The Bookworm Cache (GC5D14) was one of the oldest in the area, dating to 2002. This cache uses a new location and adds an extra stage, but otherwise serves the same purpose.
If you bring a paperback you would like others to read, please say something about it in your log - why do you like it? There are zip-lock bags inside the ammo can that you can use to protect the book. If you take a book, please leave the bag for others to use.
Of course, if you have nothing to trade and the weather is good, you can sit and read a book you like and then return it. There are benches near either parking waypoint.
|Books sitting in an ammo box don't do a lot of good. If you find the cache but do not have a book to trade, feel free to borrow one for a few days. Add a note to your log, then either bring it back when you can, or bring a replacement, or keep it - I'll be happy to keep the box well stocked.
Here are five of my favorite books to start things off:
- Ian McEwan, Enduring Love. McEwan is my favorite novelist - pithy, a keen but dark sense of humor, and a fine insight into human nature. His insights are very evident in this novel. The first chapter, describing a simple human tragedy, is perhaps the most powerful I have ever read.
- David Lodge, Deaf Sentence. Another English novelist I really enjoy. Rather like McEwan in many ways, but funnier and less dark. You'll enjoy this book if, like me, you are trying to cope with the hassles of growing old.
- Mohammed Hanif, A Case of Exploding Mangoes. A brilliant story of love, betrayal, and attempted conspiracy. In many ways the Pakistani version of Catch-22. If you worry about what goes on in the middle east, read this and learn what it's really like!
- Maxine Hong Kingston, China Men. A classic. Stories, some true and some fictional, of Chinese immigrants to the U.S. - their myths, their traditions, what they endured in a strange culture, and how they survived. Warm, sad, funny, and very touching.
- Richard Feynman, "What Do You Care What Other People Think?" A Nobel prize winning physicist whose popular writings are models of clear thinking. Here he recounts delightful stories from his life, and describes his experiences on the commission that investigated the Challenger disaster.
Many thanks to randlm for contributing the children's books.