I love to hear about people who still value and prize fine books! My own book collection is just as important to me as my CD collection.
My wife and I have an entire room in our house lined, from floor to ceiling, with bookshelves. I love books, but, frankly, don't read as much as I did pre-kids. But I value our book collection as much as my CD collection.
Just finished: Austin Grossman - You
. This book seemed to have a lot of potential, but never really went anywhere that seemed compelling. The book is about Russell--a D&D kind of guy in the 1980's who, along with a few friends, developed an important engine for an early RPG computer game. After trying to fit into the mainstream by pursuing a law degree, he bows out and returns to the game studio, Black Arts Games, that his high school friends founded based on the success they experienced with their early titles. The book is largely a "coming of age" story--for someone in his 40's--and many of the issues he struggles with are narrated in the Infocom-style third person format ("You are standing in front of a white house...") as he plays through the games and projects his issues onto the characters.
This might have some nostalgic value for people who have fond memories of the early home computer days or who like old-school RPGs. Without that hook, however, the rest of it falls pretty flat. It is still fun, however, if you like to think about computer games.