Discussion in 'The Good Life' started by Sara-s, Jan 6, 2015.
Please keep encouraging!
Great! Another history lover! I've read "Landscape Turned Red" and "The Killer Angels" both. Terrific stuff. Last Christmas my father-in-law gave me about 225 Civil War books to add to the ~100 I already had. I've got to get reading!! My father is a big Civil War buff. I didn't get into reading it until after college but now I'm hooked.
My son currently attends Gettysburg College(Junior) so needless to say I've been walking over the ground quite a bit. I even found the monument for the regiment my oldest son is currently assigned to(5th Cavalry, Black Knights).
My youngest is into all things Star Wars. Can't really complain though. I started it by buying the box set of the original three movies for him and his brother back in the day.
The Killer Angels
Paul Stanley: Face The Music
Sammy Hagar: Red
Dave Mustaine: A Heavy Metal Memoir
Eric Bischoff: Controversy Creates Cash
The Hobbit - J.R.R. Tolkien
The Lord of the Rings - J.R.R. Tolkien
The Chronicles of Narnia - C.S. Lewis
Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy - Douglas Adams
Drood - Dan Simmons
Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell - Susanna Clark
My Utmost For His Highest - Oswald Chambers
Tom's War: Flying With The U.S. Eighth Army Air Force In Europe, 1944 - James Hammond
The Gormenghast Novels - Mervyn Peake
Patrick son of Ireland by steven lawhead, the bible and Celtic history and myths and legends and old norse as well.
Who Needs a Road?
by Harold Stephens and Albert Podell
The Story of the Longest and Last Motor Journey Around the World
A remarkable road trip, and interesting for its historical context well as its adventure.
I very rarely re-read a book
I have found two series that I have read a few times
Jean Auel "The Earth Children" series
AKA The Clan of the Cave Bear Books
I found myself re-reading these starting before some hunting seasons, they made me want to go hunt Mammoth
Stephen Hunter "Bob Lee Swagger" Series
Read "Point of Impact" years ago and found the twist and turns to be well written and found zero "Weapons" mistakes in his writing which is actually odd
I have read them as they came out usually starting back at POI to read the series start to finish again
You know, the older we get, the more we can re-read books we've read before, and not realize we've read it several times before.
Definitely Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage. A superbly written account of men overcoming the harshest of conditions in order to survive. It will certainly make you feel the cold.
Jonathan Livingston Seagull - Richard Bach
Siddhartha - Herman Hesse
A Poet To His Beloved - W B Yeats
Tolkien: Lord of the rings.
I like to listen to Audio books and Louis L'Amour is #1 followed by Powder River by Jerry Robins and they are all westerns that I enjoy.
Non Audio books Pierre Burton - great historical writer.
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