I have had a lifelong love affair with the written word. It began with the amazingly imaginative works of Dr. Seuss, and since my youth, there have been too many partners in this love affair for me to keep track of. In prison, even for the mostly illiterate convicts, reading is a common way to pass the time. Sometimes we get to choose the titles, but more often than not, we read whatever is at hand. As a professional appreciator of quality work, here are my humble thoughts on various books I’ve read over my years of incarceration. May you find something here that captures your imagination. And if so, like every good book deserves, may you pass it on.