Skip to comments.What Are You Reading Now? - My Quarterly Survey of Freeper Reading Habits
Posted on 09/29/2008 7:19:37 AM PDT by MplsSteve
It's time again for my quarterly "What Are You Reading Now?" thread!
It can be anything...a NY Times bestseller, a technical journal, a trashy pulp novel...in short, anything!
DO NOT answer by saying "I'm Reading This Thread". It stopped being funny a long time ago.
Here's what I'm reading. I'm just about finished with "Blockaders, Refugees & Contrabands: Civil War on Florida's Gulf Coast 1861-1865."
It's a very interesting book about how the US Navy was able to turn a substantial portion of Florida's Gulf Coast population against the Confederacy, creating a civil war within that part of Florida.
So tell me...what are YOU reading now?
To be followed by re=reading Elmer Gantry *pops*, also by Sinclair Lewis.
which will be followed by re-reading Arrowsmith *pops*, by Sinclair Lewis
I'll end the year by reading (for the first time) It Can't Happen Here *pops*, by (surprise!), Sinclair Lewis. It's about a fascist who is elected president of the United States.
I pray it remains the work of fiction it has always been.
Anything I can lay my hand on by David Weber, John Ringo, David Drake, Eric Flint, and Steve Stirling, as well as Fundamentals of Machining, and various other things on machine tools and metalworking.
Sarah Morgan The Diary of a Confederate Woman
Disorders of the Thyroid.
Understanding Obama: The Making of a Fuehrer
By Ali Sina http://www.faithfreedom.org/obama.html
mark for later
The President’s Lady
Peace Like a River
Ike: An American Hero, Michael Korda
Liked that book. Good read.
I’m headed to the bookstore tomorrow to find a replacement.
Battles and Leaders of the Civil War, Vol. II
I could fish every day if I had the time.
Carl Sandburg’s Abraham Lincoln, Vol I, The Prairie Years, 1809-1861
“Klondike” by Pierre Berton.
Just finished “Animals in Translation” by Temple Grandin, a fascinating look at animal behaviour written by an autistic woman who made her mark creating humane slaughter house audit systems for big company’s like McDonalds. Highly reccomended.
Now alternating between “Guns, Germs, and Steel” by Jared Diamond and Josephine Tey’s Inspector Grant mysteries. I’m finding “A Shilling for Candles” particularly enjoyable.
I’m reading these on my Sony Reader. Don’t understand the fuss about iPods, but as for my Reader, the phrase “cold, dead, hands” comes to mind :D
Unfortunately, I am reading Patricia Cornwall’s “Book of the Dead.” Do NOT read this. She is getting an email from me regarding her partisan slant on everything. The serial killer is a deranged Iraq veteran who, of course, killed civilians and raped 12 year olds. That and the utterly pretentious dropping of luxury items throughout the book. Doesn’t everybody push the gas pedal on their Ferrari 430 with Jimmy Choos?
I have considered getting a Kindle. Do you like it? Is it easy to use/hold?
Journey to the West: The Monkey King by Wu Cheng’en
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