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Personal logo Blake Walker Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member23 Jun 2015 10:43 p.m. PST

I finished The Unremembered Empire by Dan Abnett and Cold Victory by Poul Anderson this week. I've got another book to start by Bauer called Unbreakable: A Promise Paen Novel. I'm down to four hard copies. All the rest of my read will be digital.

I've also got my WUTA Bigbooks downloads to read each month, too. Fortunately, most of that is electronic, too.

Most of my current reading has been sci-fi/fantasy. I've got the following lined up in my reading queue:

Hard Copies:
1) Unbreakable by Bauer.
2) Kill Team by Gav Thorpe.
3) Master of Sanctity by Gav Thorpe.
4) A Distant Challenge: The US Infantryman in Vietnam, 1967-1972.

1) The Last Stand of Fox Company.
2) Swords of Good Men.
3) Age of Shiva.
4) Proxima by Baxter.
5) Mekong First Light.
6) Prince Lestat.
7) Men Such as These.
8) Osprey Myths: Troy.

I'd like to get caught up with my reading my by summer next year. That's a noble goal. But I'm averaging about one book a month. I'd like to get that down to a book every three weeks. But I think that's unrealistic with what's been going on in my personal life.

Unfortunately, I haven't been able to read Analog Magazine that often. I don't think I'll renew it next year because I haven't been able to read it. It just keeps piling up on my bookshelf unread each month…

Have you had any luck with your reading? Combat Colours has been reading a huge four volume history of the Stalingrad and the Eastern Front. I think he's finally working on volume four of the series. Not something I'd undertake, lol.

tigrifsgt24 Jun 2015 4:09 a.m. PST

Picked up a stack of Ospreys at the local book store on the cheap. I think it was eleven. Enough to keep me going for a while.

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian24 Jun 2015 5:06 a.m. PST

I always keep a pair of books in the car. Surprising how much reading I can get done when waiting a few minutes here, a few minutes there…

VCarter Supporting Member of TMP24 Jun 2015 5:25 a.m. PST

Same same on the car books. Get an oil change read a chapter. I also find it's best to do books that each chapter is self-contained. As an example the Vietnam War book "A Distant Challenge".

boy wundyr x Inactive Member24 Jun 2015 7:16 a.m. PST

My one pre-planned reading project this summer is something related to 1915, problem is I don't have anything on hand. I read Guns of August last summer, covering off 1914, and I have 1916 covered a few times with the Somme and Jutland, and I'm good for 1917 with a re-read of Pierre Burton's Vimy Ridge. So I guess it's not really my pre-planned reading project as much as a wish, but given I'm off on holidays in a couple of days, I should figure this out ASAP.

Skeets Supporting Member of TMP24 Jun 2015 8:05 a.m. PST

I got seven books for Father's Day, all Napoleonic. We will be spending 10 days on the Cape next month and reading on the beach will help me catch up.

Terrement Inactive Member24 Jun 2015 12:04 p.m. PST

I read all of the time. Often more than one book at a time. Some folks can't understand that but I explain it is no different than watching a TV with shows where the story line continues from week to week – but you don't limit yourself to just one show at a time.

Raynman Supporting Member of TMP24 Jun 2015 5:56 p.m. PST

I have books in each of my cars, one in my bathroom, on my sofa and on the headboard of my bed. I love to read books, not so much the digital stuff. Just something about the feel and smell of real books. I have 6 book cases full of only the books I have read and decided to keep for another reading. My friends freak out when I spend a weekend reading.

Crumple Inactive Member30 Jun 2015 9:33 a.m. PST

Pretty much the same. books everywhere.
For fiction I don't mind which medium they're in, in fact I probably prefer ebooks. Keeping my thumb on the next page button is less distracting than turning a page, also I can set the type size for optimum escapism.
For Reference books I prefer hard copy as I usually have 3-4 books open at a time (on a similar subject)and it's easier to jump back and forth that way.
My waiting pile is huge. Been slowly digitising my fiction over the past few years purely as a space saving device too, must have given away over 1000 books, only keeping hard copys of those with an emotional attachment.

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