It was really all downhill from there. I re-read Dune, Dune: Messiah, and Children of Dune. Then, it was on to other sci-fi and fantasy favorites.
Legacy of reading
I still have original copies of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogy from my dad. He purchased the books on the way down to Panama in the late 1960's while in the U.S. Army. His buddies were heading off to Vietnam to die, but since he was a musician with three Masters Degrees in music, he ended up on state-sponsored tours of Central and South America.
Great story there, but I digress. Books.
My dad wrote his name and address on the inside cover of the books, and it wasn't until I picked up The Hobbit to re-read that I noticed his handwriting in the inside jacket cover. That got me thinking: I should start leaving Easter Eggs like this for my children, so when they want to start reading my books, they find notes.
Notes like this, that I left in my hardbound ultimate edition of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: