- Ma, USA
- member since July 19, 2007
I noticed the Red Sox shirt and wanted to say Hi.
I'm outside of New Haven the hotbed of Red Sox and Yankee rivalry but i root for the lowly Mets.
I also like your Shelfari library.
I'm reading "Hunt the Wolf" a book you have on your shelf.
PS Please check out my thriller, "Splattered Blood" a lot of it has to do with the sports in Boston.
Shelfari has a new Series feature, that lists books that are part of a series like Alan lewrey series, etc. And while playing with that i realized that I forgot to list a couple of the Harry potter books, so I recently added a bunch of books, that must be it. :)
Hey El, I'm a member of the Cornwell group so I received your note about Sharpe's Rifles. I never saw any of the TV episodes about Sharpe. It so happens Sharpe's Rifles was the first of that series I read. Even though you have picked up a copy of Rifles I suggest you start at the 'historical' beginning of the series: Sharpe's Tigers. Either way I'm sure you'll have fun.
Probably the original four Poseleen Invasion novels..." A Hymn Before Battle ", " Gust Front ", " When The Devil Dances " and " Hell's Faire ". These are Ringo's earliest work, where he got his start... phenominal stuff. Then the series he co-wrote with David Weber... " March Upcountry ", " March to the Sea ", " March to the Stars ", and " We Few ". Then I'd try the " Into the Looking Glass " series he is co-writing with Travis Taylor... but that's just me. Which ever you decide... ENJOY!
I think John Ringo is a tremendous writer... He does great redneck scifi... He also does great hero/warriors... I've enjoyed the Poseleen series; I've read everything through " Sister Time " and the only one I was remotely dissapointed with was " The Hero "; the first three of the Vorpal Blade series, The Paladin series, the Empire of Man series he co-wrote with David Weber. I recently finished " The Damascus Road " he co-wrote with Linda Evans... I was really impressed with a huge novel chock full of action and heroic warriors and a devistating critique of socialism/communism/cult of personality government. I realize the Paladin series is more military thriller than scifi, but I've had a ball reading all five books... ah... twice.
John Ringo, David Weber and Robert A Heinlein are my three favorite scifi writers.
Hi again. I do indeed have the first Ellis Peters Brother Cadfael mystery on my shelf, although I have yet to read it. I've heard great things about the series. I also the first of the Sharpe books (have not read it yet either). I love Patrick O'Brian, and am hoping that I find the Sharpe series to be a land-based version of the Aubrey/Maturin series. I've only read the first in the Hornblower series, but do plan to read the others one day...I LOVED the Hornblower mini-series!
My genre of choice tends to be historical fiction, although I haven't read much of it lately...I have been reading historical mysteries though, so I guess that counts. I'm relatively new the fantasy genre, my favourite series being George RR Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire, and Kristen Britain's Green Rider series. I'm also a huge Harry Potter fan :-) I'm really all over the map in terms of what I'll read. The only genres I stay away from are romance, sci-fi and horror. I read some non-fiction, predominantly historical.
Sorry that so much time has passed between visits on Shelfari. This book was very realistic and hard for me to read at times. My approach was to read in small increments. I do recommend. Sometimes, what really is - is not so easy to digest.