Skip to comments.What Are You Reading Now? - My Quarterly Survey
Posted on 10/01/2010 8:54:31 AM PDT by MplsSteve
Hi everyone! It's time again for my quarterly "What Are You Reading Now?" thread.
As you know, I consider Freepers to be among the more well-read member of the cyber world. I like to find out what you're all reading.
Essentially, it can be anything. A timeless classic, a trashy pulp novel, a technical journal, etc. In short, anything!
Please do not ruin this thread by posting something stupid like "I'm Reading Your Thread". It became really really unfunny a long time ago.
I'll start. I'm reading "Pendergast!" by Lawrence J Larsen and Nancy J Hulston. Written in 1997, it chronicles the life as well as the rise and fall of Tom Pendergast. In the 1920's and 30's, he was the undisputed boss of Kansas City. Nothing moved or happened in that city without his approval. He was responsible for the rise of Harry S Truman as well.
Pendergast was a contradiction in many terms. he was a family man but also contracted syphilis from a prostitute. He looked out for the downtrodden by getting them jobs and food and then skimmed money off the side (on public works projects) for his own use.
And last but not least, he was a life-long Democrat as well!
All in all, this is a good book and one I'd recommend strongly.
Well, what are you reading now?!
I’m reading Crimes Against Liberty by David Limbaugh
The First War of Physics: The Secret History of the Atomic Bomb, 1939-1949 [Hardcover]by im Baggott
EPowerment, Achieving Empowerment in the E World, Dr. Izzy Justice. And any of the American Girls’ books my daughter brings home from work. :-)
The Apostle - Brad Thor
Very apropos given the political climate today. Great author, thrilling reads.
just finished “the conservative intellectual movement in america” by george h. nash (poorly written, but informative),
and “crimes against liberty” by david limbaugh (no one would have heard of this guy if he wasn’t the brother of rush; it’s a digest of obama’s doings that most freepers could do.)
today, amazon delivers “the roots of obama’s rage” by dinesh souza, my next read.
If you haven’t read the Steven Hunter sniper books, you will love them.
Boardwalk Empire by Nelson Johnson. It’s the basis for the HBO Series of the same name. Chronicles the life and times of Nucky Thompson, the undisputed ruler of Atlantic City, who was equal parts politician and gangster.
Courgage and Consequence by Rove. Almost done.
The Laundry Series by Charles Stross: “The Atrocity Archives,” “The Jennifer Morgue,” and “The Fullerton Memorandum” by Charles Stross. Also short stores “On the Farm” and “Overtime.”
“Monster Hunter Vendetta” by Larry Correia
“Ragnarok” by Patrick A. Vanner
LOVE my Kindle!
Parrot and Olivier Come to America
Money by Martin Amis. I read two or thee at a time
“Frontier Regulars” by Robert M. Utley. I just visited Montana and Wyoming and wanted to learn more about the post-Civil War Indian Wars. Appears so far to be an even handed account of that period in our history.
Where Men Win Glory - Jon Krakauer
Historical Fiction on Cleopatra - can’t remember the authors name. Quite a good read so far
“We Band Of Angels, The Untold Story of American Nurses Trapped on Bataan by the Japanese” by Elizabeth M. Norman (paperback), and “Casino Royale” by Ian Fleming on my Nook ebook reader!
I’m on a Mark Twain kick, just finished Tom Sawyer, and now I’m half way through Huckleberry Finn. Both very enjoyable!
Studying for graduation this fall...
I’m on a kick, putting together a library on my thumb drive of books I’ve downloaded from the net. And then working my way through it.
Right now, reading Belloc, Europe and the Faith, and Von Mises, Planned Chaos (its a short one, almost a pamphlet). One at lunch, the other at coffee.
Just finished Everlasting Man (Chesterton), Money and Credit (Von Mises again), and French Revolution (Edmund Burke). Its the copyright thing. Everything I’m reading is at least 80 years old...