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MissouriFree 01-29-2009 12:35 AM

what are your reading now ........??
 
In the cold of he winter infront of the fireplace, what are you reading right now ??

For me I am now read [i]Killer Angels [/i] Michael Shaara's masterpiece about Gettysburg ( for the third time).

how about you ??

jonvee 02-01-2009 01:28 AM

Re: what are your reading now ........??
 
I ususally have several books going at once and switch off depending on my mood.

Right now it's "Letters from Pemberly" for pleasure, a Jane Austen spin-off, the "4-Hour Work Week", now that I'm unemployed I'm looking at different ways to make money and "Square Foot Gardening", just to refresh and get some new ideas.

rivahmom 02-02-2009 05:32 PM

Re: what are your reading now ........??
 
[quote=jonvee]I ususally have several books going at once and switch off depending on my mood.

Right now it's "Letters from Pemberly" for pleasure, a Jane Austen spin-off, the "4-Hour Work Week", now that I'm unemployed I'm looking at different ways to make money and "Square Foot Gardening", just to refresh and get some new ideas.[/quote]

That is how I do most of my reading as well. I have Charlaine Harris's From Dead to Worse as my pleasure reading, Adous Huxley's Brave New World because it was the Easton Press I received recently, and Backyard Livestock for knowledge.

FZRaven 02-20-2009 06:30 PM

Re: what are your reading now ........??
 
Right now I have a few going
Einstein: His Life and Universe - Walter Isaacson
Various works of H. G. Wells, The First Men in the Moon, The Invisible Man, The Time Machine, The Island of Dr. Moreau, The War of the Worlds.
In Defense of Atheism - Michael Onfray


I also just finished rereading, Animal Farm and 1984.

DM 02-20-2009 09:30 PM

Re: what are your reading now ........??
 
"The Drilling", by Norbert Klups

DM 8)

pinetreefarm 02-20-2009 10:21 PM

Re: what are your reading now ........??
 
"American Theocracy" by Kevin Phillips...excellent read. Saw him on Bill Moyer's Journal and was impressed. Have now read all of his books.

David Baldacci writes the best mysteries and "The Camel Club" and "Split Second" continue his reputation.

Pine

daphodil 02-25-2009 01:52 PM

Re: what are your reading now ........??
 
I'm reading the autobiography, "My First Five Husbands. . . And the ones who got away" by Rue McClanahan.

I happened by it at the library and started to read it there, thinking, "It'll be boring." It, to my delight, was fascinating and I had to check it out. I'm almost done with it. She lets her hair down and, really, I'm pleasantly shocked by her writing.

MissouriFree 02-26-2009 10:14 PM

Re: what are your reading now ........??
 

latest up date. I usually havea few going at same time to. right now
" training ground" about grant, lee, sherman and davis and longstreet in the mexican war 1846.
a great oldie- 40 acres and no mule.

waiting for the latest in:
1. Baldaci -Camel club series.
2.Vince Flynn Mitch Rapp rseries ( the jack bauer of print media),
4. the lincoln Child - Jack reacher series.

EarthMama 03-09-2009 11:26 AM

Re: what are your reading now ........??
 
I'm into Clive Cussler's books now. I discovered him over the winter and really like his writing. Fiction.

offroaddiesel 03-21-2009 02:37 AM

Re: what are your reading now ........??
 
c chutes, school on hearts content road, steve

offroaddiesel 03-21-2009 02:38 AM

Re: what are your reading now ........??
 
oh yeah , i forgot to add my wife and i are in her next one , not a big part , but in there. steve

mohican44 03-23-2009 01:59 AM

Re: what are your reading now ........??
 
most Vince Flynn books are to me, enjoyable, but a little over the top.

One that I've read recently (and it's about 10 years old now) is Term Limits.

It's complaint on DC is like Rand's comment on government intervention in Atlas Shrugged. It seems to fit much better today than when it was written.

BTW, I read Atlas Shrugged in 2004 and I thought it was very fitting. Now it seams like everyone is catching on to it, and "Going Galt"

BTW - I'll plug Backwoods Home Collumnist Claire Wolfs "101 things........"

Lobo 05-13-2009 06:18 PM

Re: what are your reading now ........??
 
Ordeal by Hunger the Story of the Donner Party

Truly ingenuos (sorry about the spelling) about thinking outside the box. I will say if they had left more of the gold at home and packed a bigger lunch, they might have fared better.

Lobo

RueTheDay 07-16-2009 07:16 PM

Just picked up The Urban Homestead.

Ray 08-12-2009 01:34 AM

Historical Fiction
 
[I]The Whiskey Rebels[/I] by David Liss.

About the converging paths of two distinct individuals right after the war for independence. Spies and political intrigue over the newly formed Bank of the United States. Westward migration, agriculture, land swindles, and of course distilling whiskey.

I'm just over a third of the way through it and it's pretty good. It has good character structure in that you really get interested in them and care what happens next. I'm not sure how accurate the historical details are, it's not exactly G.A. Henty.

It moves at a quick pace, but not too fast, plenty of detail to sink your teeth into. Entertaining fiction.

MissouriFree 08-12-2009 02:04 AM

Ray that sounds good.. thanks.. right now I have American Lion Bio of Andrew Jackson.

flatwater 09-01-2009 12:14 AM

I just finished "The Shack " by Wm Paul Young, A very interesting read that challenges sterio typs and institutional thinking. True Story.

TNDadx4 09-01-2009 11:38 AM

One Second After... on Chapter 3 as of last night.

Dawgus 09-01-2009 02:46 PM

Currently reading
 
"Yankee Arms Maker" by Jack Roahn, 1935. It's the life and career of Sam Colt. Incredible book! It covers all of his business ventures throughout his life, not just the revolver business...laughing gas, waterproof wick, anti-ship mines, furniture, muskets..many things I didn't know. What a 25 cent goodwill find!!!

jen_in_southtexas 09-01-2009 07:13 PM

I just finished reading "Big Bend...A Homesteader's Story". It is about the life and trials of a man that moved to Big Bend with his family to start a new life. It is an easy read and very detailed. It was published in the 1950's. I absolutely enjoyed this book.


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