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Current book(s) you're reading?

I am reading From the Library of C.S. Lewis Selections from Writers Who Influenced His Spiritual Journey Compiled by James Stuart Bell. It is exquisit! It contains ancient and modern writers and everything in between; a book full of the promise of more books I will love. Someone tell me they have read some George MacDonald and loved it?!
I have to look that up! Sounds interesting I always heard Tolkien was an influence.
 
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This is still one of my favorite books, and one that I think is woefully underrated. Melville had a way with language that I think rivaled anything Joyce or Hemingway was able to come up with!
 
I have to look that up! Sounds interesting I always heard Tolkien was an influence.

There's just one short letter by Tolkien in there, but he was a good friend of Lewis, and they met frequently at the "Bird and Babe" with other Inklings to discuss their writings and other things.
 
I just started Lord of the Rings. I read all the time so I can't believe I've never read this before, but better late than never I guess.
 
Bought myself my first aspie related book, Look me in the Eye. I loved the book by his brother, Running With Scissors, so I am hoping the writing gene is in his sibling as well.
 
Downloaded on my Kindle: Far From The Tree by Andrew Solomon.

I'd recommend this one to all Aspies & parents of an Aspie or Autie. This is how it is described on Amazon & I wasn't disappointed.

Solomon’s startling proposition is that diversity is what unites us all. He writes about families coping with deafness, dwarfism, Down syndrome, autism, schizophrenia, multiple severe disabilities, with children who are prodigies, who are conceived in rape, who become criminals, who are transgender. While each of these characteristics is potentially isolating, the experience of difference within families is universal, as are the triumphs of love Solomon documents in every chapter.

All parenting turns on a crucial question: to what extent parents should accept their children for who they are, and to what extent they should help them become their best selves. Drawing on forty thousand pages of interview transcripts with more than three hundred families, Solomon mines the eloquence of ordinary people facing extreme challenges. Whether considering prenatal screening for genetic disorders, cochlear implants for the deaf, or gender reassignment surgery for transgender people, Solomon narrates a universal struggle toward compassion. Many families grow closer through caring for a challenging child; most discover supportive communities of others similarly affected; some are inspired to become advocates and activists, celebrating the very conditions they once feared. Woven into their courageous and affirming stories is Solomon’s journey to accepting his own identity, which culminated in his midlife decision, influenced by this research, to become a parent.

Elegantly reported by a spectacularly original thinker, Far from the Tree explores themes of generosity, acceptance, and tolerance—all rooted in the insight that love can transcend every prejudice. This crucial and revelatory book expands our definition of what it is to be human.

 
I've been on a non-fiction kick lately, so maybe I should finally buckle down and read these AS-related books y'all are talking about! I'm reading Brian Greene's The Hidden Reality. I have no idea what to think of string theory (physicist friends tell me it is fairly absurd) but it is a lot of fun to think about.
 
I'm currently in the middle of reading The Hobbit, A Game of Thrones, The Further Adventures of 'An Idiot Abroad' and the complete Sherlock Holmes. I don't know why I didn't just finish one before moving onto the next.
 
I've been reading the 'Diary of a Crush' series, as well as the Inheritance saga (LOVE those books)
 
I am reading "I Am Number Four" by Pittacus Lore................again, because I missed the characters!
 
Continuing my non-fiction kick, I've been reading Sean Carroll's The Particle at the End of the Universe. It's more history than hard science, but nevertheless I've been re-reading chapters and appendices to make sure I'm getting all the technical aspects. Particle physics, yum!
 
Got three new books for Christmas -- Killing Lincoln and Killing Kennedy, both by FOX News' Bill O'Reilly--but, don't let his name discourage you from reading them--I just finished Killing Lincoln a few days ago, and there was nothing editorial or opinionated...a very interesting writeup of the conspiracy (and, unlike Kennedy, it's fairly accepted that there was a conspiracy against Lincoln) to first kidnap, and ultimately murder President Lincoln. (The conspiracy started as a plan to kidnap Lincoln and hold him as a POW, but evolved into the murder plot that we know today.)

Killing Kennedy is pretty much the same--a very informative description of the PT-109 incident, along with the Cuban Missile Crisis (especially where it relates to Khrushchev, and Lee Harvey Oswald), along with information about JFK's personal life (the fact that Jackie was a chain-smoker, and that JFK liked to have the pool heated to 90 degrees to help him with his bad back, which was a result of the PT-109 incident.) Haven't gotten to the actual assassination day yet, so don't know how much "conspiracy" will be discussed. Also received Tom Clancy's Dead or Alive in paperback--will read that as soon as I finish Killing Kennedy.
 

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