Skip to comments.What Are You Reading Now? - My Quarterly Inquiry
Posted on 07/03/2008 8:40:03 AM PDT by MplsSteve
OK everyone, it's time for my quarterly "What Are You Reading Now?" thread.
I like finding out what Freepers are reading lately. It can be anything...a technical journal, a trashy pulp novel, an old classic...in short, anything!
Please do not defile this thread by posting "I'm Reading This Thread". It became very unfunny a long time ago.
I'll start. I'm close to finishing "The Last Valley" by Martin Windrow. It's about the siege/battle of Dien Bien Phu in 1954.
Well, what are you reading now?!
yes, I’ve come to the conclusion I will not fully comprehend all the detail he puts into the text. Still, I put down the book knowing more than I did when I picked it up. History is nice like that. :)
Pinging myself to help me update my Shelfari.
Bibliophiles may enjoy shelfari dot com - you can have a lot of fun there setting up a virtual library, reviewing books, and discussing books.
No, it wasn’t Coulter.
It was a more scholarly sort of thing.
Excellent! Let me know what you think....I just ordered his new HB “the Last Patriot” as well...magritte
Thanks for the tip of shelfari...I just signed up...it’s coooooooool......magritte
“Causes Won, Lost, and Forgotten: How Hollywood and Popular Art Shape What We Know about the Civil War” by Gary Gallagher
“The Fall of the Roman Empire” by Peter Heather
“Defending Identity” by Natan Sharansky
“Dangerous Nation” by Robert Kagan
In addition to the books I'm reading, I'm also listening to a few books
“The Scratch of a Pen: 1763 and the Transformation of North America” by Colin G. Calloway and “The Whiskey Rebellion” by William Hoegeland
I like “Moby Dick” but the short stories are a tougher read that I expected. The prose is pretty dense and it takes a while to get used to the style and to unload what is there. I spent most of the weekend in a hospital ICU waiting room, so I had time to do that. I like some of the stories. Others are duds.
Yes, you will know.
When reading the “Left Behind” series ... I was put off by the redundancy in their message, how little the story moved forward in each book..
Originally it was intended to be six books. Then when it went #1. (my idea) It expanded to be several more volumes. I have about 3 of the later ones that are on my book shelf that I have not read. I did get a tape of the final one ... so that the ending is known, yet it was sorta too late. Just me.
I did read a new book about a month ago by either Tim or Jerry. Must not have made much of an impression on me as I have forgotten the name. I will chck it out in a bit and get back to you on it.
It was good ... not great. Joel’s books are a must.
Has some recommended “Lone Survivor” ... Marcus Luttrell?
It is on my list to read.
The main reason I enjoyed this particular piece by Faulkner is twofold:
1.) I spent a year in Mississippi in 1963. He nails life there, although he wrote of a period 30 years earlier, and,
2.) I’m a huge Elvis fan. The parallel between Jefferson/Tupelo and Memphis are uncanny. Same time frame, also.
Otherwise, I agree with your observations about Faulkner’s style.
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I am nearly through with ‘Lions of Lucerne” - and really enjoying it. This is a series I will pass on to my grandson.
The Coastwatchers, Feldt, Eric (1946 (original text),
The Quest For The True Cross
by Matthew D’ancona & Carsten Peter Theide .
Hunted, a CoastwatcherS Story, MURRAY M.
Rigby Limited. 1967, First Edition