I'm going to be gone for a few days vacationing in Central Texas visiting, among other things, Dinosaur Valley State Park and Fossil Rim Wildlife Center. I suspect a lot of y'all are like me in that I actually plan which books I'll be taking on any vacations. I have this interesting (read: strange?) penchant to read books that are about/set in the places I visit. Thus, last year, when I went to California, I took Robert Bloch's Spiderweb/Shooting Star as it was set in California. This year, it's westerns (mostly).
- The Comanche Scalp - William Colt MacDonald
- Trail of the Apache - Elmore Leonard (I have the new complete set of short stories but don't want to lug around that huge brick of a book)
- The Lone Ranger (graphic novel) - I'm very interested to see a modern take on this most classic of western heroes.
- Night Over the Solomons - Louis L'amour (not a western but a western writer)