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Heatherg21

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I loved W.E.B. Griffin books. Might need to dust those off and give them a third read. I also love Stephen Hunter books, Stephen Konkoly and Nick Petrie novels are a good way to pass time and get lost in some very intense action plots. Konkoly is a '93 USNA graduate.
In a totally different genre, I have listed Barbara Kingsolver's Poisonwood Bible novel on my top 10 list.

I also love novellas by the author I was lucky enough to work for, Jim Harrison. His are not as well known, but such great reads. He was the master of run on sentences. Brown Dog is a great character. Interestingly enough, Legends of the Fall and Wolf (Jack Nicholson) were based on novellas by him. Enjoy Sawyer's adventures, young @Jarhead713 !
 

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Browse Off-Topic for some good past threads on book lists, for professional, educational and entertainment purposes.

If you are really going out of your mind, find a willing and quick-witted friend with whom to play Hink Pink and revert to childhood silliness for a good mental floss. Works just as well by text.
 

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For the fun read, I suggest the Bond novels in order of release. Going through them currently after finishing the Jack Reacher series to date. Easy reads and easy to escape for a short time. Enjoy your seclusion Jarhead.
 

OldRetSWO

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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...

Steve
+1 on the W.E.B Griffin series

Try Herman Wouk - Winds of War and then War and Remembrance (in that order)
 

Capt MJ

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For the fun read, I suggest the Bond novels in order of release. Going through them currently after finishing the Jack Reacher series to date. Easy reads and easy to escape for a short time. Enjoy your seclusion Jarhead.
There are some Jack Reacher short stories out there in compendium books full of similar well-known genre authors. Fun little reads filling in the blanks in Jack’s life. I love Lee Child’s physics-based descriptions of fight scenes.
 

OldRetSWO

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LOL -- I've read everyone of them....pure entertainment without any literary value. They are also very repetitive..just change the characters but the story line is the same. (Not being critical, fun to read , and they did introduce me to Famous Grouse Scotch).
Have you read "The Hunting Trip" yet? kind of similar yet very different than the others
 

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There are some Jack Reacher short stories out there in compendium books full of similar well-known genre authors. Fun little reads filling in the blanks in Jack’s life. I love Lee Child’s physics-based descriptions of fight scenes.
Here’s the one that’s in my stack by the sofa right now.
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Have you read "The Hunting Trip" yet? kind of similar yet very different than the others
Thanks for the heads up... I work across the street from the library, and before COVID I would poke my head in to browse the new books section when I went to pick up lunch, or see new releases in the airport, but I haven't done either in 6 months. While I prefer hard copy books, all my reading has been on the IPAD since COVID hit.
 

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Lots of good reading suggestions. I enjoyed reading John Jakes’ North and South Trilogy: North and South, Love and War, Heaven and Hell while stationed in Florida. It’s great historical fiction of the Civil War period.
 

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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.
LOVE Rutherford's works!! Waiting on China...

Started with Sarum and then just read them as they came out. The Ireland ones really explain the issues with England VERY well.

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Day 4:

Had my interview today! Freaking killed it.

Went to virtual class. It’s hard/weird learning Spanish when I already speak German.

But hey, NO ONE in the south speaks German. LOTS of people speak Spanish.

Started rewarding Tom Sawyer. Widow Douglas reminds me of my grandma lol.

ran a sub 16 2 mile! Now gotta work on a sub 24 3 mile, sub 32 4 mile, and the big one: sub 40 5 mile. I’m DYING to make that Ranger challenge team.

Hope y’all are well,
Jarhead
 

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Flashback to a fun action hero favorite thread:

 

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DA Never liked Tom Sawyer. Said the dialect made it too hard to read. I loved it as a kid. But I spend time in the South/midwest so was used to some of the words.

@Jarhead713 what Robots is 'Ole Miss using? DD goes to a school that was one of the first to use food delivery robots. They use the Starships. Pretty fun to watch them zip around campus.
 

Heatherg21

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Kind sir, to what do you refer to as old? Just kidding. My laugh lines prove your point as do my creaking knees. My half century birthday next spring is a milestone I am embracing.

Last cycle while navigating our DS through the process, and me new to the forum, I surely became one of Jarheads biggest fans. I am not invested and hopeful for his future success.
 
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