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?
Almost finished with THE CAT WHO WALKS THROUGH WALLS (HeinleIn)
and next have (gift! yea!) THE CASE AGAINST BARACK OBAMA, by David Freddoso.
My last book was Any Rand’s THE FOUNTAINHEAD
I am not one of those people who can read multiple books at once .. well can have various reference types,, medical, health, cookbook, nature etc.
For Fiction & non fiction I do one at a time. My reading time is limited by my other choices..
Isaac’s Storm was about the hurricane. It was pretty good.
Someone recommended Thunderstruck (also by Larson). Is that the other one you read?
The Conquest of New Spain- Bernal Diaz (Penguin Classics)
That did it. I’m going to go buy it.
I got mine from the library, one socialist institution I like!
I am REreading, Starship Troopers, The Martian Chronicles, and the book by Pillar Wayne. These are some of my comfort reading books. When I feel ill at ease, or having a seizure[s] and post ictial [after the seizure] I try to read these books. I am trying to rebuild some of the celluar connections that I have lost due to all of the head injuries.
I have The Celts and Aztecs by my bed.Seems like they'd make a lot of noise.
They are sworn to silence.
Except once in a while.
I am rereading Will Durant’s “A Story of Philosophy”. I started “The Devil’s Delusion”, by Berlinski (He is a really good writer.) and “The Upright Ape”, by Filler which discusses a new origin for the origin of species. I recommend all of them.
“The Fountainhead [again!]”
Interesting that you mentioned that. I’m reading it for the first time, having recently finished “We The Living” and “Anthem”.
Next: Altas Shrugged!
Mind opening and well worth the read.
Right now I’ve put aside a lot of fluff in favor of more serious reading — either professional literature or Jewish themes (because of the ultra-serious Rosh Hashanah/Yom Kippur season).
Soon, however, I plan to tackle George Elliot’s MILL ON THE FLOSS. Sort of in my mood for canon literature.
Just read “The Judas Strain” by James Rollins which was so good I’ll read the whole Sigma series.
Just starting “Cryptonomicon” by Neal Stephenson. So far I’m HOOKED.
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