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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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To: WilliamEaton

Reading the new Himmler bio. Very dry. The one on Heydrich was much better. Just finished Max Hastings’ latest, a history of WW II. MUCH better than Kershaw’s.


81 posted on 01/23/2012 10:08:13 PM PST by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: WilliamEaton
Ameritopia - Not bad, fine overview of the historical underpinnings of those forces for and against liberty. Wished he had spent the time to make greater connections to recent American events, 60's to the present though.

Into the Cannibal's Pot - Good, a primer on where we might be heading, based on "democratic" rule in SA, the former Rhodesia and the rest of sub-Saharan Africa.
82 posted on 01/23/2012 10:08:22 PM PST by Jay Santos CP ("Idiocracy"... It's no longer just a movie.)
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To: Humbug

Yes, that sounds valid. I think I read “Speaker for the Dead” and “Xenocide” years ago but don’t remember them with the “wow factor” of “Ender’s Game.” Still this book was a satisfactory way to kill off Andrew Wiggin.


83 posted on 01/23/2012 10:15:36 PM PST by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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To: WilliamEaton
As for recommendations from recent reads...

The Golden Age, by John Wright - highly recommend this trilogy which has a very conservative bent throughout...but i don't recommend it just for that, there's a lot of mind-blowing futuristic stuff in there and the battle scene in the 3rd book was maybe the best i've ever read.

Lord of the Flies, by William Golding - never got around to reading this growing up and didn't think i would like it that much, but i listened to it read by the author (who i thought did a good job, though some reviewers didn't) and to my surprise ended up liking it once it got going...

Sylvie and Bruno, by Lewis Carroll - i downloaded an audiobook version from Lit2Go and the story is a bit on the strange side (what'd you expect from Carroll?) but has some very funny parts. Not for everyone but you can listen to it free, so worth a try. The reader is good although the reading was a bit rough at times. He got better as the story went along. By the way, he also does a good job with Dickens' Great Expectations.

The Story of Philosophy, by Will Durant - never thought i'd make it through a book on philosophy, much less enjoy it, but Durant made both possible with his usual charm and wit.

84 posted on 01/23/2012 10:21:56 PM PST by Humbug (the media rule the world and they know it....)
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To: badpacifist

Lucifer’s Hammer? Enjoyed it thirty years ago, too.

(Wow! 30 years ago? That just seems wrong!)

Oldplayer


85 posted on 01/23/2012 10:23:29 PM PST by oldplayer
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To: Grunthor

Just started The Jefferson Key by Steve Berry...

Next on my list is Fall of Giants - Ken Follett


86 posted on 01/23/2012 10:23:52 PM PST by rainee
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To: WilliamEaton

Currently reading the Steve Jobs biography.


87 posted on 01/23/2012 10:25:08 PM PST by ponygirl
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To: WilliamEaton

Interesting subject. Kinda in a dry spell as far as reading material. Might be time to bring out one of my all time favs and IMHO the best western ever written ‘Chiricahua’ by Will Henry.


88 posted on 01/23/2012 10:27:41 PM PST by Conservative4Ever (Waiting for the new tagline to download)
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To: IYAS9YAS

Enjoy them.

I used to have a complete set.


89 posted on 01/23/2012 10:30:25 PM PST by moehoward
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To: Grunthor

“Witness” by Whittaker Chambers. It is truly a remarkable book and so relevant to our times.


90 posted on 01/23/2012 10:30:48 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: dog breath

Allen Eckert — a favorite of mine. Loved “The Frontiersman” and “The Conquerers.”


91 posted on 01/23/2012 10:34:37 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Finished the Hunger Games trilogy, and agree with previous posters that they are sort of Twilight genre, but more gripping. Recommended.

Just finished “Growing Up Amish,” found it a passably interesting view into the Old Order Amish world.


92 posted on 01/23/2012 10:39:11 PM PST by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: savagesusie
Have you visited Wolf House yet? What a tragedy.
93 posted on 01/23/2012 10:39:39 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Krankor

“Just started The Kite Runner, so far very good.”

There are some eye-watering events in that book.
On the whole a good informative read.


94 posted on 01/23/2012 10:49:47 PM PST by moose07 (The truth will out, one day.)
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To: MtnClimber
I liked BOLO too. (Keith Laumer?)

Thanks for the list, I have read most of those.

95 posted on 01/23/2012 10:55:55 PM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: WilliamEaton
A Clive/Dirk Cussler novel and Ian Douglas' Star Carrier. But I'm doing my end of the year accounting between wells and wanted something light.
96 posted on 01/23/2012 10:58:09 PM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: WilliamEaton

“My List of Conservative Accomplishments” by Mitt Romney.

It was blank.


97 posted on 01/23/2012 10:59:25 PM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. We have ideas-the Dems only have ideology.)
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To: WilliamEaton

The latest by Elizabeth George featuring Sir Thomas Lynley and crew. I love British crime fiction and George is one of my favoite authors of that genre (along with P.D. James who also has a new book out).


98 posted on 01/23/2012 11:02:23 PM PST by daisyscarlett
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To: WilliamEaton

Cristopher Robbins, ¨Air America: The Story Behind the CIA´s Secret Airlines¨


99 posted on 01/23/2012 11:02:52 PM PST by onedoug
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To: Stonewall Jackson

I like Baen’s site, too. Good yarns.


100 posted on 01/23/2012 11:04:51 PM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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