Favorite Book and/or Author: Toss-up between three: The Engines of God, amazing sci-fi that really puts into perspective the lengths to which a group of people could go to survive; Dune, a classic sci-fi journey thriller; Wild Ones, this book is a masterpiece and really brings out tears of inspiration.
Favorite Genres: Sci-fi, Fantasy, and Educational
Book You Really Want to Read Next:Mushrooms Demystified or Tribe of Mentors, both books I received this year and have been waiting to explore.
Least Favorite Book:Culture Matters, Harrison and Huntington are full of it and need to learn more about historical context, geography and environment, and technological development/competition. Recommend reading this one side-by-side with Why Nations Fail, great juxtaposition and they provide counter arguments for each other.
Shortest Number of Pages You've Read in a Book Before Deciding to Abandon It: ~2-3 pages
Favorite Local Book Store and Why It's Your Favorite: Not local, but Powell's Books in Portland, OR. It has 3-4 floors of pure book bliss. The building itself is separated by genres associated with colors (Gold being my favorite: Sci-fi/Fantasy). There's also an old book section, where they curate rare books. I could spend a week there and still be browsing books.