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What books are you currently reading?
1/23/2012 | William Eaton

Posted on 01/23/2012 8:52:51 PM PST by WilliamEaton

What books are people currently reading? Any particular fiction or non-fiction of note? Any recommendations from some recent reads?

I just downloaded the novel Hunter by Robert James Bidinotto for my kindle. It's an indie novel and has received good reviews on Amazon. Will report back once I finish up.


TOPICS: Books/Literature; Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: book; bookclub; bookreview; books; fiction; freeperbookclub; henripirenne; nonfiction; pages; readinglist
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To: Eddie01
Call of the Wild

Well, that's it for you. You can never be president. Have you come to the part about niggerheads yet?

101 posted on 01/23/2012 11:14:44 PM PST by Migraine (Diversity is great; until it happens to YOU.)
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To: WilliamEaton

I’m reading the Perry Mason novels. There are about 80 of them, written from 1933-1970. There are some cultural roadbumps, but overall, they are well written and fast moving. (& I’m getting them all from the library)


102 posted on 01/23/2012 11:16:58 PM PST by Nepeta
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To: WilliamEaton

Regnum Celorum: Patterns of Millennial Thought in Early Christianity

Men to Boys: the Making of Modern Immaturity


103 posted on 01/23/2012 11:30:07 PM PST by eclecticEel (Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness: 7/4/1776 - 3/21/2010)
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To: exit82

Evil Under The Sun. Agatha Christie. Hercule Poirot in white suit and hat in lounge chair at the beach in a swanky hotel in England. It’s fun.

My husband reads aloud one chapter each morning the Bible starting January with Genesis. We read some Proverbs and Psalm. My personal reading is book of Romans right now.

Best fiction/ best author ( I believe) Len Deighton. His 9 or 10 Bernrd Samson books are my favorite but his first book, Ipcress Files is a fav too. Not part of Samson series, Goodbye Mickey Mouse, great book about bombers in England bombing Germany. He is an expert on England and Europe, Germany, Berlin, WW11, Hitler, British intelligence, Russia and cold war, East and West Berlin and the wall. He is wonderful. I reread all his books every couple of years.


104 posted on 01/23/2012 11:42:45 PM PST by maranatha (Texas really is unlike any other place)
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To: Krankor
Just finished King Rat by James Clavell. It’s an old book, but I highly recommend it. Just started The Kite Runner, so far very good.
Haven't read The Kite Runner, only saw the movie.
If you liked King Rat, I suggest Taipan, Shogun, Noble House, Gaijin and Whirlwind (rather apropos today). Did you know that Clavell was a POW?

As to the question of the thread, I am finishing Shmuel Katz's two volume biography of Jabotinsky, Lone Wolf. My next book will be Reappraising the Right: The Past & Future of American Conservatism by George Nash, author of "The Conservative Intellectual Movement in America Since 1945", which is a must-read.

105 posted on 01/23/2012 11:46:45 PM PST by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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To: cherry
just finished “The Girl With the Dragon Tatoo”.....convoluted...tedious...won’t be seeing the movie...
and written by a communist.
106 posted on 01/23/2012 11:48:45 PM PST by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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To: napscoordinator
John wrote the best books when he wasn't such a big liberal, just a Baptist deacon with a little brick law office on Stateline Rd. in Southaven, Mississippi.
107 posted on 01/23/2012 11:52:54 PM PST by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: WilliamEaton

I finished all the Aubrey/Maturin books, and now I’m on a P. G. Wodehouse binge (Jeeves and Wooster, etc.).


108 posted on 01/23/2012 11:53:47 PM PST by Charles Henrickson
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To: WilliamEaton; LS

Ameritopia and a politically incorrect British history book by an NRO Weekly Standard American Spectator guy.....Crocker


109 posted on 01/23/2012 11:58:46 PM PST by wardaddy (I am a social conservative. My political party left me(again). They can go to hell in a bucket.)
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To: Krankor
Just finished King Rat by James Clavell.

I read that years ago while I was sick with the flu. Being wracked with fever added a certain realism to the book.

110 posted on 01/24/2012 12:10:32 AM PST by Bubba Ho-Tep ("More weight!"--Giles Corey)
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To: WilliamEaton

I have read so many books in the last 52 years I can’t name them all. From Captain Blood by Rafiel Sabatini, three volumes, to Tacitus’ histories. Lots of J Frank Dobie’s books, Beau Geste, Beau Sabeur, Beau Ideal, Beat To Quarters (three volumes and many others) The books kept me from going insane in my youth, along with The Illiad, The Odyssey and The Anead, and many, many more.

I am currently working on Alfred Hitchcock’s Tales or Terror, and the Bible for the third or fourth time.

Along with HP Lovecraft novels, and Eusebius’ Histories of the Christan church.

Not to mention THE LOST GOD bt Russell, or the works of Kipling, or way too many histories of the early Americas or Indian wars or pirate stories, and way, way too many short si-fi stories by Isamov, Ray Bradbury, or Richard Matheson.

I would rather read than watch TV any day, except when I am painting.


111 posted on 01/24/2012 12:15:26 AM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: WilliamEaton

I have read so many books in the last 52 years I can’t name them all. From Captain Blood by Rafiel Sabatini, three volumes, to Tacitus’ histories. Lots of J Frank Dobie’s books, Beau Geste, Beau Sabeur, Beau Ideal, Beat To Quarters (three volumes and many others) The books kept me from going insane in my youth, along with The Illiad, The Odyssey and The Anead, and many, many more.

I am currently working on Alfred Hitchcock’s Tales or Terror, and the Bible for the third or fourth time.

Along with HP Lovecraft novels, and Eusebius’ Histories of the Christan church.

Not to mention THE LOST GOD bt Russell, or the works of Kipling, or way too many histories of the early Americas or Indian wars or pirate stories, and way, way too many short si-fi stories by Isamov, Ray Bradbury, or Richard Matheson.

I would rather read than watch TV any day, except when I am painting.


112 posted on 01/24/2012 12:15:40 AM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

In case anyone is still up, I’m reading Hedy’s Folly: The Life and Breakthrough Inventions of Hedy Lamarr, the Most Beautiful Woman in the World, by Richard Rhodes.

I always knew Hedy Lamarr had been an incredibly beautiful actress in Hollywood, but I had no idea she was brilliant as well. She hated the Hollywood scene, and struggled to be taken seriously. I’m just loving this book.


113 posted on 01/24/2012 1:08:40 AM PST by Island Girl
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To: Island Girl

Niteowl BookMark :)

May God bless.
Tatt


114 posted on 01/24/2012 1:25:57 AM PST by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." Dorothy Bernard)
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To: WilliamEaton

Just finished “Alone in Berlin”, by Hans Fallada. A masterpiece about one man’s resistance during Nazi oppression, based on true events.


115 posted on 01/24/2012 1:32:08 AM PST by KobiMaru
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To: WilliamEaton
Eric Clapton's autobiography. The story of a very successful and extremely self-centered man. He spent most of his adult life unhappy and addicted to either heroin or alcohol. He couldn't get sober until he got down on his knees and prayed for help twice a day. Afterwards he started his own addiction treatment center and helped to fund it by selling his old guitars for millions and holding benefit concerts. He found a nice woman, got married, and had children. He seems to have transformed into a much better person over the years.

He said he liked to avoid political words and agendas in his songs and let the music say it all.

116 posted on 01/24/2012 1:44:11 AM PST by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: WilliamEaton

Stories of Natural Gas by Ralph E. Davis (1964).
Published by Ralph E. Davis.

This is THE book on the history of the natural gas ‘bidness’ as told by one of its pioneers.


117 posted on 01/24/2012 1:47:23 AM PST by bigoil (Study Thy Nixon)
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To: napscoordinator

The Litigators was funnier than I remember the other Grisham books being. Especially in the beginning. Laugh-out-loud funny.


118 posted on 01/24/2012 1:58:12 AM PST by firebrand
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To: Grunthor

The Bible
Steve Jobs (do as I say not as I do liberal) great book
Rick Harrison (Pawn Stars)


119 posted on 01/24/2012 2:12:13 AM PST by personalaccts (Is George W going to protect the border?)
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To: PieroC

Demonic is Ann’s best book, in my opinion. She gets deeper into the causes of liberalism, rather than just pointing out their illogicalities and contradictions—which she also does very well.


120 posted on 01/24/2012 2:13:44 AM PST by firebrand
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