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Old 05-31-2009, 03:32 PM   #1
Dan Morgan
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Reading material suggestions

So my exams finish in 16 days, and after that I'll have 3 months of nothing before starting university.

As I don't want to spend the summer watching TV and on the internet, I would like get some recommendations for great books to read.

I guess I'm looking for fitness related books really, but if you have any others that you just love feel free to throw them in there!

Thanks in advance!
Dan

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Old 05-31-2009, 03:58 PM   #2
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Re: Reading material suggestions

Start here:

http://www.board.crossfit.com/showthread.php?t=25682 (WFS)
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Old 06-01-2009, 08:38 AM   #3
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Thanks

I apologise for not searching first.....
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Old 06-02-2009, 09:16 AM   #4
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Re: Reading material suggestions

The Lost or Red by Jack Ketchum
The Rising by Brian Keene
In Silent Graves by Gary Braunbeck
Pressure by Jeff Strand
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Old 06-02-2009, 05:45 PM   #5
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Re: Reading material suggestions

Dan,

My favorite book of all time is A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole.

Also Gates of Fire by Stephen Pressburg is really good, and recommended by Coach Rip.

Have you read the Harry Potter books? When I first started dating my wife, she insisted on my reading these books (I think the 3rd book had just come out.) I really didn't want to. I told her I wasn't into kids books. She told me to just read the 1st one, and if I didn't like it she wouldn't bother me again. I read the 1st book in 2 days. I read the next two in a week. I was hooked. For fluff reading, there are few better books.

Also, the original Dune series by Frank Herbert is very very good.
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Old 06-02-2009, 06:17 PM   #6
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Between a Rock and a Hard Place by Aaron Ralston
Ultramarathon Man by Dean Karnazes
A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson << funny!


I love adventure reading and live for adventure...
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Old 06-02-2009, 10:50 PM   #7
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+1 for Gates of Fire
I just read Without Remorse by Tom Clancy. Its the usual Clancy spy/intrigue book, with a heavy revenge bend.
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Old 06-06-2009, 01:14 PM   #8
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Thank you for your suggestions guys!
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Old 06-06-2009, 02:05 PM   #9
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+1 for Gates of Fire
I just read Without Remorse by Tom Clancy. Its the usual Clancy spy/intrigue book, with a heavy revenge bend.
+1 for Without Remorse. That was the first Clancy book I read. I wish they'd make it into a movie.

"The Pillars of the Earth" by Ken Follet is good. Funny/sad story, I was in Target with my wife one day, walking by the book section. Saw a big O (for the Oprah book club) on the cover of one book. Looked at it so I'd be sure to never read it (boo Oprah!) and noticed it was the sequel to Pillars of the Earth. Sigh.
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Old 06-06-2009, 03:29 PM   #10
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A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson << funny!
Also a great one by Bryson is "I'm A Stranger Here Myself".
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