Skip to comments.What Are You Reading Now? - My Quarterly Survey of Freeper Reading Habits
Posted on 09/27/2007 8:09:20 AM PDT by MplsSteve
It's time again for my quarterly "What Are You Reading Now?" thread!
It can be anything...a NY Times bestseller, a technical journal, a trashy pulp novel...in short, anything!
DO NOT answer by saying "I'm Reading This Thread". It stopped being funny a long time ago.
Here's what I'm reading. I'm just about finished with "Street Without Joy" by Bernard Fall. It's about France's war in Vietnam from 1946-1954. Very interesting and tragic.
So, tell me. What are you reading now?
The Concerto by Michael Steinberg. An analysis of the best of that musical genre.
Currently I am reading this thread.
For Work- Essential ActionScript 3.0 (Adobe killed us by not making AS2.0 and 3.0 compatible with the new upgrade of Flash.)
a continuation of Pride and Prejudice...
my FAVORITE book of all time...
“Boogie Woogie Stomp, Albert Ammons And His Music” by Christopher I. Page
VDH’s A War Like No Other and Schweikart’s A Patirot’s History of the United States
Don’t have the titles with me at work, but reading a book on obtaining grandparents’ rights (DIL sued for divorce in June, has been very restrictive with letting us or our son see our grandson); and a book on craniosacral therapy. (Daughter has fibromyalgia, and one dr has recommended CS sessions. Sessions are infrequent and only partially covered by insurance.)
Re-reading Blind Man’s Bluff about the exploits of the American submarine fleet during the Cold War. I’m at the point now that is discussing a phone tap placed on an underground cable near between the Soviet sub base on an island and the mainland base. When finally discovered after many years by the Soviets, they found a little stamp on the recording device that said “Property of United States Government.”
True heroes all.
The River of Doubt. The true story of TR’s post-presidential exploration of a previously-uncharted 1,000 mile river in the Amazon. A great story, a great read.
Just finished Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, again.
Getting ready to start Atlas Shrugged, again.
“Until Proven Innocent”, the book about the Duke Rape Hoax.
Stuart Taylor and KC Johnson are the co-authors.
Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln
I just finished “First Man” about Neil Armstrong. A pretty good read. Going the book store tomorrow to look for another to start.
I am always in process of re-reading the Bible.
Farewell to Marx by David Conway
The Reagan Diary
Now They Call Me Infidel - Noni Darwish
I have 5 or 6 books with a bookmark in them, but the one I want to finish is 1984. Yes, it’s my first time reading it and no, I never read it in high school, sadly.
Great book. Find the cow skull yet?
Gibraltar Earth - Michael McCollum
Gibraltar Sun - Michael McCollum
Ship Of Ghosts - The story of the USS Houston - James D. Hornfischer
Lambert - The Man In The Middle - Jim O’Brien
What a great book.
1. The Civil War, Volume II, Shelby Foote
2. The Deadly Brotherhood (The American Combat Soldier in World War II)
3. The Other Battle (German night fighters vs. the RAF)
4. Panzer Commander (The memoirs of Colonel Hans von Luck).
I think my reading subjects may be falling into a pattern. :)
Stumbled across this. Not going to read it. Sorry I didn answer your question.
The Good Citizen: How a Younger Generation is Reshaping American Politics (Paperback)
Russell Dalton uses a new set of national public opinion surveys to show how Americans are changing their views on what good citizenship means. It’s not about recreating the halcyon politics of a generation ago, but recognition that new patterns of citizenship call for new processes and new institutions that reflect the values of the contemporary American public. Trends in participation, tolerance, and policy priorities reflect a younger generation that is more engaged, more tolerant, and more supportive of social justice. <————
Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
How come it took me 51 years to discover this great book?
Dan Brown’s “Deception Point” (very good read, BTW) and “Marker” by Robin Cook.
“The Way to Christ: Spiritual Exercises” by John Paul II. It’s a short little book of 13 or 14 sermon’s/talks he gave on retreats in Poland in the early 1960’s to university students while he was a Bishop and before he was Pope. Very worthwhile. It’s interesting to see how consistent his thinking and focus was on many issues for thirty years. I’m not a Catholic but John Paul II was a man that knew God and these talks are straightforward and practical for a Christian.
The latest issue of American Handgunner.
“Why They Hate” by Brigitte Gabriel
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
What did the Soviets say about that little stamp?
Just trying to find out WHY the Clitoid Crime Family MURDERED these people.
Jeppesen Aviation Weather.
Technical references are much more interesting to me than fiction.
Ouch, I hate reading tech stuff anymore. I went through the pains of learning C#/ADO.Net stuff 4 years back so we could migrate our product forward.
My sympathies to you.
The Road - Cormac McCarthy
Dangerous Book For Boys by Conn Iggulden and Hal Iggulden.
Just like reading things with the kids, ya know...
1) Genetic Entropy & the Mystery of the Genome (Paperback)
by John C. Sanford (Author)
Dr. John Sanford, a retired Cornell Professor, shows in Genetic Entropy and the Mystery of the Genome that the “Primary Axiom” is false. The Primary Axiom is the foundational evolutionary premise - that life is merely the result of mutations and natural selection. In addition to showing compelling theoretical evidence that whole genomes can not evolve upward, Dr. Sanford presents strong evidence that higher genomes must in fact degenerate over time. This book strongly refutes the Darwinian concept that man is just the result of a random and pointless natural process.
2) What Does God Know and When Does He Know It?: The Current Controversy over Divine Foreknowledge (Paperback)
by Millard J. Erickson
Does God know the future? Or is the future unknowable even to God?
Arguing that God interacts with his creatures spontaneously, the controversial new movement known as open theism has called classic church theology up for reexamination. Confronting this view, classic theists maintain that God has complete foreknowledge and that open-theist arguments are unorthodox. Each view has implications for our vision of the future and of Gods dealings with humanity.
Millard Erickson investigates the claims and counterclaims of both sides of the debate, looking at questions about prayer, the nature of evil, and the free will of human beings. He considers biblical and hermeneutical issues, the historical development of the doctrine of divine foreknowledge, philosophical influences, the doctrinal structure of the debate, and the practical implications for the church and believers today. What Does God Know and When Does He Know It? is a thorough and fair examination of both sides of this debate that arrives at some thought-provoking conclusions.
3) The J2EE Architect’s Handbook by Derek C. Ashmore
A concise guide to architecting, designing and building J2EE applications. This handbook will guide the technical architect through the entire J2EE project including identifying business requirements, performing use-case analysis, object and data modeling, and guiding a development team during construction. Whether you are about to architect your first J2EE application or are looking for ways to keep your projects on-time and on-budget, you will refer to this handbook again and again.
I became interested in the subject of feline nutrition when so many pet food recalls took place in the spring. I've since changed my cats' diet to a home-made raw food recipe, and both are in excellent health. Dr. Hodgkins has a lot of insights into cat care, especially the connection between commercial dry food and chronic diseases such as diabetes and urinary problems.
going back thru the Midkemia saga novels by feist (again) i’ll be finishing ‘shards of a broken crown’ today.
‘unintended consequences’ is bathroom reading upstairs, ‘duh: a history of human stupidity’ is in the downstairs bathroom.
i also have been keeping a sherlock holmes collection and a collection of phillip dick’s stories in my truck in case i run out of reading material.
I wanted to see that movie starring Shia LeBouf, but never got around to it.
Main Currents of Marxism: The Founders, The Golden Age, The Breakdown by Leszek Wolakowski
My Correct Views On Everything by Leszek Wokakowski
The End of Commitment: Intellectuals, Revolutionaries, and Political Morality in the Twentieth Century by Paul Hollander>
Not a lot of light stuff there but Wolakowski is an absolute hoot when it comes to tearing down the pretensions of Marxists. Polish philosopher who got chased out in '68; his specialty thesse days is the place of religion in modern intellectual life. A Dawkins/Hitchens antidote. Highly recommended.
For fun - re-reading The Firm
For job education - What Really Matters to Struggling Readers
The 5000 Year Leap (principles of Freedom 101)
The book is about how we got where we are as a country in just a few years, a discussion of the Constitution and federal papers written for easy understanding.
I know the book sounds like some horrible must read from history class,(smile) but is anything but.
You can see it on Amazon or ECO, The Environmental Conservation Organization ( conservative group)
“Miracle at Philadelphia”
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