Irondequoit Public Library Summer Reading 2013
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Program Description
Anyone 18 years-old and above is welcome to participate in the adult summer reading program! Fill out an entry form at the library or submit a review online for each book, eBook, or audiobook you read. One title per entry. Weekly winners will be drawn each Monday and there will be a grand prize at the end of the summer. The program begins Friday, June 21st and runs through Friday, August 2nd.

First-time users, click Sign Me Up to create an account. Once you are logged in, click on “Add/See Books” to create an online book review. Fill out the review and click “Save” to submit. All submitted reviews are eligible for the weekly raffle.


Book Reviews
Title
Toughness
Author
Jay Bilas
Rating
Good.
Summary
Jay Bilas, a former basketball player at Duke University, chronicles the lessons he's learned about toughness. There are plenty of examples used from his playing days under Coach Mike Krzyzewski as well as from accomplished athletes in other sports such as Mia Hamm, Curtis Strange, etc.
Enjoy?
Yes. The books expands greatly upon an article that Bilas wrote in 2009 that outlined what he believes true toughness really means in basketball after seeing some questionable behaviors and actions as a game analyst for ESPN. The article generated an unexpected amount of responses, which motivated Bilas to write more.
Suggest?
Yes, it is interesting to read the stories that relate to the topic of toughness from players and coaches like Hamm, Strange, Coach K, Bob Knight, Grant Hill, Jon Gruden, Tom Izzo, Roy Williams, Bill Self and many others!
Title
The Diva Digs Up the Dirt
Author
Krista Davis
Rating
Good.
Summary
Sophie digs up a purse that belongs to her boyfriends wife who is assumed dead. During the course of trying to prove that her boyfriend didn't kill his wife she solves some long standing mysteries in the town.
Enjoy?
I enjoyed the book. I like the character of Sophie and the story kept my interest.
Suggest?
Yes, I would recommend this book. It had a good story line and I liked the characters.
Title
Watching the Dark
Author
Peter Robinson
Rating
Good.
Summary
Pollice corruption is suspecteed after a decorated detective is killed at a Police Treatment Center with compromising photos of him found in his room. Det. Banks knows of this and tries to keep everything under wraps until he finds out what really happen. After Det.Banks digs deeper he finds out that and old missing person case that happen 6 years ago,a pretty 19yr.old English girl, disappears without a trace. He is suspicious and thinks it links up with a migrant worker scam. After some findings he gets close but,it might put his life and others in danger.
Enjoy?
yes,,Thriller
Suggest?
yes,,Kept my interested
Title
The Martian Chronicles
Author
Ray Bradbury
Rating
Eh.
Summary
A series of short stories written in 1950 about a future history of the colonization of Mars.
Enjoy?
It was ok for me, meaning that I generally do not read science fiction. I found some chapters more interesting that others. Bradbury writes with great imagination and upon close examination a reader can delve into the many messages he included about human life on Earth.
Suggest?
Yes, if you want to try something a little different. It interesting to read a book that was written in 1950 and set in the future, including up to 2013 and beyond!