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?
Oh, that sounds great! I loved "Band of Brothers"! Our library has it on order, so I put it on my list!
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!)
I LOVE the Rachel Morgan series!
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.
LOL, thanks. ALL Freepers should get this :)
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.
Thanks--I'll look into it.