my many years of reading, I have come across several
good or very good books and writers. Here are a few.
Probably my favorite book that I have read so far is The
Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien. The Hobbit and The
Silmarillion are also very good books by the same author (I suggest reading
them all unless you are under thirteen). The movie of the Fellowship of the Ring
was originally disliked by me for its deviations from the book, but I
know suggest watching it, since it is good. I highly
recommend The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit to those who havenít read them, and The Silmarillion to those who like TLoTR and
Another writer that I greatly enjoy is Isaac Asimov.
Unfortunately, our library only has a relatively small amount of his stories. I
have read his Foundation series, a number of his short stories, and some of his nonĖfiction books. I also enjoy
reading Orson Scott Cardís books. Two other series that I like are the Space
Trilogy and the Chronicles of Narnia, by C. S. Lewis.
I generally like most
fiction, although I dislike reading historical fiction ó not because itís history,
but because I then finish up asking what was true? Which part was fake? And
being the lazy kid that I am, I just decide not to read historical fiction
instead of reading it, and then researching the truth. One exception to this dislike
is G. A. Henty. I enjoy his books, regardless of the fictitious aspects of them. Maybe
because they are better written. The other type of fiction that I dislike is horror, since
there inevitably is no plot, and I donít see the point in reading something that
is intended to scare you.
Recently I've taken to reading Agatha Christie's
mystery novels (which are very good) and various autoĖ and regular
biographies, which vary widely in interest.