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Posted on 12/20/2005 11:08:46 PM PST by Darkwolf377
Anyone reading anything good?
Don't duck from me. I enjoy Harry Potter with my children too.
I'm not sure I understand all the negativity surrounding it.
I try to walk six miles a day, and I'm never without my Sony Walkman. I'm re-listening to "Charm School," by Nelson DeMille. Just about anything by Nelson DeMille is very exciting. I also loved "Red Rabbit," by Tom Clancy.
Glad to see that you like the books also. Four generations in my family are enjoying them. I do not understand all the negativity surrounding them either,especially on this forum.
Bumping in agreement :)
I've not been successful yet in listening to books. My comprehension doesn't work the same as when I read.
I've only tried to do that while driving though. I should try that while walking.
Satori in Paris..Kerouack
||"Rise to Rebellion" by Jeff Shaara. You won't put it down.|
Just finished "The Black Arrow" By Vin Suprynowicz. I liked it but it might scare some government boot lickers.
"MARS by Ben Bova. I like his quote "The meek will inherit the earth wild the bold conquer the stars."
No they won't. The IRS will hit them with back taxes, the FAA will ground them for safety violations and the EPA will take them to court for air pollution.
I see we share the same taste in music. I hadn't heard of the book about the Carter family. I'm planning a day trip soon to the are where they lived, since I recently moved to the area. I'm currently reading "Still Woman Enough" by Loretta Lynn.
Neal Stephenson's The Cryptonomicion.
He also wrote Zodiak, which was really good.
I'm literally wallowing in C.S. Lewis books this holiday season. After seeing the wonderful Narnia, I raided the library for books by and about Lewis, a terrific writer and possibly the most important Christian apologist of the last century. He's enormously readable, whether he's writing essays, novels, or children's books.
A new biography, "The Narnian" is quite interesting as are two books by David Dowling, "The Reluctant Convert" and "Into the Region of Awe: Mysticism in C.S. Lewis."
The Virtue of Selfishness by Ayn Rand.
How about Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe? A great Story of Survival and very vivid even in its old Style where every Noun is capitalized throughout the Book.
I'm reading John Feinstein's "Next Man Up" and it is excellent.
I'm also reading Tommy Franks' autobiography but I probably don't need to tell anyone here how good that book is.
I can't tell you how many times I read those as a child. Absolutely wonderful!
If you liked the movie "Master and Commander."
I just finished Peter F. Hamilton's 'Night's Dawn' Trilogy (The Reality Dysfunction, The Neutronium Alchemist, and The Naked God).
If you want a great science fiction series, this is the one. I'm not normally a fan of the genre but these were absolutely excellent.
"Up Country" by Demille. Reading, but not finished.
I just finished RED LILY, the final book in Nora Roberts IN THE GARDEN series (the others are BLUE DAHLIA and BLACK ROSE). But it's a chick book.
Douglas Preston and Lincoln Childs have a great series, beginning with RELIC, RELIQUARY, STILL LIFE WITH CROWS, CABINET OF CURIOSITIES, BRIMSTONE and DANCE OF DEATH.
Michael Connelly is also great, THE POET, BLOOD WORK and THE NARROWS.
Authors to stay away from: I used to like Patricia Cornwall but she has become unreadable.
Christ: A Crisis in the Life of God by Jack Miles
I'm on my library's wait list for "Predator," only because I've read she's off that weird, hairy freak kick, and back on track. That was unfortunate...for TWO freakin' books!
Will let you know if she's redeemable.
You can read the early chapters here, after you finish EFAD.
I'd like to make that trip, myself, down to Maces Springs to the family gravesite up at the church, to pay my respects. But that will be an entire "bluegrass vacation" that's still another year away yet, at least.
I think "The Carter Fold" is there, too - they have music periodically.
Probably worth reading the book before you go, to get a better perspective on what actually happened with the Carters - a very interesting story.
Thank you very much! Lots of good stuff there.
I am writing actually. Sci-fi novel.
"Polio..An American Story".
The history of Polio research, fundraising, and how the battle was finally won. You will recognize a lot of the same methods we see today in fundraising and disease politics.
I'm currently reading "Vengeance" about the Munich attacks on the Israeli athletes, and the hunt for those responsible.
I hear Spielberg is about to screw up this history, so I wanted to brush up.
Just read "Term Limits" by Vince Flynn.
It was a page-turner of a beach book.
The kind that has you reading as you wait, in the crosswalk, for the light to change on A1A.
Next vacation, I'll buy another.
Read the first two chapters of James Clavell's "Sho-Gun".
You'll know if you'll like it by then. It's one of my all time favorites.
Next April is the 100th anniversary of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and subsequent fires that destroyed the city. There are two new books out, and I've read both. Just finished the 2nd one, and have now picked up Vince Flynn's new novel.
I read State of Fear and recommend it.
You have great taste. Any cold winter night with Patrick O'Brian is time well spent.
That one interests me.
Another great book by him....
Mind candy ;o)
Reading God is Near Us by Pope Benedict. As usual with his books, an excellent read.
"The Devil in the White City" by Erik Larson is an outstanding true story of the Chicago Worlds Fair of 1893, nicknamed the White City for its majestic beauty. Architect Daniel Burnham built it. Serial killer Dr. H. H. Holmes used it to lure victims to his Worlds Fair Hotel, designed for murder. Larson does a brilliant job weaving their stories around the story of the fair itself. This is a very big selling book. I hope they make a movie out of it.
A timeless classic.
Recent books read: (please excuse lack of titles and/or authors - I don't have the books within reach.)
SHAM - Good read
Nursing Against The Odds - Good read if you are in the health care profession. I don't recommend it if you are going to spend some time in the hospital.
A recent published book by Christina Hoff Summers about the overuse of therapy in America - I think it's called One Nation Under Therapy. Good read!
A recently published book about the murder of Madalyn O'Hair Murray. - another good read.
When I was little, my mother got me hooked on ERB. First Tarzan, then John Carter of Mars (Barsoom), then the lost world books. Wow! What great books to ensure a little boy will always love to read. She got me hooked on them before I could read, reading to me every night before bed. Then she had me read along to her, and eventually, I wound up reading to my mother!
What??? No one is reading Tookie's books?
I think you just paid ERB the highest possible compliment.
I had no interest in reading it. I loved The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings, and thought the movies were amazing. I never cared to look into Harry Potter. Then, one night I was terribly bored and the first movie was on cable. I was really surprised. I figured that it was a little kid's book. It wasn't, and the movie was quite good. After seeing it, I decided that I needed to read the books, and I haven't stoped reading them since.
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