Personal preferences for books by favorite curmudgeons, authors, greats, originals. What books do you treasure?
Sasha "Birdie" Newborn
Publisher of classics in modernized language, plus innovative titles and formats (Italian for Opera Lovers, French for Food Lovers; I Ching in eight gender variants).
Also sponsoring TimeWell, a monthly litmag that combines classic excerpts with contemporary writing, poems, art.
Occasionally an author as well as reader (publisher, editor, hawker...). I'm working my way through an audiobook version (myself narrating) of The Martian Testament. The paper edition is already available at www.createspace.com/4300682. Also on my website under fiction, at www.bandannabooks.com/ebooks/marseb.php
Which means I'm reading every word I wrote yet again. And I have to say that it touches me in some places, offers a fresh point of view (from Mars), and even invades my dreams.
Being in the book business for so long, I find that I rarely actually sit down to read a book, and if I do, it's for a very good reason (ha, in my mind).