Skip to comments.What Are You Reading Now? - My Quarterly Thread
Posted on 07/07/2011 12:57:12 PM PDT by MplsSteve
Hi everyone! I hope your 4th of July was a good one.
it's time again for my quarterly "What Are You Reading Now?" thread. As you know, I consider Freepers to be among the most well-read of those of us on the Internet and I like to see what other Freepers are reading these days.
It can be anything - a classic novel, a trashy pulp romance, a technical journal, etc. Please do not deile this thread by posting "I'm reading this thread". it became very unfunny a long time ago.
I'll start. I'm just finishing "Chancellorsville 1863: The Souls of the Brave" by Ernest Furgurson. It's OK. Nothing to rave about though.
Well, what are you reading now? Let's hear about it!
The Pale Horse, by Agatha Christie
The Man Who Was Thursday, by G. K. Chesterton
Life among the Lutherans, by Garrison Keillor
A new “Clan of the Cave Bear” book... I wonder if this is the one where Ayla invents the electron microscope and the jet engine?? (sorry, couldn’t resist!!!)
I listened to “My Antonia” on CD a few years ago, after it was discussed on a FR thread, and then went on to read as many of Cather’s books as I could find in the library ... at least 8 so far. “O Pioneers!” is similar in theme, but a more direct narrative.
Vince Flynn (any title that can be begged/borrowed)
PS: keep him in your thoughts as he is being treated for cancer
Oh yay, I love this thread.
Just finished, I kid you not, “Gates of Fire,” which I’m sure was on my list from a previous book thread on FR.
That was a doozy. Not my usual genre. Very violent. But really a superlative book, I think I got myself an education, and I believe I know a lot more about Greek history, Sparta, and particularly Thermopolaye now.
Heh! The book has really lousy reviews on Amazon. I guess I missed book 5 and think I’ll probably miss this one too.
No shame in reading “Charlotte’s Web.” I was delighted to read all of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s books, and the Little Britches series, aloud to my kids. Along with many more. Much “children’s literature” is superior to the junk marketed to adults today.
(5th-6th time - I’m losing track...)
“The Life and Campaigns of Lieut. Gen. T.J. (Stonewall) Jackson by R. L. Dabney D.D.”
All my sons read this for high school history. One of the years we do history I just have them read biographies of their choice and do book reports on them.
“No shame in reading “Charlotte’s Web..”
This is for child number 3... now, you think that since I read it twice before for the other two, I wouldn’t cry. I still cry.
“This is for child number 3... now, you think that since I read it twice before for the other two, I wouldnt cry. I still cry.”
There are some books that mess me up every time I read them. My breakdown during the annual reading of “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” is legendary in my family.
GREAT read-aloud book.
I found “The Agony and the Ecstasy” in a used book store and am reading that one.
The Civil War by Shelby Foote
Re-reading James Clavell’s, “Shogun.” Read the book (weighed 3 or 4 pounds) about twenty years ago. Reading digitally on my iPad this time.
“Just finished re-reading the Harry Potter series, in preparation for viewing the final movie.”
I need to do that too. I started a couple of weeks ago with book 1 but stopped after #4. I should get going on 5,6, and 7. But it is summer and the pool is very distracting. So is the veggie garden. Gardening mags are about all I have been reading lately.
Best Civil War book every! Read it about ten years ago. Represents almost a year out of my life, but inspired me to take a week's vacation in Virginia just to visit Civil War battleground sites in Pennsylvania and Virginia.
I was saddened when Shelby Foote passed away in 2005 (at the age of 88), but what a tremendous legacy he left with his trilogy. While a Southerner through and through, Foote's historic account of the Civil War is probably the most fair and balanced.
I am currently reading the NIV Study Bible, The Wiersbe Bible Commentary and John MacArthur’s The Jesus You Can’t Ignore.