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About meHusband. Father. Aspiring writer (just finished my first book this year after many years of failed projects). I've spent the last dozen years working in the software industry (nearly 10 years making video games and the last couple in the Internet & Applications world). I've recently returned to school to get an English Education degree with the plan to teach High School English.

About my libraryMy library is a mismash of all sorts of tastes. I love the classics, both recent (last couple hundred years) and ancient (old greek plays & epics). I'm also a fan of more recent contemporary stuff. I enjoy the fantasy and sci-fi world as long as it's grounded enough in reality...if the fantasy gets too "high", I have a hard time with it. I love mysteries and suspense and I'm a huge fan of puzzles or things that make you think (I had a "riddle a day" email list I managed for years...need to start it up again). I love comic works, especially if there's satirical undertones.

Basically, I like a good story with good characters. Look at my tastes and recommend something to me. :)

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I thought you did a great review for Durbin's THE STAR SHARD. I got it on a flyer via Amazon's Vine program (they have this new "take all you want from the left overs program") and really enjoyed the book. It really is an honest, well crafted work. All books don't have to be awesome and groundbreaking. Sometimes it's just nice to enjoy a good read.
good review of the Maltese Falcon, although you'll be as disappointed as I was to discover this is the only Spade novel Hammett wrote. There are some short stories and that's all. Maybe give Chandler and MacDonald a go, I love them both. Cheers!
Hi... I really enjoyed reading your review of Lord of the Flies. I did read it in school, and thus found the themes somewhat forced onto me (thus exonerating me of the need to think it through for myself) and enjoyed the thoughtful freshly-read point of view. I'm having similar fun with other classics that I didn't get to read back then.

A couple of recommendations for you, if you haven't read them yet... The Chrysalids by John Wyndham (classic sci-fi), and Bleak House by Dickens. I read it recently, after avoiding Dickens for years (Great Expectations was another school read, need I say more?), and was blown away by how wonderful and readable it was.
Thank you for your intelligent, touching review of 'To Kill A Mockingbird', my favourite book - I think you have captured everything I was trying to say, and also what I think every time I re-read Scout's story (which is often!) I hope you rectify coming late to this classic with many more readings of your own! :D
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