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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: Irish Eyes

Don't duck from me. I enjoy Harry Potter with my children too.

I'm not sure I understand all the negativity surrounding it.


151 posted on 12/21/2005 5:01:33 PM PST by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: Calpernia; cardinal4

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.


152 posted on 12/21/2005 6:40:22 PM PST by Ax
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To: Calpernia

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.


153 posted on 12/21/2005 6:58:22 PM PST by Irish Eyes
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To: Irish Eyes

Bumping in agreement :)


154 posted on 12/21/2005 7:10:44 PM PST by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: Ax

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.


155 posted on 12/21/2005 7:20:37 PM PST by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: Darkwolf377

Satori in Paris..Kerouack


156 posted on 12/21/2005 7:21:45 PM PST by kajingawd (" happy with stone underhead, let Heaven and Earth go about their changes")
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To: Darkwolf377

Watchmen

157 posted on 12/21/2005 7:24:37 PM PST by PureSolace (God save us all)
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To: Darkwolf377

"Rise to Rebellion" by Jeff Shaara. You won't put it down.

158 posted on 12/21/2005 7:28:06 PM PST by Fintan (See??? Sometimes I do read the articles.)
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To: Darkwolf377

Just finished "The Black Arrow" By Vin Suprynowicz. I liked it but it might scare some government boot lickers.


159 posted on 12/21/2005 7:31:38 PM PST by dljordan
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To: truemiester

"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.


160 posted on 12/21/2005 7:35:11 PM PST by dljordan
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To: Fishrrman

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.


161 posted on 12/21/2005 7:46:02 PM PST by Wage Slave (peevish coot)
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To: Mainiac1

Neal Stephenson's The Cryptonomicion.

He also wrote Zodiak, which was really good.


163 posted on 12/21/2005 7:51:38 PM PST by Ueriah
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To: Darkwolf377

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."


164 posted on 12/21/2005 7:52:57 PM PST by Veto! (Opinions freely dispensed as advice)
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To: Darkwolf377

The Virtue of Selfishness by Ayn Rand.


165 posted on 12/21/2005 7:53:05 PM PST by cyborg
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To: Darkwolf377

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.


166 posted on 12/21/2005 7:56:09 PM PST by Job03
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To: Darkwolf377

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.


167 posted on 12/21/2005 7:58:59 PM PST by wolf24
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To: Darkwolf377
Rather dry.


168 posted on 12/21/2005 7:59:39 PM PST by Petronski (I love Cyborg!)
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To: Triggerhippie
"Bounty" Trilogy: Mutiny on the "Bounty", Men Against the Sea and Pitcairn's Island by Charles Nordhoff and James Norman Hall

I can't tell you how many times I read those as a child. Absolutely wonderful!

169 posted on 12/21/2005 8:00:32 PM PST by paulat
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To: Darkwolf377

If you liked the movie "Master and Commander."

170 posted on 12/21/2005 8:01:45 PM PST by razorback-bert
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To: Darkwolf377; Travis McGee
Just got Travis McGee's book "Enemies Foreign and Domestic" no workee tomorrow, so I should finish it.
171 posted on 12/21/2005 8:03:48 PM PST by investigateworld (Abortion stops a beating heart)
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To: Darkwolf377

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.


172 posted on 12/21/2005 8:04:05 PM PST by wolf24
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To: Mainiac1

"Up Country" by Demille. Reading, but not finished.


173 posted on 12/21/2005 8:04:53 PM PST by satan
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To: Darkwolf377

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.


174 posted on 12/21/2005 8:12:03 PM PST by Alouette (Learned Mother of Zion)
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To: Darkwolf377

Christ: A Crisis in the Life of God by Jack Miles

Link:
http://www.jackmiles.com/default.asp?ID=16


175 posted on 12/21/2005 8:12:36 PM PST by PresbyRev
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To: Alouette
I used to like Patricia Cornwall but she has become unreadable.

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.

176 posted on 12/21/2005 8:15:39 PM PST by paulat
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To: investigateworld
My Aztlan reconquista novel should be ready in a few months....

You can read the early chapters here, after you finish EFAD.


177 posted on 12/21/2005 8:16:41 PM PST by Travis McGee (--- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com ---)
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To: Wage Slave
Wage Slave wrote:
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'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.

- John

178 posted on 12/21/2005 8:22:56 PM PST by Fishrrman
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To: dljordan

HA-HA


179 posted on 12/21/2005 9:07:53 PM PST by truemiester (If the U.S. should fail, a veil of darkness will come over the Earth for a thousand years)
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To: Quilla

Kaor!


180 posted on 12/21/2005 9:10:52 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (I strongly condemn violence against adulterous gay cannibals.)
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran

Thank you very much! Lots of good stuff there.


181 posted on 12/21/2005 9:11:55 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (I strongly condemn violence against adulterous gay cannibals.)
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To: Darkwolf377

I am writing actually. Sci-fi novel.


182 posted on 12/21/2005 9:13:08 PM PST by Paul_Denton (The U.S. should adopt the policy of Oom Shmoom: Israeli policy where no one gives a sh*t about U.N.)
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To: Darkwolf377
I just finished a very interesting book:

"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.

183 posted on 12/21/2005 9:26:01 PM PST by lawnguy (Give me some of your tots!!!)
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To: Darkwolf377

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.


184 posted on 12/21/2005 9:27:05 PM PST by wildehunt (I told them they'd need horses...)
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To: Darkwolf377

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.


185 posted on 12/21/2005 9:28:44 PM PST by Loud Mime ("Have you ever sat in a room with more than one lawyer?" - - Tony Snow)
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To: Darkwolf377

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.


186 posted on 12/21/2005 9:29:39 PM PST by Wolfstar ("In war, there are usually only two exit strategies: victory or defeat." Mark Steyn)
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To: Darkwolf377

I read State of Fear and recommend it.


187 posted on 12/21/2005 9:30:30 PM PST by Wolfstar ("In war, there are usually only two exit strategies: victory or defeat." Mark Steyn)
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To: razorback-bert

You have great taste. Any cold winter night with Patrick O'Brian is time well spent.


188 posted on 12/21/2005 9:31:12 PM PST by lawnguy (Give me some of your tots!!!)
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To: the lone wolf
1491, by Charles C. Mann--America before Columbus

That one interests me.

189 posted on 12/21/2005 9:31:20 PM PST by Wolfstar ("In war, there are usually only two exit strategies: victory or defeat." Mark Steyn)
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To: ReignOfError

Another great book by him....

190 posted on 12/21/2005 9:31:50 PM PST by Loud Mime ("Have you ever sat in a room with more than one lawyer?" - - Tony Snow)
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To: Darkwolf377

Mind candy ;o)

191 posted on 12/21/2005 9:35:06 PM PST by mollynme (cogito, ergo freepum)
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To: investigateworld

Good book.


192 posted on 12/21/2005 9:35:28 PM PST by I got the rope
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To: Darkwolf377

Reading God is Near Us by Pope Benedict. As usual with his books, an excellent read.


193 posted on 12/21/2005 9:36:40 PM PST by Knitting A Conundrum (Act Justly, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly With God Micah 6:8)
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To: Darkwolf377
If you don't mind it's somewhat heavy reliance on the medical side of the story, and you're interested in finding out just what a lousy president Woodrow Wilson was on domestic policy, try "The Great Influenza" by John M. Barry. I read it earlier this year. It's a great book. President Bush read it also.

"The Devil in the White City" by Erik Larson is an outstanding true story of the Chicago World’s 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 World’s 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.

194 posted on 12/21/2005 9:38:28 PM PST by Wolfstar ("In war, there are usually only two exit strategies: victory or defeat." Mark Steyn)
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To: Darkwolf377
The Book of Rifles by W.H.B. Smith and Joseph E. Smith

A timeless classic.

195 posted on 12/21/2005 9:39:03 PM PST by I got the rope
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To: Darkwolf377

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.


196 posted on 12/21/2005 9:40:39 PM PST by 3catsanadog (When anything goes, everything does.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Edgar Rice Burroughs' Barsoom series is available free via Project Gutenberg. Just finished the fifth book, and all I can say is WOW!. The first book is A Princess of Mars.

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!

Mark

197 posted on 12/21/2005 9:51:01 PM PST by MarkL (When Kaylee says "No power in the `verse can stop me," it's cute. When River says it, it's scary!)
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To: All

What??? No one is reading Tookie's books?


198 posted on 12/21/2005 9:52:36 PM PST by 3catsanadog (When anything goes, everything does.)
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To: MarkL

I think you just paid ERB the highest possible compliment.


199 posted on 12/21/2005 9:53:21 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (I strongly condemn violence against adulterous gay cannibals.)
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To: farlander
Actually, have you read Harry Potter ? I recently got suckered into reading the series, and found it a refreshing fare from the old-fashioned fantasy series.

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.

Mark

200 posted on 12/21/2005 9:56:36 PM PST by MarkL (When Kaylee says "No power in the `verse can stop me," it's cute. When River says it, it's scary!)
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