Skip to comments.What Are You Reading?
Posted on 06/27/2014 8:33:15 AM PDT by Tax-chick
What are you reading? There used to be a quarterly "What are you reading?" thread, but I haven't seen it for a long time. I got a lot of good book suggestions that way, and I miss it.
So here's a thread! If you're reading something interesting you think others would like, or something boring you'd recommend we all avoid, jump in! If you have a ping list of FReepers who might be interested, ping them!
Civil War Poetry and Prose by Walt Whitman. I keep this little paperback in my purse for brief reading, such as on the treadmill, during a Cub Scouts hike, or at a stoplight.
The Gates of November: Chronicles of the Slepak Family by Chaim Potok. Chaim Potok is a new author for me, recent FR recommendation. I read My Name Is Asher Lev last week, and The Chosen is waiting at the library.
To the Other Towns: A Life of Blessed Peter Favre by William V. Bangert, S.J. This is a re-read of a biography of one of the founders of the Jesuits.
And on the CD player, One Nation by Dr. Ben Carson. This audiobook is being passed around my prayer group.
Ping to the Morning Kitteh list and few others.
What are you reading?
Uh, your thread at the moment.
Barnaby Rudge. an old’un..
for great summer reading, for the gals here, I suggest the book “Jane: The woman who loved Tarzan” by Robin Maxwell. It’s told by Tarzan’s mate, from her perspective.. a quick fun—summer read..
the wife and I both read it last summer... had fun.
Of late, I’ve been re-enjoying scifi/fantasy books from:
Jack Vance - The Demon Princes
(Space mystery/thriller/etc type series)
Sharon Lee/Steve Miller - the Liaden series
(Agent of Change, Conflict of Honors, etc. Very space opera-ish)
James Schmitz - Telzey Amberdon, etc.
(Series of sci-fi or maybe sci-psi stories)
Yes, it’s a bit frivolous, but given how serious life can be, I need a little escapism sometimes.
Ah, the traditional helpful frivolity! It wouldn’t be the same without it.
I am just finishing a re-read of Castles of Steel: Britain, Germany and the Winning of the Great War at Sea by Robert K. Massie.
I read this about 7 years ago. It is just as interesting and seems more absorbing than ever! It’s one of those great reads you almost hate to see end.
I have to search carefully for a new book soon, or I’ll go through a kind of ‘withdrawal’. I don’t know how people get by, who don’t read.
I just finished Steig Larsson’s three books, “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo,” “The Girl Who Played With Fire,” and “The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest.”
Excellent books. I read almost 250 pages last night in the last one...and I wasn’t a bit sleepy! LOL!
Next is “The Eighty-Dollar Champion,” by Elizabeth Letts.
... given how serious life can be, I need a little escapism sometimes.
I read Regency Romances, get a couple each time I'm at the used book store, trading back the previous ones.
I love travel/exploration. I just requested this from the library; it’s wait-listed, so I can finish some other things before it arrives!
It's nonfiction, about the life of an English country vet in the 1930’s. Funny, warm, and uplifting. I recommend it to animal lovers, and anyone else.
I can’t find volume four of the Demon Princes series anywhere. I just finished Marune: Alastor 933.
After the “Champion” book, I’m going to re-read the Percy Jackson series, the first five books. Just because I like them!
What is the general subject of the Larsson books? What I’ve seen - trailer for the movie? - seemed pretty creepy.
I first read that in junior high school. It was hard to get through the opening sequence about the calf-delivery, but after that it picked up. It’s amazing how things like that stick with you for 35 years!
Have you read the original Tarzan novels?