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Essential Historical List

Night by Marion Wiesel, Elie Wiesel

 

Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10  by Marcus Luttrell, Patrick Robinson

 

Gates of Fire: An Epic Novel of the Battle of Thermopylae by Steven Pressfield

 

Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow

 

Forgotten Land: Journeys Among the Ghosts of East Prussia by Max Egremont

 

The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures by Anne Fadiman

 

 

Yesterday's Gone Season 4

Yesterday's Gone: Season Four - Jason Whited, David  W. Wright, Sean Platt

I liked this book,but I liked the previous ones.The Darkness that is evil followed our main characters from the previous earth (alternate). Now the Darkness is taking over and anyone who came from the earlier earth needs to die.Everyone else needs to be controlled.

A list of favorites for "My Essential Reads"

1.Theft of Swords by Michael J. Sullivan


2.Gates of Fire by Steven Pressfield

 

3.Night by Marion Wiesel, Elie Wiesel

 

4.To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

 

5.The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down:A Hmong Child,Her American Doctors,

and the Collision of Two Cultures by Anne Fadiman

 

6.A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin

 

7.Talon of the Silver Hawk by Raymond E. Feist

 

8.The Black Unicorn by Terry Brooks

 

9.The First Book of Lost Swords: Woundhealer's Story by Fred Saberhagen

 

10.The Malloreon,Vol.1 Guardians of the West, King of the Murgos,Demon Lord of Karanda by David Eddings

 

11.The Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett

 

12.The Tangle Box by Terry Brooks

 

13.Homeland by R.A. Salvatore

 

14.Swords and Deviltry by Fritz Leiber

 

15.Spearwielder's Tale by R.A. Salvatore

 

16.The Crimson Shadow by R.A. Salvatore

 

17.Exile by R.A. Salvatore

 

18.Belgarath the Sorcerer by Leigh Eddings, David Eddings

 

19.Lord Foul's Bane by Stephen R. Donaldson

 

20.The Highwayman by R.A. Salvatore

 

21.Serenity: Those Left Behind by Joss Whedon,Brett Matthews,Will Conrad

 

 

22.Yesterday's Gone: Episode 1 by David W. Wright, Sean Platt


23.Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10 by Marcus Luttrell, Patrick Robinson

 

24.Firefight by Brandon Sanderson

 

25.Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

 

26.The Bear (Saga of the First King) by R.A. Salvatore


27.A Storm of Swords (A Song of Ice and Fire, #3) by George R.R. Martin

 

 

Just a couple longer than 25,but I had to whittle it down.And I truly don't know if this is what is wanted.:)

 

Wizards,mermaids,dragons...

The First Book of Lost Swords: Woundhealer's Story - Fred Saberhagen

The book is a fantasy and has everything one would expect.It starts on a depressing note,the princes' son is afflicted with blindness and seizures.For this reason a decision is made.The prince has heard about the sword Woundhealer being used at a temple to heal people.He loads his son and begins a trek to said temple.

Unbeknownst to the prince another group is in route the temple.

 

While the prince is gone,his nephew runs away into the wild.Meeting a mermaid and then a wizard,and he gains a quest to get a sword named Dragonslicer.And we know where that leads.

 

The book was entertaining,the characters fleshed out,the land itself has a major part.

I liked it and would recommend.

Tips!

So I just found out last night when you order food through the UberEats app.And you tip the person that brings the food,the app keeps part of the tip.

I didn't realize this but a friend of mine is doing UberEats as a side job and just last night said he got a close to 7.00 tip (he then said it was probably 10.00 before the app took their share)

 

And I'm sorry for taking up space.I just needed to say something because it sounded so unfair!

"Bowie"

The Survivalist (Anarchy Rising) - Arthur Bradley

Right up front let me say my favorite character is the wolfhound "Bowie".The owner/friend Mason travels an apocalyptic USA.He is a US marshall or more precisely a former marshall.He is headed south from the northern Georgia area.On his way he finds people that need help,offers it and teaches how to help themselves.And he loves Bowie and Bowie loves him.

 Also there is a man heading north to DC.He was a convict but got let out early because the world was going to shit.A lot of convicts were released early due to the fact no one was going to be around to take care of them.And they only released the criminals that were not on hard time.Tanner is his name and he is a good guy.he has a reason for going to DC.I just can't divulge without giving spoilers.

 

P.S.I'm gonna keep reading the series.

 

  

White Jenna

White Jenna - Jane Yolen

I liked this book, it was a worthy read.You had Jenna continuing her mission from the first book.We meet a handful of new characters, which is always interesting.It was good enough I'll read the next book.

Oathtaker 3

Ephemeral and Fleeting - Patricia Reding

It was good,I liked the characters.And the predicament they seem to get into.

 But the world building is limited.

The Heir War

The Heir War - Jill Williamson

I liked this book,it's the second in the series.I did like the character creation,the book was told through several viewpoints.Possible heirs to the throne.but by the end all the storylines tied together.

 

However it was laid out I did find it entertaining.

White Hart pt.2

As a continuation of the White Hart series this was a good read.I thoroughly enjoyed it and the struggle Mae has with the protagonist is really interesting.It's mostly mind games but it's an entertaining read.

Theft of Swords

Theft of Swords (Riyria Revelations) - Michael J. Sullivan

I liked this book,it was entertaining to read.The two main characters are best of friends but they were thieves.And this probably did add to the joy I had reading it.They would take any job for pay.

I've read several books about heroes,but these guys were straight up thieves.But who knows by the end of the series they may be heroes.

Divisional Playoff

The Dallas Cowboys played the L.A.Rams.The Cowboys lost to the Rams,you'll hear alot of the Cowboy fans say "we need a new coach" or "we need a new QB".despite the fact that this QB helped get them into the playoffs.Granted,it's been awhile since Jason Garrett (coach) has been to the playoffs.But the QB (Dak Prescott) has had better luck in a shorter time period.

Fact of the matter is the Rams played better.

Two teams play a game,1 wins ,1 loses. It wasn't a blowout,there really shouldn't be excuses,a team can't win every game.

 

Cowboys 22

L.A.Rams 30

Post-game Wild Card

The Cowboys beat the Seahawks and it was good game.Next week they will play LARams.

Yeah,the games are more important now.

 

Cowboys 24

Seahawks 22

Game 16

The Cowboys beat the Buccaneers after that terrible loss last week to the Colts.

That makes the NFC East locked up and the last game of the season is with the New York Giants.

 

Cowboys 27

Buccaneers 20

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Hope everyone had a great christmas for those of you who are going out for New Year,have fun but do be safe:)

Skyward!

Skyward - Brandon Sanderson

Brandon Sanderson has done it again,he has done a great job with character creation and had the landscape a distant planet.

When kids reach a certain age they're allowed to join the space force and possibly help defend the planet.

The heroine of the story is the daughter of a coward of a previous battle so she is going to have a hard time advancing in her class.

This book is for teens but it made for an enjoyable read.:)

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