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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?


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Unclassified
KEYWORDS: bookreview; books; journals; literacy; magazines; readinglist
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To: Greystoke
Brothers in Battle, Best of Friends by William ‘Wild Bill’ Guarnere and Edward ‘babe’ Heffron

Oh, that sounds great! I loved "Band of Brothers"! Our library has it on order, so I put it on my list!

301 posted on 03/29/2008 7:47:28 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: MplsSteve

I’m feeling somewhat sensual, so I’m indulging in a trashy genre novel: FOR A FEW DEMONS MORE. Part of the Rachel Morgan series. Very, very funny — a three-way parody of detective, fantasy & chick-lit. (Sexy, too!)


302 posted on 03/29/2008 8:22:56 PM PDT by MoochPooch (I'm a compassionate cynic.)
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To: avg_freeper
Dead Witch Walking (Rachel Morgan, Book 1)

I LOVE the Rachel Morgan series!

303 posted on 03/29/2008 8:27:24 PM PDT by MoochPooch (I'm a compassionate cynic.)
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To: MplsSteve
I'm reading a few books now, when I have time between classes.

The first is “A Crime So Monstrous” by E. Benjamin Skinner, a chilling book about modern day slavery in places such as Haiti and Sudan. The second is “Double or Nothing”, an interesting memoir by a guy who bought a casino. The final book is “Our Culture, What's Left of It” by Theodore Dalrymple, a collection of essays.

All three are very worth the time and price.

304 posted on 03/29/2008 8:56:51 PM PDT by Madison Moose
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To: Grizzled Bear

LOL, thanks. ALL Freepers should get this :)


305 posted on 03/30/2008 4:46:59 AM PDT by LS (CNN is the Amtrak of News)
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To: MoochPooch
I LOVE the Rachel Morgan series!

I'm on my first and I like it so far. As long as it doesn't devolve into a silly chick-lit. romance novel and stays a gritty fantasy/crime-detective novel I'm good. The characters are likable and the author is good at keeping up the suspense level.

306 posted on 03/30/2008 8:15:00 AM PDT by avg_freeper (Gunga galunga. Gunga, gunga galunga)
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To: TradicalRC
Don't know if you saw this thread. They mention 'Liebowitz' as well.

Thanks--I'll look into it.

307 posted on 03/31/2008 10:02:09 AM PDT by Dunstan McShane
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