Originally posted by kwjoe
Most chess books are so damn dry, I can't get thru them, does anyone have any suggestions on something a touch more upbeat?
Yeah just reading people explainging stuff can get kinda boring, sometimes. Maybe if you tried a puzzle book. that way you'd be actively engaged in it; trying to solve it's puzzles and stuff. This also really helps in learning tactics.
Reinfeld's "One Thousand and One Winning Chess Sacrifices and Combinations" & "1001 Brilliant ways to checkmate" are good.
If you want a reading book too, though. I like Silman's "How to Reassess your chess" & "The Amateur's Mind".
-- Paul (Pavlo87)