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?
Good Lord, don't try to read that like a novel. It's good for reference material and there are online collections with search engines. I recently purchased the entire Aquinas collection that has been translated into English on CD which also includes a search engine and other bells and whistles. Also, I think it would be difficult to understand the Summa Theologica (I'm assuming you are not referring to Summa Contra Gentiles) without a firm grounding in Aristotle.
One good thing I found on the Internet was two books and several PDF original newspaper files on the Last Island
In the sixties, I read a small item in a magazine about
the last Island hurricane which talked about this resort
being cut in two pieces and only one survivor.
I would try to find information about this story every ten
The truth was more survivors were saved.
Trout Fishing in America by Richard Brautigan isn't really about fishing. Richard Brautigan was a "counterculture" writer that was very popular with young people back in the 60's and 70's. A bit like Samuel Clemens after a few bong hits. Long ago, in high school, and even while in the service. I enjoyed writers like him and Herman Hesse.
I also log many hours of "windshield time," so I listen to an average of two books a month. Currently listening to "The Potato Factory."
A Francis Schaeffer Trilogy.....an analysis of modern liberal philosophical and religious thought from an orthodox Christian point of view. Not easy reading, but very interesting.
Re-reading “My Name is Asher Lev”.
“An Analysis of Euclidian Geometric Priciples Viewed Through the Prism of Hegel’s Master/Slave Dialectic and a Platonic Solid Cosmology” by A. E. Newman
- and -
“The Life and Times of Hung Mung” by Malaclypse the Younger and Omar Kayyam Ravenhurst
America Alone is worth rereading...but my husband has my copy on his to-read table. Wish he would get that done.
The advantage was lost because they ignored the need to supply their troops. Japan expected the army to live off the land.
A Conflict of Visions
What Doctors Think
GRE for Dummies
I guess the joke is on me and I should be embarrassed! I remember reading "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" perhaps 30 years. I would like to continue this dialogue, but "Stop! I must have drugs!"
Seriously, on the menu for today is:
"Density-functional method for nonequilibrium electron transport" an older paper (printed)
A few pages apiece, but they take at 1-2 hours each to read properly.
I’m reading “The Last Centurion” by John Ringo while waiting for my hubby to finish “Anathem” by Neal Stephenson.
"Dead Heat" by Joel C. Rosenberg
"Two Nations Under God: Why You Should Care about Israel" by Thomas Doyle
I just finished “Agent Zigzag” last night. It’s the story of Eddie Chapman who was a spy for the British during WWII. (Though the Germans thought he was working for them) It was part of the Double Cross operation. Good read.
The Worst Hard Times, Timothy Eagen. The story of the dust bowl in the Texas and Oklahoma panhandles.
A Short History of Nearly Everything, Bill Bryson. The fossil record...and the methods used, and assumptions made, to study them.
The Beekeepers Apprentice, Laurie R. King. Sherlock Holmes, the later years.
The Proud Tower, Barbara W. Tuchman. The historical events that occurred in the thirty years prior to WWI.
The Demon Under the Microscope, Thomas Hager. The discovery of Sulpha drugs between the two world wars.
Last nite I read the last chapter of Reversible Errors by Scott Turow, coming up tonite I start The Big Bad Wolf by James Patterson.
“Devil in the White City” by Erik Larson.
Story of the 1906 Chicago World’s Fair and one of America’s first serial killers. A fascinating true story.
Too many books in the hopper.
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