Books have always held a special place in GamerDude's heart. For as long as he can remember, he has used books to visit different places, differnt times, different worlds, and has used them both as entertainment and as an escape. In this episode, he talks about the books he read as a kid, starting in kindergarten, when he discovered Sally, Dick and Jane. He moved on to The Hardy Boys and devoured as many of their books as he could get his hands on. He talks about discovering The Three Investigators when browsing the Scholastic Book Club Catalog and remembers his favorite sports books: Great Moments in Pro Football, Strange But True Football Stories and Strange But True Baseball Stories. And he talks about the only biography he remembers from childhood - the story of Yankee great, Lou Gehrig.
He also talks about some of his favorite authors. He discussed his feelings about Stephen King's works, and how he favors his early works far more than his more recent efforts. And he talks about Donald E. Westlake, the prolific master of the caper novel, and two of his favorite books from his teen years: Cops and Robbers and The Hot Rock. He also mentions some of his other favorite authors: Elmore Leonard, Lee Childs, and Michael Connelly, before wrapping up by discussing how much he misses the days when he could just sit and read.