I wanted something that was kind of a fast read so I picked up "Eragon" by Christopher Paolini. It's the first book in the two part series. I consider myself an avid reader and I like to read all types of subjects and topics from autobiographical to sci-fi. It's all about expanding your mind as corny as that sounds.
When Eragon finds a polished blue stone in the forest, he thinks it is the lucky discovery of a poor farm boy; perhaps it will buy his family meat for the winter. But when the stone brings a dragon hatchling, Eragon soon realizes he has stumbled upon a legacy nearly as old as the Empire itself.
Overnight his simple life is shattered, and he is thrust into a perilous new world of destiny, magic, and power. With only an ancient sword and the advice of an old storyteller for guidance, Eragon and the fledgling dragon must navigate the dangerous terrain and dark enemies of an Empire ruled by a king whose evil knows no bounds.
Can Eragon take up the mantle of the legendary Dragon Riders? The fate of the Empire may rest in his hands....
I finally found some time to go see "I Am Legend" and you will not be disappointed one bit with the movies. It's very good.