Tag Archives: Patrick O’Brian

My Thoughts On H.M.S. Surprise

The other day, as I mentioned previously, I completed the third book in Patrick O’Brian’s Aubrey-Maturin adventure series, H.M.S. Surprise.  H.M.S. Surprise picked up right where Post Captain left off and got rolling back into the story line without missing a beat. In H.M.S. Surprise we see that Jack is still in debt, seeking a more permanent ship […]

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Now Reading HMS Surprise

As I mentioned in my New Year’s post, this year is my year of reading without structure, just where my whims take me.  In that context, I felt a good early read this year would be a return to Patrick O’Brian’s Aubrey-Maturin adventure series, that I discovered last year and have begun to enjoy.  My […]

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My Thoughts On Post Captain

On Wednesday evening, I finished my reading of Patrick O’Brian’s Post Captain.  Post Captain is the sequel to Master and Commander and the second book of the Aubrey/Maturin series. Post Captain continues the story of Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin’s friendship.  In this book, you can clearly see that friendship is strained by both men’s […]

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Teaser Tuesday – Post Captain

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly meme hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following: Grab your current read Open to a random page Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too […]

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Teaser Tuesday – Post Captain

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly meme hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following: Grab your current read Open to a random page Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too […]

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Now Reading – Post Captain

It has been a few days since I’ve decided to start my next book after completing my reading of Janet Evanovich’s Two for the Dough.  I decided to take the weekend off and do a bit of relaxing.  Now that we’re at the beginning of the week, I’ve picked up the second book I checked […]

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An Oddity For Me – Book Series

Good Sunday Afternoon!  It’s definitely feeling like summer these days here in northern Virginia.  Earlier this week, as I was finishing my reading of Janet Evanovich’s Two for the Dough, I got to thinking about my most recent readings.  I came to a rather shocking discovery.  That the last few books I’ve read were part […]

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My Thoughts On Master & Commander

Earlier today, during my lunch break, I managed to complete my reading of Patrick O’Brian’s Master and Commander.  Hands down, Master and Commander has to be one of the better fictional books I’ve read in quite some time (outside of my classics reading).  🙂 The story was wonderful, the character development fantastic, and the action […]

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Teaser Tuesday – Master and Commander

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly meme hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following: Grab your current read Open to a random page Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too […]

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Now Reading – Master and Commander

My initial plan, after completing President Bush’s Decision Points, was to dive right into William Shirer’s The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich; however, last weekend, something unexpected occurred.  My brother mentioned he was very interested in reading The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich with me.  I couldn’t help but delay a […]

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