One nice side effect of my daily commute is that I get a lot of reading done on the bus. I’ve read two books in the last week or so, for example. There was a period before Xmas when I was rooting around for things to read. Between books I’ve gotten myself and things I got for Xmas or purchased with holiday gift certificates, I’ve suddenly got plenty to choose from. Here’s what’s in my “to read” pile:

1,000 Places to See Before You Die by Patricia Schultz

African Trilogy: The desert war up to the surrender of the Axis armies in 1943 by Alan Moorehead

The Atrocity Archives by Charles Stross

The Battle of Britain by Richard Hough & Denis Richards

The Battle of Spain: The Spanish Civil War 1936-1939 by Antony Beevor

The Fourth Crusade and the Sack of Constantinople by Jonathan Phillips

Empires at War: The French and Indian War and the Struggle for North America 1754-1763 by William M. Fowler Jr.

Overthrow: America’s Century of Regime Change from Hawaii to Iraq by Stephen Kinzer

The Pirate Queen: In Search of Grace O’Malley and Other Legendary Women of the Sea by Barbara Sjoholm

Rip It Up and Start Again: Postpunk 1978-1984 by Simon Reynolds

Thunderstruck by Erik Larson

So yeah, that should keep me busy for awhile.

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