Thursday, June 14, 2012

Summertime... and the reading is bitey...

Summer is upon us, it is high season for summer reading, grabbing a book and heading to the beach, going off on vacation and escaping into the pages of a book you maybe wouldn't usually read or haven't read in a very long time. There's nothing like getting away to a nice little ocean side town for a little R and R. Nothing more relaxing than some time at the beach. Well, unless it's THIS beach:

Oh that's right my dear geeks, we are going OLD SCHOOL to start off the summer. The GGBC July read is "Jaws" by Peter Benchley. It is the quintessential summer read, and it reminds us all of the first time we heard that music. Did you know that the theme from Jaws was John Williams' first Oscar for best original score? It is that brilliant. As we did with Lord of the Rings, if you don't have time to read/listen to the audio book, please feel free to watch the movie. It will remind you of how amazing you thought it was as a kid, and I want you to enjoy our favorite predatory girl any way you can.

If this story isn't your thing, I recommend continuing on with Scott Westerfeld's "Leviathan" series, we'll be chatting about the first book starting on the last Saturday of June. I wonder what the Darwinists could have made with our friend Jaws here? Whatever it is, it would certainly not be safe to go in the water.

Our visit to Amity Island starts July 1st. You bring the food, I'll bring the shark cage.


  1. I <3 JAWS! The book is pretty decent (looking forward to reading it again), but the movie is on of my all time favs! I saw it for the first time as a very small girl at the local drive-in. My Mom says it gave me night-mares but despite that I have had a passion for sharks ever since.

  2. Great! Never read the book. I'm looking forward to this!