The President’s Lady
Peace Like a River
Ike: An American Hero, Michael Korda
Battles and Leaders of the Civil War, Vol. II
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?
Journey to the West: The Monkey King by Wu Cheng’en
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..
The Conquest of New Spain- Bernal Diaz (Penguin Classics)
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 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.
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.