Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Some Recommendations

So, today happens to be my birthday! Yay! That said, I firmly believe that everyone should get themselves a birthday present or two to treat yourself.

Since I haven't listed any of the books or magazines I've been reading lately as recommendations - well here's two that I recently purchased in honor of surviving another year.

Orlando Attractions Magazine - I decided to subscribe. The magazine was kind enough to send me a couple preview issues and I have to say it's really a high quality magazine.

Their coverage is far beyond what I call "press release journalism" - meaning magazines that summarize press releases that I read online several weeks earlier. They have exclusive interviews and content - and fully cover the Orlando area as their title suggests, not just Disney and Universal.

If you want to learn more about the magazine you can go here to see their website. They keep a great blog updated on there, too!

Amusement Parks of Virginia, Maryland, and Delaware - Jim Futurell's 4th book in a series covering amusement parks of certain states/regions. Previously (and yes I have these, too) he wrote about the parks of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York.

Mr. Futrell's books are real gems for anyone interested in some great historical and current information when it comes to all the parks in these regions. As you would expect, the books feature plenty of photos that you'd be hard pressed to fine anywhere else aside from possibly personal collections and historical societies. This new book, and his previous ones, are solid reads.

Here's the book on Amazon. Enjoy!


The Coaster Critic said...

Happy Birthday! Keep up the great posts. Your blog is a great source of info.

NewsPlusNotes said...

Thank you!