Skip to main content

View Diary: Books that changed my life (81 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  My girls are both grown now. (8+ / 0-)

    The younger one will be 30 in a couple of months.

    The last time we got together and read something aloud, it was Janet Kagan's "The Nutcracker Coup" during a Christmas visit.

    I just got my granddaugher a copy of Terry Pratchett's "The World of Poo".  She's in first grade, and it's a bit above her personal level, but her mother and I will enjoy reading it to her.

    I didn't read the Xanth books out loud - but we all did read many of them.

    Strength and dignity are her clothing, she rejoices at the days to come; She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the law of kindness is on her tongue.

    by loggersbrat on Fri Sep 21, 2012 at 09:26:10 AM PDT

    [ Parent ]

    •  When my daughter was born (5+ / 0-)

      we lived not to far from the Mundane version of the Gap Chasm. But when I first started reading them I lived up north. I only moved into Mundane Xanth as an adult, still I can't help making comparisons LOL.

      "Madness! Total and complete madness! This never would've happened if the humans hadn't started fighting one another!" Londo Mollari

      by FloridaSNMOM on Fri Sep 21, 2012 at 10:47:49 AM PDT

      [ Parent ]

      •  I was living in Los Angeles (6+ / 0-)

        when Harry Turtledove's "The Case of the Toxic Spelldump" came out.  

        I was working at UCLA at the time, and was on the bus on my way to work, reading that book one morning.  We had just got within sight of the Federal Building on Wilshire when I got to the description of the demon-stration (incubi and succubi) outside the Confed Building in Westwood.  I never explained to even the people I knew why I was laughing so hard.

        For a book with a very serious plot, it was hilarious - set in Angels City in the Barony of the Angels in a universe where the technology is fueled by magic.  The plot, for all its seriousness was driven by a long string of bad jokes and lousy puns.  

        The hero is a Jewish man who is a field agent for the Environmental Perfection Agency.  His girlfriend is a spell-checker for a publishing company that specializes in grimoires.

        Strength and dignity are her clothing, she rejoices at the days to come; She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the law of kindness is on her tongue.

        by loggersbrat on Fri Sep 21, 2012 at 11:33:10 AM PDT

        [ Parent ]

    •  where did you get a copy of Nutcracker? (0+ / 0-)

      I'm looking and not finding... my stupid Public Library doesn't have ANY of the collections I've heard of, and I don't have the magazine issue... thx

      "real" work : a job where you wash your hands BEFORE you use the bathroom...

      by chimene on Fri Sep 21, 2012 at 08:17:41 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site