Jun 17, 2012

Sunday Salon: Books for Dad

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Two small bunnies that ate my lily plants and my miniature roses, and nibbled on the basil, are now in the front yard eating the grass. I hope they forget about my backyard and move on where the grass is greener and there are not flowers or herbs to nibble on. Cute as they are, I want my Thai basil to grow! And so does the Dad, who loves to cook Thai!

Happy Father's Day to all loving, deserving dads!

Books for fathers to read? Here are a few May and July releases ...

Title: 15 Seconds by Andrew Gross
Hardcover; release date, July 10, 2012
Genre: thriller

Henry Steadman didn't know what was about to hit him when he pulled up to a red light. A successful Florida plastic surgeon, he is in town to deliver a keynote address at a conference when suddenly his life becomes an unrelenting chase to stay alive. (publisher)

Title: The Fear Artist by Timothy Hallinan
Hardcover; release date, July 17, 2012
Genre: thriller

An accidental collision on a Bangkok sidewalk goes very wrong when the man who ran into Rafferty dies in his arms, but not before saying three words: Helen Eckersley. Cheyenne. Seconds later, the police arrive, denying that the man was shot. That night, Rafferty is interrogated by Thai secret agents who demand to know what the dead man said, but Rafferty can't remember. (publisher)

Title: Starting and Closing: Perseverance, Faith, and One More Year
Author: John Smoltz
Hardcover; published May 8, 2012
Genre: sports memoir

John Smoltz is a former Major League Baseball pitcher and active sportscaster. He is best known for his prolific career of more than two decades with the Atlanta Braves, during which he garnered eight All-Star selections and received the Cy Young Award in 1996. He is currently the chairman of King's Ridge Christian School in Atlanta and is a scratch golfer. (Tiger Woods has said that Smoltz is the best golfer outside of the PGA tour.) He lives in Atlanta with his family. (publisher)

What do you have in mind for Dad today?


Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Hmm, I don't have any that spring to mind, but 11/22/63 is a Stephen King that might appeal to dads.


Anonymous said...

I'm a city girl so it's always a thrill to visit my Mom in Arkansas and see all the bunnies and deer in the yard. She complains that they eat her garden and I'm like "Awwww but they're so cuuuuuuuuuuute!"

bermudaonion said...

This is my second Father's Day without my dad, so it's kind of a sad day for me. Our son came over and cooked breakfast for my husband and had a little gift for him. I think they're going to grill out together tonight.

Staci said...

My husband picked out a book about a female spy!! Hope those bunnies stay out of your yard!!

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Those sound like some good books for men or women. Gross is a good writer.

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

I often think of history books because the men in my family love history!

Unknown said...

I have two bunnies myself. They live in my basement studio and have been known to nibble at the books on the bottom bookcase shelves.

They do like herbs, too.

DCMetroreader said...

Some excellent choices!

mnleona said...

One winter I had a bunny that lived under the deck of the house. I fed him/her and took lots of pictures. The next year a stray cat lived there and the bunny never showed again.
If you like books about sports figures, I read and reviewed The Ball Player by Clay Snellgrove. A clean book with very little bad language. You can read my review on my blog mnleona.blogspot.com

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