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!
I was reading “Stormlord Rising”, until my Kindle died for the second time this year.
There were some predictions in there, made prior to the 2008 financial crash, that were stunning!
My condolences about your mom.
I concur. Excellent Book.
“in the Garden of Beasts” story of the newly appointed ambassador to germany in 1933 couple months after Hitler is made chancelor and the guys awakening to the horror of the Nazi’s.
Incredibly he writes it all up and sends it to DC, correctly predicting war and the holocaust, but naturally no one really listens.
great read and well written
Worth going out of your way to find.
I have every episode of the original 12 of HHGTTG as well as the complete BBC Radiophonic Workshop broadcasts of Tertiary Phase, Quandary Phase and Quintessential Phase.
They are such a treasure. We listen to them on long drives and the miles just melt away.
I’m writing a book, called “Surviving Civil War II”, and the research for it has driven me to read more articles than books. However, the documents that will really knock your socks off are Representative Louis McFadden’s speeches regarding the Federal Reserve in the Great Depression. McFadden was a banker himself, so when he outlines the way the Fed has destroyed the currency in favor of bankers (and it mirrors what is happening today), you go ‘just wow’.
Just google Louis McFadden speech and it will pop up.
Also read again Sun Tzu’s Art of War, von Clausewitz’s On War, and HG Welles War of the World’s. I’m on a war kick I guess.
Re-Reading my own books is quite a trip, I forget what I wrote. Harry: Money Mob and Influence - the guy is absolute dirt.
Reading most of them on my new Kindle.
“...C.S. Lewis Mere Christianity is my current...”
I’m reading BONHOEFFER: PASTOR, MARTYR, PROPHET, SPY, by Eric Metaxas and its great. The Libs are trying to make Bonhoeffer theirs and try to depict him as a liberal or a pacifist taking a stand against those “conservative” Nazis.
But Bonhoeffer was not a pacifist and he held Biblical liberals in contempt. One of his students noted that “he taught us that we had to read the Bible as it was directed at us, as the word of God directly to us. Not something general, not something generally applicable, but rather with a personal relationship to us...” p. 129
Bonhoeffer also put it, “Do not try to make the Bible relevant. Its relevance is axiomatic...Do not defend God’s Word, but testyfy to it...Trust to the Word. It is a ship loaded to the very limits of its capacity!” p. 272
Bonhoeffer was a conservative strict constructionist and held firm while his liberal (Biblical criticism—Schleiermacher school) countrymen went along with taking oaths to Hitler and bending the church to make it compatible with Nazi philosophy.
Flying cross country is uncomfortably like being drunk.
As for the book, I finally started reading Dracula which came free with my Nook (the one I bought about very soon before B&N came out with the new touch screen version - grrr!)
Usually not a problem until you ask a glass of water what it's like.
“A Helmet for My Pillow” by Robert Leckie
This is one of the books that the HBO miniseries “The Pacific” was based on.
I also have recently read all of Dennis Lehane’s detective series of books:
“A Drink Before the War”
“Darkness Take My Hand”
“Gone Baby Gone”
“Prayers for Rain”
Just finished “Transfer of Power” and now reading “The Third Option” by Vince Flynn. Mitch Rapp is THE man!!
I’m on page 90 of Stephen Coonts,
Restrepo is on Netflix
ping for a later answer
I only get the time to read when I’m on business travel...it helps pass the time in airports. The best one I finished is “Unbroken”..a must read. Truman was absolutely right to use the bomb. anyone who comes wawy with any other conclusion after reading Louis Zamperini’s story is brain dead. What a book. I came away from that a changed person. I have no problems, nothing whatsoever to complain about, certainly not after reading Mr. Zamperini’s story.
I cannot wait for another Laura Hillenbrand book, easily my favorite author.
I’m now reading “The Land of the Painted Caves”, the last installment of the “Clan of the Cave Bear” series by Jean Auel,and the first in about six years. She is a very good researcher/writer and I’ve enjoyed these books immensely.
Bristol Palin’s book “Not afraid of life” right now, my daughter bought it and left it laying around so I picked it up and started it. My problem is once I start a book no matter what I always feel bad if I don’t keep plugging through and finish it.