Good Luck!!! Hope everything goes well with your surgery. I just registered tonight because I saw this thread and wanted to add to it. Well, that isn't the only reason but it's one of them
Anyways, books? Hmm...Stephen King is awesome, any of his books really. I did like the Dark Tower series but in all honesty I haven't read all of them. I believe we have the last 3 that he wrote but I haven't read them because I can't remember the first 4 and I want to go back and read them. The character, the Gunslinger is pretty cool, I can remember that much. But, Stephen king is an odd duck. I've been buy his house in Bangor, ME and it had gargoyles near the gates and bats on the gates.
I just read the DaVinci Code and Angels and Demons by Dan Brown and I have to say that those were some good books. I actually liked the DaVinci Code the best but they were both pretty good. Especially if you like the Vatican City and all the things that happen to elect a new pope. In fact, we saw that this year with the new pope being elected. It was rather neat.
Games? I have a Gamecube and I thought the best game was Zelda The Windwaker. I haven't conquered it, yet but I am very close. I am collecting all the rubies I can before the last level. I haven't played it in awhile though since I'm getting ready to move to Maine to be with my fiance.
Sorry if I've rambled or went off topic. Good luck, Paul!!!!!