Jarhead's Quarantine

kinnem

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Hanson is great. Tom Holland's "Rubicon" is a good and easy read. Seems to me we're no different than the late Republic era. Interesting.
 

Devil Doc

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Start trolling the head football coach. Call him Joey Freshwater.

Nah, on further review, don't do that.
 

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For fun: Any of the books and short stories by George MacDonald Fraser. MacAuslin in the Rough, The General Danced at Dawn, The Sheikh and the Dustbin and any of The Flashman Papers of which there are twelve best read in order.
 

Jarhead713

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Day 3:

Our quarantine is now longer than 14 days...? Ugh. Not at the point in my career where I ask questions so I’m just gonna follow orders, hooah.

I settled on a copy of “The adventures of Tom Sawyer.” I’ve been on this earth 18 years and I’ve never read it 🙄

Went to virtual class, got asked to interview for the associated student body, played call of duty with my roommate. Oh! Woke up at 0500 to go on a quick 2 mile run (went early so I didn’t interact with people)

stay frosty y’all,
Jarhead
 

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If you have a library card with your hometown library, look into the Cloud Library app. Download the free app onto your device, open the free app, look for your library, put in your account number, set up your profile, look for books by genre, author, etc., or browse the newly arrived. My library also has Kanopy, with foreign and art house films and documentaries. Overdrive is another library e-book app that is often used, but I tend to use Cloud Library. I assume there are mobile versions for computer use. Reading books this way is not my favorite, but I like having books with me, and the portability is unbeatable.

Oh, and if you ever want to read a book that takes forever to read (or feels like it), I labored through the 760 pages of Thomas Pynchon’s “Gravity’s Rainbow” in college. I’m still not sure I got the point.
Hoopla is also a good source of downloadable reading.
 

Sandydesert

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Yep!!!

Books...
CS Forester, Dudley Pope, Alexander Kent, Patrick O'Brien, Frederick Marryatt (see a trend here? CaptMJ will understand)

ANY W. E. B. Griffin series

There are more...

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Edward Rutherfurd writes long, historical sagas, based on the actual history of each location. set in various places ( Paris, New York, London, The Princes of Ireland, The Rebels of Ireland, to name a few of his titles). He generally invents about 6-7 families, then traces their lives and the lives of their descendants. Each book ranges from 600-1,000 plus pages. His newest book, China, is to be released in Spring 2021. I am really surprised that Rutherfurd isn't a household name.
 

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I started reading War and Peace over the summer. I loved the first half but have since been distracted by five other books and schoolwork. I still aim to finish it this year.

I am appreciating the book recommendations from this thread. Jarhead, I hope you enjoy Tom Sawyer.
 

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Can never go wrong with a classic. I try to go back and re-read 1-2 of them every year. As I get younger each year, I learn different things from them in my life. Lots of great suggestions on this thread, but I think you can learn something from almost any book. You are probably 18 years old right now, keep a balance of fun and professional. Play the video games along with taking care of business too. It's what will get you through life.
 
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