Friday, May 6, 2011

The Sergeant #9 Arrived Today

Although this is the last of the books in the Sergeant series, I'm really looking forward to reading and reviewing another Mahoney story - lots of butt-kicking, bayonet-stabbing, cussing and whoring adventure to be had here.

I ordered this book through Green Earth Books, a used bookstore that promotes "recycling" of books by buying used. Although we don't really think about it much, buying used books, as well as borrowing from the library and loaning to and from friends is a good way to save a tree, as is buying eBooks and reading them on a portable device or your home computer. While I'm far from being the best role-model for living a sustainable lifestyle, I think it's important that books don't just get read once and shelved forever. Books are meant to be read, not collect dust, so if you've got books you don't plan on reading again, consider selling them, donating them, or loaning them out to someone else who would appreciate them as much as you did.

Oh, and sadly, while this book was in rather excellent condition when I received it, in an attempt to remove the bookstore's ID sticker, I damaged the front cover. I'm kicking myself for doing that now, but I'm always annoyed by stickers and such on my books. C'est la vie, I suppose.

I hope to get you this review sometime soon, but my dance card is filling up fast. When I'm done with it, y'all will be the first to know.

5 comments:

reflexivefire said...

As Wayne and Garth say: Shaa-Wing!

Machine Trooper said...

Ahh, Hammerhead. Mahoney gets a new platoon leader. I think I only read that one once (and as a result, it's still in rather virgin condition). My favorite was the one right before that: Bloody Bastogne (it looks like the dogs got ahold of it).

The only one of the series I haven't read/don't own is # 3. Thanks for that link--I'll see if they have it.

Maybe I can be the first kid on my block with all 9!

Duane Spurlock said...

Great cover painting!

Machine Trooper said...

Just letting you know they had #3 and I ordered it. Thanks for the link!

Jack Badelaire said...

I'm about halfway through it. Very readable, fast-paced and with a lot of brutal action. Good times...