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What Are You Reading Now? - My Quarterly Survey
12/31/10 | MplsSteve

Posted on 12/31/2010 7:25:35 AM PST by MplsSteve

Hello everyone!

it's time for my quarterly "What Are You reading Now?" survey. As you know, I consider Freepers to be among the more well-read of those of us out in cyberspace. As a result, I like to find out what you're reading.

It can be anything...a technical journal, a NY TImes bestseller, a trashy pulp novel, in short, it can be anything. Please do not defile this thread by posting "I'm reading this thread". It became very unfunny a long long time ago.

I'll start. I went to the library and picked up a copy of "Sam Walton, Made In America: My Story" by Sam Walton. I'm not the entreprenurial type myself and I'm only about 20% of the way thru the book - but I find it interesting how he built Wal-Mart to be such a powerhouse of a corporation. Some of the ideas he talks about can actually be put to use in almost any type of corporate environment.

Well, what are YOU reading now?


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1 posted on 12/31/2010 7:25:38 AM PST by MplsSteve
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American Assasin by Vince Flynn


2 posted on 12/31/2010 7:28:59 AM PST by woodbutcher1963
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To: MplsSteve

Decision Points by GW Bush on my Kindle.


3 posted on 12/31/2010 7:29:28 AM PST 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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To: MplsSteve

Avoid Boring People: Lessons from a Life in Science by James Watson.


4 posted on 12/31/2010 7:29:45 AM PST by freespirited (This tagline dedicated to the memory of John Armor, a/k/a Congressman Billybob.)
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To: MplsSteve

I’m reading the Attila trilogy by Napier. Just started #2. I love historical novels.


5 posted on 12/31/2010 7:29:48 AM PST by DManA
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To: MplsSteve

The Holy Bible & The 5000 Year Leap . VERY educational and helpful in these times in which we live.

Snoot ;o)


6 posted on 12/31/2010 7:29:51 AM PST by snooter55 (People may doubt what you say, but they will always believe what you do)
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To: MplsSteve

“The Wave,” by Susan Casey. Bedtime: “Scared to Live,” Stephen Booth.


7 posted on 12/31/2010 7:30:17 AM PST by La Lydia
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DEMOCRACY IN AMERICA - Alexis De Tocqueville

An American Expat in Southeast Asia

8 posted on 12/31/2010 7:30:32 AM PST by expatguy (Support "An American Expat in Southeast Asia" - DONATE)
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To: MplsSteve
“Broke” by Glenn Beck . ( Infuriating )
9 posted on 12/31/2010 7:30:38 AM PST by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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I’m slogging through “Rainbow Six” by Tom Clancy while I look forward to “Going Rogue”(Sarah Palin) and “Broke”(Glenn Beck)

I should be reading the Bible everyday instead of wasting time on the other stuff though. (hangs head in shame)


10 posted on 12/31/2010 7:30:43 AM PST by Califreak (November 2008 proved that Idiocracy isn't just a movie anymore)
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To: MplsSteve

Usually have a “serious” book going and a “fun” book.

Broke by Glenn Beck and Last Light by Terri Blackstock.


11 posted on 12/31/2010 7:31:01 AM PST by FrogMom (No such thing as an honest democrat!)
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To: MplsSteve

A senseless vanity.

HA HA Only kidding. (Someone had to do it.)


12 posted on 12/31/2010 7:32:01 AM PST by dangus ("The floor of Hell is paved with the skulls of bishops" -- St. John Crysostom ("the Golden-Mouthed"))
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I haven’t seen you in a while. Glad to see you!


13 posted on 12/31/2010 7:32:24 AM PST by Califreak (November 2008 proved that Idiocracy isn't just a movie anymore)
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To: MplsSteve

Bruce Catton’s Civil War: Mr. Lincoln’s Army, Glory Road, and A Stillness at Appomattox


14 posted on 12/31/2010 7:32:55 AM PST by flowerplough (Thomas Sowell: Those who look only at Obama's deeds tend to become Obama's critics.)
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To: MplsSteve
As every day of the year, my Bible. Written by men guided by the Divine Inspiration of God.
15 posted on 12/31/2010 7:32:55 AM PST by RetiredArmy (Read, learn, know: 1 Cor 15: 1-4; THAT IS ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW!)
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Decision Points by GW Bush

Just finished Texas Sunrise by Elmer Kelton (Texas writer, think L'Amour, Zane Grey)

16 posted on 12/31/2010 7:33:36 AM PST by stainlessbanner
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The Autobiography of Mark Twain.
It’s a new collection of his writings, the first of three volumes that he stipulated would not be published until 100 years after his death. 730 pages.


17 posted on 12/31/2010 7:33:41 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Go Hawks !)
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The Bed of Procrustes, Philosophical and Practical Aphorisms

by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

18 posted on 12/31/2010 7:33:58 AM PST by trad_anglican
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To: freespirited

Do you like that book? I found it was very elementary. He must have found working with Crick to be a pain in the neck.


19 posted on 12/31/2010 7:34:10 AM PST by dangus ("The floor of Hell is paved with the skulls of bishops" -- St. John Crysostom ("the Golden-Mouthed"))
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To: MplsSteve

FR


20 posted on 12/31/2010 7:34:23 AM PST by bgill (K Parliament- how could a young man born in Kenya who is not even a native American become the POTUS)
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Decision Points


21 posted on 12/31/2010 7:34:35 AM PST by angcat (DEAR GOD PLEASE SAVE OUR COUNTRY!)
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Forgotten Founder, Drunken Prophet. The Life of Luther Martin.

Just got it for Christmas, looks promising.

22 posted on 12/31/2010 7:35:06 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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Original Intent - The Courts, the Constitution, & Religion

by David Barton

23 posted on 12/31/2010 7:35:18 AM PST by fone (never give up, never give in)
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To: MplsSteve
Dubya's Decision Points and LTC Oliver North's American Heroes in Special Operations.
24 posted on 12/31/2010 7:35:21 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer ("The Dems have a 'war room' for everything but war..." - Dennis Miller)
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Dubya's Decision Points and LTC Oliver North's American Heroes in Special Operations.
25 posted on 12/31/2010 7:35:24 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer ("The Dems have a 'war room' for everything but war..." - Dennis Miller)
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Radical in Chief by Stanley Kurtz and a book about if the government ran Disneyland called Fireworks! If the Government Ran the Fairest Kingdom of Them All (A Very Unauthorized Fantasy) by James Fernald and me.


26 posted on 12/31/2010 7:35:30 AM PST by AJFavish (www.allanfavish.com)
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Fall of Giants, Ken Follett. Historical novel. Pure candy from page one.


27 posted on 12/31/2010 7:36:46 AM PST by 12chachacha
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I am reading Horse Soldiers by Doug Stanton. Fantastic true life account of our military heroes in Afghanistan.


28 posted on 12/31/2010 7:37:01 AM PST by wjcsux ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." - George Orwell)
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Warped Passages, by Lisa Randall; Black Hole Wars, by Susskind.


29 posted on 12/31/2010 7:37:06 AM PST by Cboldt
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The Nation’s Newsbrokers: The formative years, from pretelegraph to 1865

By Richard Allen Schwarzlose

http://books.google.com/books?id=Us-kDH5LqHEC&pg=PA50&lpg=PA50&dq=the+nations+newsbrokers+volume+1&source=bl&ots=4K0KFJyMX3&sig=Ke1WgmB9bjsy_wDjmUlmXNj5-1M&hl=en&ei=ifgdTc66IsP98Ab70OydDg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=4&sqi=2&ved=0CCwQ6AEwAw#v=onepage&q&f=false


30 posted on 12/31/2010 7:37:57 AM PST by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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I have several going.

I just finished ‘381 AD’ about the development of the church in that time period.

Now I am re-reading “The Old Fox Deceived” and listening to “The Book of Three” in the car.

Looking at reading “Marathon” next.


31 posted on 12/31/2010 7:37:59 AM PST by Conan the Librarian (The Best in Life is to crush my enemies, see them driven before me, and the Dewey Decimal System)
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Yes... well I have in a hell hole. I’m still writing about it all on my blog.


32 posted on 12/31/2010 7:38:08 AM PST by expatguy (Support "An American Expat in Southeast Asia" - DONATE)
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Dang! I apologize for the echo. I’m not sure how that happened.


33 posted on 12/31/2010 7:38:13 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer ("The Dems have a 'war room' for everything but war..." - Dennis Miller)
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To: Puppage

just got a kindle for christmas, and already finished the GWB book, among others.

i REALLY like my new Kindle..... :)


34 posted on 12/31/2010 7:40:02 AM PST by QualityMan (Don't Tread on Me)
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“For Women Only: What You Need to Know About the Inner Lives of Men” by Shaunti Feldhahn.


35 posted on 12/31/2010 7:40:08 AM PST by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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36 posted on 12/31/2010 7:42:51 AM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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37 posted on 12/31/2010 7:43:20 AM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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38 posted on 12/31/2010 7:43:20 AM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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The Language of Doors by Paulo Vicente and Tom Connor.
Entryways from colonial to art deco.


39 posted on 12/31/2010 7:43:54 AM PST by mirkwood (Palin-Bolton 2012)
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They’re great, aren’t they?
I still love going to the book store, the smell of a new book, etc. Etc......but the Kindle rocks!


40 posted on 12/31/2010 7:43:59 AM PST 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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41 posted on 12/31/2010 7:44:11 AM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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finished Robin Olds autobio on my kindle...great book. Highly recommend it

I have about 20-25 other books in the queue right now....


42 posted on 12/31/2010 7:44:49 AM PST by QualityMan (Don't Tread on Me)
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The color Of Lightning -— a true story about an African-american former slave in Texas who rescued his wife and children from the comanche. It’s fictionalized but based on fact. Amazing story.


43 posted on 12/31/2010 7:44:51 AM PST by squarebarb
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Just finished A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking. Understood about 2/3 of it even though it was “dumbed down” for the common folk. Just starting The Camel Club on CD by David Baldacci (I’ve read a couple of others of this series but never got around to reading the first one until now).


44 posted on 12/31/2010 7:44:58 AM PST by conservaterian (Sarah/DeMint '12)
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Just finished Clancy's Dead or Alive. A pretty good read.
45 posted on 12/31/2010 7:45:03 AM PST by firebrand
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Trying to get through Anna Karenina.
46 posted on 12/31/2010 7:46:49 AM PST by TheMom (I wish mosquitoes sucked fat instead of blood.)
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“Hell’s Corner” by David Baldacci (one of my two favorite fiction writers). Next up is “What the Night Knows”, the newest from Dean Koontz (my other favorite.) Just finished “The Book Thief” and “Cutting for Stone”. No spies, evil CIA or FBI bosses or hero special forces soldiers. (Actually, a nice change of pace.)


47 posted on 12/31/2010 7:47:35 AM PST by Onelifetogive (I tweet, too...)
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“The Windup Girl,” by Paolo Bacigalupi.


48 posted on 12/31/2010 7:47:52 AM PST by pabianice
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Civil War Curiosities, Webb Garrison
The Coming Insurrection, The Invisible Committee
Good Eats I II, Alton Brown
49 posted on 12/31/2010 7:47:52 AM PST by ladyvet
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yeah, i still love going to the bookstore, too...but this kindle thing.....best thing since sliced bread...

my current printed library is about 950 volumes...and my wife said we are running out of room to store them all...so the kindle makes alot of sense at this point of my reading addiction.

I suspect my complete library, printed and electronic, will exceed 1500 by the end of the year. the free stuff for the kindle is incredible! I love this thing... :)


50 posted on 12/31/2010 7:50:33 AM PST by QualityMan (Don't Tread on Me)
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