Skip to comments.What Are You Reading Now? - My Quarterly Inquiry
Posted on 03/28/2008 6:52:40 AM PDT by MplsSteve
OK everyone, it's time for my quarterly "What Are You Reading Now" post.
I like to get a feel for what Freepers are reading these days. It can be anything...a best seller, a literary classic, a trashy pulp novel, a scientific journal, etc.
Do not demean this thread with posts like "I'm reading this Thread right now". It became un-funny a long time ago.
I'll start. I've just started "One Square Mile Of Hell: The Battle For Tarawa" by John Wukovitz.
Rather than a minute by minute account of the battle, it takes a more personalized view of the battle by interviewing a few combatants and the families of those who died in the battle. I wasn't sure I'd like this format at first - but am really starting to get into this book.
Well...what are YOU reading right now?
Dead Heat by Joel Rosenberg.
The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron.
I’m reading about 5 different books right now. I’m concentrating on The Case for Mars by Robert Zubrin, but I have I think 4 other books in various stages of completion.
Liberal Fascism by Jonah Goldberg
Just started Liberal Fascism by Jonah Goldberg.
Apocolypse Code - Hank Hannegraffe
Politically Incorrect Guide (PIG) to Islam
PIG to US History
PIG to the Constitution
Basic Economics (Thomas Sowell)
anything else by Thomas Sowell
Liberal Facism by Jonah Goldberg
The Pilgrim’s Regress by C.S. Lewis
The Wounded Healer by Henry Nouwen
The Discipline of Spiritual Discernment by Tim Challies
Systematic Theology by Wayne Grudem
Anne of Windy Poplars by Lucy Maud Montgomery
The Death of Death in the Death of Christ by John Owen
Liberal Fascism by Jonah Goldberg and Economic Facts and Fallacies by Thomas Sowell.
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Have been wading through “Please Understand Me II, Temperament, Character, Intelligence” by David Keirsey. Decided to take a break recently, so have regressed to reading novels based on Star Trek; currently “Tales from the Captain’s Table”, a series of short stories told from the viewpoint of various captains.
2. L. E. Moddsitt(sp.) --Corelean series, Recluce series....
3. David Mc Collage (sp.) --Truman, John Adams
Everything written by W.E.B. Griffin — in series order, if available...
Right now, I’m reading “Basic Economics” by Dr. Thomas Sowell and also reading study guides for the Network+ certification.
Dead Heat by Joel Rosenberg.
AHHHHH, I’m breathlessly awaiting my copy. Since it isn’t here yet I’m going to read the preceding books in the series (again) for the 4th time. I’m also in the middle of Peggy Noonans very old book “what I learned at the Revolution” I know that she isn’t very popular here but “When Character was King” was an eloquent, beatiful tribute to the Regan years and made me want to be a fan forever.
“At Dawn We Slept”, by Gordon W. Prange.
The untold story of the attack on Pearl Harbor.
Also, I pushed myself to finish A.T. Mahan’s “The Effect of Seapower Upon History”.
The Everlasting Man, GK Chesterton.
Sins of the Assassin by Robert Ferrigno
The New Concise History of the Crusades by Thomas F Madden
Funding Evil by Rachel Ehrenfeld
Free Republic...every morning, plus
“The Soprano State” by Bob Ingle & Sandy McClure.
Regeneration, the third book in the Species Imperative series by Julie Czerneda. I am a sci-fi junkie, when I am not reading: Papers in Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics etc
You should be doing your morning pages RIGHT NOW and not hanging out on the Freep!!
I was going to buy that yesterday but surprise surprise the Borders by ASU didnt have a copy readily available.
So instead I decided to get some SciFi novels. Bought the entire Academy series by Jack McDevitt, they sound interesting enough. Besides I need some light reading to counter the Book on Naturalists(historical readings that show the evolution of biology and ecology from Pliny to hippies like Rachel Carlson).
Spy by David Wise. That's a book about FBI traitor Robert Hanssen.
Compulsion by Jonathan Kellerman;
Rereading John Adams ...
Interesting to get a leftist view of Mohammed and his religion.
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Programming books... Don't rush out and buy them. I recommend waiting for the movie. ;-)
“Spreading The LUV Around” by Elliot Spitzer.
Quite interesting, and I learned quite a bit even though I consider myself an avid WWII buff. Interesting info about William Colby's wartime activities...
My latest Costco acquisition. Really good. But how come Adams' picture on the cover looks like Russell Crowe?
“Not a good day to die” Battle for Shaikot Valley (Anaconda)
What do you think the result would be over at Dummie Underground?
“I read the directions on a pop tart yesterday”
“I am reading how to grow ‘shrooms online”
“I read the warranty on my bong”
Me, too. I can see why CS Lewis was influenced by him.
Just finished “Act of Treason” by Vince Flynn.
Just started Alan Carr’s “East Way to Stop Smoking”
I am 3/4 of the way through an online advance reader copy of The Last Centurion by John Ringo.
Just finished: “A Walk on the Wild Side” by Nelson Algren.
Completing “The Metaphysical Club” by Louis Menard.
Just started: “Nicholas and Alexandra” by Robert K. Massie “Don Quixote” by Miguel de Cervantes, “The Death of Ivan Ilyich” and some other short fiction by Tolstoy, and “The Everlasting Man” by G.K. Chesterton.
1. Sanctuary, by Raymond Khoury
2. The Black Lizard Big Book of Pulps, ed. Otto Penzler
3. The Chase, by Clive Cussler (finished...great!)
and of course FreeRepublic !
That’s just this week, in between poker games
Lord Jim — waaaaay too wordy. We’ll see if I get anything out of it.
Rebuilding Big Block Mopar Engines.
Brothers in Battle, Best of Friends by William ‘Wild Bill’ Guarnere and Edward ‘babe’ Heffron
By: Balint Vazsonyi
"Whether the United States survives as the beacon it has been will depend on the willingness of Americans to contemplate anew the reasons for its success, and to make decisions accordingly."
When you finish “Shelters of Stone,” would you mind letting me know what you thought of it?
It’s been years since I read it myself, but I had some pretty strong opinions of it at the time. I’d like to know what you thought.
Enjoy your book,
I read that too.
The book made me angry.
Angry that Robert Hanssen could do what he did to his country.
Angry because no one caught on to what he was doing for so long.
Rise & Fall of the 3rd Reich - William Shirer (2nd time)
Yom Kippur War - consortium (2nd time)
What's the matter with California - Jack Cashill
Looking for my next one.