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Old 11-10-18, 05:29 PM
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Finished listening to Escaping the Trap: The U.S. Army X Corps in Northeast Korea, 1950, by Roy E. Appleman. Good book though I had to go online to look at appropriate maps of the various battles that occurred on the East and West sides of the Chosin Reservoir and the fighting retreat to evacuate the X Corps from the port of Hungnam in northeast KoreaGood companion to On Desperate Ground: The Marines at The Reservoir, the Korean War's Greatest Battle, by Hampton Sides.

Started listening to Brian Curtis’ non fiction book, Fields of Battle about the 1942 Rose Bowl game that was played on the East Coast due to the recent attack at Pearl Harbor. It will describe the events prior to the game as well as follow up on the history of the players (Oregon State and Duke) during after WW2.
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Old 11-13-18, 10:26 PM
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Finished listening to Brian Curtis’ non fiction book, Fields of Battle about the 1942 Rose Bowl game that was played on the East Coast due to the recent attack at Pearl Harbor. Good book reminded me of the Boys in the Boat; sometimes the story surrounding an athletic event is far bigger than the sporting event.

Started listening to Lay Down My Sword and Shield, Hackberry Holland Series, Book 1 , fiction by James Lee Burke.
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Old 11-14-18, 12:38 AM
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Just started "Running With Scissors," the memoir by Augusten Burroughs. Only read one chapter so far. It'll be interesting to see whether it avoids the oh-so-ironic self-awareness of Dave Eggers' "Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius." Eggers never really developed the characters of his parents, while Burroughs' book seems focused on parental figures.
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Old 11-26-18, 09:51 AM
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Finished the collection of HP Lovecraft stories. Some pretty cringe worthy racism in there that I was not expecting. Many of the stories were not the most well written either. His best tales do convey some odd creepiness that works on a certain level. However, in some ways it is hard to see why he gathers so much acclaim and interest.
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Old 11-28-18, 11:43 PM
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Finished listening to Lay Down My Sword and Shield, Book 1 in the Hackberry Holland Series, by James Lee Burke.

Started listening to The Mirage Factory: Illusion, Imagination, and the Invention of Los Angeles, by Gary Krist.
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Old 11-30-18, 11:59 AM
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Finished listening to The Mirage Factory: Illusion, Imagination, and the Invention of Los Angeles, by Gary Krist. Interesting story of three early 1900's LA pioneers, D.W. Griffith, William Mulholland, and Aimee Semple McPherson. Their careers and rise and fall in movie making, water sourcing and associated dams and aqueducts, and personal spiritual salvation is closely associated LA.

Started listening to Dark Sacred Night, the latest novel in the Harry Bosch series, by Michael Connelly.
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Finished listening to Dark Sacred Night, the 21st novel in the Harry Bosch series, by Michael Connelly. Excellent, just like the other 20 Harry Bosch novels that I listened to.

Started listening to The Finest Hours: The True Story of the U.S. Coast Guard's Most Daring Sea Rescue, by Michael J. Tougias.
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Finished listening to The Finest Hours: The True Story of the U.S. Coast Guard's Most Daring Sea Rescue, by Michael J. Tougias. Unbelievable bravery to save many men trapped on wrecked ships in the the early 50's. Having already seen the movie helped me visualize the sea and weather conditions since I know next to nothing about boats or the sea.

Started listening to Still Life, by Louise Penny. It is the first novel in the Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of Sûreté du Québec series.
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Just started French Dirt by Richard Goodman.
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Old 12-13-18, 07:41 PM
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Zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance, pretty insightful read. Anyone else read this?
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Finished listening to Still Life, by Louise Penny. It is the first novel in the Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of Sûreté du Québec series. Good start to the series I have the next 9 more lined up in my audiobook queue. I will probably alternate them with non fiction books for awhile.

Started listening to The Silent Service in World War II: The Story of the U.S. Navy Submarine Force in the Words of the Men Who Lived It edited by Michael Green.
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Old 12-17-18, 01:23 AM
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Rereading JD Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye. It's been my fav book for a long time. I read it every year.
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