Self-reflection is great, it keeps the mirror companies in business. In my case, I need one of those mirrors with a wide angle in order to reflect on everything, but there you go. With that said, an introspective human being should be reading, too.
On my plate…
H.P. Lovecraft – Pretty much everything he wrote. $0.99 from Amazon. Another writer I’m reading now described him as a mystery/suspense novelist that uses horror as the back drop. I’m reading through his works now with that perspective in mind.
Charles Stross – The Atrocity Archives. Part geek, part Samurai Cat. I have a weakness for computer jokes and dry humor. Most of the math/physics references fly right by me, but the writing is fun and I do love the inside jokes.
Patrick Rothfuss – I just finished his first two Kingkiller novels. Strong writing and comes highly recommended by Jim Butcher, another personal favorite.
Just a few things crossing my plate right now. What’s on your shelf?
I’ve been re-reading the Nero Wolfe mysteries by Rex Stout. My mother introduced me to them when I was, maybe, eleven years old. I am amazed at how much I learned from them. About reasoning, holding to your rights, the authority of the police, personal integrity, and how to communicate well.
Rex Stout and Nero Wolfe. One of my favourite authors and my favourite character of his. I first heard Nero Wolfe on a book on tape. Lee and I were doing an overnight, roundtrip, drive past Bismark, ND to pick up a bunch of boxes left in a vehicle that the engine had blown up while moving back to Billings. I don’t recall the title anymore but boy did we love the story. The voice actor was great and it was the perfect way to pass the time.
Later on you would reintroduce me him in the form of many of his novels. I have devoured every one you own, I think. I’d like to put them all on my Kindle, but I can’t justify the cost. I can buy the used paperbacks for pennies, whereas the estate is demanding almost as much as a new physical book. As Nero Wolfe would say, “Pfui.”