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text 2018-10-18 00:20
Reading progress update: I've read 122 out of 352 pages.
Cover of Night - Linda Howard

It feels like I am making no progress with this book. I can see that the "read" page count is higher, but ye gods. This. Is. So. Boring. I'm nearly halfway finished and we only just now had an action scene.

 

I'm really wanting to like it more than I am, because the hero is more beta. He's shy and awkward around the heroine. He'd been attracted to her since she moved to town but she'd just lost her husband.

 

Now, three years later, things have happened that put her in danger and he came to the rescue. Now suddenly she's starting to see him with new eyes, and it's just not working for me at the moment. Not feeling it at all.

Plus, there's far too much page time spent with the bad guys.

 

I just don't know. I'm going to try to press on, but may end up using a wild card.

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text 2018-10-15 02:26
Reading progress update: I've read 45 out of 352 pages.
Cover of Night - Linda Howard

This is taking awhile to get going...

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text 2018-10-14 20:13
Reading progress update: I've read 1 out of 352 pages.
Cover of Night - Linda Howard

I haven't read any Linda Howard in years. I'm wondering if I'll still like her books...

 

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review 2018-09-22 15:12
Deservedly regarded as a classic
The Franco-Prussian War: The German Invasion of France, 1870-1871 - Michael Eliot Howard

Michael Howard's history of the Franco-Prussian War has long been regarded as a classic of military history, and after reading it it's easy to see why. His book is a incisive recounting of the combatants and the operations they undertook over the course of the ten-month-long conflict. In the process he identifies the elements that defined the conflict, showing how just ill-prepared the French were for the war they faced, how poorly suited the French generals were for the type of war they were in, and how precarious Prussia's victory was after their ostensibly decisive victory in the battle of Sedan. While Geoffrey Wawro's history of the war serves as a better introduction to the subject thanks to its broader coverage of the context of events, nobody interested in understanding the course of the fighting can afford to skip Howard's perceptive and enduring examination of it.

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text 2018-09-12 14:24
Reading progress update: I've read 224 out of 512 pages.
The Franco-Prussian War: The German Invasion of France, 1870-1871 - Michael Eliot Howard

I'm going to skim the rest of this book. It's an excellent military history, but I'm just not up for its detailed descriptions of battlefield maneuverings right now, especially after having read Wawro's book on the subject just a few months ago.

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