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10 books

I got tagged on facebook by my friend Caylie to do this, and i thought i'd post it here because it seems to fit a blog entry better than a facebook status. The tag was: list ten books that have stuck with me. these are in no particular order.

1. Emotion and Meaning in Music by Leonard Meyer - which engrained in me the concept of expectation and how to mess with it which has defined a lot of my musical voice and also how i try to live my life.

2. The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe by CS Lewis - a book that captured my imagination as a child.

3. The entire Khaavren Romances by Steven Brust - a series written in the style of Alexander Dumas that is absolutely outstanding, and one of the few series whose ending made me cry when reading it.

4. No Limit Hold 'Em: Theory and Practice by Ed Miller and David Sklansky - maybe the fourth or fifth 2+2 book i read in my formative poker education years.

5. Witch Week by Diane Duane - where Harry Potter came from as far as i'm concerned. I read this over and over again in my youth.

6. Cold Days by Jim Butcher - the entire series is great, but Cold Days sticks out to me because of how absolutely vast it is.

7. New Voices: American Composers Talk About Their Music by Geoff and Nicole Walker Smith - hearing what Steve Reich, John Adams, John Cage, etc. had to say about their craft of composition highly inspired and influenced me when i first started to go down that path.

8. Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll - a classic tale with amazing storytelling.

9. The Belgariad by David Eddings - classic fantasy storytelling. A little cliché when i go back and read it now, an old school tale. But incredibly memorable to me.

10. The Missing Piece by Shel Silverstein - because come on. How can any of those books by Shel Silverstein not stick with you?


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Sep. 9th, 2014 11:01 pm (UTC)
Number 3
You had me read a Steven Brust book once, but I don't remember what it was called. The main character was a vampire, but you don't realize that until about halfway through the book. I remember liking it...do you remember which one it was?
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