jaybee wrote:I'm quite enamoured of dragons and have read all of Anne McCaffery's stuff on the subject
That I didn't know JayBee! Me too..
When John's brother and wife visited us in Maine, he picked up "The Atlas of Pern". Austin was looking through it most intently like he was trying to figure out where on Earth the maps were showing. Once he realized it was a fictional location, he looked like he'd been had and put it down. Which was not totally out of character for him as he fancied himself well traveled as well as a know-it-all. Older brothers are like that sometimes...
Of course as a former librarian, I'm very into books...When Si and I combined his books with mine, it was over 400 boxes of books to move.
John, you need to dedicate a place for reading...I can usually find the peace and quiet for 30 minutes at lunchtime at work and definitely that makes the hour long hot bath most worthwhile (sans the puss or the black dog trying to drink the water).
Reading is like exercise...you have to take the time to do it and once you do...you're hooked!
(Though I can't figure for the life of me why I can't get hooked on exercise
Jedi Princess! Yes "John Adams" is a great read!! Too bad about his son Charles though - but John Q was definitely the better son. My "LOTR" is the paperback series from early 1970s I got in high school...still in good shape after reading not as many as 23 times