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What Are You Reading Now? - My Quarterly Thread
7/07/11 | MplsSteve

Posted on 07/07/2011 12:57:12 PM PDT by MplsSteve

Hi everyone! I hope your 4th of July was a good one.

it's time again for my quarterly "What Are You Reading Now?" thread. As you know, I consider Freepers to be among the most well-read of those of us on the Internet and I like to see what other Freepers are reading these days.

It can be anything - a classic novel, a trashy pulp romance, a technical journal, etc. Please do not deile this thread by posting "I'm reading this thread". it became very unfunny a long time ago.

I'll start. I'm just finishing "Chancellorsville 1863: The Souls of the Brave" by Ernest Furgurson. It's OK. Nothing to rave about though.

Well, what are you reading now? Let's hear about it!


TOPICS: Books/Literature; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: booklist; books; godsgravesglyphs; literature; magazines; pages; reading; readinglist
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1 posted on 07/07/2011 12:57:20 PM PDT by MplsSteve
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I am currently reading The Naked Communist by W. Cleon Skousen, as well as None Dare Call it Conspiracy by Gary Allen - a must read for every single American. None Dare...can be read online - it was written in the 70s. link... http://www.captaincanadacrusades.ca/articles/none-dare-call-it-conspiracy%5B1%5D.pdf


2 posted on 07/07/2011 1:00:15 PM PDT by florida red
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“Bottom Dwellers” by A. Shane Etter


3 posted on 07/07/2011 1:00:19 PM PDT by ctdonath2
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Just finished “Plain Wisdom, An Invitation Into an Amish Home and the Hearts of Two Women”, by Cindy Woodsmall and Miriam Flaud


4 posted on 07/07/2011 1:01:15 PM PDT by Wiser now (Socialism is the greed of the poor and the polticians who exploit them.)
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I am going to disappoint you horribly! I am reading, “Charlotte’s Web” to my five year old. There will come a day when I can pick a book of MY selection, without pictures. I am not there yet! I will take notes, however, on any good books FR’s are reading (unless they have pictues and I will ignore those).


5 posted on 07/07/2011 1:02:00 PM PDT by momtothree
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Living Dead II. It’s an anthology of zombie short stories. It came out about a year ago. I’m enjoying it very much. It’s better than volume I. I know there are a lot of Freeper zombie fans out there.


6 posted on 07/07/2011 1:03:36 PM PDT by Krankor (I pushed my soul in a deep dark hole and then I followed it in.)
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“Matterhorn” by Karl Marlantes


7 posted on 07/07/2011 1:04:08 PM PDT by MNlurker
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I just finished a Christian thriller -Enemies Among Us. It is about an FBI agent by a former agent. It is his first book.


8 posted on 07/07/2011 1:04:09 PM PDT by mathluv ( Conservative first and foremost, republican second - GO SARAHCUDA!!!!)
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To: MplsSteve

A back stack of magazines over a foot high.


9 posted on 07/07/2011 1:04:14 PM PDT by pabianice
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I am reading Myths of Crete and Pre-Hellenic Europe by Donald MacKenzie (on my kindle) and I am working my way (again) through the 26-volume series Man, Myth, and Magic, ed Richard Cavendish.


10 posted on 07/07/2011 1:04:14 PM PDT by kaylar (It's MARTIAL law. Not marshal(l) or marital! This has been a spelling PSA. PS Secede not succeed)
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“Playing God in Yellowstone” by Alston Chase


11 posted on 07/07/2011 1:04:23 PM PDT by goodnesswins (...both islam and the democrat plantation thrive on poverty)
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My friend loaned me The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy saying "I cannot believe that you, Jane Austen and Pink Floyd loving anglophile, have never read this." So I'm saving it for Saturday, when I have to fly cross-country. Looking forward to it. Don't tell me any spoilers!
12 posted on 07/07/2011 1:04:23 PM PDT by A_perfect_lady (Islam is as Islam does.)
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To: Krankor

Braiinzzz! ;-)


13 posted on 07/07/2011 1:04:32 PM PDT by OB1kNOb (Financial Repression.......it answers a lot of questions.....read about it on FinancialSense.com.)
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Just received Mamet’s new book in the mail last night. Plan to start reading it tonight. Just finished re-reading the Harry Potter series, in preparation for viewing the final movie.


14 posted on 07/07/2011 1:05:25 PM PDT by knittnmom (Save the earth! It's the only planet with chocolate!)
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“Empire of the Summer Moon,” by S.C. Gwynne
“Essays of Lord Acton, Vol. II,” ed. by J. Rufus Fears
and on CD, “Ghost Soldiers,” by Hampton Sides


15 posted on 07/07/2011 1:05:56 PM PDT by Tax-chick ("This is a revolution, damn it! We're going to have to offend somebody!" ~ John Adams)
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16 posted on 07/07/2011 1:05:56 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open ( <o> ---)
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reading queen of demons, and still trying to help my 7 year old through the chronicles of narnia.
next tuesday (on it’s release date) i’ll be starting dance with dragons - the latest in martin’s a song of fire and ice.


17 posted on 07/07/2011 1:05:56 PM PDT by absolootezer0 (2x divorced tattooed pierced harley hatin meghan mccain luvin' REAL beer drinkin' smoker ..what?)
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Just finished “Confessions of D-List Supervillian.” Someone wrote that book for me...

Now I’m trying to clear my way through the 800-odd “samples” on my Kindle so that I can get to my 500+ books that I have on the Kindle. Then its on to the Wish List!


18 posted on 07/07/2011 1:06:06 PM PDT by Little Ray (Best Conservative in the Primary; AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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For the Life of the World: Sacraments and Orthodoxy by Alexander Schmemann
and
Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams at Home by Jenni Bauer
and
The Life and Campaigns of Lieut. Gen. T.J. (Stonewall) Jackson by R. L. Dabney D.D.


19 posted on 07/07/2011 1:06:15 PM PDT by kalee (The offenses we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: kaylar

I have the one recommended by Rush on my Kindle - Reckless Endangerment.


20 posted on 07/07/2011 1:06:15 PM PDT by mathluv ( Conservative first and foremost, republican second - GO SARAHCUDA!!!!)
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Swiss Family Robinson. I just finished Robinson Caruso a couple of days ago.


21 posted on 07/07/2011 1:06:15 PM PDT by mbynack (Retired USAF SMSgt)
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I'm a little over half-way through 1960--LBJ vs. JFK vs. Nixon: The Epic Campaign That Forged Three Presidencies. Very quick, easy read and fascinating to boot. I thought I knew this story, but it's even better than I remembered. Recommended.
22 posted on 07/07/2011 1:06:54 PM PDT by Cincinatus (Omnia relinquit servare Rempublicam)
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To: Krankor

Make sure you read “World War Z”. Really, if you’re a zombie fiction fan, it’s a must-read.


23 posted on 07/07/2011 1:07:47 PM PDT by ctdonath2
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To: MplsSteve

Finished Jim Butcher’s DEAD BEAT last night (book 7 of the Dresden Files)

Started Book 8, PROVEN GUILTY

All in anticipation of making it thru all the series again (re-reading) before the release of GHOST STORY on July 28th so everything is fresh in my head.

Check out a post I did a while back about the US Naval Academy’s reading list for life

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2728082/posts


24 posted on 07/07/2011 1:08:29 PM PDT by King_Corey (www.kingcorey.com)
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Just downloaded free mp3 audiobooks of George Orwell’s 1984 and Animal Farm to take on our driving vacation tomorrow. We plan to listen to these while on the road. If anyone has any other suggestions &/or weblinks to download, I would appreciate it.


25 posted on 07/07/2011 1:08:43 PM PDT by OB1kNOb (Financial Repression.......it answers a lot of questions.....read about it on FinancialSense.com.)
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Tempest at Dawn

Sabbath in Puritan New England

Christianity and Islam

The Jesus of History

The Fourth Turning

26 posted on 07/07/2011 1:09:00 PM PDT by fightinJAG (TAXPAYERS OF THE WORLD UNITE.)
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The Late George Apley by John P. Marquand
27 posted on 07/07/2011 1:09:06 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: A_perfect_lady

“H2G2” originated as a British radio play. You must listen to it.


28 posted on 07/07/2011 1:09:19 PM PDT by ctdonath2
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To: florida red

Thanks for the link!


29 posted on 07/07/2011 1:09:39 PM PDT by fightinJAG (TAXPAYERS OF THE WORLD UNITE.)
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“Fortress America” by Blakely & Snyder

Published in 1997, it’s a rather fascinating analysis of social redoubts and attempts at self-government such as gated communities, etc.


30 posted on 07/07/2011 1:10:26 PM PDT by LearsFool ("Thou shouldst not have been old, till thou hadst been wise.")
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The Great Divorce-C.S. Lewis


31 posted on 07/07/2011 1:11:03 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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I'm into Sci-Fi now. Reading the Spinward Fringe Chronicles by Randolph Lalonde. Currently about to finish Volume Three: Triton.

They're pretty good entertainment for Space Opera. Very imaginative but quite linear in their plot structure. But they are cheap at $2.99 for each volume in eBook format. Good Summer reading.

32 posted on 07/07/2011 1:11:39 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (If you think it's time to bury your weapons.....it's time to dig them up.)
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I download books on my kindle apps on tablet. I have Michael H Brown( The God of Miracles,The Spirits around Us) Which I am reading now. They gave for free Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, Treasure Island, Aesop’s Fables. Also Jesus and the Jewish Roots of The Eucharist Unlocking the secrets of the Last Supper by Brant Pitre.


33 posted on 07/07/2011 1:11:47 PM PDT by johngrace
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Just finishing up The Resevoir by John Millken Thompson and will be starting on The Fifth Witness by Michael Connelly.


34 posted on 07/07/2011 1:12:20 PM PDT by DefeatCorruption
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3 books currently in progress:

Outwitting the Devil (Napoleon Hill and Sharon Lecter)

As America has done to Israel(forgot the author's name, but is extremely interesting)

3 Nights in August (Buzz Bissinger)

35 posted on 07/07/2011 1:13:10 PM PDT by Marathoner (What are we waiting for? Where are the Articles of Impeachment?)
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I am eagerly awaiting the arrival of the latest novel in the Dresden Files series by Jim Butcher. He does a lot of fantasy & sci fi. If you liked Harry Potter, you should like the Dresden books. They’re more for adults & very entertaining.

While I’m waiting I’m reading The Original Argument (Glenn Beck & Joshua Charles).


36 posted on 07/07/2011 1:13:10 PM PDT by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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Just finished Downward To The Earth by Robert Silverberg.

It was very good.

37 posted on 07/07/2011 1:13:14 PM PDT by GSWarrior
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Thanks. I’ve already read it. Probably the best in the genre.


38 posted on 07/07/2011 1:13:21 PM PDT by Krankor (I pushed my soul in a deep dark hole and then I followed it in.)
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Enemies Foreign and Domestic By FReeper Travis McGee.

I'm about half-way into it and really enjoying it.

39 posted on 07/07/2011 1:14:50 PM PDT by Rio
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Where did you get those? I’d love to get the free MP3 Downloads of those books!


40 posted on 07/07/2011 1:15:24 PM PDT by King_Corey (www.kingcorey.com)
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Just finished “Night of thunder” by Stephen Hunter. Bob the Nailer still rocks.


41 posted on 07/07/2011 1:15:26 PM PDT by wordsofearnest (Proper aim of giving is to put the recipient in a state where he no longer needs it. C.S. Lewis)
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So I'm saving it for Saturday, when I have to fly cross-country.

Great comedy. Hope you enjoy it enough to get the next in the series.

Don't forget your towel and. Us hoopy froods never do!

42 posted on 07/07/2011 1:15:38 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (If you think it's time to bury your weapons.....it's time to dig them up.)
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The Fatal Shore by Robert Hughes
Winston Churchill’s A History of the English Speaking Peoples


43 posted on 07/07/2011 1:16:43 PM PDT by Hoffer Rand (There ARE two Americas: "God's children" and the tax payers)
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Just finished Paulson’s “On The Brink” and now reading “Reckless Endangerment” both on the financial crisis.


44 posted on 07/07/2011 1:16:43 PM PDT by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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I’m reading insurance, Social Security and other estate related paperwork from my mom’s passing on June 6.
All are cooperative and helpful except for Bankers Life and Casulty which has identified itself as a crooked outfit that preys on the elderly. Damn them !


45 posted on 07/07/2011 1:17:20 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Eh ?)
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I am listening (again) to Atlas Shrugged. I was able to download a copy from my library and burn it to my iPod. Sixty two hours of listening bliss! Timely message aside, i am really enjoying to telling of the story this time, along with the content. This reading is by Scott Brick on Blackstone Audio. Very well done!


46 posted on 07/07/2011 1:17:20 PM PDT by folkquest
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Truman by David McCullough.

I'm only a little more than 100 pages into this 1000 page book. As much as this book is about Harry Truman, it is also a sad reminder about the way our country used to be.

ML/NJ

47 posted on 07/07/2011 1:18:13 PM PDT by ml/nj
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What a great thread, thanks so much for posting it and if you have a ping list for it, please add me!

Earlier this spring I finished Ron Chernow’s biography of George Washington: Washington, A Life. All 68 chapters. Well written, interesting, marvelous vocabulary (I read it on Kindle and used that built in dictionary frequently).

So now, I’m finishing up odds and ends that were left hanging while I finished the biography.

C.S. Lewis’ “Mere Christianity” is my current “will be finished before I start something else”.


48 posted on 07/07/2011 1:19:54 PM PDT by prairiebreeze
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Defensive Tactics: Modern Arrest & Control Techniques for Today’s Police Warrior

Loren W. Christensen (Author)


49 posted on 07/07/2011 1:20:54 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Purge the Legalize-Drugs Cop-Hating Pro-Homosexual-Marriage Liberaltarians from FR.)
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I just finished War by Sebastian Junger, about the fight in the Korengal Valley in Afghanistan between 2007-2008. Interesting look into the psychology and emotion of combat.

The book was made into a documentary--Restrepo--which I have not seen. Strangely for a Vanity Fair author, the book was pretty much devoid of radical leftist propagandizing and dissembling.

50 posted on 07/07/2011 1:21:20 PM PDT by Thane_Banquo
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