I bought two more books today to add to my reading list on my Kindle, Amazon's amazing e-reader. One of them sounds like a brain-bashing, nostalgic horror story stemming from the narrator's childhood, and the other is a chronicle of Mao Zedong's communist triumph in China (Mao's Great Famine).
I'm partial to history, realism, true crime and politics, not horror fiction--not Stephen King (though King is a master storyteller, horror and otherwise--a literary phenomenon who could write anything and make it stick. See The Shawshank Redemption).
My friend BG has invested a small fortune in Kindle books. He will probably never catch up on his reading, though he's a compulsive intellectual investigator. No matter what happens, he considers his Kindle library a perpetual comfort, a hundred and fifty books ahead of himself.
Trouble for me is, my TBR (To Be Read) list may be exceeding my TLTL (Time Left To Live)--which is okay.
At least, I'll die happy.
Here's Burgess Meredith at the end of an episode of The Twilight Zone, after the end of the world, then, at the end of his own world.