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What Are You Reading Now? - My Quarterly Survey of Freeper Reading Habits
9/27/07

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?


TOPICS: Books/Literature
KEYWORDS: bookreview; books; literature; magazines; readinglist; yourfavorites
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1 posted on 09/27/2007 8:09:22 AM PDT by MplsSteve
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bttt


2 posted on 09/27/2007 8:10:24 AM PDT by maine-iac7 ("...but you can't fool all of the people all of the time" LINCOLN)
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The Concerto by Michael Steinberg. An analysis of the best of that musical genre.


3 posted on 09/27/2007 8:11:13 AM PDT by Borges
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Currently I am reading this thread.


4 posted on 09/27/2007 8:11:25 AM PDT by Phantom Lord (Fall on to your knees for the Phantom Lord)
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To: MplsSteve
For Fun- Knights of the Black and White by Jack Whyte.

For Work- Essential ActionScript 3.0 (Adobe killed us by not making AS2.0 and 3.0 compatible with the new upgrade of Flash.)

5 posted on 09/27/2007 8:12:25 AM PDT by mnehring (!! Warning, Quoting Ron Paul Supporters can be Hazardous to your Reputation !!)
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Mr Darcy Takes a Wife....

a continuation of Pride and Prejudice...

my FAVORITE book of all time...

6 posted on 09/27/2007 8:12:34 AM PDT by SuzanneWeeks (Neville ROCKS)
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“Boogie Woogie Stomp, Albert Ammons And His Music” by Christopher I. Page


7 posted on 09/27/2007 8:12:46 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ("Don't touch that thing")
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To: MplsSteve

VDH’s A War Like No Other and Schweikart’s A Patirot’s History of the United States


8 posted on 09/27/2007 8:12:47 AM PDT by LRoggy (Peter's Son's Business)
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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.)


9 posted on 09/27/2007 8:12:58 AM PDT by knittnmom (...surrounded by reality!)
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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.


10 posted on 09/27/2007 8:13:04 AM PDT by cyclotic (Support Scouting-Raising boys to be men, and politically incorrect at the same time.)
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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.


11 posted on 09/27/2007 8:13:26 AM PDT by DryFly
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Rereading Churchill's... Memoirs of the Second World War
12 posted on 09/27/2007 8:13:37 AM PDT by johnny7 ("But that one on the far left... he had crazy eyes")
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The Reagan Diaries (same as last quarter. I'm slowly reading it, savoring it)
Tai Pan - James Clavell (re-reading)
Alive (re-reading this too)
13 posted on 09/27/2007 8:13:41 AM PDT by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll.)
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Just finished Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, again.
Getting ready to start Atlas Shrugged, again.


14 posted on 09/27/2007 8:13:41 AM PDT by IronKros ( The pig put foot. Grunt. Foot in what? ketchup)
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“Until Proven Innocent”, the book about the Duke Rape Hoax.

Stuart Taylor and KC Johnson are the co-authors.

Required reading!


15 posted on 09/27/2007 8:14:03 AM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten per cent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln


16 posted on 09/27/2007 8:14:07 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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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.


17 posted on 09/27/2007 8:14:13 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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Capitalism by George Reisman

Farewell to Marx by David Conway

18 posted on 09/27/2007 8:14:13 AM PDT by mjp (Live & let live. I don't want to live in Mexico, Marxico, or Muslimico. Statism & high taxes suck.)
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The Reagan Diary


19 posted on 09/27/2007 8:14:30 AM PDT by mware (By all that you hold dear..on this good earth... I bid you stand! Men of the West!)
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C++ Builder 5 Developer's Guide - Hollingsworth, et al

Now They Call Me Infidel - Noni Darwish

20 posted on 09/27/2007 8:14:39 AM PDT by TChris (Governments don't RAISE money; they TAKE it.)
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To: MplsSteve

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.


21 posted on 09/27/2007 8:15:03 AM PDT by wastedyears (George Orwell was a clairvoyant.)
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To: cyclotic

Great book. Find the cow skull yet?


22 posted on 09/27/2007 8:15:07 AM PDT by stainlessbanner
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To: MplsSteve

Fiction:
Gibraltar Earth - Michael McCollum
Gibraltar Sun - Michael McCollum

Non Fiction:
Ship Of Ghosts - The story of the USS Houston - James D. Hornfischer

Lambert - The Man In The Middle - Jim O’Brien


23 posted on 09/27/2007 8:15:31 AM PDT by MarineBrat (My wife and I took an AIDS vaccination that the Church offers.)
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Blind Man’s Bluff about the exploits of the American submarine fleet during the Cold War

What a great book.

24 posted on 09/27/2007 8:16:02 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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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. :)


25 posted on 09/27/2007 8:16:19 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (We are the people.)
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Speak No Evil
by Allison Brennan
26 posted on 09/27/2007 8:16:47 AM PDT by ElkGroveDan (Take the wheel, Fred.)
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I just finished, and thoroughly enjoyed, “The Greatest Game Ever Played: Harry Vardon, Frances Ouimet, and the Birth of Modern Golf” by Mark Frost. I highly recommend it, and I speak as someone who has never played or watched golf. It’s just a well written tale about good sportsmanship and an underdog winning.
27 posted on 09/27/2007 8:16:50 AM PDT by Non-Sequitur (Save Fredericksburg. Support CVBT.)
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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. <————


28 posted on 09/27/2007 8:17:19 AM PDT by listenhillary (millions crippled by the war on poverty....but we won't pull out)
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Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

How come it took me 51 years to discover this great book?


29 posted on 09/27/2007 8:17:36 AM PDT by Kimmers
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Dan Brown’s “Deception Point” (very good read, BTW) and “Marker” by Robin Cook.


30 posted on 09/27/2007 8:17:50 AM PDT by DustyMoment (FloriDUH - proud inventors of pregnant/hanging chads and judicide!!)
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The Marketing of Evil: How Radicals, Elitists, and Pseudo-Experts Sell Us Corruption Disguised as Freedom, by David Kupelian

Great book!

31 posted on 09/27/2007 8:17:55 AM PDT by 50mm (Inside every cynical person, there is a disappointed idealist - G. Carlin)
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“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.


32 posted on 09/27/2007 8:18:14 AM PDT by Greg F (Duncan Hunter is a good man.)
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To: MplsSteve

The latest issue of American Handgunner.


33 posted on 09/27/2007 8:18:35 AM PDT by shekkian
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“Why They Hate” by Brigitte Gabriel


34 posted on 09/27/2007 8:19:19 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (You know a liberal has lost the argument when he calls you a Nazi.)
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Persian Fire: The First World Empire and the Battle for the West by Tom Holland At $15.95, this book is a steal. Highly recommended.
35 posted on 09/27/2007 8:19:19 AM PDT by chesley (Where's the omelet? -- Orwell)
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A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini


36 posted on 09/27/2007 8:19:25 AM PDT by knuthom
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To: cyclotic

What did the Soviets say about that little stamp?


37 posted on 09/27/2007 8:19:44 AM PDT by wastedyears (George Orwell was a clairvoyant.)
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THE DECODED MESSAGE OF THE SEVEN SEALS OF THE BOOK OF REVELATION By David Koresh

Just trying to find out WHY the Clitoid Crime Family MURDERED these people.

38 posted on 09/27/2007 8:19:51 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist (Should beating an unconscious and bleeding person reaaaallly be a crime? Beat it Jessie!)
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Jeppesen Aviation Weather.

Technical references are much more interesting to me than fiction.


39 posted on 09/27/2007 8:19:58 AM PDT by CodeToad
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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.


40 posted on 09/27/2007 8:20:27 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: MplsSteve

The Road - Cormac McCarthy


41 posted on 09/27/2007 8:20:28 AM PDT by Altura Ct.
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“A State of Disobedience” by Tom Kratman
42 posted on 09/27/2007 8:20:40 AM PDT by Crucis Country
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Dangerous Book For Boys by Conn Iggulden and Hal Iggulden.

Just like reading things with the kids, ya know...


43 posted on 09/27/2007 8:20:59 AM PDT by WI Conservative 4 Bush (Three Cheers for Old Nassau!)
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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 God’s 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.


44 posted on 09/27/2007 8:21:08 AM PDT by SirLinksalot
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Your Cat: New Secrets to a Longer, Stronger Life

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.

45 posted on 09/27/2007 8:21:26 AM PDT by Think free or die
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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.


46 posted on 09/27/2007 8:21:30 AM PDT by absolootezer0 (stop repeat offenders- don't re-elect them!)
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To: Non-Sequitur

I wanted to see that movie starring Shia LeBouf, but never got around to it.


47 posted on 09/27/2007 8:21:55 AM PDT by wastedyears (George Orwell was a clairvoyant.)
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I love these threads. At the moment I'm reading:

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.

48 posted on 09/27/2007 8:21:57 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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For self-education - A World Lit only by Fire

For fun - re-reading The Firm

For job education - What Really Matters to Struggling Readers

49 posted on 09/27/2007 8:21:59 AM PDT by SoftballMominVA (Never argue with an idiot. He will bring you down to his level and beat you with experience)
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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”


50 posted on 09/27/2007 8:22:03 AM PDT by Burlem
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