Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Lords of the Realm 2 / Summer Reading

First and foremost, any of you who played Lords of the Realm 2 need to listen to this song:

(You can download the track for yourself here)

Now that that's out of the way, let's talk about the other topic: summer reading. Remember when we were in school and we were expected to read on our own over the summer? I say "supposed to" because I know I never actually did, unless I could get away with something I was going to read anyways (Michael Crichton's Sphere comes to mind). But now, as an adult, I've come to appreciate the occasional foray into literature. I've even purchased more than one book in the past twelve months. I've got at least one extremely long road trip, and I'll likely have many other opportunities to get some serious reading done.

So I turn to you, my loyal readers...or reader. Offer me suggestions of books I should perhaps attempt to read this summer. Particular attention should be paid to books in two categories:
  1. Books that you yourself own and could let me borrow.
  2. Books by Nick Hornby.
I look forward to your suggestions/offerings.


Chip said...

I love the song! Man, I miss that game. I found my box, but not the CD, which is very sad. I can hear it now, "a wooden palisade," "a stone castle."

I'm looking forward to putting my new library card to work this summer. I'll definitely be reading "Juliet, Naked" and I'd like to see about reading "Fever Pitch," (its about Arsenal). I had a lot of fun reading Moneyball last summer, so something along those lines would be really neat. These are all for me, but maybe it'll pique some interest with you.

Nick Engle said...

"The Way of Shadows" by Brent Meeks. The first book in "The Night Angel Trilogy" (followed by the other two). Or

"A Game of Thrones," by George R. R. Martin. The first book in the saga, "A Song of Ice and Fire."

The Night Angel trilogy is shorter and an easier read. Ice and Fire is four long books that is incomplete as the 5th and 6th books are still due out...eventually.

Both are very good fantasy/badass stories, both I have all the books for.

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