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LilithSaintcrow

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Joined August 2016

I write books. All the time.
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Breakfast!

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The Girls: A Novel | Emma Cline
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Ready to see if this lives up to the hype.

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"...he once remarked that he knew only two tunes in all: 'One was Yankee Doodle. The other wasn't.'" --on Ulysses Grant, being welcomed to the Army of the Potomac

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An extra half-hour to read while waiting? Yes please!

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"...whose expression is determined, not to say sinister."

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Thin Red Line | James Jones
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My WWII Pacific reading continued with this book. The thin veneer of fiction makes it a little less brutal than Sledge or Leckie's memoirs, but not by much. Interestingly, this book approaches the question of sex between men in combat units. Maybe it has to be "fiction" before someone could talk about it so frankly. There are no heroes here, just people in terrible situations, in perhaps one of the most wrenchingly "true" things I've ever read.

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The Thin Red Line | James Jones
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Taking a break from Foote to read some Jones. I came across a mention of this book while reading Leckie's "Helmet For My Pillow", and the library had it. Breakfast with a book begins!

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Stonewall's death.

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Back to the Foote-work.

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Dispatches | Michael Herr
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"You don't have to be a seasoned tactician to know your ass is cold."

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Dispatches | Michael Herr
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And straight into Michael Herr's "Dispatches."

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After reading his memoir "Helmet For My Pillow," I got this from the library. A short overview of the brutal battle for Okinawa, it is relatively balanced despite Leckie's service on the Pacific Front. One gets the idea the horror and waste of war moved him to grudging sympathy for his opponents, a feature all too rare in military writing. All in all, a good read; I do recommend reading his memoir first, though.

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Odd Trundles is sobered by the simple, clear prose. He needed much cuddling after some of the battles were read. (So did I.)

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These guys had it incredibly rough.

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A long day, settled finally on the couch. My back is sore, but nothing compared to what these guys went through.

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A long day, settled finally on the couch. My back is sore, but nothing compared to what these guys went through.

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A long day, settled finally on the couch. My back is sore, but nothing compared to what these guys went through.

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A long day, settled finally on the couch. My back is sore, but nothing compared to what these guys went through.

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A long day, settled finally on the couch. My back is sore, but nothing compared to what these guys went through.

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A long day, settled finally on the couch. My back is sore, but nothing compared to what these guys went through.

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A long day, settled finally on the couch. My back is sore, but nothing compared to what these guys went through.

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A long day, settled finally on the couch. My back is sore, but nothing compared to what these guys went through.

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A long day, settled finally on the couch. My back is sore, but nothing compared to what these guys went through.

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A long day, settled finally on the couch. My back is sore, but nothing compared to what these guys went through.

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A long day, settled finally on the couch. My back is sore, but nothing compared to what these guys went through.

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A long day, settled finally on the couch. My back is sore, but nothing compared to what these guys went through.

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A long day, settled finally on the couch. My back is sore, but nothing compared to what these guys went through.

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A long day, settled finally on the couch. My back is sore, but nothing compared to what these guys went through.

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A long day, settled finally on the couch. My back is sore, but nothing compared to what these guys went through.

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A long day, settled finally on the couch. My back is sore, but nothing compared to what these guys went through.

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A long day, settled finally on the couch. My back is sore, but nothing compared to what these guys went through.

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A long day, settled finally on the couch. My back is sore, but nothing compared to what these guys went through.

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Settled on the couch, finally. A long day, my back is sore, but it's nothing compared to what they went through.

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Settled on the couch, finally. A long day, my back is sore, but it's nothing compared to what they went through.

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After writing 3K words this afternoon, I am retreating to read a few.

MrBook Wow! Great job on the writing, from one writer to another. Nice selection as well. 😊👍🏻 3y
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