My daughter's finishing up third grade, and she's been developing into quite the voracious reader. We were kind of surprised though that she wasn't interested in Harry Potter at all, so around Christmas my wife and I dug up the movies and watched them with her. It worked to get her interested, and she's since read the whole series. One of the unintended side effects though is that I started to realize just how long it's been since I've sat down and read a novel myself. I'm reading all the time (news, e-mail, forums, etc.), but I honestly couldn't name a full book I'd read since the last Harry Potter book came out in 2007.
Anyway, I decided to remedy that situation. A few weeks ago, I dug out the Death Gate Cycle, which I haven't read in at least a decade or two. I've been steadily going through those, and just started the last book in the series the other night. It's been an odd experience. I could vaguely remember some of the broad strokes of the plot, along with some very vivid memories of certain elements and events, but I've lost so much to time that it's kind of like reading it for the first time with a touch of deja vu. And while I had vague memories of having enjoyed the books, I'd completely forgotten just how much I enjoyed them. Or maybe I was too young to fully appreciate them back then. I really can't tell for sure.
I'm still debating what to dig into next once I finish The Seventh Gate. I never did read The Lord of the Rings, and have always wanted to, so that's always a top contender. The Dragonlance books, primarily the ones written by Weis & Hickman, are old favorites that I also haven't read in ages. I also have their Darksword series, which I also never got around to reading. Or the Pern series, which had several more books published since I last read them. Then there's the Harry Potter series, since it's what kicked off this mood in the first place. I'd also be strongly tempted by the Song of Ice and Fire series, but I don't think I could stand the wait for the final book(s).
Anyway, anybody else reading anything good lately?