You could know this thing or that thing about me, but wouldn't it be better to actually know me?
What are your five favorite books, and why?
Great Expectation by Charles Dickens. Probably the greatest novel ever written. I think we all have something of Pip in us. The Drowned World by J. G. Ballard. A prescient vision of global warming and human greed. The Gap series by Stephen Donaldson. A space opera with a superbly written heroine, Morne Hyland, and a villain who's near-absolute brutality is marred only by a glimmer of good within him. Damien by Herman Hesse. A novel that I've read twice, and which I still can't quite articulate the significance of. A novel that everyone should read. Lanark: A Life in Four Books by Alisdair Gray. This novel is as rich in meaning as it is entertaining.
What do you read for pleasure?
My first response would be to say science fiction, and it is my favorite genre. But I've been reading non-fiction books lately. Currently reading A Way of Being by the influential person-centered counselor and psychologist Carl Rogers.