Today is books I've read that have been recommended to me.
There was a lady who owned a children's bookstore named Trespasser's William. She passed away a few years ago and the store is no more, but she had a huge impact on the children of Albuquerque. She took books to all the elementary schools and read to the students, giving many away. Here are a few books she recommended to me while I was going through a painful divorce and having to dream a new dream.
Future Shock, by Alvin Toffler.
Gwen told me to read it in the bathroom. It was too detailed to read in big doses. I found it fascinating and it made the madness of the 60's, 70's and even up to today make a lot of sense.
His next book, The Third Wave, I incorporated into my Fan Plan Trilogy.
The next book Gwen recommended change my life in many ways. It was Deathbird Stories by Harlan Ellison. This book of the gloomiest and most depressing stories imaginable lifted me out of the deepest depression of my life. I became an Ellison junky and have a book case full of his work. His writing style and his imagery I have mimicked in a number of my stories.
Another book she recommended I enjoyed and having read it makes me a part of a counter culture from the time period. I know how to Grok.
Berthold Gambrel writes a lot of reviews of indie books on his blog. Even some of my books.
Audrey Driscol has a Herbert West series. I read few, but they didn't interest me as I'm not a Lovecraftian. I did enjoy She Who Comes Forth. A stand alone book of hers very much.
I took a seminar with National Geographic to become a Geographer. That's a high school teacher who's taken the seminar and can incorporate geography into the curriculum. They recommended this book. Longitude. I've read it a number of times and it still fascinates me.
Here are some books I've read because they've been recommended by posts on TTT.
The only book here I didn't enjoy was Red, White and Royal Blue, sorry wasn't my cuppa tea.