Rod

 

"I was lucky enough to grow up in a home where books were important and ever present. I am also lucky to have spent most of my working life with books. My personal reading is often about who we are and where we have come from, as a nation, a culture, and a species; history and paleontology. I like science fiction and mysteries, and I am working on developing more of a taste for literary fiction. I love to laugh out loud when I read.

Here are the books that I read again and again."
 
 
 
...And here is some more inspiration.

 

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The Lord of the Rings Cover Image
$90.00
ISBN: 9780618517657
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - October 21st, 2004

The great cultural epic of the 20th century English-speaking peoples.


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Lake Wobegon Days Cover Image
By Garrison Keillor, Mike Lynch (Illustrator)
$17.00
ISBN: 9780140131611
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Published: Penguin Books - March 23rd, 1990

Tales of my ancestral homeland.


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The Killer Angels Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780345407276
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Published: Ballantine Books - May 28th, 1996

One of the best Civil War novels ever written


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Master and Commander Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780393307054
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - August 17th, 1990

The first installment of the 24-volume Aubrey/Maturin saga.


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The Immense Journey Cover Image
$13.00
ISBN: 9780394701578
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Published: Vintage Books USA - January 12th, 1959

A glimpse into human evolution by a scientist and (almost) a mystic.


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Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780060853976
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Published: Harper Paperbacks - August 7th, 2007

Simply the funniest book I have ever read.


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Philip Pullman: His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass, Book 1/The Subtle Knife, Book 2/The Amber Spyglass, Book 3 Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9780375847226
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Published: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers - April 10th, 2007

Stunning and subversive.


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Flashman Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780452259614
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Published: Plume Books - August 1984

The first of the series about one of my favorite literary characters, a scoundrel, coward and bully in Victorian England.