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Initial post: Jul 31, 2012 1:42:46 PM PDT
Hello everyone!

My summer vacations have arrived at last.In my mind vacations equals with A LOT of reading,since it's the only time that i can really enjoy my books.

That got me thinking, that i should probably choose among my books the ones that i am going to pack for my vacations.Although i do have an ebook reader, i quite like to have physical books with me, since their batteries don't die all the sudden or i can read them under direct sunlight, withouth having to put a scarf or hat on my head.

So my top five for this year, would be

1) Slammerkin -> I cannot even count how many times i have read this book! I love it.
2) A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1) -> I like the series, so i had to buy this book.I haven't started it yet.
3) Gone Girl: A Novel -> It has already become a sensation in Greece, which is a rarity considered it is published 2012.
4) Celtic Myths and Legends
5) Lothaire (Immortals After Dark) -> Paranormal romance is my addiction.

Do you have any Summer top 5?

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 31, 2012 3:15:28 PM PDT
Hi Pink.

I don't know about Top 5, but my Kindle has, ready to go:

1. Blood of War (Rites of Ascension)
2. A Dance with Dragons (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 5)
3. Aqa History As Unit 1 (Aqa History for As) (because I need to learn 55 years of US history before I teach it in September!)

And that's probably it, to be honest. I have a host of physical books, but as I bought my Kindle specifically so that I didn't have to take real books away with me, I won't be taking them (apart from no. 3 above). There are various others on my Kindle which I might get round to reading, but I doubt it.

Posted on Jul 31, 2012 3:22:30 PM PDT
King's Kid says:
I reread both the Hunger Game trilogy and the Summoner series this year. Both sets are ebooks on my Kindles.

Posted on Aug 1, 2012 2:19:16 PM PDT
PA says:
How about taking on the Agatha Christie back catalogue. She's always good for page-turning. Or maybe the Millenium Trilogy.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 1, 2012 2:28:35 PM PDT
The Weasel says:
For light summer reading how about "Nostradamus ate my Hamster"? It'll make you laugh.

Posted on Aug 1, 2012 3:41:53 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 7, 2012 6:26:19 AM PDT
Hey Pink.
Here's 3 good summer reads that I've enjoyed.

Gracie's Touch (Zion Warriors: Book 1) by S.E. Smith ----- self-pub, countless typos but good story
Reaper by Mina Carter
Wicked Nights (Hqn) by Gena Showalter

Posted on Aug 1, 2012 6:23:50 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 1, 2012 6:32:54 PM PDT
Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury is the perfect summer book. It is beautifully written. Pretty quick, too.

Don't assume you have any idea about this based on Bradbury's other work. I mean, he's pretty adept at imparting strong emotion, but the very relatable plainness of Dandelion Wine covers you in a maternal peace.

I miss being in that little town whenever I think about it. It makes me sad it's not true, and that's a deeper emotional response than I've ever had reading a book.

Posted on Aug 1, 2012 6:41:03 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 1, 2012 6:41:45 PM PDT
I'm a fan of Immortals After Dark so maybe you'd enjoy A Discovery of Witches and Shadow of Night. I had the first one on my Kindle for awhile. It starts out slowly but don't let that stop you. I read both books in 4 days (and they're not short). My only regret is not knowing when the next book is coming out. The second was just released in July so I've got a year or more until the 3rd book. By: Jennifer

Posted on Aug 3, 2012 4:42:48 PM PDT
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Baltazar, The Angel and The Vampire, the best vampire tale ever. The etruscan revelation.
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Posted on Aug 3, 2012 4:47:08 PM PDT
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For light summer reading how about "Nostradamus ate my Hamster"? It'll make you laugh.
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0 - 3? Why it's a decent read --Rankin is a lot like Douglas Adams, but less zany and more subtle..... Okay whatver -- have a good vacation.

Posted on Aug 4, 2012 5:15:02 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 24, 2012 8:00:17 AM PDT
Here's a paranormal romance (comedy) series written by Dakota Cassidy. I enjoyed these books, you might too.

In order:

The Accidental Werewolf (The Accidental Monsters)
Accidentally Dead
The Accidental Human
Accidentally Demonic
Accidentally Catty
Accidentally Dead, Again
The Accidental Genie To be released on December 4th, 2012

Posted on Aug 6, 2012 6:06:17 PM PDT
I was in Santa Fe recently and decided to read a Tony Hillerman mystery, because of the ambience. Great read! I was hooked and then drove through the Checkerboard reservation he described. I downloaded two more TH novels on my Kindle.

Eileen Goudge

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 8, 2012 9:52:36 AM PDT
Bkworm Bren says:
I love Slammerkin also! I'm currently readingThe Keeper of Lost Causes: A Department Q Novel which is fantastic and is a library loan which makes it even better! I also recommend The Silent Girl: A Rizzoli & Isles Novel (with bonus short story Freaks). Seems like I've found some really good books, lately!

Posted on Aug 11, 2012 10:12:28 PM PDT
If you like Adventure & Romance then here's a book you might enjoy. A nice summer read.

Vortex (Cutter Cay) by Cherry Adair

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 12, 2012 6:55:27 AM PDT
DeliriumForget that it's YA - anyone of any age would enjoy Lauren Oliver's "Delirium" and "Pandemonium" novels. I think there's a third one in the works. Real page-turners!

Posted on Aug 12, 2012 9:15:51 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 12, 2012 9:22:33 AM PDT
This is the first post I've ever made, and I hope it's okay for me to post this.

If you read just one book from Amazon I'd suggest it be my newly published new thriller MY DEAD AMERICA which I think is over the top in controversial politics and mystery. It includes a government planned world die off fueled by a deadly pandemic all laced with mysterious thrills, action, and elegant description. It's an Armageddon thriller with new twists and a ton of controversy. It is an action mystery and not a Christian propaganda piece about end-times. This is my first Kindle book. I have an MA English from the University of Missouri at Columbia. I promise you this is one of the best reads of any summer. I mean it. It's that good.


My Dead America

I was brave enough to write this book. Are you brave enough to read it?

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 12, 2012 9:31:14 AM PDT
Frank - self promotion isn't allowed on the threads - the only place you can talk about your book is in the MOA forum - our authors

Posted on Aug 19, 2012 10:13:38 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 19, 2012 10:15:11 AM PDT
Hey, the summer's nearly over! What's all that about summer reads? Time to start thinking about Christmas Santa lists!

My poison is thrillers.

One novel I couldn't get enough of was Accelerated This is one hell of a thriller, I just couldn't put the bloody book down. In the same blood-curdling vein, I'd recommend This Shattered Land (Surviving the Dead) (not for the fainthearted) and my recent discovery Apocalypse Z (A Zombie Novel)I'm not at all a zombie fan but I enjoyed them. I'd throw in Alex Bobl's Memoria. A Corporation of Lies for a good measure - a noir dystopian thriller, think Chandler meets Blade Runner, and top it up with SECTOR C, another tough thriller with a medical/biochemical slant.
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