A lot of the discussions here seem very military focused, for obvious reasons. But I'm curious what else everyone is reading/writing about outside of military oriented books/magazines/literature. Hell, I've used a lot of military books/authors to open by view to other genres.
For example, Matterhorn, written by Karl Marlantes -- he wrote a book called Deep River which I grabbed as soon as it came out (highly recommend it). Another example of mine is I've read the entire Lonesome Dove series, almost all of David Joy's books, and Barbarian Days (recommended by Russell Worth Parker on SOFLETE).
I ask this because I transitioned off of AD from the AF last Oct, and have found it to be quite the journey so far. The aforementioned books offered insight into things I never thought about while on Active Duty -- building a life as a Finnish immigrant, the American expansion westward during the 19th century, and perhaps most intriguing -- relationships.
To me, relationships are what PB Abbate is all about and the foundation it's built on; so I guess you could argue I'm looking to branch out and see what else there is to build in the big, scary, real world.
Let me know what else there is to check out.