Over the last few weeks, I’ve been trying something different and have an informal poll where you could interact and share your ideas via the comments section of the blog. I encourage you to get out of your comfort zone and give it a try!
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So, here’s this week’s informal poll question: “what is your all-time favorite book series?” Let us know in the comments section just below this post and give us some commentary / details behind your answer as you see fit!
I’ll start it off: it would have to be a tie between The Brotherhood of War series by W.E.B. Griffin and The Sackett series by Louis L’Amour.
Both of these series appeal primarily to men, although I do know of a few women who have read and enjoyed them, and to me both of these series seem to grab you and pull you in not only with the situations but the characters: you literally feel as if the characters are part of your own family.
The Brotherhood of War series follows the lives of a group of U.S. Army men and women starting during World War II through the Vietnam War, and the author has since completed several derivatives of the same theme. There are multiple books in the series, but if you like a good military-based series I would start off with the first one in the series called The Lieutenants. You can read the review I wrote several years ago for book one of the series if you click here or type in http://smarturl.it/7orik0 into your web browser.
I’d be willing to bet tens of millions of people have read Louis L’Amour’s Sackett series: I’ve read them multiple times over the years and I still have all of them in a well-worn paperbacks as well as many of the titles on my Kindle. The Sackett series is classic Old West where the men were men and there were few women, you always knew right from wrong, and never underestimate the power of family.
There are 17 novels (and several short stories and derivative works) in the Sackett series, and if I were going to start off with them again I would do it in chronological order vs. the order they were written. The first one in chronological order is called Sackett’s Land, and you can check it out if you click here or type in http://smarturl.it/z4ndl7 into your web browser.
What about you? Please answer away in the comments section below this post on the blog’s website. If you are reading this post on your e-Ink Kindle or received the post via email, you can always see this week’s poll question if you click here or type in http://wp.me/p2b82w-4fw into your web browser.
Have a great rest of your weekend!