alpaca princess (renniekins) wrote,
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Book Three

Along with reading "regular" books, I also like to have a book stored on my Treo. I read it during random downtimes -- waiting in line, for example, or grabbing a bite to eat, or any number of times when I am by myself and appreciate a bit of short-term amusement.

So far, I haven't mustered up the will-power to actually purchase an e-book. I know that doing so makes perfect sense, as it's not the paper I'm paying for when I buy a book... but it just seems strange, especially since I'll likely just delete it when I'm done reading it.

Eventually, I probably will try paying for a downloaded book. When I find I'm out of reading material. Fortunately, there are lots of free older books out there under the public domain. I've been reading lots of classics in electronic form these the past yew of years. Some examples that come to mind are: Swiss Family Robinson, Hound of the Baskervilles, 10000 Leagues Under the Sea, Around the World in 80 Days, Frankenstein, Anne of Green Gables (and the sequels), Little Women, and more. Books like that. Books like:

The Red Badge of Courage, by Stephen Crane

This is a book about a Union soldier in the Civil War. You wouldn't know it's the Civil War reading it though -- there are no ideals, no politics, no discussion whatsoever of why anyone is fighting. The youth simply signed up for the army, and there he is in a battle, doing what he is told.

It could be any war, any youth, any side. It is a very immediate story about his situation and thoughts upon facing his first battle - then the horror and carnage that a war involves.

This book was interesting, but it never really captivated my attention.
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