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?
“Child 44”, a wonderful first novel by Tom Rob Smith. It is a novel set in the former USSR about the conditions people were forced to live in under Stalin, and which parallels a true story of a serial child killer.
“Conquistador” by Buddy Levy. A history of the Spanish conquest of Mexico.
Just finished Stephenson’s Baroque Cycle. Excellent. I’ve read everything he’s written and am looking forward to his new book coming out.
Just finished "A Terrible Glory: Custer and the Little Bighorn" by James Donovan.
Next up: "Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln" by Doris Kearns Goodwin.
My son gave me a gift card to Borders for my birthday and these are what I came home with...
re-reading the Aubrey-Maturin series by Patrick O’brien. the movie “master and commander:Far side of the world” was losely based upon it.
“CONSENT TO KILL” by Vince Flynn,
“CROWN OF SLAVES” by David Weber, and Eric Flynt,
and rereading “AMERICA ALONE” by Mark Steyn.
“..how it should be, how it could be, and how we should prepare for how it will be...”
I’m reading this.... just kidding..
I just finished The Road (actually read it in one nigh).
Researching a book I’m writing, I’m reading:
NLP for Teachers: How to Be a Highly Effective Teacher
Secrets of Casino Marketing
‘The Fountainhead’ [again!]
Rich Dad's Guide to Investing by Robert Kiyosaki
First Man; The Life of Neil A. Armstrong by James Hansen
I just finished Livy’s book on the “Early History of Rome (Vol 1-5)” and “The Chronicle of the Roman Republic.” Will continue with my Bible reading tonight after the football game.
“Forgotten Holocaust: The Poles Under German Occupation 1939-1944 “ by Richard Lukas
All of Robert E Howard and H P Lovecraft on my iphone
A biography of Charles de Gaulle (through 1944) called “De Gaulle the Rebel.” The author is French.
Xenophon’s “The March up Country,” in the Penguin Classics edition. I’m also making occasional progress on Plutarch’s “Lives” and Herodotus’s “History.”
“First Things” magazine.
I finished the latest Clive Cussler “Oregon” novel, “Plague Ship,” yesterday. My daughter’s taking it back to the library today because it’s waitlisted for ever.
over 2000 pages of police procedures and protocols written by desk-sitting cops and lawyers. awful, awful stuff.
The Summa of St Thomas Aquinas. I once got all the way to page 22 in this; I am hoping to do better this time before giving up.
The House of the Seven gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne. I get in the mood to read Gothic-y books like this when autumn, October, and my favorite holiday rolls around...I'll probably start All Hallows' Eve by Charles Williams when I finish the Hawthorne book.
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