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What books are you planning on reading over the summer? Or maybe what was the last good book you read? I need some ideas. Favorite authors? Could be fiction, non-fiction, sports, mysteries, biographies or whatever.

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Fri, 06/11/2010 - 3:24am

I just finished "The Lake Effect" Buy some bald headed hockey nut. Blake something or other Fantastic reading I highly recommend. I am just starting on "Life after Death the Evidence" by Dinesh D'Souza. Very interesting so far!

Fri, 06/11/2010 - 4:21am

Quiet Strength-Tony Dungy /Flex magazine / Trailing the Komets

Fri, 06/11/2010 - 4:43am

State of Fear by Michael Crichton (I believe, will check tonight)

Fri, 06/11/2010 - 5:17am

I'm a big Dean Koontz fan, though his older stuff is WAYY better. I've also got some Lincoln Child and Vince Flynn. If you're looking for a fun thriller action adventure, my fave from Vince Flynn is: Memorial Day.

Fri, 06/11/2010 - 5:59am

Just finished The Lake Effect.... Excellent, highly recommended to all. "Must read" material. Get it! You'll find yourself covered somewhere in there and it will bring back memories.

Fri, 06/11/2010 - 6:17am

Any new book or material I can Find on Ronald Reagan. Wouls like to get out to simi valley to the Library again, come on Southwest, need those $49 one way fares.

Fri, 06/11/2010 - 8:06am

If you're looking for books to read then why don't you just read my posts?

Those are "books", right RunningKomet, Dschebig, Burgee and Blake?

Note to Chad: how's the family doing? You getting enough sleep?

Fri, 06/11/2010 - 8:24am

I enjoyed "Lake Effect", finished it awhile back.

I've decided this will be a summer of re-reading combined with some stuff I should have read a long time ago.

Currently reading "The Moonstone" by Wilkie Collins.

Others on the list: "Dead Souls" by Nikolai Gogol, "Crime and Punishment" by Fyodor Dostoevsky. "Here is Your War" and "Brave Men" by Ernie Pyle, also last read when I was in high school.

Two John Le Carre's, "Murder of Quality" and "The Spy Who Came in From The Cold". I love Le Carre but I'm pretty sure I haven't read the first one and I've seen the movie of the second a bunch of times but never got around to reading it.

In between I'm still slowly working my way through a history of WWI. It's by S.L.A. Marshall and as history books go he's probably one of the easier to read.

Will I get though them this summer? Probably not unless my computer and cameras croak, God forbid, but I should finish at least two of the classics and one of the Le Carres.

Oh yeah, I did check the rules and one can be a hockey fan and participate on hockey blogs/forums and still be a fan of the Russian (and other) classics.

Fri, 06/11/2010 - 8:36am

Currently working my way through "The City of Falling Angels" by the same guy who wrote "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil" (I think the author is David Berendt, not sure as I don't have the book in front of me ;) )

Five Minute Major
Fri, 06/11/2010 - 9:18am

Just started "Under the Dome" by Stephen King. It could double as a doorstop, it'll probably take me all summer to finish it. I'll have some nice biceps from lugging it around.
I just ordered Dean Koontz' Frankenstein books from one of my book clubs, they look interesting but I agree with Brandan, his old stuff is better. "Watchers" is one of my favorites. Also just got the latest Douglas Preston/Lincoln Child release, can't remember the title tho.
I will eventually pick up a copy of "The Lake Effect", heard nothing but good stuff about it. :)

Fri, 06/11/2010 - 9:35am

Also watching movies, House of 1000 corpses - Devils Rejects -Halloween remake by Rob Zombie - Texas Chainsaw Massacre - Texas Chainsaw NEW Beginning.

Fri, 06/11/2010 - 10:10am

There's supposed to be a new Tom Clancy book coming out this summer with all of his old characters. After reading the entire Tom Clancy series I'm excited to have something fresh. Clancy's books are long, and it's sometimes hard to follow the multitude of characters that he thows in at the beginning of the book, but once he gets rolling he's hard to beat. Additionally, Clancy gives you information about the U.S. military's secret capabillities and equipment that you certainly don't get anywhere else.

Fri, 06/11/2010 - 10:14am

Since you need some light fare Blake, I recommend any of Uncle John's Bathroom Readers. I am more a trivia and obscure fact guy myself. I'm catching up on The Green Book of Songs by Subject (all 1570 pages). Or if you are a sales guy I highly recommend "Ice To The Eskimos" by Jon Spoelstra. Excellent reading written by a pro sports executive. You will find something to quote in there every day.

Fri, 06/11/2010 - 10:16am

Alan, i consider yours E-Books, because i get to read them on the move!

Fri, 06/11/2010 - 11:29am


Fri, 06/11/2010 - 9:31pm

My summer reading will include "The Lake Effect"...after I buy a copy! Other sources of reading material includes Hemmings Motor News magazine, Hemmings Classic Car magazine (as well as other parts catalogs!) and I would like to start reading Tony Dungy's book, Quiet Strength that Kathleen got for me. I will not be reading any college textbooks this summer since I took a break from classes due to an agressive car show season and working on my antique Cadillac. I am planning on having it on display at the Car Show at New Haven H.S. Saturday afternoon....Plus I felt it was time to give the brain a rest after making Dean's List 2 semesters in a row!

Fri, 06/11/2010 - 10:27pm

Congratulations on the Dean's list Bob and yes, it is a good idea to give the brain a rest from time to time.

Fri, 06/11/2010 - 11:05pm

I really need to be doing more writing than reading, but since reading helps, I do have a number of books already on hand that I've been intending to read. The two most recent ones are the original "War of the Worlds" and a combo book of the "Odyssey" and "Iliad". I also have a bunch by Terry Brooks that I should try to get to... "A Knight of the Word", "The Black Unicorn", "Wishsong of Shannara", "The Gypsy Morph"... And then there's "Farmer Giles of Ham" and "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight" in my continuing quest to read everything J.R.R. Tolkien ever wrote or thought about writing.

But you asked for suggestions. Eh, I don't think you ever took my "Roverandom" suggestion when you asked last year! Beyond that, I highly recommend the "Death Gate Cycle" novels. They are still my favorite fantasy novels after "The Lord of the Rings", probably because they have the same moral undertones. And they have a totally cool blink-dog in them. The highest praise I could give them is that I found them... well... surprising. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Death_Gate_Cycle

Sat, 06/12/2010 - 9:52am

Wow, there are some great books on here. Thank you to everyone for the suggestions.

On, with the questions:

JR, how was it? Some Crichton books I loved and others were so-so. Tends to get too heavy into the technical for me and not enough into the characters sometime.
Brandan, have you read Life Expectancy or The Good Guy? Those are two recent Koontz that I loved. I have a buddy who loves Vince Flynn. I'm going to have to give him another chance.
Vanessa, I enjoyed the first one but it sure was different. Is this one similar?
FMM, I thought Under the Dome was King's best in several years. He finally wrote about characters again. Agree?
Way to go Bob!
Wendy, I'll be heading to Hyde Brothers soon to check out The Death Gate Cycle and Roverandom.

Thanks again for all the kind words on The Lake Effect.

Sat, 06/12/2010 - 10:03am

Blake: I take it you don't like my type of movies :( did you check out the Boucher jersey?

Sat, 06/12/2010 - 10:19am

Yeah, $499 was a little steep for me. Actually, I just watched 30 Days of Night last weekend. :) Gotta be in the right mood for movies of those genre.

Sat, 06/12/2010 - 10:22am

Blake, State fof Fear was awesome... It was one of those books I bought at an airport to try to pass the time during a lengthy delay and ended up not being able to put it down. I like how he researches and adds facts into his fiction story helping it seem more realistic. A good read, IMO

Sat, 06/12/2010 - 10:32am

Dean Koontz books I liked were Odd Thomas and Velocity

Another Crichton book I liked was Sphere....

Blake Sebring
Sat, 06/12/2010 - 10:46am

LOVE Odd Thomas books.

Sat, 06/12/2010 - 2:18pm

I don't like Boucher enough to spend $499+sh, heck I only paid $210 for my Henley Norfork jersey.I do like the Wheeling Nailers jersey.

Sat, 06/12/2010 - 2:31pm

what i read doesnt qualify as books!

Five Minute Major
Sat, 06/12/2010 - 5:56pm

The Odd Thomas series is awesome, I also liked "Life Expectancy" a lot. I think I have "The Good Guy" but I don't know if I've gotten around to reading it yet. If I've read it I don't remember it... LOL I've just started "Under the Dome" but so far it's really good. I'll let you know when I've finished it, but it could be September before I get through it!

Blueline Baby
Sat, 06/12/2010 - 6:19pm

Another great author is Rick Porelli....he writes about the Cleveland mob, and I'm particularly into that scene. One of his books is currently being made into a movie as well.

Sun, 06/13/2010 - 5:30am

Blake, the second one is about the fire at the La Fenice theater (opera house?) in Venice. So far it's pretty good.

Sun, 06/13/2010 - 6:57am

Diary of a wimpy kid:DOG DAYS FICTON.