I love reading.
There so many good books out there. I’m like a kid in a candy store when I get into a bookstore. It’s crazy. There are so many that I want to read.
I like reading pretty much any type of book. Autobiography, sports, fiction, science fiction, humour, etc.
The best feeling in the world is when you’re reading a great book, and you get to the last 30 pages or so. I get a feeling of excitement, and I have to finish the book, no matter what else is going on around me.
So if you’re looking for a good book, I recommend one of the following:
Anything written by Earl Emerson: Emerson is my favourite author. He’s a firefighter who lives in Seattle, and writes fictional books about firefighters in Seattle. The books are the type that you can’t put down. I highly recommend starting with Into the Inferno, and going from there.
Anonymous Lawyer by Jeremy Blachman: A lawyer creates an anonymous blog about his battle to become partner, and how he tries to sabotage his competition for the job. Written as blog entries and e-mails, but flows very well.
Have a Nice Day!: A Tale of Blood and Sweatsocks by Mick Foley: One of the best wrestling books out there, and the one that started the wrestling autobiography craze. One of the those recommended for those who aren’t even wrestling fans.
The Habs: An Oral History of the Montreal Canadiens, 1940-1980 by Dick Irvin: The best sports book I’ve ever read. Irvin interviews Montreal players, coaches and general managers, plus the opposition, and referees. So you get a history of the Habs for four decades as told from the point of view of people who were there.
The Giver by Lois Lowry: More of a children’s book, but it follows a society where people there is a supposed utopia, but no one has any feelings. One kid realizes this isn’t a good way to live.
Nothing Lasts Forever by Roderick Thorp: Became the Die Hard movie. A great book, and equal to the movie. Lots of action, and many of the storylines, althought slightly altered, are pretty much the same.
24/7 by Jim Brown: About a cast on a reality show (similar to Survivor), where one cast member is killed every day. The people watching on TV gets to decide who lives and who dies.
The Mark by Jason Pinter: A journalist who witnesses a murder, and is then fingered for the crime, so he goes on the run from the police, journalists and the bad guys.
Ripe for the Picking by Terrence West: A fictional book about what would have happened if Quebec had voted to separate, taking much of the military with them and the impact on Canadians, Quebecers and the U.S.
Hitman: My Real Life in the Cartoon World of Wrestling by Bret Hart: A must-read for any wrestling fan. Hart is frank and doesn’t hold anything back. Big fans of the Hitman may be surprised by some of the things he’s done.