Skip to comments.What Are You Reading Now? - My Quarterly Survey
Posted on 10/02/2009 8:21:19 AM PDT by MplsSteve
OK everyone, it's time again for my quarterly "What Are You Reading Now?" survey.
I always ask this because I consider most Freepers to be extremely well-read, possibly some of the more well-read groups on the Web.
What you are currently reading can be anything - a technical journal, an NY Times bestseller, a classic novel, in short anything.
Please do not defile this thread by replying "I'm reading this thread". It became un-funny a long time ago.
I'll start. I'm reading "The Approaching Fury: Voices Of The Storm (1820-1861) by Stephen Oates.
This book covers the major controversies and debates that led to the outbreak of the Civil War. However, each section is written in a first person narrative - almost like you're reading a letter or listening to a speech given by John C Calhoun, Nat Turner, Harriett Beecher Stowe, Abraham Lincoln, etc. I find it to be an engrossing book and has led to a greater understanding of the pre-Civil War years. I highly recommend it.
Well, what are you reading now?
On page 1046 of 1168, Atlas Shrugged
Beck’s IDIOT book
I’m actually listening to Atlas Shrugged on CD. Chilling stuff!
“Unintended Consequences” by John Ross
“Juliet, Naked” by Nick Hornby.
Paul Johnson’s, A History of the American People. About the Civil War. I just cannot put it down, but it’s almost too heavy to read in bed.
Finishing up Brian Lumley’s “Haggopian and Other Stories” and trying to get an advance copy of Robert McCammon’s “Mr. Slaughter”.
On pg 70 of the God Who is there - Francis Schaeffer
Just started - Liberal Fascism - Jonah Goldberg
Re-reading - Reclaiming Liberty - James R. Kennedy
Flex and Bison (a technical book on lexical parsing.)
Cool re-read there...
I’m currently reading
Norman Geisler’s “Conviction Without Compromise” (Christian apologetics)
World War Z (zombies)
Beat that for an disjointed pairing.
The Road to Serfdom by F.A. Hayek.
Quantum Unspeakables - From Bell to Quantum Information - R. Bertlmann, A. Zeilinger
Mind, Matter and the Implicate Order - P. Pylkkanen
The First Computers - History and Architectures - R. Rojas, U. Hashagen
Read Dan Brown's The Lost Symbol last week...meh...
Just finished “There’s a Riot Going On,” by Peter Doggett, a leftie who is disappointed that rock music didn’t really become “revolutionary,” and “A Low Dishonest Decade,” by Paul Hehn, about the run up to WW II.
THE BLOOD OF LAMBS BY KAMAL SALEEM
A former terrorist’s memoir of death and redemption
I am rereading The Wheel of Time books by the late Robert Jordan in anticipation of the release of Brandon Sanderson’s continuation at the end of the month. I am about 80% done with The Fires of Heaven.
Would love a new updated edition.
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