I used to enjoy reading quite a bit, particularly the works of Raymond Feist and Robert Jordan. As I got more into computer gaming, my time available for reading diminished. Once I got married and we had our daughter (now 2 and a half), that time decreased to zero (while my gaming time was just a little better than that). Well, towards the end of last year that started to change. My wife teaches 3rd grade and reads a few chapter books to the class through the year. She had just finished Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and was looking for something new. I'm a Neil Gaiman fan from his Sandman days so I recommended trying Coraline. She would read it to them at school and I would read it at home. I really enjoyed it, and I remembered how much I liked to read. At the end of December, we went out to visit my folks in Colorado. While out there, I picked up a number of new books. Also, I had yet to read books 8,9, and 10 in The Wheel of Time, so I knew I had plenty to get through. In that time since the last week of December, I've read: Lemony Snicket - Book 1 The Golden Compass The Subtle Knife The Amber Spyglass (His Dark Materials trilogy - thanks HTF ) American Gods all 10 books in The Wheel of Time and now I am starting A Game of Thrones If anyone wants to discuss any of these, just say the word - there's plenty there. Also, if you have any other recommendations I'd like to hear them.