I'm sure you've heard of it, but I'm currently doing a book exchange with my grandmother and we're reading Bruce Chatwin's In Patagonia, a book he wrote in the 70s about his journey there and the history, anecdotes, and travel notes about the place. If you get a chance, read Chatwin's On The Black Hill as well. Such a marvelous writer.
Reading about B. Cumbs on ONTD (where they call him Our Reptilian Overlord) has really soured my taste for him. Curse you, other websites on the internet.
"Caitlin Moran has already started her open letter to Amanda Palmer about how everything a woman does is okay, because she's a woman and that's what feminism means." Dropping truth bombs in here.
@stonefruit Where's the volunteer coordinator in all this? I am fairly certain it's not part of your unpaid job to deal with harassment. And this may be my mean streak talking, but is telling this lady to fuck off an option?
@frigwiggin Get Docs. All the shoes you'll ever want, and they last forever. I wore them as my winter boots in Toronto, and they're loose enough to wear in the summer with short-shorts without overheating you.
@joie I love James Herriot. Have you seen the tv show based on the books? The Fifth Doctor stars as Tristan! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdYv_b1YHKs
@wallsdonotfall I read High Wizardry and stopped (Nita's little sister was too annoying to keep reading).
@commanderbanana How dare you. http://ow.ly/nvEU9
(JK I just wanted to use that gif)
So You Want To Be a Wizard by Diane Duane, anyone? How about Chrestomanci, the Chronicles of Amber, or If at Faust You Don't Succeed? (Diana Wynne Jones, Roger Zelazny, and Roger Zelazny and Robert Sheckley respectively) This is mostly late junior high/early high school since I mostly read animal books before I discovered Harry Potter at age 11 (think James Herriot and Gerald Durrell), but by god I loved these books, and still remember them very well.