Wednesday, July 21, 2004

Reading List

This may or may not become a regular feature. It's a list of the books I'm currently reading. I almost always have more than one book on the go at any one time because I'm fickle, easily distracted and quite possibly have a very short attention span.
 Here it is:

1. Guns and Ammo- okay technically it's not a book but I always seem to be a month behind the current issue and consequently there's always some part of it I have to read at any given time.
2. Combat Handguns- again, a magazine, and one into which I delve now and then. I usually read it cover to cover but one article at a time, depending on what takes my fancy.
3. The Survivalist series by Jerry Ahern. I read one or two of these years ago when I was still at school and recently resolved to work my way through the series. About to begin book 7. Long way to go...
4. The Dinosaur Heresies by Robert Bakker. Part of my whole dinosaur/Pellucidar obsession. A very good and he's very convincing, everything he says sounds so reasonable- I'm going to have to find someone with opposing ideas.
5. Journey to the Underground World by Lin Carter. A Pellucidar pastiche which isn't really a patch on ERB but I'm ploughing through it anyway and will probably read the rest of the series that follows. What's not to like about a story that pits men against dinosaurs?
6. Handgun Hunting by Mark Hampton. Very easy to read and well illustrated. I'm reading it by how interested I am in the subject matter. The section on hunting boar was first to go as this is something I would love to try- hunting hogs with a handgun. And this book is going for about $2.20 on Amazon. Bargain.

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