Rick Cohler, editor of the Advertister Community News in Seymour, WI

About: 

 

 

This form was filled out in 2006 when Rick was the editor of the Times Press in Seymour, WI.

How I fit my reading time in: 

I like to read at breakfast and in the evening.

A favorite place to read: 

In our backyard screenhouse in the summer. Anywhere I can in winter. I always have a book on tape.

One of my favorite books from childhood and why?: 

Left blank.

My top six books: 

Tolkien Trilogy. Without a doubt, the most imaginative creation of a complete world and civilization. The movies can't compete with Tolkien's prose and poetry.

Dean Koontz, "From the Corner of His Eye".

A tale of magic, fear and wonder. Causes readers to think about the choices one makes and shows how even through tragedy God brings good from evil and is in control.

C. S. Lewis, "The Screwtape Letters".

An astounding book on how Satan seeks to separate us from God.

Mark Twain, "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn".

The best piece of American literature. Most of us read it as students, but takes on whole new insight and meaning when read as an adult.

John Irving, "A Prayer for Owen Meany".

The story of a boy so small he is perpetually cast as Baby Jesus each Christmas but who is convinced his life will have great purpose.

David Herbert Donald, "Lincoln".

Everyone should read a good bio of our nation's greatest leader. Without his sacrifice and leadership our country would not exist.

Additional comments: 

Could I add one?

James Lee Burke--any of the Dave Robicheaux novels. He takes the reader to the Louisiana bayous in such a way that one can feel the heat and humidity and almost smell the region.