Skip to comments.What Are You Reading Now? - My Quarterly Survey
Posted on 07/12/2010 10:39:11 AM PDT by MplsSteve
It's time again for my quarterly "What Are You Reading Now?" survey.
As you know, I consider Freepers to be among the more well-read groups currently on the Internet. Each quart, I like to find out what everyone is reading.
It can be anything...a technical journal, a NY Times best-seller, a trashy pulp novel...in short, anything!
Please do not ruin this thread by posting something inane like "I'm reading this post". It became very unfunny a long time ago.
I'll start. I'm reading a historical biography called "John L Lewis: Labor Leader" by Robert Zieger. I have found it to be a real even-handed look at one of the major figures of the American labor movement during the early to mid 20th Century. The author goes as far to state that some of the problems with today's current labor unions can be traced to John L Lewis's leadership of the UMW.
Well, what are YOU reading?
My dad suggested I read “The Grand Jihad”. I haven’t gotten it yet, but it sounds very interesting. Has anyone read it yet?
Posts on FreeRepublic.com. ,-)
Finished “Overton Window” by Glenn Beck
Going back to “The Road to Serfdom” by F.A. Hayek.
Presently rereading ‘Horse Soldiers’ by Harold Sinclair
Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies by Jared Diamond
Actualy a decent read...It’s trending twoard repeating itself at the moment. I’d give it a solid...”read it if you have nothing better to do on vacation” rating
Balzac, ‘Droll Stories’.
Just finished the Jouster series by Mercedes Lackey. Didn’t like the beginning, but liked the ending. A friend loaned me Red Mars and the two sequels (Blue Mars, Green Mars), but I don’t have them at work, so I don’t know the author.
lol. Me too.
I did pick up over the weekend Atlas Shrugged. Never have read it and started hearing about it alot the last year and more so picked it up. Um... its huge!!! lol.
Wow, I now have 103 books on my wish list at Amazon. I won’t have to worry about having things to read for a very long time.
Right now, I’m about 260 pages into the second volume of “The Civil War: A Narrative” by Shelby Foote. I like Foote’s writing because I think it’s sort of similar to mine (i.e.: lots of intermittent thoughts—like using two hyphens to throw in something of note similar to what I just did).
Of course, there’s always Phil Steele’s college football preview magazine. Have to keep tabs on everyone for my fellow FReepers.
Currently rereading “Rise to Rebellion and The Glorious Cause” byt Jeff Shaara.
“Six Frigates” by Ian Toll
I picked that up along with Atlas Shrugged! Nice.
In the last two weeks I have also (re) read:
1984 by George Orwell
Animal Farm by George Orwell
The Wanting Seed by Anthony Burgess
A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
Junky by William S, Burroughs
How To Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
“A Patriot’s History of the United States”. 4 stars!