re: Poker & Books on Hold'em?
Hmmm. Well, that can work as a means of mixing up your play occasionally, Vasity, but you would be ill-advised to routinely play AK that way.
It is dangerous because it allows other players to limp in with weak hands and possibly hit some hidden monster.
For example, let`s say the flop falls Ace, Ten, Six. You bet big, confident that you are favourite with your Top Pair, Top Kicker. You get screwed because someone else at the table is holding Ten, Six - a hand he would almost certainly have folded had you raised.