What Are You Reading? Tell Us About It for a Chance to Win a Kindle!

Patch is assembling a list of summer book recommendations and rewarding one Patch reader in the Dexter area with a Kindle just for helping.


What are you reading right now?

What did your kiddos finish reading last night?

Summer is in full swing, and so is the popular summer reading program at the (have you helped your kids log their reading time yet? You have until Aug. 9). 

We're continuing to build our 2012 Summer Reading Guide and looking for Patch readers to help. Post a comment with your reading recommendation; one commenter will be chosen at random on Friday to win a new Kindle e-Reader.

And, speaking of reading recommendations, Patch has put together (with the help of bestselling author James Patterson) a list of age-specific titles that you should check out.

  • For preschoolers and kids through age 7Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina and more.
  •  The Houdini Box By Brian Selznick and more.
  • Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos and more.
  •  One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia and more.

If you like any of these, or have other well-loved books to share, tell us all about it. 

Post a comment with your book recommendation (for kids or adults) by noon Friday, July 20, to enter.

A Patch editor will pick a winner at random; that winner will be contacted Friday afternoon and will have until noon Monday to respond in order to claim the prize. The Kindle we're giving away is the 6-inch version shown here.

The contest is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are 18 and older. And this wouldn't be a contest without a .

What have you read this summer?

Cortney Ophoff July 18, 2012 at 01:58 AM
I just finished the books in James Clavell's Asian Saga and am currently reading Days of Abandonment, by Elena Ferrante, and Within a Budding Grove, by Marcel Proust. My son is reading his way through the L. Frank Baum books (and loving them!), and together (out loud) we are reading The Graveyard Book, by Neil Gaiman. We'll probably read The Lord of the Rings trilogy to him next.
Shelly Bitner Petrinko July 18, 2012 at 02:05 PM
I just started a non-fiction book called Moby-Duck: The True Story of 28,000 Bath Toys Lost at Sea by Donovan Hohn. For my guilty pleasure fiction fix I'm reading Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith.
Matt Pegouskie July 20, 2012 at 06:47 PM
I'm reading Cain at Gettysburg by Ralph Peters. Good historical fiction about Gettysburg that rivals Shaara's Killer Angels.
Daniel Lai July 20, 2012 at 07:39 PM
Brandy, you are the winner of the Kindle drawing. Can you please email me your address? daniel.lai@patch.com.
Daniel Lai July 23, 2012 at 03:01 PM
Brandy, you have until 5 p.m. Tuesday July 24 to contact me, or we will choose another winner. Daniel.Lai@patch.com


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