Thursday, September 27, 2012

Reading instead of internet-ing

Recently my reading - which is always fairly broadly spread, 'eclectic' even - was devoted to China and I read Alan Hessler's several "Journals of his travels in China" (and Chang's "Factory Girls").

After reading the two Sci-Fi catastrophe novels by John Birmingham (both trilogies) and his  "Leviathan" now I am off to the American Civil War, starting with:

"Shiloh, 1862": by Winston Groom, and then I'll be moving to:

"Gettysburg": by Stephen W. Sears, followed by "Those Damned Black Hats! - The Iron Brigade in the Gettysburg Campaign": by Lance Herdegen

I intend to finish my sojourn into the US with "Gettysburg: The Meade-Sickles Controversy (Military Controversies)": by Richard A Sauers and follow that with James A Hessler's controversial biography "Sickles at Gettysburg"

Got some heavy reading ahead of me - Gettysburg, alone, by Sears is 640 pages - and all five US civil war tomes for less than $50 from Amazon through my Kindle.

At least I can sit up in my recliner of an evening and read until I drop off to sleep! LOL!


The Elephant's Child said...

Reading is always a pleasure. I hope you can enjoy your books more as the pain decreases.

JohnD said...

Tonight I'm going to try sleeping in my recliner chair - that doesn't put any pressure on my right shoulder of neck - so I take my "pain numbers" and try reading. If I get tired I'll doze in the chair.

Cindy@NorthofWiarton said...

...and this post is not interneting??? Ha! caught you.

AstridsSoapbox said...

American history was one of my it. I'm 150 pages off completing War & Peace. I've never counted pages before in my life, but this is one of the most boring books I've read. Did soldiers really shout 'hurrah' every time their sovereign road onto the field of battle or just to check out their billets? Eeek!