August 20, Wednesday afternoon -- Reading John Ringo

On a rooftop in the financial district, surrounded by people having lunch, chatting about malfunctioning photocopiers, where you can get good coffee...

Reading Gust Front, by John Ringo. He's read other books by the author, by accident. The books caught his eye at the library. It's military sci fi, which is interesting because usually, when you read about the military, it's history, it's in the past, but this is in the future. A war started on different planets comes to earth. The writing is good, he said. It's blunt.

Favorite books--anything by James Patterson, but not co-authored. When it's co-authored, he said, it's James Patterson introducing you to a new author and not really Patterson's work.

When he was a kid he liked the English fairy tale, Jack and the Beanstalk.

Which fairy tales can you relate to?


4 Comments:

Liza P. said...

one of my readers said the same thing about James Patterson!

Anonymous said...

Hmm.. in fairy tales kids are abandoned, old people murdered and kind, noble souls die of cold and starvation. And these stories are for kids?

Ms. B. said...

Exactly what anon said! Unfortunately, I loved Hansel and Gretel and I came from a traditional one family, 2 parents, happy (truly) home. Weird, isn't it? I've always thought somebody could do a number on me explaining why that would be my favorite fairy tale!!

industrialpoppy said...

I loved Snow White! She had everything-looks, brains, and seven men at her beck and call:)