I’ve been reading a lot lately, but nothing to do withÂ skepticism. Instead, I have been filling my head with monsters, magic, and fantasy. Over the past couple of weeks, I read all four of the Twilight novels by Stephenie Meyer. And two of my favorite authors have come out with new books that I’ll be reading over the weekend: A Lion Among Men by Gregory MaGuire and The Graveyard book by Neil Gaiman. I don’t know why, but it seems like a lot of skeptics are fans of the supernatural in fiction. Is it because of or in spite of the fact that we don’t believe in the supernatural in the real world?
Even with all that fantastical reading, I’ve had time to get some great books lined up for the next few reading selections:
First, to stick to the ghostly lineup of my personal reading, and to celebrate Halloween, we’ll be readingÂ The Ghost on Saturday NightÂ by Sid Fleischman. This is a children’s book, so it’ll be a quick read that you should be able to fit in this month, even though we’re getting a very late start. Instead of interviewing the author, I’d like to post some input by parents who are readers of this blog. Please contact me if you’d like to share your thoughts about reading materials for kids. I have some things to say on this based on my own childhood, but I’d like to include input from parents.
Here are a few more books that we’ll be digging into this winter:
The Age of American UnreasonÂ by Susan Jacoby, the author ofÂ Freethinkers.
I’ve also asked Rebecca to check with Phil Plait (hi Phil!) to see if he’s willing to do an interview or a guest post for us any time soon about his new book, Death From The Skies.