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The Third Bullet
Sniper's Honor
Game of Snipers



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Reading The Cold Dish, the first of Craig Johnson's Longmire series. It's a fun read, but I'm having trouble with images of Robert Taylor's Walt and "Starbuck's" Vic from the TV series not fitting the characters in the book.


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Getting ready to dive into a Christmas gift Taste Stanley Tucci
 
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Reading The Cold Dish, the first of Craig Johnson's Longmire series. It's a fun read, but I'm having trouble with images of Robert Taylor's Walt and "Starbuck's" Vic from the TV series not fitting the characters in the book.


'Cause they really don't. Especially Vic/Starbuck. They are NOTHING alike except the name.

I've really enjoyed the CJ Box Joe Pickett books I've read based on recommendations here.


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'Cause they really don't. Especially Vic/Starbuck. They are NOTHING alike except the name.

I've really enjoyed the CJ Box Joe Pickett books I've read based on recommendations here.


I tried the first two of the series. I could not finish either one. The longmire show and books are both good.

I finished up Lou Diamond Phillips's book "The Tinderbox:Soldier of Indra"

it's a solid c-. I think it could be a B+ had he not listened to his editor.
 
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Red Rabbit by Tom Clancy
 
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Working my way though Ian W. Toll's "Pacific War Trilogy". Still on book 1, this is going to take a while.
 
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Currently reading "The Last Wish" (the first book in the Witcher series) for my "fun" book.



Also reading "Excellence in Adversity: A History of the Small Arms of the Sterling Armament Company" for my "educational" book.

 
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I have The Complete Sherlock Holmes Collection on my shelf. I've read them before, individually, but I'm looking forward to diving back in after I've finished my current read (mentioned above), they are my guilty pleasure. After that, I have a biography of the Duke of Wellington to get through, followed by a re-read of either the Aubrey-Maturin series or perhaps Cornwell's Sharpe Collection.


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"Madhouse at the End of the Earth" by Julian Sancton. Excellent story about survival in Antartica. I always like when an author concludes the story with the "after", well done in this book.

The wreck of the Jeanette is mentioned a few times, a good book on that is "Kingdom of Ice" by Hamton Sides.


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Re-reading Atlas Shrugged, by Ayn Rand.

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I completed The Shootist by Glendon Swarthout and then went on to The Last Shootist by his son, Miles Swarthout. This is a sequel to The Shootist

Now, I'm reading The Old Colts by Glendon Swarthout, which is a mixture of fact and fiction about Bat Masterson and Wyatt Earp in their later years and it is, in a word, delightful.
 
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Re-reading Atlas Shrugged, by Ayn Rand.

The parallels to what's happening today are almost frightening.



Too bad it isn't about half as long as it takes a hundred or so pages to get into it and many don't have the attention span to follow it that long before giving up.
Once you understand where it's going and can see the parallels to today's world, you start to wish it was required reading in every school.

I'd have to say the lessons in there are among the best in any book.

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Politics in an apolitical thread.

It's understandable, though. I've said this a mere 30,000 times, so...
 
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Politics in an apolitical thread.

It's understandable, though. I've said this a mere 30,000 times, so...

My sincere apologies, para. My fault. It was a thoughtless, off-hand comment.



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The Hag by Marc Eliot. Always been a Merle Haggard fan. So far, it’s been really good.
 
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I just finished "The Quartet" by Joseph Ellis. I probably knew a lot of what's in this book but I'm old and needed a refresher. Great read on the forming of the United States and writing the Constitution. Very readable, made me go and get his "Founding Brothers" to read next.


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Although I'm a big crime-fiction fan -- particularly of vintage noir -- and have read my share of modern masters, I've never read any Elmore Leonard. Just always figured, I suppose, that his work wasn't "dark" enough, that it was too lighthearted for the despair and bleak fatalism I like in my crime reads. But thought it was time to get over that and find out why he's considered among our very best crime writers. Starting off with what I understand is one of his best, GET SHORTY; began it last night and really enjoying it so far. It's been a loonnng time since I've seen the film, so am able to keep the image of Travolta out of mind.
 
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"Death on the Nile" by Agatha Christie. Looking forward to the new adaptation coming out this week!


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