I still think people who though Jurrassic Park was cool are doing a diservice to the franchise but not reading the vastly superior Novel
I loved the first Jurrassic Park novel. I also (unfortunately) read the 2 sequels, and thought both were very forced. It just seemed like someone at the movie studio told him he had to write a sequel or two so that they could make a few more films out of them. I think they both pretty much sucked.
In my reading I get on weird little kicks where I'll just go on long runs of reading the same author or genre. I've read 3 Dune books this year or I read like 8 Carl Sagan books 3 years ago. 2 Years ago I read as much Hemingway as I could find. When I was younger I read every Crichton and Clancy and Grisham there was for like 2 years. I'm weird like that.
Yeah, I definitely get on kicks like that myself. Like right now - I'm going through a bunch of Clive Barkers stuff... Books of Blood, Damnation Game, Cabal, Hellbound Heart, and a few others I have lined up already. And sometimes when I get on these kicks, I go back and read lots of older stuff, while I have a bunch of new, unread books sitting here waiting to be read. I probably have at least the last 4 or 5 of the SW Clone Wars books just sitting here, waiting to be started. But I'm way more into the horror kick right now, and I know that if I switch gears to the SW stuff I'm just not going to enjoy it at this moment.
But I just love to read, its one of the best things in the world to do because there is so much cool stuff to learn and experience and think about. I hope my sons are in to it as much as I am, we read to Max every night and have for a long time.
That's great. My parents read to me when I was growing up, and it had a huge impact on me picking up books on my own. Of course, because of that, I have bookcases and bookcases filled with books, because I have a real hard time getting rid of any. I read them and save them. Sometimes I lend them out, but I never throw them away or give them away.