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Personal logo Blake Walker Supporting Member of TMP19 Mar 2015 11:52 p.m. PST

I'm at a loss on what to do. I'm reading The Element of Surprise: Navy SEALs in Vietnam by Darryl Young. I'd like to finish that book by next weekend. I'm about 86 pages/270 pages total. It's an easy read. That will complete my current Vietnam War reading.

Here is my quandary. I have a bunch of paperback sci-fi and fantasy novels to read on my fiction bookshelf. I also have electronic books to read, too (both sci-fi/fantasy and military history).

Do I slug through the pile of paperbacks and then go to reading on my Nook? Or do I go back to my Nook and catch up on all Ebooks I haven't read, yet? Or do I backtrack and read the two Pen and Sword books I bought at Xmas?

Here's what's my sci-fi/fantasy paperback reading list:

Cold Victory by Poul Anderson
Sung in Blood by Glen Cook
Half a King by Joe Abercrombie
Kill Team by Gav Thorpe
Master of Sanctity by Gav Thorpe
The Lost Fleet: Beyond the Frontier: Dreadnought by Jack Campbell
The Unremembered Empire
Unbreakable: A Promise Paen Novel by Bauer
War Dogs by Greg Bear

Proxima by Stephen Baxter
Age of Shiva
Swords of Good Men
Prince Lestat by Anne Rice
Osprey Myths: Troy
The Last Stand of Fox Company
Men Like These: US Marine Pilots in the Korean War
Mekong First Light

Still on my general military history bookcase:
The Kaiser's Pirates
The Viking Wars of Alfred the Great

Any suggests would be appreciated,

zippyfusenet Inactive Member20 Mar 2015 4:28 a.m. PST

I've pretty much given up fiction. But that's killed my pages-per-day rate, and still the books pile up unread.

Texas Jack20 Mar 2015 7:05 a.m. PST

Blake do you have a commute you can read during (not if you are driving of course!)? I read e-books on the train and normal books at home.

@zippy- I had given up fiction as well, but then one day I picked up Evelyn Waugh´s Men at Arms, and that led to Sharpe, which led to Aubrey/Maturin. It is refreshing to go back to fiction after such a long pause.

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP20 Mar 2015 10:55 a.m. PST

It's not much help, but chuck the Anne Rice novel. I loved the initial ones and suffered through the later ones because I was already vested. YMMV.

MarescialloDiCampo Inactive Member20 Mar 2015 12:09 p.m. PST

…and you are behind…Abercrombie came out with the sequel..I suggest take a week off and read.

skippy0001 Supporting Member of TMP20 Mar 2015 8:04 p.m. PST

Alternate between Nook and book to prevent eye strain.

Great War Ace Inactive Member21 Mar 2015 8:17 a.m. PST

With the common availability of the Net, all of our "reading pile" has grown exponentially and we are all "buried". If we stick to only hardcopy books, the pile is much smaller, but still enough to bury you. Oh, well….

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