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June 23, 2009


Filed under: Uncategorized — cjdaily @ 10:38 pm

I devoted the past 2 weeks to re-reading the entire Harry Potter series, so I’d be all mentally caught up for seeing The Half Blood Prince next month.  I maybe should have stopped reading at book 6, since that’s the movie I’ll be seeing, but honestly, is it really possible not to want to forge ahead and get to the awesomeness of Hermione throwing herself at Ron’s face, and Harry and Voldy battling to the death?  I didn’t think so. 

In fact, funny side note, I was having a religious discussion with a friend and referred to the transformation of the communion crackers and wine as the “Transfiguration” instead of the “Transubstantiation.”  It was mildly hilarious, but only if you’re Catholic and/or a Potter-nerd. 

Only problem is, now I’m done and my life is devoid of meaning.  It’s always that way with a good book.  If it’s a truly spectacular book I cram my way through it like a fat kid in a pie eating contest, not stopping to savor anything, and next thing I know I’m done with nothing left to look forward to, and a strange and forlorn stomach-ache.  Ok maybe not the stomach-ache.  But  few months ago I re-read the Dark Tower series, by His Awesomeness, Stephen King, and had the same feeling after it was all done.  It was cathartic, like, “Yess, that felt good, I love re-living all those moments with my favorite characters… and now I’m done… and they’re all happily ever after… and I’m here with nothing to read now.  Shoot.” 

So I have a few Barnes and Noble gift cards that are burning a hole in my wallet, and my challenge to you, dear readers, is this… Name me a book that is so good you want to crawl into it and writhe around in its literary splendor.

What are your favorites?  What can I immerse myself in next?  I’m desperate people.



  1. i just re-read the series again, too!! i’m now reading nora robert’s irish triolgy (jewels of the sun, tears of the moon, and heart of the sea). the books have a great love story mixed with irish myths. not as great as harry potter, but still a good read!

    Comment by Jenny — June 24, 2009 @ 12:24 am | Reply

  2. i am a big dweeb, but i love the Odd Thomas books by Dean Koontz…. big dweeb. but good books. you might get a kick out of them.

    Comment by stefani — June 24, 2009 @ 10:49 am | Reply

  3. Have you read The Wheel of Time? If not, I think you’d LOVE them. Currently in my top 5 series of all time, right up there with The Dark Tower (thank you!), Narnia, LOtR, and HP. Honestly (and I know this is blasphemy) I think they’re probably better than LoTR. The last book — in three separate novels — will be released this year, so you can be well-prepared for them, too. 😉 I’m gonna re-read them myself this summer.

    Comment by John — July 6, 2009 @ 1:59 pm | Reply

    • I have just ordered the first book from amazon, and am expecting it in several days! Thanks for the tip, it looks like it’s just up my alley! And to be honest, as elven as I am, I just don’t dig LOTR. I know, I know, I should be shunned from the nerd community but Tolkien just doesn’t do it for me. Great story, but I can’t dig his writing. Much like Nicholas Sparks, who should be a screen writer, and stop bludgeoning people over the head with his characters trite and obvious inner-monologues. I’ll let you know how I like The Eye of the World… I feel a new addiction coming on!

      Comment by cjdaily — July 9, 2009 @ 11:24 pm | Reply

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