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What Are You Reading Now? - My Quarterly Inquiry
3/28/08

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?


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1 posted on 03/28/2008 6:52:42 AM PDT by MplsSteve
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To: MplsSteve

FreeRepublic.com


2 posted on 03/28/2008 6:53:01 AM PDT by WakeUpAndVote (Typical white man.)
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To: MplsSteve

Dead Heat by Joel Rosenberg.

The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron.


3 posted on 03/28/2008 6:53:58 AM PDT by iceskater
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To: MplsSteve

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.


4 posted on 03/28/2008 6:54:23 AM PDT by AntiKev ("The Earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena." - Carl Sagan)
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To: MplsSteve

Liberal Fascism by Jonah Goldberg


5 posted on 03/28/2008 6:54:39 AM PDT by thecabal
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To: MplsSteve
I just finished The Slave Ship by Markus Rediker.

Just started Liberal Fascism by Jonah Goldberg.

6 posted on 03/28/2008 6:54:56 AM PDT by HoosierHawk
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To: MplsSteve

Apocolypse Code - Hank Hannegraffe

Recommendations:
Politically Incorrect Guide (PIG) to Islam
PIG to US History
PIG to the Constitution
Basic Economics (Thomas Sowell)
anything else by Thomas Sowell


7 posted on 03/28/2008 6:55:02 AM PDT by MrB (You can't reason people out of a position that they didn't use reason to get into in the first place)
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To: MplsSteve

Liberal Facism by Jonah Goldberg

The Pilgrim’s Regress by C.S. Lewis

The Wounded Healer by Henry Nouwen


8 posted on 03/28/2008 6:56:27 AM PDT by Corin Stormhands (When life gives you lemons...don't forget the vodka...)
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To: MplsSteve

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


9 posted on 03/28/2008 6:56:35 AM PDT by bperiwinkle7 ( In the beginning was the WORD................)
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To: MplsSteve

Liberal Fascism by Jonah Goldberg and Economic Facts and Fallacies by Thomas Sowell.


10 posted on 03/28/2008 6:57:00 AM PDT by sauropod (“Forgive me Gore, for I have emitted.”)
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To: NorthWoody; Manic_Episode; mikethevike; coder2; AmericanChef; Reaganesque; ER Doc; lesser_satan; ...

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11 posted on 03/28/2008 6:57:11 AM PDT by MplsSteve
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To: MplsSteve

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.


12 posted on 03/28/2008 6:57:21 AM PDT by knittnmom (...surrounded by reality!)
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To: MplsSteve
What am I reading?

1.    Freerepublic

2.    L. E. Moddsitt(sp.) --Corelean series, Recluce series....

3.    David Mc Collage (sp.) --Truman, John Adams

13 posted on 03/28/2008 6:57:22 AM PDT by expat_panama
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To: MplsSteve

Everything written by W.E.B. Griffin — in series order, if available...


14 posted on 03/28/2008 6:57:24 AM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...!!)
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To: MplsSteve

Right now, I’m reading “Basic Economics” by Dr. Thomas Sowell and also reading study guides for the Network+ certification.


15 posted on 03/28/2008 6:57:51 AM PDT by Sulsa ("If you think health care is expensive now, wait until is free." - P.J. O'Rourke)
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To: MplsSteve
"What the Customer Wants You to Know," by Ram Charan. Penguin books, 2007.
Tedious & dry.
16 posted on 03/28/2008 6:57:57 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (ENERGY CRISIS made in Washington D. C.)
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To: iceskater

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.


17 posted on 03/28/2008 6:58:01 AM PDT by mpackard (Proud mama of a Sailor.)
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To: MplsSteve
I am rereading "Shelters of Stone" by Jean M. Auel.
This is the last in the series that "The Clan of the Cave Bear" began.
18 posted on 03/28/2008 6:58:12 AM PDT by Just another Joe (Warning: FReeping can be addictive and helpful to your mental health)
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To: MplsSteve

FreeRepublic


19 posted on 03/28/2008 6:58:48 AM PDT by svcw (The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.)
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To: MplsSteve

“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”.

LC


20 posted on 03/28/2008 6:59:09 AM PDT by LoneConservative (PEACE... Through SUPERIOR FIREPOWER!!!)
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To: MplsSteve

The Everlasting Man, GK Chesterton.


21 posted on 03/28/2008 6:59:29 AM PDT by Palmetto
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To: bperiwinkle7

Sins of the Assassin by Robert Ferrigno

The New Concise History of the Crusades by Thomas F Madden

Funding Evil by Rachel Ehrenfeld


22 posted on 03/28/2008 6:59:30 AM PDT by Dinah Lord (fighting the Islamofascist Jihad - one keystroke at a time...)
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To: MplsSteve

Free Republic...every morning, plus

“The Soprano State” by Bob Ingle & Sandy McClure.


23 posted on 03/28/2008 6:59:32 AM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (Vote Obama! And we'll be picking shrapnel out of our butts for decades!)
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To: MplsSteve
Climate Confusion by Roy Spencer.

He really sticks it to the Algore crowd.
24 posted on 03/28/2008 6:59:50 AM PDT by Thrownatbirth (.....Iraq Invasion fan since '91.)
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To: MplsSteve

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


25 posted on 03/28/2008 7:00:17 AM PDT by cogito3
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To: iceskater

You should be doing your morning pages RIGHT NOW and not hanging out on the Freep!!


26 posted on 03/28/2008 7:00:21 AM PDT by garyhope (It's World War IV, right here, right now, courtesy of Islam. TWP VRWC)
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To: thecabal

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).


27 posted on 03/28/2008 7:00:31 AM PDT by aft_lizard (born conservative...I chose to be a republican)
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To: MplsSteve
Re-reading The Great Divorce by C. S. Lewis. Next up: A Canticle for Leibowitz.
28 posted on 03/28/2008 7:00:51 AM PDT by Dunstan McShane
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To: MplsSteve
Hydriotaphia by Sir Thomas Browne. It's a lengthy essay about atttitudes toward burial and mortality in the form of a commentary on the discovery of some Bronze Age burial urns.

Spy by David Wise. That's a book about FBI traitor Robert Hanssen.

29 posted on 03/28/2008 7:01:09 AM PDT by wideawake (Why is it that those who call themselves Constitutionalists know the least about the Constitution?)
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To: MplsSteve

Compulsion by Jonathan Kellerman;
Rereading John Adams ...


30 posted on 03/28/2008 7:01:18 AM PDT by IMissPresidentReagan ( "John McCain- If I Have To... I Guess...." ****** "I love my country more than I hate John McCain!")
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To: MplsSteve
A Brief History of the Middle East: From Abraham to Arafat by Christopher Catherwood

Interesting to get a leftist view of Mohammed and his religion.

31 posted on 03/28/2008 7:01:29 AM PDT by GOP_Party_Animal
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To: MplsSteve
What are you reading right now?

Essential ActionScript 2.0
Essential ActionScript 3.0

Programming books... Don't rush out and buy them. I recommend waiting for the movie. ;-)


32 posted on 03/28/2008 7:01:32 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (I'm not voting FOR John McCain -- I'm voting AGAINST Hillary/Obama)
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To: MplsSteve

“Spreading The LUV Around” by Elliot Spitzer.


33 posted on 03/28/2008 7:02:20 AM PDT by garyhope (It's World War IV, right here, right now, courtesy of Islam. TWP VRWC)
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To: MplsSteve
I just finished The Jedburghs: The Secret History of the Allied Special Forces, France 1944.

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...

34 posted on 03/28/2008 7:02:28 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: MplsSteve
John Adams, by David McCullough

My latest Costco acquisition. Really good. But how come Adams' picture on the cover looks like Russell Crowe?

35 posted on 03/28/2008 7:03:23 AM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson ("I’m not liking the way the 21st Century is shaping up logic wise." - AU72)
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To: Dunstan McShane
FWIW, I found Leibowitz an excellent read...
36 posted on 03/28/2008 7:04:03 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: MplsSteve

“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”


37 posted on 03/28/2008 7:05:02 AM PDT by When do we get liberated? ((Ok, Im the official Pit Bull Defender/If you can't stand behind our troops, stand in front of them.)
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To: Palmetto
The Everlasting Man, GK Chesterton.

Me, too. I can see why CS Lewis was influenced by him.

38 posted on 03/28/2008 7:05:52 AM PDT by Rocky
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To: MplsSteve

Just finished “Act of Treason” by Vince Flynn.
Just started Alan Carr’s “East Way to Stop Smoking”


39 posted on 03/28/2008 7:05:57 AM PDT by vets son
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To: MplsSteve
Not reading any book right now, just Popular Science, Popular Mechanics, and some boating mags. I have The Forgotten Man by Amity Schlase and Gusher of Lies (can't remember the author) on my list, though.
40 posted on 03/28/2008 7:06:07 AM PDT by lesser_satan
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To: MplsSteve

I am 3/4 of the way through an online advance reader copy of The Last Centurion by John Ringo.


41 posted on 03/28/2008 7:06:28 AM PDT by mouse_35 (Vote Demorcrat for 2008! Lets do for Iraq what we did for Cambodia!!!)
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To: MplsSteve

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.


42 posted on 03/28/2008 7:07:02 AM PDT by Southside_Chicago_Republican
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To: MplsSteve
Wyrd Sisters, Terry Prachett
43 posted on 03/28/2008 7:07:11 AM PDT by fzx12345 (ACLU DELENDA EST)
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To: MplsSteve

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


44 posted on 03/28/2008 7:07:11 AM PDT by junkman_106 (Once is chance, twice is coincidence, thrice is enemy action ---007/Ian Fleming)
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Lord Jim — waaaaay too wordy. We’ll see if I get anything out of it.

Rebuilding Big Block Mopar Engines.


45 posted on 03/28/2008 7:07:20 AM PDT by ProfessorGage
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To: MplsSteve

Brothers in Battle, Best of Friends by William ‘Wild Bill’ Guarnere and Edward ‘babe’ Heffron


46 posted on 03/28/2008 7:07:47 AM PDT by Greystoke
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America's 30 Years War: Who is Winning?

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."

47 posted on 03/28/2008 7:08:15 AM PDT by LucyJo
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To: Just another Joe

Joe,

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,
Regards,


48 posted on 03/28/2008 7:08:32 AM PDT by VermiciousKnid
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To: wideawake

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.


49 posted on 03/28/2008 7:08:51 AM PDT by MplsSteve
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To: MplsSteve
Just finished:

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.

schu

50 posted on 03/28/2008 7:09:00 AM PDT by schu
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