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  • What Are You Reading Now?

    06/13/2018 11:56:53 AM PDT · by MplsSteve · 193 replies
    Years ago, I'd post a quarterly thread asking Freepers what they were reading now. I made mention of the fact that I thought Freepers had to have been some of the more well-read people on the 'Net. I have decided to resume that post. What are you reading? It can be a best seller, a trashy pulp novel, a biography - heck even a technical journal. Just don't answer the post by saying "I'm Reading This Thread". It lost its originality a really long long time ago. I'll start. I'm reading a classic biography from 1970. It's called "Huey Long"...
  • What are you reading? (Vanity)

    05/28/2016 6:09:42 AM PDT · by vis a vis · 140 replies
    28 May 2016 | Vis a vis
    Good bad or ugly----what are FReepers reading? I always get a lot of good ideas from these threads.
  • FR Book Club: April - "Run to the Phantom"

    03/26/2016 12:51:40 PM PDT · by ctdonath2 · 8 replies
    1pitech's father ^ | March 26, 2014 | R. Ibbetson
    During a national emergency, a liberal Marxist-leaning political leadership takes absolute control of the United States. Martial law is declared and elections are suspended. This leadership morphs into a complete Communist-style government. All dissent is brutally repulsed. Two young university students, Peter Blake and Natalie Biriukova, become active leaders in the resistance movement. They soon fall in love. In time they are targeted by the government and forced to go on the run. A feared and notorious Compliance Officer, Nicholas Snoopczech, is hot on their trail. He is hated and feared by Americans, especially those who are brave enough to...
  • Freeper Reading List (Please add your Suggestions)

    11/28/2015 10:20:40 AM PST · by SamAdams76 · 72 replies
    I know there have been similar lists in the past but would like to start a new thread with a focus on NEW books but feel free to throw in an old classic as well. My reading has really increased over the past year since I switched to Kindle and now spend two hours a day commuting to Manhattan by train. I've actually punched through most of my reading list and I'm looking for some more books to add to it. So I'm looking for Freepers to turn me (and others) on to some good reading. Currently I'm re-reading Winston...
  • What are you reading? (Vanity)

    11/22/2015 8:40:27 AM PST · by vis a vis · 158 replies
    22 nov 2015 | vis a vis
    It has been way too long since we had one of these....
  • 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 · 219 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
    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 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...