One of the great things about reading, specifically books and even more to the point - fiction, is that it connects us to our imagination and to our ability to really know the characters that we are investing in. Often times knowing them better than many of the people in our daily lives. When I read a good piece of fiction I find myself thinking in the style of the author and the characters. It is as if my life has been set to the rhythms of the book that I've just set down. And no other art form has quite the same effect. There are so many great works out there begging to be read. So let's tackle these books together! Everything from Vonnegut to Plath to Melville to Wallace to Munro!