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What are you reading?
Me | 12/21/05 | Darkwolf377

Posted on 12/20/2005 11:08:46 PM PST by Darkwolf377

Anyone reading anything good?


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To: Darkwolf377
Anyone reading anything good?

No. I'll go check out another thread......

101 posted on 12/21/2005 6:13:05 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (It must suck being an Islamofascist.......I don't bring them Christmas presents)
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To: farlander
Have you read any of these?

http://www.infinityplus.co.uk/nonfiction/goodkind.htm

I read the first six and was very pleased.
102 posted on 12/21/2005 6:19:27 AM PST by kc2theline (UpChuck & Hildabeast don't represent me.)
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To: Darkwolf377

Revenge of the Middle Age Woman--Wish I could write this well


103 posted on 12/21/2005 6:20:29 AM PST by SoftballMominVA
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To: Darkwolf377

Revenge of the Middle Age Woman--Wish I could write this well


104 posted on 12/21/2005 6:20:31 AM PST by SoftballMominVA
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To: farlander

just finished knife of dreams myself. but the series is going way too slowly now. i don't see how he can end it in only one more book.
for the first time in the last 6 of the series, i actually put off getting it until i had finished something else. (martin's a feast for crows)


105 posted on 12/21/2005 6:25:52 AM PST by absolootezer0 ("My God, why have you forsaken us.. no wait, its the liberals that have forsaken you... my bad")
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To: freedumb2003
This post.

Liar

106 posted on 12/21/2005 6:31:16 AM PST by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: Hot Tabasco

Yawn. Ha, funny. Thanks for your contribution.


107 posted on 12/21/2005 11:29:23 AM PST by Darkwolf377 (Warning: Adult language, but great Christmas message: http://foamy.libertech.net/noxmas.swf)
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To: Darkwolf377

I am reading The Farm, by Louis Bromfield.


108 posted on 12/21/2005 11:30:13 AM PST by GSWarrior
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To: GSWarrior

What's that?


109 posted on 12/21/2005 11:31:31 AM PST by Darkwolf377 (Warning: Adult language, but great Christmas message: http://foamy.libertech.net/noxmas.swf)
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To: Darkwolf377
Goodwin's Team of Rivals. Recently finished Levitt and Dubner's Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything.
110 posted on 12/21/2005 11:32:43 AM PST by Non-Sequitur
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To: Darkwolf377

Have you read 'Gangs of America'?


111 posted on 12/21/2005 11:34:23 AM PST by RightWhale (pas de lieu, Rhone que nous)
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To: Darkwolf377
The Farm was written in 1933 and depicts, over a period of about 100 years, the early settlers of Ohio and the conflict between the agricultural and the industrial way of life...told through the experience of several generations of the same family.

It's quite good.

112 posted on 12/21/2005 11:38:55 AM PST by GSWarrior
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran
Concur completely on Outlaw. One of the best Westerns I ever read and a time capsule on the early and mid 20th century. Kind of hard to get aholt of these days - I got my copy used through Amazon. Very strongly recommended.

Other stuff I've read in the last couple of months:

1. Hammerjack by Marc Giller. Cyberpunk rides again - pretty much a straight ripoff of William Gibson and the last half is way overwritten but it's entertaining nonetheless.

2. Life At The Bottom and Our Culture, What's Left Of It both by Theodore Dalrymple. The first one's grittier, the second one a little more scholarly. Both are gripping reads and biting social criticism.

3. Marxism by Thomas Sowell. An older book pulled from the shelf - Sowell is truly a master of the subject as an ex-Marxist himself. Some really surprising stuff in there.

Merry Christmas, all!

113 posted on 12/21/2005 11:47:04 AM PST by Billthedrill
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To: UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide

You said a bad word, you said a bad word. You're in trouble....


:)


114 posted on 12/21/2005 1:44:30 PM PST by Brad’s Gramma (Jesus is the Reason for the Season!!!)
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To: Darkwolf377

I just finished reading Kings Row by Henry Bellamann---pretty darn amazing novel.

Ronald Reagan acted it the wonderful movie adapted from this book although it's very different from the original...cleaned up quite a bit.

The novel is haunting...and complex. I give it 5/5 stars.


115 posted on 12/21/2005 1:50:13 PM PST by eleni121 ('Thou hast conquered, O Galilean!' (Julian the Apostate))
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To: Darkwolf377
Just finished "Leutenant Hornblower" by CS Forrester.

I love the Hornblower series, there are 11 of them I think. Great stuff!

116 posted on 12/21/2005 1:54:18 PM PST by Pietro
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To: Darkwolf377

"Saving Fish from Drowning", Amy Tan

Really odd story and a good read at night.


117 posted on 12/21/2005 1:55:26 PM PST by Bean Counter (Stout Heats!!)
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To: Darkwolf377

"The Strenuous Life" - Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt (yes, the former President). Written ~100 years ago, sounds like a modern conservative talk-show monologue: addresses the human condition in the USA, with good answers timelessly applicable.


118 posted on 12/21/2005 1:56:02 PM PST by ctdonath2
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To: Carolina_Thor

I read last week on a flight from NY to Seoul. I couldn't put it down. The story is overblown but the bibliography is offers some really great reads.


119 posted on 12/21/2005 1:57:49 PM PST by ozdragon
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To: Darkwolf377
Recently finished Ender's Shadow by Orson Scott Card. It's a "concurrent sequel" to Ender's Game. Anyone who likes sci-fi should already be a Card fan. :-)


120 posted on 12/21/2005 1:59:24 PM PST by TChris ("Unless you act, you're going to lose your world." - Mark Steyn)
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To: Slings and Arrows
The first book is A Princess of Mars.

What are books 2, 3, 4 and 5 titled?

121 posted on 12/21/2005 2:02:40 PM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (This is my tagline. There are many like it but this one is mine.)
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To: Darkwolf377
Have you ever read Watership Down? Don't let the protagonists put you off; it's a first-rate adventure story.
122 posted on 12/21/2005 2:03:07 PM PST by 6323cd ("It is prohibited to make use of such emotional signs in a cellphone!")
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To: Darkwolf377

Calvin's Institutes, 1536 Edition.

Oh, and the Bible as translated into German by Luther. Reading Scripture in another language is quite interesting.


123 posted on 12/21/2005 2:06:01 PM PST by Gamecock (You might be a Arminian Redneck if you think “Cornelius Van Til” is a brand of cigar.)
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To: Darkwolf377

A Peace to End All Peace: The Fall of the Ottoman Empire and the Creation of the Modern Middle East

Good read.

124 posted on 12/21/2005 2:08:22 PM PST by Madame Dufarge
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To: Darkwolf377

Bias by Bernie Goldberg.

A treasure trove of amazing reading.

Cheers,

knewshound


125 posted on 12/21/2005 2:10:11 PM PST by knews_hound (Now with two handed typing !)
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To: Darkwolf377
I highly recommend:

One Nation Under Allah

Description: One Nation Under Allah: The Islamic Invasion of America

Synopsis:

If you found the series Jihad Comes to Small Town USA informative, you need to read this book. An insightful look at the permeation of Islam into the American way of life by Laura Mansfield. Laura goes undercover into the mosques of America and tells you what is happening in these Islamic centers. A comprehensive look at the changes that have been slowly forced onto American society to accommodate Islam.

And - Just released!

Inshallah:

Synopsis:

The story of how a young American woman from the deep south finds herself married to a Muslim radical extremist. That young woman was Laura Mansfield. Laura provides a view of Islamic extremism that can only been seen from the inside. Laura's escape (with her children) from radical Islam, her battle to keep her daughters safe, and how she became a leading terror analyst make this a book you won't want to put down.

Laura Mansfield has over 20 years of experience dealing with issues pertaining to the Middle East.

She is fluent in written and spoken Arabic, and has an excellent understanding of the complex cultural, religious, and historical issues.

Laura spent nearly 7 years living and working in the region, for a wide range of clients including the United States Embassy, the United States Agency for International Development, and various international corporations.

She was active in the embassy warden system, acting as a liaison between the Embassy security office and her employer during the days of the Beirut hijackings.

126 posted on 12/21/2005 2:10:21 PM PST by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: Darth_Azrael
The Wheel of Time series is great but Jordan should have ended it long ago. I think the series peaked around book 4.

I agree, after the 3 love interests he lost me. I read through book 9 and lost interest though loved the beginning books.

127 posted on 12/21/2005 2:17:28 PM PST by Lady Heron
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

Gods of Mars; Warlord of Mars; Thuvia, Maid of Mars; Chessmen of Mars.


128 posted on 12/21/2005 2:17:57 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (I strongly condemn violence against adulterous gay cannibals.)
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To: Darkwolf377

Jesse James by TJ Stiles and The Nazi Doctors by Robert Jay Lifton.


129 posted on 12/21/2005 2:19:50 PM PST by Riverman94610
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To: Darkwolf377

Nelson's Trafalgar: The Battle that Changed the World by Adkins.

A War Like No Other: How the Athenians and Spartans Fought the Pelopennisian War, by Hansen.

A Man in Full by Tom Wolfe

Ripples of Battle: How the Wars of the Past Still Determine How We Fight, How We Live and How We Think, by Vistor Davis Hansen

The Roads to Modernity: The British, French and American Englightenments by Gertrude Himmelfarb

Black Rednecks and White Liberals, by Thomas Sowell

Men in Black by Mark Levin

Hooking Up, essays by Tom Wolfe



130 posted on 12/21/2005 2:24:09 PM PST by KC Burke (Men of intemperate minds can never be free....)
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To: GodBlessRonaldReagan

If you like Niven and Pournelle,don't sleep on Lucifer's Hammer!


131 posted on 12/21/2005 2:26:46 PM PST by Riverman94610
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To: Darkwolf377

'Unholy Alliance' - David Horowitz
'Home Business Tax Deductions' - Stephen Fishman

I can't tell you yet which one is scarier! ;)


132 posted on 12/21/2005 2:29:30 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: Darkwolf377

I just started an early Christmas present -

Under the Loving Care of the Fatherly Leader : North Korea and the Kim Dynasty, by Bradley Martin


133 posted on 12/21/2005 2:31:45 PM PST by gdc314
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To: ReignOfError

I've been on a Revolutionary War binge over the last few weeks: These are all EXCELLENT books:

1776
John Adams
Washington's Crossing
Victory at Yorktown
His Excellency

George Washington is absolutely hands-down the greatest founding father and my true hero!!! John Adams is a close second. Thomas Jefferson was an eloquent writer and did many good things--but he was also THE original "limousine liberal".

Reading these books has reminded me of the greatness of our country.


134 posted on 12/21/2005 2:34:27 PM PST by RooRoobird14 (I thank God every day for President George W. Bush)
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To: Calpernia
Inshallah:

Thanks.. think I will look for it sounds good. For what I am reading now ( ducking as I say this) Harry Potter books for the second time.

135 posted on 12/21/2005 2:36:28 PM PST by Irish Eyes
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To: Darth_Azrael; Darkwolf377
Quicksilver by Neal Stephenson.

Any thing by Neil Stephenson, but Cryptonomicon is his best.

The trilogy, of which Quicksilver is the first book (followed by The Confusion and The System of the World, is very good as well. It deals with the rise of Trade and the passing of Fuedalism as the driving forces in the world.

136 posted on 12/21/2005 2:37:45 PM PST by LexBaird ("I'm not questioning your patriotism, I'm answering your treason."--JennysCool)
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To: Darkwolf377
Try "Death in the Silent Places" by Peter Capstick
137 posted on 12/21/2005 2:38:05 PM PST by Beagle8U (An "Earth First" kinda guy ( when we finish logging here, we'll start on the other planets.)
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To: Darkwolf377

"Why the Greeks Matter"


138 posted on 12/21/2005 2:39:21 PM PST by gingerky
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To: Darkwolf377
Love Kipling, Wolfe, Heinlein.

If you love Heinlein, check out Steel Beach and The Golden Globe by John Varley. Lots of books claim to be Heinleinesque, but Varley must have channeled him.

139 posted on 12/21/2005 2:41:42 PM PST by LexBaird ("I'm not questioning your patriotism, I'm answering your treason."--JennysCool)
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To: Darkwolf377
Just finished Devil in the White City ; it's not bad. Now I'm reading two things:
1. For the Life of the World by Fr. Alexander Schmemann
2. The Brothers Karamazov
140 posted on 12/21/2005 2:44:43 PM PST by sola_fide
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To: Darkwolf377
I recently read The Galleys at Lepanto by Jack Beaching. It's an awsesome book. (It follows the life of Don Juan of Austria, who led the Holy League in the Battle of Lepanto.) Unfortunately, it's also out of print. But you can still order it at Borders or Amazon. It's one of those books that would be a terrific Braveheart-type movie, except that, being historically accurate, it's too politically incorrect.

Right now, I'm re-reading Volume II of Warren Carroll's A History of Christendon, and desperating trying to find Volume III.

141 posted on 12/21/2005 3:02:36 PM PST by guinnessman
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To: Darkwolf377
"Now, through never-before-revealed testimony from military whistleblowers, eyewitness intelligence reports, and an astonishing body of corroborative evidence, Nick Redfern lays out a shockingly plausible new theory on the Roswell incident: that the crash-site discovery of prototype military aircraft would expose a damning secret -- a highly confidential, U.S. government-sanctioned program to conduct medical experiments on deformed, handicapped, disfigured, and diseased Japanese POWs, exploited as "expendable" victims by their captors."
142 posted on 12/21/2005 3:05:59 PM PST by theFIRMbss
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To: RooRoobird14
I'm starting to get more interested in the Revolutionary War myself.

I read a book once called Honorable Treachery which was a history of spying in America. One comment made in the book was that, during the war, Washington was fighting an enemy that was larger, better trained, better equipped, better fed, and faster (they could use the British Navy to go from one place to another); and at all times, he had to stay to the west of the British so that he could never get caught between the British Army and the Atlantic Ocean.

As if he didn't have enough on his mind!

143 posted on 12/21/2005 3:17:26 PM PST by guinnessman
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To: Darkwolf377
My family recommends:
"Roberts Ridge" by Malcolm MacPherson
"Silent Witness" by Mark Fuhrman
"Be Careful Who You Love" by Diane Dimond
"1776" by David McCullough
"Invasion" by Michelle Malkin
almost anything by Ann Coulter
144 posted on 12/21/2005 3:35:02 PM PST by Dante3
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To: Dante3

"Men in Black" by Mark Levin


145 posted on 12/21/2005 3:37:41 PM PST by Dante3
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To: Triggerhippie
1759: The Year Britain Became Master of the World by Frank McLynn

I'll have to find that one!

Several years ago, my wife and I were on a trip to Canada, when we spent a day in Quebec City. I really wanted to see the Plains of Abraham, so my wife humored me, and dropped me off there by the river. I climbed the steep slope up to the plateau where Wolfe met Montcalm, expecting to find a museum or at least a great monument for such a pivotal battle in world history.

Instead, I found nothing but a jogging track and a small plaque. The plaque read (paraphrasing from what I remember):

On this site, on 13 September 1759, due to the overwhelming number of their forces, the British army was able to land her and capture the City of Quebec,

You could almost feel the resentment of the French Canadians as they wrote this :^)

146 posted on 12/21/2005 3:41:17 PM PST by guinnessman
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To: Slings and Arrows

Thanks! I'll look them up.


147 posted on 12/21/2005 3:44:03 PM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (This is my tagline. There are many like it but this one is mine.)
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To: Darkwolf377

Memoirs of a timelord.


148 posted on 12/21/2005 3:45:33 PM PST by calljack (Sometimes your worst nightmare is just a start.)
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To: Darkwolf377
Current book:
"Come Hither to Go Yonder" - musician Bob Black's memoirs of playing banjo for Bill Monroe & The Bluegrass Boys in the mid-70's. Bob's as fine a player as there ever was, and a nice guy, too. His website is "banjoy.com". I still remember Bob playing with Monroe at the very first Berkshire Mountains Bluegrass Festival in Hillsdale, New York, in 1976.

Previous book:
"Can't You Hear Me Callin'", by Richard D. Smith. The definitive biography of "The Man" himself, Bill Monroe, the "father of bluegrass music", who literally created an entire genre of American music (with a little help from Earl Scruggs, of course). Dick Smith has played in numerous bands himself - I remember him as having a good stint with The Country Gentlemen in the 80's.

Book previous to that:
"Will You Miss Me When I'm Gone", by Mark Zwonitzer. The story of The Carter Family of Poor Valley, Virginia, perhaps the most influential group in American country music history. A good companion piece to the new movie, "Walk the Line", about Johnny Cash's relationship with June Carter (Mother Maybelle's middle daughter) - detailed in the book as well.

- John

149 posted on 12/21/2005 4:14:23 PM PST by Fishrrman
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To: AppyPappy

LOL


150 posted on 12/21/2005 4:43:26 PM PST by freedumb2003 (American troops cannot be defeated. American Politicians can.)
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