Skip to comments.What Are You Reading Now? - My Quarterly Survey
Posted on 10/03/2011 7:39:10 AM PDT by MplsSteve
Hi everyone! It's time again for my quarterly "What Are You Reading Now?" survey.
As you know, I consider Freepers to be among the most well-read of those of us on the 'Net. I like to get a feel as to what everyone is reading right now.
It can be anything - a technical journal, a NY Times best seller, a class work of fiction, a trashy pulp novel. In short, it can be anything.
Please do not respond to this thread by posting "I'm reading this thread" - or any variation thereof. It became really unfunny a long time ago.
I'll start. I'm reading "The King of California: J.G. Boswell and the making of a secret American Empire" by Mark Arax and Rick Wartzman. It's part history, part biography and part expose of the Boswell family of Central California, a mega-farming corporation in the Central Valley. It's fascinating reading.
Well, what are YOU reading right now?
Re reading: “Barchester Towers” A. Trollope
Reading “Moneyball” right now.
“Scarlet”, by Stephen Lawhead. Just finished reading all eight books in Orson Scott Card’s “Ender” series.
Last book read was James Reston’s autobiography. It gives a lot of insight into the roots of liberalism, and how it evolved at the NY Times.
I’m sure Reston, and the other old-line liberals, would be appalled if they read today’s NY Times.
Have Demonic and The Prisoner of Cell 25 next in line.
Yesterday, I read Ender’s Shadow, and it was well worth reading. What I’m reading now? Nothing until I see what looks good from this thread.
what I came away with was, Cheney became less relevant during the 2nd term, as the Pres. relied more and more on Condi.
It's a natural history of birds. Good stuff.
“By the Orders of the Great White Queen,” ed. by Ian Knight, an assemblage of first-hand accounts of the Zulu War by British soldiers.
“An Egyptian Journal,” by William Golding, about travel in Egypt in the 1980s.
“After America,” by Mark Steyn. Great reading, as always, but depressing.
“The Moro War,” by James R. Arnold. Fascinating book about Americans fighting the Moslems in the Philippines, notable for the author’s never splitting an infinitive, no matter what the provocation.
Started but abandoned
“The Medusa Stone,” by Jack DuBrul. The author co-writes the “Oregon” series with Clive Cussler, and I thought I might like his independent thrillers, but it was getting very gory after only 60 pages, so I stopped before I got to involved in the plot.
I read “Human Events” every week. The Washington Times every day and am currently finishing up “Don’t Let The Kids Drink The Kool Aid” by Marybeth Hicks. Online it’s Drudge, Freerepublic, TheBlaze.com and my e-mail.
FRegards, Dr. Thomas Thorne
I just finished “The General” by Robert Leckie. It is a novel covering the life story of fictional Army general Mark Duggan. However, it is really a thinly disguised biography of Douglas MacArthur. Since it is fiction, and names were changed, it varies in some details from MacArthur’s career.
Area 51, Civil war letters.
Still working on Josephus and Annals of the World.
I’m reading When Pigs Fly!: Training Success with Impossible Dogs. My husband and I own a business - I do dog training and he handles the daycare/boarding side.
Just finished Robin Hood Trilogy by Marsha Canham, working through Road to Serfdom, monthly reading of Life Extension Magazine.
Each of these works rewards additional passes through them. My copies seem to acquire more marginalia and tabs with every reading.
Chantal Delsol and Lee Harris are next on the 'read again' list. Might take a break with Respail's The Camp of the Saints
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