What are you reading?

Discussion in 'The Chatterbox' started by oscar11, Nov 22, 2012.

  1. mvd

    mvd Well-Known Member

    The whole series was a rolicking good time. Excellent space opera...though not "hard" sci-fi so you have to suspend you disbelief at times.
     
    Rob206 and PLAla like this.
  2. mvd

    mvd Well-Known Member

    @BamaT

    Thanks again for the Preston & Child suggestion. I read the second book in the series and found it fairly good. However, it inspired me to read a few solo books from Child that I liked too. They aren't heavy, just quick thrills.
     
    BamaT, Frijolero and PLAla like this.
  3. Hembree

    Hembree Not as pretty smelling

    "Whither Solid South? A Study In Politics and Race Relations" by Charles Wallace Collins. Published 1947
     
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2019
    brit, Frijolero and PLAla like this.
  4. preidy

    preidy Just call me Dino

    7f9f712a4058739039ae2a27cb2a4c03625efb45.jpg Just finished "The Boys in the Cave". Inside story of the recent rescue in Thailand of 13 boys from a soccer club. Amazing story involving very interesting hero's (and other's unsung). A real miracle in our time (a one in a million event) meets the perfect storm scenario and restored my faith in human kind and just regular guy hero's.
     
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2019
    brit, Frijolero, PLAla and 1 other person like this.
  5. brit

    brit in a box

    ....
     
  6. PLAla

    PLAla Bit Shy of a Full Puck

    Finished Presidents of War today. It was good, but not one I'll keep around or read again. I'm passing it on to a friend who enjoys nonfiction as well.

    upload_2019-3-5_21-8-25.jpeg

    Starting Washington: The Making of the American Capital by Fergus Bordewich next. We are traveling to Washington, DC in about a month and I thought this book would be interesting information for touring around.

    upload_2019-3-5_21-10-41.jpeg
     
    BamaT and Frijolero like this.
  7. BamaT

    BamaT Well-Known Member

    I enjoyed the first couple of Preston & Child books, but I think they get better in my opinion. I recently finished Crimson Shore, and thought it was outstanding. While most of their books can be read alone, there are a couple that should be read in sequence, and really they all make better sense if you work through them from the start.
     
    PLAla and mvd like this.
  8. BamaT

    BamaT Well-Known Member

    Currently reading No Fortunate Son by Brad Taylor. I read Taylor’s first book, and it was obvious he is a first class novelist. Taylor’s books are in the covert/military/spy genre, similar to Brad Thor and Vince Flynn novels. If you like them you’ll love Brad Taylor.


    D8249F58-2D70-4468-8CB0-4D828B1C3928.jpeg
     
    PLAla and mvd like this.
  9. BamaT

    BamaT Well-Known Member

    There is so much to see in Washington. We went there a few years back and wish we had more than the week we were there. My wife found a house on VRBO close to Old Town Alexandria, just a few minutes from a subway stop, and was no more than some hotels in the area with a lot more room for us and our adult children. We loved visiting Arlington, Mount Vernon, Ford’s theatre, Pentagon, Smithsonian, and for me and my son, a visit to the NRA museum. D.C. is pretty easy to get around in with their subway system. You can get within a relatively short walk of anywhere you’re going.

    My previous post in this thread is about a Brad Taylor book. His first book had a lot of action around the Old Town Alexandria to D.C. area, talking about a number of stops we were familiar with, including an underground shopping center. I read that book, “One Rough Man,” right after we were there, and every detail in the book was accurate. If you ever read fiction and like the genre of his books, you’ll love Taylor. It impresses me when someone gets details correct.
     
    Frijolero and PLAla like this.
  10. ordinaryshaver

    ordinaryshaver Well-Known Member

    514Fw1Wnx9L._SX308_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg This one again, for the 2nd time.
    I prefer L'amour to Grey, however Grey more than holds his own.
     
    PLAla, PLANofMAN, Jrdelgado and 2 others like this.
  11. brit

    brit in a box

    moon. keith moons biography. newest one..
     
    PLAla likes this.
  12. Rob206

    Rob206 Well-Known Member

    Count of monte Cristo. 670 pages in to the 1200+ brick. First 200 really good last 400 kinda sloooow
     
    Frijolero, PLAla, brit and 1 other person like this.
  13. Jrdelgado

    Jrdelgado Well-Known Member

    I have been reading African Game Trails by Theodore Roosevelt. I have an original 1910 copy.
     
    Frijolero, BamaT, PLAla and 3 others like this.
  14. Moose

    Moose Well-Known Member

    Just listened to the audio book of Jayber Crow by Wendell Berry. This was my 2nd Wendell Berry book. Nathan Coulter was the first one I listened to. Both have were great!
     
  15. bayercy

    bayercy Active Member

    A book from Golden age of Science fiction.
    [​IMG]
     
    PLAla and brit like this.
  16. PLAla

    PLAla Bit Shy of a Full Puck

    I recently finished:

    upload_2019-4-20_19-1-45.jpeg

    I have moved on to Shelby Foote's The Civil War: A Narrative, Volume III, Red River to Appomattox. I've been putting off reading this because of it's length - 1,000 pages. The first two volumes were fantastic. Great writing. So here we go. Might take me a while to go through this one!

    upload_2019-4-20_19-3-12.jpeg
     
    Primotenore and BamaT like this.
  17. Sara-s

    Sara-s This Pun for Hire

    "The Boys in the Boat" by Daniel J. Brown- about the 1936 men's Olympic Crew team. It's a fascinating story of triumph against a backdrop of tragedy.
     
    Frijolero and PLAla like this.
  18. PLAla

    PLAla Bit Shy of a Full Puck

    That is a terrific book! Balance, harmony, and rhythm in all things as their coach preached. I love that phrase.
     
    Sara-s likes this.
  19. Terry

    Terry Tool Admirer

    Frijolero, BamaT, brit and 1 other person like this.
  20. Rob206

    Rob206 Well-Known Member

    Book 2. Starting today [​IMG]

    Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
     
    Frijolero likes this.

Share This Page