Bill Paley (mycroftca) wrote,
Bill Paley

Two books so far this weekend:

First was Osprey Warrior #165: US Army Paratrooper in the Pacific Theater 1943 - 45. Now, I've read extensively about WWII since I was a pre-teen, and I knew a great deal about the use of paratroopers in the European Theater, but I'd rarely heard anything about their use by the United States in the Pacific. Therefore I delved into the book with some curiousity. It dealt with their training and equipment as well as the history of their actions in the war. Pretty good read.

Then we have The Martian by Andy Weir. I'd heard good things about the book at its time of publication, so it went onto the pile (mountain) of books to-be-read. Then the movie was released, and I figured I wanted to have read the book first, so out of the pile it was pulled. Now, it's very rare that I get a book that I don't dabble in, reading a bit, then off to another for a page, paragraph or chapter and then return. This was truthfully a book I couldn't put down...I finished reading it at about 0230 this morning, when I had intended to go to bed at midnight. Spectacular book. I can't recommend it too highly.

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