Skip to comments.What books are you currently reading?
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.
A sequel to Dickinson's King and Joker , this novel focuses on the same fictional British royal family after the death of heroine Princess Louise's grandmother, Grand Duchess Marie Romanov. Dickinson juggles several subplots--a rumor of possible terrorist action; the odd behavior of Louise's sister-in-law--but concentrates mostly on the Grand Duchess's possibly scandalous letters and the strange woman hired to translate them from Russian. This rather slight story is bolstered by a facile, intelligent prose style, well-developed characters, and some penetrating insights into how it feels to live a life where one's every action is dictated, discussed, and endlessly scrutinized. Less a suspense thriller than a "slice of life," this should please those looking for a leisurely, literate change of pace. Previewed in Prepub Alert, LJ 9/1/89.
Warlord by Tom Bell (2010) has Prince Charles involved in a terrorist plot against the royal family.
No Warlord is too recent and the other is a fictional royal family. The book I am looking for is about Charles, Phillip, and Elizabeth. IIRC the rf is wiped out and the story is saving the survibng member and England. Wish I could remember more. I did not own the book, it was borrowed.
Signing Their Lives Away, The Fame and Misfortune of the Men Who Signed The Decalaration of Independence, by Denise Kiernan and Joseph D’Agnese.
It’s short anecdotes about the 56 men who signed The Declaration of Independence. There was actaully one man who signed The Articles of Association, The Declaration of Independence, The Articles of Confederation and The Constitution, Roger Sherman of Connecticut.
Before the Dawn. By euginio zolli,chief rabbi of Rome during world war 2.A beautiful conversion story with lots of descriptions of the times and place .(Newer title;Why I became a CCatholic)
Eric Clapton’s was one of the best modern popular figures’ autobiographies i ever read. The talent was thing but the human growth was marvelous.
The best modern pop figures’ autobiographies I’ve read was Andre agassi’s and I don’t even like tennis.
Wife and I were discussing a book we both read in the 80s that has always stuck with us as very good. “The First Team” by John Ball....I bought a hard copy recently on Amazon..used...she’s reading it now at lunch time. I get it again when she’s finished.
My Bible (read through every 90 days, it’s not that difficult)
Entre Leadership (Dave Ramsey)
Unbroken (reading through the 2nd time)
I Henry IV
Ameritopia by Mark Levin
A week ago I finished book 1 of the Fall of Giants series by Ken Follett. I’ll get book 2 today. In the meantime I am reading the Secret Founding of America.
I read both of those in the past year. Socrates was awesome but Barbelon was a very long dry read. I have book 2 of Barbelon and it is more of the same.
The IRS is posting on FreeRepublic now?
Whatever’s unpopular among the crowd.
The Golden Ass - Apuleius
Reamde - Neal Stephenson
The Immense Majesty - A History of Rome and the Roman Empire - Thomas Africa
And one I can't talk about yet because my co-author keeps sending me pages of FReepin' errata!
The Atheist Delusion
The Life of Marie Antoinette
The book of Matthew in the NewTestament
“He is the best author in America, probably the best in American history.”
Nope. Lawrence Block is.
The last time I read a book was 55 years ago in college!!!
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