Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Wednesday Mind Hump

Wednesday Mind Hump
This week's Wednesday Mind Hump

  1. What are some of your favorite books, and why?

    • Magic of Recluce, by L.E. Modesitt, Jr. (and in fact, all of the books in the Recluce series series) - I can read these again and again and again. Really well-written fantasy, with interesting characters.
    • Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien - the original fantasy novels. A classic that has stood the test of time. As with Modesitt's work, I can read these again and again and again.
    • Outlander by Diana Gabaldon (and all of the other books in the series) - well-written historical fiction with a healthy dose of romance thrown in. Again, these are books I can read over and over again, with interesting characters.
    • The Crown of Stars Series by Kate Elliot - yet more well-written fantasy, with believable, interesting characters that mixes political intrigue with magic. Another series of books I can read again and again.
    • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams, and the subsequent books that come after - hilarious! These books always make me laugh. When I'm looking to read something light-hearted and funny, Hitchhiker's always delivers.
    • The Dream of Eagles series by Jack Whyte - I love the Arthurian Legends, and I love reading new interpretations of the legends. This series by Whyte presents an interesting take on the Arthurian Legends that I can read again and again and again.
    • I could go on for hours - books by Katherine Kurz, Mercedes Lackey, Anne McCaffrey, R.A. Salvatore, Dick Francis, Lilian Jackson Braun, Lindsey Davis, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Bernard Cornwell, George R.R. Martin, Robert Jordan, Terry Goodkind ... I love reading, and this is the only tip of the iceberg!

  2. How many books do you read during a typical month?

    • Before I went back-to-school (I'm working on a Masters degree in Physiotherapy), I would read 10 to 12 books a month. Now, it's more like 4 to 6, depending on the type of book, and how many pages it has. Basically, I read every night before falling asleep. It helps me to unwind.

  3. Where do you buy most of your books?

    • Back in Canada, we borrowed most of our books from the library. My husband and I both have large book collections, and we were running out of space for them all! When we bought books in a bookstore, though, it was always from Chapters.
    • Now that we are in Germany, where English books are harder to come by, we purchase most of our books from or from the English book section of

  4. Recommend a good book to me (and your readers).


Jason said...

Have you ever read the Deverry series by Katharine Kerr? (first book in the series is "Daggerspell")

Russ said...

Thanks for humping!