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Need beach reading suggestions

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by three_bags_full, Apr 21, 2008.

  1. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    Headed to the beach this weekend and need a good book to keep my mind off all the alcohol.

    1.) Must be short. I could probably spend 8-10 hours total reading Saturday and Sunday.

    2.) Nothing heavy. I'm in the middle of a couple of Korean War selections (professional reading), and I certainly don't want anything that tough to slog through.

    3.) Sports related is a plus, although I'm a fan of a good murder mystery or spy thriller every now and again. Not too much on sci-fi, though.

    Any suggestions.
  2. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum novels. The ones with numbers. Better to start with One for the Money, but I Think they do enough explaining that you could pick it up anywhere.
  3. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    Will I need testosterone injections when I finish?
  4. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Exactly, TBF.
  5. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    Not to rain on your parade, but I know at least one tough guy on here, let's call him Boderator_1, reads them. As does another semi-prolific poster.

    So read them or don't. But don't act like a book makes you a girl. It's weak and stupid and bullshit.
  6. terrier

    terrier Well-Known Member

    It's a few years old (hell, he's been dead for a few years now), but I just finished Dick Schaap's "Flashing Before My Eyes," his autobiography which he stuck around just long enough to see hit the stores. Amazing stories - you don't see a guy move easily anymore between the sports, political, showbiz and literary worlds the way he did. And he was multiplatforming long before it became a job requirement for anybody on a pro or college beat, from the big time to jobber papers.
  7. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    Don't agree with me, buckweaver. You'll need testosterone.
  8. Clever username

    Clever username Active Member

  9. Clever username

    Clever username Active Member

    You should read the tags on the bathing suits.
  10. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    Girl power.
  11. Del_B_Vista

    Del_B_Vista Active Member

    I'm reading Stephen Hunter's "The Master Sniper." Good WWII thriller so far. This is my second Hunter book (read "Point of Impact" before going to see "Shooter") and both have been high-quality page-turners. I picked this one up cheap in a used-book store.
  12. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    While I concur with your general sentiment, doesn't, ahem, Boderator, also carry a purse?

    Just saying. :D
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