I thought it might be a fun idea to do a couple entries (if I can tear Sarah away from vet school long enough!) about mine and Sarah’s non-hockey lives. Plus, I really feel like writing a blog entry and there’s not much going on in hockey that I feel like blogging about right now.
Without further ado, here is a little bit about my non-hockey life:
1. I love reading. You’ll rarely find me without a book, and I always have my iPod for reading on the go. Many times I prefer curling up in bed with a good book after a long week of classes and meetings (when hockey isn’t on). I am always the one people come to when they can’t figure out what to read – I’ll lend you books if you’ll take good care of them :). Some refer to me as a “book Nazi” because I can’t stand dog-earing pages, bending the spines, using the dustcover as a bookmark, etc. I like summer break because it gives me a chance to catch up on my reading – I’ve read 26 books this summer! My top 3 reads this summer have been:
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: I loved this mystery/thriller by the late Stieg Larsson. Think of it as one of the great Hitchcock films (Rear Window came to mind for me) in book form with incredibly interesting and likeable (or not likeable!) Swedish characters that stay up all night and drink tons of coffee.
The Count of Monte Cristo: I’m not sure this one needs any explanation. It is a beast of a book, but pretty quick to get through once you get into it. Read an unabridged version though – I don’t know how they remove 500+ pages from this great book.
and A Storm of Swords: This is the 3rd book in George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series, and by far my favorite. It’s loosely based on the War of the Roses (Martin did a LOT of research into the war) and is filled with families struggling to gain control of a great empire after its king passes away. The first book is A Game of Thrones and I highly recommend starting the series if you like fantasy. HBO is also considering making a TV series based on the books; they’re filming the pilot at the end of this year.