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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: kalee
Could the book in question be Skeleton in Waiting by Peter Dickenson (1989)? Here's what Library Journal had to say about the book:

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.

161 posted on 01/25/2012 9:30:39 PM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: Fiji Hill

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.


162 posted on 01/26/2012 3:05:41 AM PST by kalee (The offenses we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: WilliamEaton

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.


163 posted on 01/27/2012 8:05:34 AM PST by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: WilliamEaton

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)


164 posted on 01/28/2012 8:41:54 AM PST by whiteclockinthetrees
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To: Moonman62

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.


165 posted on 01/28/2012 9:19:14 AM PST by Yaelle
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To: Grunthor

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.


166 posted on 01/28/2012 9:21:53 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: WilliamEaton

My Bible (read through every 90 days, it’s not that difficult)
Ameritopia
The Litigators
Entre Leadership (Dave Ramsey)
Unbroken (reading through the 2nd time)


167 posted on 01/28/2012 9:25:47 AM PST by Marathoner (In the 80s we had Reagan, Johnny Cash and Bob Hope. Now we have Obama, no cash and no hope.)
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To: WilliamEaton

I Henry IV


168 posted on 02/09/2012 9:10:22 PM PST by rhinohunter (Not voting for RINO Romney...no way...no how)
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To: WilliamEaton

Love Story.


169 posted on 02/09/2012 9:12:07 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: WilliamEaton

Ameritopia by Mark Levin


170 posted on 02/22/2012 8:29:14 PM PST by A. Morgan (Ayn Rand: "You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality.")
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To: WilliamEaton
Inside of a Dog by Akexandra Horowitz. She a psychologist who has studied lots of dogs and has a very good insight into what dogs think, how they think and why they love living with humans.
171 posted on 02/04/2013 12:41:15 PM PST by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: WilliamEaton

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.


172 posted on 05/15/2013 10:57:48 AM PDT by rfreedom4u (I have a copy of the Constitution! And I'm not afraid to use it!)
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To: rfreedom4u

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.


173 posted on 05/15/2013 10:59:00 AM PDT by rfreedom4u (I have a copy of the Constitution! And I'm not afraid to use it!)
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To: WilliamEaton
What books are you currently reading?

The IRS is posting on FreeRepublic now?

174 posted on 05/15/2013 10:59:35 AM PDT by kevao (Biblical Jesus: Give your money to the poor. Socialist Jesus: Give your neighbor's money to the poor)
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To: WilliamEaton

Whatever’s unpopular among the crowd.


175 posted on 05/15/2013 11:02:00 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: WilliamEaton
World War Z - Max Brooks

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!

176 posted on 05/15/2013 11:12:35 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: WilliamEaton
"D day: the battle for Normandy, by Antony Beevor . I re-read it every June.

CC

177 posted on 06/11/2013 4:45:17 AM PDT by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: WilliamEaton

The Atheist Delusion
The Life of Marie Antoinette
The book of Matthew in the NewTestament


178 posted on 06/11/2013 8:19:52 PM PDT by DennisR (Look around - God gives countless, indisputable clues that He does, indeed, exist.)
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To: napscoordinator

“He is the best author in America, probably the best in American history.”

Nope. Lawrence Block is.

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179 posted on 06/11/2013 8:24:12 PM PDT by Mears
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To: WilliamEaton

The last time I read a book was 55 years ago in college!!!


180 posted on 06/11/2013 8:31:43 PM PDT by dalereed
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