Friday, May 25, 2007

So what is Wheelie Catholic reading?

_ The Ha Ha by Dave King

About a guy with a disability whose female friend goes into rehab leaving her son with him - he has multiple disabilities as a result of a war injury and is mute. I really like the way the main character is portrayed so far - he's active and engaging. My reading of this was interrupted by my day job (da nerve) but I intend to get back to it this weekend.

You can get used copies of this book very reasonably over at Amazon - sadly it looks as though it did not sell well which is unfortunate because Dave King's writing is quite good.

Next on the Queue

-Rise, Let Us Be On Our Way by Pope John Paul II

-Changing Planes by Ursula LeGuin

-The Red Tent by Anita Diamant

I want to read Children of Hurin but it's not available on tape yet and and bookshare didn't have it last time I checked. I would use my headpointer but I have a lot of reading in my job right now so I think this is going to be au audio deal.

Assistive technology I use to read: headpointer and reading stand; books on tape from Recording for Blind and National Library for Blind;;

What are you reading - and if you have a disability - feel free to share the assistive technology you use to read.


betterolls said...

The Red Tent was a great book. I'm not into fantasy books at all but I will see the movies like Lord of the Rings and Eragon. Maybe I'll check out Dave King's book.

Anonymous said...

Why do you have to talk about the different ways you read? I don't see where that matters. Most people with disabilities do this and it turns me off because I could care less about how you go about doing things. Why not be as normal as possible and do things the normal way?

hotwheelz said...

I'm reading Odd Thomas - character with a disability too. THere's a few of these books in a series and I've enjoyed them. There's a lot in them about being different and feeling different and how people treat you in mean ways when you're different. These books have sold very well! I wonder if the message sinks in though.

Penny L. Richards said...

Changing Planes is interesting--I got a little weary towards the middle, but I liked the idea, and there are some interesting disability angles in some of the planes (like a plane where people only talk when they're young, so speech is considered a childish noise). The blog "Garden of Nna Mmoy," which has been featured in Disability Blog Carnival, is named for one of the other stories.

Anonymous said...

Read Catcher in the Rye for school and I like to read Stephen King and Dean Koontz. Odd Thomas books are good.