Danny the Dinosaur. What 6 year old boy wouldn’t want to play hide-and-seek with a brontosaurus?What’s the most recent book you have read or what are you reading right now?
Winter of the World by Ken Follett
Why did you choose that book?
I feel that historical fiction novels give me a better understanding and appreciation of real events. Ken Follett provides so much rich detail to his books, so I’ll read anything he writes. Plus it’s a book about WWII…’nuff said.
If you could meet one book character or one author, who would you like it to be?
- Author: Roald Dahl. He had a fascinating life—he managed a rubber plantation in Dar-es-Salaam in his twenties, was a Fighter Ace in the RAF in WWII, and went on to craft some of the most imaginative children stories (some pretty interesting adult short stories too…think of O. Henri).
- Character: Danny’s dad from Danny the Champion of the World by Roald Dahl. As a 10-year-old kid, I appreciated the close yet mature and independent relationship he had with his son and he inspired me to be like him with my son.
You can only choose five books for your bookshelf. What are they?
- Fall of Giants, Ken Follett (I never understood The Great War until reading this book!)
- The Hunt for Red October, Tom Clancy (I’ll read any book about the navy…this one being especially clever)
- The Importance of Being Earnest, Oscar Wilde (Oscar Wilde was like the Victorian Mel Brooks)
- The Hobbit, J.R.R. Tolkien (Get lost in this journey of the imagination)
- The Foundation Series, Isaac Asimov (I learned so much about sociology and religion in this precursor to Star Wars)
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