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  • What Are You Reading?

    06/27/2014 8:33:15 AM PDT · by Tax-chick · 274 replies
    Vanity | June 27, 2014 | Tax-chick
    What are you reading? There used to be a quarterly "What are you reading?" thread, but I haven't seen it for a long time. I got a lot of good book suggestions that way, and I miss it. So here's a thread! If you're reading something interesting you think others would like, or something boring you'd recommend we all avoid, jump in! If you have a ping list of FReepers who might be interested, ping them!
  • The Top Ten Books People Lie About Reading

    02/03/2014 2:13:32 PM PST · by jocon307 · 396 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 01/16/2014 | Ben Domenech
    Have you ever lied about reading a book? Maybe you didn’t want to seem stupid in front of someone you respected. Maybe you rationalized it by reasoning that you had a familiarity with the book, or knew who the author was, or what the story was about, or had glanced at its Wikipedia page. Or maybe you had tried to read the book, even bought it and set it by your bed for months unopened, hoping that it would impart what was in it merely via proximity (if that worked, please email me).
  • 43 Books About War Every Man Should Read

    01/10/2014 5:48:26 PM PST · by dynachrome · 141 replies
    Art of Manliness ^ | 12-2-13 | Ryan Holiday.
    War is unquestionably mankind at his worst. Yet, paradoxically, it is in war that men — individual men — often show the very best of themselves. War is often the result of greed, stupidity, or depravity. But in it, men are often brave, loyal, and selfless. I am not a soldier. I have no plans to become one. But I’ve studied war for a long time. I am not alone in this. The greats have been writing and reading about war — its causes, its effects, its heroes, its victims — since the beginning of written text. Some of our...
  • What's the one best NEW book you've read this year?

    12/21/2013 10:05:27 AM PST · by ken5050 · 43 replies
    one man's opinion.....
    With so many books published every year, it's easy to somehow overlook a really good one, one definitely worth reading. With that in mind, and given that FReepers are, for the most part, extensive readers, I'm curious as to what's the best NEW book published in 2013 that you've read.
  • 100 Notable Books of 2013

    11/30/2013 8:33:01 PM PST · by Dysart · 6 replies
    NYT ^ | 11-27-13
    The year’s notable fiction, poetry and nonfiction, selected by the editors of The New York Times Book Review. FICTION & POETRY THE ACCURSED. By Joyce Carol Oates. (Ecco/HarperCollins, $27.99.) Oates’s extravagantly horrifying, funny and prolix postmodern Gothic novel purports to be the definitive account of a curse that infected bucolic Princeton, N.J., in 1905 and 1906. ALL THAT IS. By James Salter. (Knopf, $26.95.) Salter’s first novel in more than 30 years, which follows the loves and losses of a World War II veteran, is an ambitious departure from his previous work and, at a stroke, demolishes any talk of...
  • The 13 Books That Every Young Conservative Must Read

    03/29/2013 4:08:25 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 03/29/2013 | Grace Wyler and Paul Szoldra
    At any book store in the country, you can find hundreds of titles from right-leaning authors — and they are selling like hotcakes. Over the past few years, the Tea Party groundswell and the presidency of Barack Obama has fueled a new and growing crop of conservative authors, as well as renewed interest in the canon of nonfiction works that have shaped conservative thought in American culture and politics. The following is a list of 13 books that are staples to any Republican bookshelf. While the list by no means comprehensive, its a good starter guide for any young conservative...
  • Reading List For Life - US Naval Academy at Annapolis (LONG but worth it)

    11/13/2012 7:25:12 AM PST · by King_Corey · 27 replies
    United States Naval Academy at Annapolis ^ | October 15, 2012 | US Navy Instructors at Annapolis
    United States Naval Academy Nimitz Library 589 McNair Road - Annapolis MD 21402-5029 • 410-293-2420 Home About the Library Hours Catalog Lending Policies Reference Services Contact USNA Home Complete List By Subject Introduction Arranged by Recommender's Name To contribute to this list, or add to your own list below, please use the Reading List for Life suggestion form. Professor Richard Abels, History Department: Catch 22 by Joseph Heller. (PS 3558 .E476 C3 1961) Regeneration by Pat Barker. (PR 6052 .A6488 R4 1961) Waiting for the Barbarians by Joseph Coetzee. (PR 9369.3 .C58 W3 1982) The Making of the Middle Ages...
  • What books are you currently reading?

    01/23/2012 8:52:51 PM PST · by WilliamEaton · 210 replies · 2+ views
    1/23/2012 | William Eaton
    What books are people currently reading? Any particular fiction or non-fiction of note? Any recommendations from some recent reads? I just downloaded the novel Hunter by Robert James Bidinotto for my kindle. It's an indie novel and has received good reviews on Amazon. Will report back once I finish up.
  • Chris Matthews Unveils Photograph of Republican Racial Code Book

    08/29/2012 11:19:32 AM PDT · by mojito · 55 replies
    The Daily Rash ^ | 8/29/2012 | Mark Donahue
    This afternoon on MSNBC’s Hardball with Chris Matthews, host Chris Matthews revealed a photograph of what he claims is the book that contains Republican racial code words. The photograph shows an old and worn leather bound book that appears to have several hundred pages. Matthews said the photograph was sent to him by a former Bain investor who told him the book pictured is the one that Republicans, including presidential candidate Mitt Romney, have used as a source for racial coding since the Reagan era. After showing the photograph Matthews exploded with emotion. “We now have the proof that exposes...
  • What Are You Reading Now? - My Quarterly Survey

    07/12/2010 10:39:11 AM PDT · by MplsSteve · 170 replies · 6+ views
    7/12/10
    Hi, everyone! It's time again for my quarterly "What Are You Reading Now?" survey. As you know, I consider Freepers to be among the more well-read groups currently on the Internet. Each quart, I like to find out what everyone is reading. It can be anything...a technical journal, a NY Times best-seller, a trashy pulp novel...in short, anything! Please do not ruin this thread by posting something inane like "I'm reading this post". It became very unfunny a long time ago. I'll start. I'm reading a historical biography called "John L Lewis: Labor Leader" by Robert Zieger. I have found...
  • What Are You Reading Now? - My Quarterly Survey

    10/01/2010 8:54:31 AM PDT · by MplsSteve · 227 replies · 1+ views
    10/01/10 | MplsSteve
    Hi everyone! It's time again for my quarterly "What Are You Reading Now?" thread. As you know, I consider Freepers to be among the more well-read member of the cyber world. I like to find out what you're all reading. Essentially, it can be anything. A timeless classic, a trashy pulp novel, a technical journal, etc. In short, anything! Please do not ruin this thread by posting something stupid like "I'm Reading Your Thread". It became really really unfunny a long time ago. I'll start. I'm reading "Pendergast!" by Lawrence J Larsen and Nancy J Hulston. Written in 1997, it...
  • What Are You Reading Now? - My Quarterly Survey

    12/31/2010 7:25:35 AM PST · by MplsSteve · 226 replies
    12/31/10 | MplsSteve
    Hello everyone! it's time for my quarterly "What Are You reading Now?" survey. As you know, I consider Freepers to be among the more well-read of those of us out in cyberspace. As a result, I like to find out what you're reading. It can be anything...a technical journal, a NY TImes bestseller, a trashy pulp novel, in short, it can be anything. Please do not defile this thread by posting "I'm reading this thread". It became very unfunny a long long time ago. I'll start. I went to the library and picked up a copy of "Sam Walton, Made...
  • What Are You Reading? - My Quarterly Survey

    03/29/2011 9:52:18 AM PDT · by MplsSteve · 246 replies
    3/29/11 | MplsSteve
    Hi everyone! It's time again for my "What Are You Reading?" thread. As you know, I consider Freepers to be among the more well-read of those of us on the Internet. I like to find out what all of you are reading these days. It can be anything...a technical journal, a NY Times best seller, a classic work of fiction, a trashy pulp novel. In short, it can be anything. However, please do not defile this thread by posting "I'm reading this thread". it became really unfunny a long time ago. I'll start. I'm about 15% of the way thru...
  • Summer reading recommendations -- What are you reading?

    07/13/2009 11:59:07 AM PDT · by ChocChipCookie · 157 replies · 3,107+ views
    July 13, 2009 | ChocChipCookie
    I haven't seen a good summer reading thread, so I thought I'd start one. What books have you read so far this summer, what are you currently reading, and what is in your book stack? I just started reading The Doomsday Key by James Rollins. So far it has an interesting premise, genetically altered foods, but I am only about 1/8 of the way through. I will probably read Glenn Beck's Common Sense and maybe Dred Scott's Revenge by Judge Napolitano. I love hearing what everyone else is reading!
  • NeW Kind of Women

    07/13/2009 10:54:49 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 3 replies · 475+ views
    Campus Report ^ | July 13, 2009 | Brittany Fortier
    NeW Kind of Women by: Brittany Fortier, July 13, 2009 Young conservative women have an organization to call their own. The Network of Enlightened Women (NeW) held its fourth annual conference at the Heritage Foundation on June 26, 2009. Karin Agness, a University of Virginia law school graduate and the founder of NeW, said that the organization serves a two-fold purpose: first, as a book club, which provides a “structural and educational component,” and second, as a network to “cultivate a community of conservative women.” Agness says that NeW women are different from their liberal counterparts because they believe...
  • Any Great Books?

    07/25/2008 3:01:11 PM PDT · by Stephanie32 · 384 replies · 623+ views
    July 25, 2008 | Stephanie32
    (My first thread, hope I'm doing this right!)
  • Free Republic Book Club (1/18/08): What was your Favorite Book of 2007

    01/18/2008 8:52:39 AM PST · by Tanniker Smith · 152 replies · 320+ views
    1/18/08 | Tanniker Smith
    What was your favorite book in 2007. It didn't have to be published in 2007, as long as that's when you read it. Was there anything that you were looking forward to that turned out to be disappointing? My apologies for not pinging the list in a long time. I've been waiting to get my computer back from being fixed and I've been waiting ... anyway ...
  • Free Republic Book Club (6/16/07): What's your favorite series?

    06/16/2007 7:45:51 AM PDT · by Tanniker Smith · 78 replies · 1,438+ views
    The Free Republic Book Club is an informal gathering of readers and lovers of all genre of books, which meets on an irregular basis, which would whenever I remember to post something. The last meeting, Free Republic Book Club: (1/16/07) What's on Your Reading List for 2007? was quite a while ago. Sorry about that. If you would like to be on this ping list -- or if you are on it and wished to be removed -- please send me mail. This "week's" topic: What's your favorite Book Series? For the sake of argument, let's define a "series" as...
  • Free Republic Book Club: (1/16/07) What's on Your Reading List for 2007?

    01/16/2007 8:38:52 AM PST · by Tanniker Smith · 63 replies · 2,450+ views
    Tanniker Smith
    The Free Republic Book Club is an informal gathering of readers and lovers of all genre of books, which meets on an irregular basis, which would whenever I remember to post something. The last meeting, "What did you read in 2006?" was a big success with over 200 posts over the week. If you would like to be on this ping list -- or if you are on it and wished to be removed -- please send me mail. If you already sent me mail wishing to be removed and you were pinged anyway, oops, my apologies, please request again....
  • Free Republic Book Club: (1/08/07) What Did You Read in 2006?

    01/08/2007 1:56:19 PM PST · by Tanniker Smith · 213 replies · 2,461+ views
    1/08/07 | Tanniker Smith
    The Free Republic Book Club is an informal gathering of readers and lovers of all genre of books, which meets on an irregular basis, which would whenever I remember to post and have a copy of the ping list available. Actually, the last time we "met" was July of 2005. Sorry about that. If you would like to be on this ping list -- or if you are on it and wished to be removed -- please send me mail. If you already sent me mail wishing to be removed and you were pinged anyway, oops, my apologies, please request...
  • FR Book Club: What's on your Summer Reading List?

    06/17/2005 10:47:19 AM PDT · by Tanniker Smith · 328 replies · 5,522+ views
    June 17, 2005
    The Free Republic Book Club is an informal gathering of readers and lovers of all genre of books, which meets on an irregular basis (whenever I remember to post and have a copy of the ping list available.) If you would like to be on this ping list, please send me mail and I'll include you. If you wish to be removed, please send mail. If you already sent me mail wishing to be removed and you were pinged anyway, oops, my apologies, please request again (sorry about that). Today's topic: what's on your summer reading list? Whether you are...
  • Free Republic Book Club, Week of 3/12/05

    03/12/2005 8:24:51 PM PST · by Tanniker Smith · 43 replies · 1,932+ views
    Welcome to the Free Republic Book Club This week's topic, as noted last week, is mysteries. Next week's topic has yet to be determined. New comers are welcome. Feel free to ask to be added to the ping list. (Feel free to ask more than once if your name slips through the cracks.) New threads are posted every Saturday. This thread is informal, but please respect the general rules of F.R. Discuss.
  • Free Republic Book Thread, Week of 03/05/05

    03/05/2005 11:22:06 AM PST · by Tanniker Smith · 82 replies · 1,334+ views
    Hello, once again. Welcome to the weekly Free Republic Book Club thread. The winner of the poll and the topic for this week is historical novels. For those of you that want to get a jump on next week, the runner up in the last week's poll was mysteries, so grab one off the shelf and get busy reading, so you'll have something for next week. 8-)
  • Free Republic Book Club, Week of 2/26/05

    02/26/2005 5:14:03 PM PST · by Tanniker Smith · 93 replies · 3,181+ views
    week of 2/26/05
    Welcome to the Free Republic Book Club This is the place to discuss any book under the sun. First of all, my apologies for not getting to this thread until Saturday evening. Second, as has been suggested by several people on the previous threads, we're only going to make one thread per week, starting on Saturdays. We'll see how that works out. Third, let's try to pick a topic for the week. Granted, "off-topic" posts are to be expected (and practically mandatory, if reading other threads is any indication). Fourth, I pulled a lot of names from the previous...
  • Free Republic Book Club

    02/25/2005 8:44:01 AM PST · by Tanniker Smith · 57 replies · 2,300+ views
    Tanniker Smith
    Welcome to the Free Republic Book Club. Last time I checked there were over 70 posts on our first thread by 40+ posters. Not bad at all. Let's call our second meeting to order. I'd love to give you a topic, but I have to go dig up the car and take the kids bowling. So talk amongst yourselves. The results of yesterday's "survey" are below.
  • Free Republic Book Club, 2/24/05

    02/24/2005 6:11:45 PM PST · by Tanniker Smith · 135 replies · 5,934+ views
    Tanniker Smith
    Welcome to the Free Republic Book Club. It was suggested a couple of days ago, in the FReeper's Book Rockets Up Amazon After Ingraham Show! thread (somewhere toward the end) that it would be great if there FR Book Club. Somehow, I think I got nominated to start one. I don't really know how to do that other than just to go ahead and do it. So I am -- please, feel free to point out mistakes, or point out how to make a "ping" list for folks that want to be a part of this. Anyway, if there are...
  • The New Oprah Book Club

    06/18/2003 6:43:22 PM PDT · by cyborg · 10 replies · 407+ views
    I am almost afraid to even bring this up on FR, knowing a lot of people do not like Oprah. HOWEVER, her new book club is better than the one before. I never got into her old club because I thought all the books were bleeding heart liberal crap. Now I can't call John Steinbeck's East of Eden crap can I? Has anyone ever read this book? She is sticking to the classics this time which I am happy about. I read mostly British Literature BUT I am willing to try. There has to be another FReeper that watches Oprah.
  • WCMH Book Club

    12/21/2002 6:47:39 PM PST · by Sparta · 9 replies · 325+ views
    12/21/02 | Sparta
    A member of the ping list, MattinNJ, gave me a suggestion to start a Western Civilization Military History Book Club. I'm taking him up on his offer and I'm even making him co-chair of the club. Here's how it will work: I will assign a book for the first assignment. On February 1, 2003, I will start a discussion thread to discuss the assigned book. However, how books are assigned are a little different here on out. I will ask for your suggestions via Freepmail sometime before the discussion thread goes up. You can suggest the next book for reading...