feed the book monster

Professor Teen leaves in exactly one week for almost two weeks of light shows, temporary art, canine athletes and mechanical cats. He will also be spending more than 24 hours on airplanes and trains.

This is Professor Teen. So is this. I have millions of these. Professor Teen loves to read.

After borrowing and buying the warmest clothing that exists in our southern city, I am now tasked with putting half a dozen books on Professor Teen’s electronic reading device of choice. Sometimes I don’t drop names because I don’t want to sound like a commercial. I am not doing that here. I buy eBooks and they automatically load to multiple devices in our family. I honestly don’t know which device will be earning SkyMiles.

So, I am on a book hunt. What will entertain a 16-y-o who has read Tolkien enough that you do NOT want to get him started on what the movies omitted? He has also read Doctorow, Gibson, Pratchett, Gaiman and Douglas Adams. Sci-Fi is his favorite genre, but he also digs physics, math and history. What would be good book fuel for the reading monster? If you need me, I will be drowning in the GoodReads lists.

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4 thoughts on “feed the book monster

  1. The Cyberiad by Stanislaw Lem

    T-Zero by Italo Calvino

    The War with the Newts by Karel Capek

    The Collected Stories of Philip K. Dick’, volumes 1-6

    A Cornucopia of Science Fiction of the 30’s, 50’s, and 60’s selected and edited by B.H. Crew

    This Perfect Day by Ira Levin

    Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut

  2. I enjoyed Heinlen’s younger reader stuff (Tunnel in the Sky, Star Beast, Rocket Ship Galileo, The Rolling Stones) although I can’t stand his adult sci-fi.

    The Bartimaeus Series about a wayward djinni, by Jonathan Stroud.

    Bradbury short story collections.

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