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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: WilliamEaton
Mission of Honor by David Weber
21 posted on 01/23/2012 9:07:37 PM PST by Harmless Teddy Bear (In the good times praise His name, In the bad times do the same, In everything give thanks)
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To: WilliamEaton

I’m writing one.


22 posted on 01/23/2012 9:11:28 PM PST by Psycho_Bunny (Now I know how the average lefty would feel if Fred Phelps were elected President.)
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To: WilliamEaton

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks....
Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer who worked the same land as her slave ancestors, yet her cells—taken without her knowledge—became one of the most important tools in medicine. The first “immortal” human cells grown in culture, they are still alive today, though she has been dead for more than sixty years. If you could pile all HeLa cells ever grown onto a scale, they’d weigh more than 50 million metric tons—as much as a hundred Empire State Buildings. HeLa cells were vital for developing the polio vaccine; uncovered secrets of cancer, viruses, and the atom bomb’s effects; helped lead to important advances like in vitro fertilization, cloning, and gene mapping; and have been bought and sold by the billions.

Yet Henrietta Lacks remains virtually unknown, buried in an unmarked grave


23 posted on 01/23/2012 9:13:40 PM PST by badpacifist (Hey Libs ......Is your dream turning into a nightmare yet? Newt 2012)
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To: WilliamEaton

Call of the Wild


24 posted on 01/23/2012 9:14:01 PM PST by Eddie01 (Liberals lie about everything all the time.)
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To: badpacifist

and Hunger Games


25 posted on 01/23/2012 9:14:38 PM PST by badpacifist (Hey Libs ......Is your dream turning into a nightmare yet? Newt 2012)
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To: WilliamEaton

“Lucifer’s Hammer”


26 posted on 01/23/2012 9:14:48 PM PST by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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To: Krankor

just finished “The Girl With the Dragon Tatoo”.....convoluted...tedious...won’t be seeing the movie...


27 posted on 01/23/2012 9:15:39 PM PST by cherry
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To: WilliamEaton

The Attack on the Liberty: The Untold Story of Israel’s Deadly 1967 Assault on a U.S. Spy Ship


28 posted on 01/23/2012 9:16:03 PM PST by mainevet (Get an M1911 or two or three or four)
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To: WilliamEaton

1984


29 posted on 01/23/2012 9:16:03 PM PST by Zeppelin (Keep on FReepin' on...)
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To: higgmeister

Wow I read that thirty years ago and it is in my top ten.


30 posted on 01/23/2012 9:16:03 PM PST by badpacifist (Hey Libs ......Is your dream turning into a nightmare yet? Newt 2012)
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To: Humbug

Just finished “Children of the Mind” by OSC.


31 posted on 01/23/2012 9:17:37 PM PST by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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To: Humbug

Just finished “Children of the Mind” by OSC.


32 posted on 01/23/2012 9:17:53 PM PST by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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To: cherry

I’m slogging my way through Terry Pratchett’s Discworld. I prefer lighter fare.


33 posted on 01/23/2012 9:19:15 PM PST by perplyone
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To: upchuck

“The Old Man and the Harley.”
Good Book!


34 posted on 01/23/2012 9:19:29 PM PST by Carthego delenda est
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To: higgmeister

Read that a couple times years ago. Good book.


35 posted on 01/23/2012 9:20:16 PM 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: perplyone

Forgot to add. I’m reading them in numerical order, not any kind of suggested reading order. I’m up to The Fifth Elephant.


36 posted on 01/23/2012 9:21:04 PM PST by perplyone
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To: WilliamEaton

Born to Run by Christopher McDougall
Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
Bible - Life Journal Reading plan (android app: youversion)


37 posted on 01/23/2012 9:22:18 PM PST by Johnstone
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To: WilliamEaton

Brad Thor. Just re-read Foreign Influence, now on Full Black.
Last week read Connelly’s latest 2, The Fifth Witness and The Drop.


38 posted on 01/23/2012 9:23:17 PM PST by hocndoc (WingRight.org: Have mustard seed & I'm not afraid to use it. 2 men inherited a Bush economy.)
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To: WilliamEaton
Funny thing, I was looking for a thread or a site with a listing of good books that would provide a person with a decent Western classical education.

Working on:

The Civil War series, by Shelby Foote (for the third time)

The Reformation, by Diarmaid McCullough (struggling get through it, though)

The Great Gatsby, by F Scott Fitzgerald

39 posted on 01/23/2012 9:24:37 PM PST by abishai
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear
Weber is one of my favorite authors. I just finished reading the advanced copy of A Rising Thunder which takes place immediately after Mission of Honor.

I'm currently reading On Bended Knees by Bill Cunningham, which is about the Black Patch Tobacco War of 1904-9, and Choices of One, which is Timothy Zahn's newest Star Wars novel.

40 posted on 01/23/2012 9:25:26 PM PST by Stonewall Jackson ("I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.")
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