I couldnt find one of these threads, so I thought I'd start one!
I am currently reading Labyrinth by Kate Mosse. I havent got very far through it, but its excellent so far! It goes between a story in the present, and the parallel story of a girl in the past, its really interesting.
It's about a woman who was kidnapped and kept in an 11 foot by 11 foot shed in some man's backyard and she had a son in that room. She told him that the room was the world but when he turned 5 she told him about the outside and they developed a plan to escape and they ended up getting out and then the boy has to learn everything about the outside world and people and the mom tries to kill herself. It's just really good once you get into it.
I have several books I'm planning to read over the winter holidays:
The Importance of Being Earnest and Four Other Plays by Oscar Wilde (the other plays are A Woman of No Importance, An Ideal Husband, Lady Windermere's Fan, and Salome)
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
A Collection of Sherlock Holmes Tales by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Geekomancy - Michael R Underwood
A comic book store cashier encounters a strange fellow fighting a troll with a lightsaber and is drawn into a world where magic and monsters exist and objects can be summoned from entertainment media to be used to fight others.
-- Weird sense of humor. A bit quark-y and boson at times. --