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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.


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1 posted on 01/23/2012 8:53:02 PM PST by WilliamEaton
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To: WilliamEaton

“What books are you currently reading?”

Hebrews and James. ;o)


2 posted on 01/23/2012 8:55:54 PM PST by Grunthor (I don't vote for Democrats, this includes Mitt Romney.)
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To: WilliamEaton

Ameritopia by Mark Levin - a must read if you want to understand the philosophical underpinnings of statism, as compared with individual freedom. Excellent for right now!!!


3 posted on 01/23/2012 8:57:25 PM PST by madmominct
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To: WilliamEaton

Ameritopia by Mark Levin - a must read if you want to understand the philosophical underpinnings of statism, as compared with individual freedom. Excellent for right now!!!


4 posted on 01/23/2012 8:57:53 PM PST by madmominct
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To: WilliamEaton

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.


5 posted on 01/23/2012 8:58:45 PM PST by Krankor (It's time you started thinking inside your head, that you should you stand up and fight.)
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To: WilliamEaton

Will be finished with The Last Days of Socrates in a couple days. Then I will read Codeword Barbelon.


6 posted on 01/23/2012 8:58:45 PM PST by rfreedom4u (Forced diversity causes dissent!)
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To: WilliamEaton

After watching BOR tonight, no Ann Coulter books for me!


7 posted on 01/23/2012 8:59:40 PM PST by kevao
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To: WilliamEaton

I’ve been on the first chapter of “The girl with the dragon tattoo” for over a month now.


8 posted on 01/23/2012 9:00:05 PM PST by mamelukesabre
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To: WilliamEaton
Donald Rumsfeld, Known and Unknown, memoirs.

Forrest McDonald, Novus Ordo Seclorum The Intellectual Origins of the Constitution.

9 posted on 01/23/2012 9:01:19 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: mamelukesabre

“Who will tell the people?” by William Grieder


10 posted on 01/23/2012 9:02:19 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz (Most Conservative in the Primary, the Republican Nominee in the General.)
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To: WilliamEaton

I just read The Hunger Games Trilogy. Not profound, not even great, but I thoroughly enjoyed the dystopian fiction. Fun!

I am reading “The Great Chief Justice: John Marshall and the Rule of Law” right now, and it isn’t as fun as the above, but it is interesting.

I have to intersperse the books I read-—light/heavy etc. Otherwise, I would not be the cheerful optimist and fun person that I am ; ) ....


11 posted on 01/23/2012 9:02:38 PM PST by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature = Just Law.)
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To: WilliamEaton

“The Lord of the Rings” by J.R.R. Tolkien.


12 posted on 01/23/2012 9:03:34 PM PST by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: WilliamEaton
I just finished The French Revolution by Thomas Carlyle. I wanted to find out how much damage a small number of motivated leftists could cause when they riled the masses. It turns out, they can cause quite a lot.

I don't recommend this book over other histories of the period. It was published in 1837, so the style and language can be difficult to comprehend. I read it because it was already in my library.

13 posted on 01/23/2012 9:04:29 PM PST by matt1234 (Bring back the HUAC.)
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To: WilliamEaton
Allan Eckert’s, The Wilderness War, was my favorite one of the lot that I just finished.
14 posted on 01/23/2012 9:04:29 PM PST by dog breath
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To: WilliamEaton

Pastor asked us all to re-read Psalms.

I kinda like Sam though Proverbs works.


15 posted on 01/23/2012 9:04:29 PM PST by Carthego delenda est
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To: savagesusie
re: I just read The Hunger Games Trilogy. Not profound, not even great, but I thoroughly enjoyed the dystopian fiction. Fun

I am reading the first one right now. Enjoying it a lot.

16 posted on 01/23/2012 9:05:13 PM PST by Nevadan
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To: WilliamEaton

I am reading John Grisham’s The Litigators. Of course it is good. He is the best author in America, probably the best in American history.


17 posted on 01/23/2012 9:05:21 PM PST by napscoordinator (Newt MUST win the nomination to get rid of Romney and Obama....Dear God let November 2012 go our way)
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To: WilliamEaton

The Hunger Games, Seal Team Six - Memoirs of an Elite Navy Seal Sniper, Alas Babylon (for the jillionth time :), One Second After, The Old Man and the Harley.


18 posted on 01/23/2012 9:05:45 PM PST by upchuck (Let's have the Revolution NOW before we get dumbed down to the point that we can't.)
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To: WilliamEaton

My Bible (One year Bible reading plan)
The Food and Cooking of Eastern Europe,
Wonderful Blood (Carolyn Walker Bynum)
and Beyond Sacred Violence: A comparative study of Sacrifice (Kathryn McClymond).


19 posted on 01/23/2012 9:07:04 PM PST by reaganaut (If Romney is a conservative then I'm the frickin Angel Moroni.)
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To: WilliamEaton

Caesar and Christ, by Will Durant
Treason, by Orson Scott Card


20 posted on 01/23/2012 9:07:04 PM PST by Humbug (the media rule the world and they know it....)
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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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To: WilliamEaton

Hitler moves east by Paul Carell. Freeper Homer J Simpson was posting exerpts of it so I figured I may as well buy the thing. It’s an amazing book on Barbarossa.


41 posted on 01/23/2012 9:25:36 PM PST by toddausauras (The)
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To: Nevadan

It is a fun read. After you finish the first one you will want to read the other two right away!!! It is taking over that “Twilight” crowd. (I read those, too :-) . I like to keep up with the pop culture. These are better than the Twilight books, I think. )


42 posted on 01/23/2012 9:25:46 PM PST by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature = Just Law.)
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To: WilliamEaton

Green Eggs and Ham


43 posted on 01/23/2012 9:27:05 PM PST by kingcanuteus
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To: WilliamEaton

About 20 years ago I read a novel in which Prince Charles and other royal family members were the victims of a terror attack. I have been thinking about that book and would like to read it again, only problem is I can’t remember the title or author. Ring a bell for anyone?


44 posted on 01/23/2012 9:27:54 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: WilliamEaton
Haven't got them in the mail yet but I have three on order at the moment:
45 posted on 01/23/2012 9:28:09 PM PST by wtd
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To: cherry

I read it-—thought it was like reading something from the mind of the Marquis de Sade. Sick and twisted-—but that is what the progressives like to feed the young impressionable minds. I won’t see the movie either.


46 posted on 01/23/2012 9:29:45 PM PST by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature = Just Law.)
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To: WilliamEaton

Call of the Wild


47 posted on 01/23/2012 9:29:45 PM PST by Eddie01 (Liberals lie about everything all the time.)
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To: WilliamEaton

48 posted on 01/23/2012 9:31:03 PM PST by TonyInOhio (~ You've Been Kronwalled ~)
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To: higgmeister

How did you like it? The first time i read it i didn’t care much for it (not at all what i was expecting/hoping for) and have avoided re-reading it even though i’ve read the other books in that series many times now. But i listened to it again recently and to my surprise enjoyed it this time. I think because i went in with a different attitude, accepting the story that Card wanted to tell rather than the story i wanted him to tell.


49 posted on 01/23/2012 9:31:18 PM PST by Humbug (the media rule the world and they know it....)
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To: mamelukesabre

I tried the “The Girl” novels, couldn’t get past first chapter, either.


50 posted on 01/23/2012 9:31:18 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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