Skip to comments.What Are You Reading Now? - My Quarterly Thread
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!
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
“Bottom Dwellers” by A. Shane Etter
Just finished “Plain Wisdom, An Invitation Into an Amish Home and the Hearts of Two Women”, by Cindy Woodsmall and Miriam Flaud
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).
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.
“Matterhorn” by Karl Marlantes
I just finished a Christian thriller -Enemies Among Us. It is about an FBI agent by a former agent. It is his first book.
A back stack of magazines over a foot high.
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.
“Playing God in Yellowstone” by Alston Chase
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.
“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
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.
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!
For the Life of the World: Sacraments and Orthodoxy by Alexander Schmemann
Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams at Home by Jenni Bauer
The Life and Campaigns of Lieut. Gen. T.J. (Stonewall) Jackson by R. L. Dabney D.D.
I have the one recommended by Rush on my Kindle - Reckless Endangerment.
Swiss Family Robinson. I just finished Robinson Caruso a couple of days ago.
Make sure you read “World War Z”. Really, if you’re a zombie fiction fan, it’s a must-read.
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
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.
“H2G2” originated as a British radio play. You must listen to it.
Thanks for the link!
“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.
The Great Divorce-C.S. Lewis
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.
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.
Just finishing up The Resevoir by John Millken Thompson and will be starting on The Fifth Witness by Michael Connelly.
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)
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).
It was very good.
Thanks. I’ve already read it. Probably the best in the genre.
I'm about half-way into it and really enjoying it.
Where did you get those? I’d love to get the free MP3 Downloads of those books!
Just finished “Night of thunder” by Stephen Hunter. Bob the Nailer still rocks.
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!
The Fatal Shore by Robert Hughes
Winston Churchill’s A History of the English Speaking Peoples
Just finished Paulson’s “On The Brink” and now reading “Reckless Endangerment” both on the financial crisis.
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 !
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!
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.
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”.
Defensive Tactics: Modern Arrest & Control Techniques for Today’s Police Warrior
Loren W. Christensen (Author)
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.