06 August 2005

Geordi La Forge

When I was a kid, I loved to watch Reading Rainbow and listen to some great story then see what new books Lavar Burton recommended that day. I still remember the cartoon of Riki-Tiki-Tavi, that crazy kid, and one episode where these Japanese guys did a performance dancing around and banging on huge gongs. It was something to see.

I grew up loving books (and for a short stint during 9th grade, Star-Trek, The Next Generation, hence Geordi La Forge has always come to mind when I think of Reading Rainbow) and still get lost in them. So here's a list of latest tasty reading and re-reading.

Peace Like a River, Leif Enger
Interpreter of Maladies, Jhumpa Lahiri
The Brothers K, David James Duncan
Catcher in the Rye, J.D. Salinger (in Weizen Bakery in Nepal)
Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy
The Final Martyrs, Shasaku Endo (on the bus in Calcutta)
I Capture the Castle, Dodie Smith
Searching for God Knows What, Donald Miller
To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee
Night, Elie Wiesel
Anil's Ghost, Michael Ondaatje (on the train in Sri Lanka)
The Blind Assassin, Margaret Atwood
The Known World, Edward P. Jones
Chicago Poems, Carl Sandburg
The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse, Louise Erdrich
Walking on Water, Madeleine L'Engle
Plan B: Further Thoughts on Faith, Anne Lamott
Empire Falls, Richard Russo
Heartsongs, Annie Proulx
The Shipping News, Annie Proulx
Stained Glass Elegies, Shasaku Endo


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