|About me:||Librarian, local history enthusiast|
|Reading Interests:||From an interview: What is your favorite book? Favorite author? I have a few favorite authors, but I just reviewed my Goodreads account, and my highest rated books are by Phillip K. Dick. They are science fiction books, but there is a lot of philosophy in them as well. I am due to read The Divine Invasion again. Dick specializes in creating characters who aren’t sure what reality is. I have those Phillip K. Dick moments in my life – is this really happening? Do I deserve this? Do you ever have a string on coincidences that seem to be predestined? Do we have as much free will as we believe? My favorite book is The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. I read it in my teens, twenties and thirties and each time it told me something about myself and American culture. The great American Novel has already been written, and it so effectively demonstrates the folly that can lie in the pursuit of the “American Dream.”|
|elmhaven's Book Lists|
|History Books that Stand the Test of Time (15 titles)
History books that aren't brand new bust still have solid storytelling and/or research.
|Solid Sci-Fi picks (25 titles)
Gateway books for patrons looking to get more into sci-fi but aren't quite sure where to start.