What are you reading?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by Snowlilly, Aug 21, 2012.

  1. doubleohfive

    doubleohfive Fleet Admiral

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2001
    Location:
    Hollywood, CA
    Currently about 320 pages into The Girl Who Played With Fire by Stieg Larsson, and also about a quarter of the way through my co-worker Rasheed Newson's first e-book, Bring a Shovel and a Gun.
     
  2. Lowdarzz

    Lowdarzz Captain Captain

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2008
    I'm reading Crossroads of Freedom: Antietam by James M. McPherson. It's a concise history of the events leading up to, during and around the pivotal American Civil War battle. This includes the disasters of the Seven Days Battles, Second Bull Run/Manassas as well as the possibility of British and French intervention in the war.

    Whenever I get a spare moment I am also working my way through A Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin.
     
  3. Snowlilly

    Snowlilly Lieutenant Red Shirt

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2012
    Location:
    The Frozen North
    Waking Hours by Lis Wiehl
     
  4. cooleddie74

    cooleddie74 Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2001
    Location:
    The Warped Sector of the Demented Quadrant
    Dan Balz's The Battle for America 2008, his best-selling tome on the last presidential election. I'd read it before but wanted to leaf through it again in advance of the upcoming election five weeks from now.
     
  5. Tora Ziyal

    Tora Ziyal Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2010
    So I gave up on Kraken halfway through. No, less than halfway. I'm curious... has anyone else read it, and what did you think of it?
     
  6. Avon

    Avon Commodore Commodore

    Joined:
    May 7, 2010
    Location:
    Avon
    i'm reading a bible and highlighting all the bits that are morally reprehensible to quote at the next angry street preacher i come across.

    and also a book by film critic mark kermode whose cover has fallen off and therefore cant remember the title.
     
  7. Starkers

    Starkers Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2001
    Location:
    Behind Enemy Lines
    Finished this now and returning to fiction with Ash by James Herbert...
     
  8. trekkiebaggio

    trekkiebaggio Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2004
    Location:
    Dancing to the Jailhouse Rock
    Moved onto Frank: The Making of a Legend by James Kaplan.
     
  9. trekkiedane

    trekkiedane Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2005
    Location:
    I'll let you know when I get there.
    Vis-à-vis my latest purchases I now have to decide on which book to begin reading as they might have The Hydrogen Sonata at the store any day now and I'm expecting a prolonged geekgasm from that book :p
     
  10. Lowdarzz

    Lowdarzz Captain Captain

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2008
    I just started The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery by Eric Foner.

    I'm also still working on A Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin.
     
  11. T'Preea

    T'Preea Commander Red Shirt

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2012
    Location:
    Stimulating Data's Synaptic Pathways.
    Star Trek Immortal Coil. So far, so good.
     
  12. cooleddie74

    cooleddie74 Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2001
    Location:
    The Warped Sector of the Demented Quadrant
    Rereading part of The Making of the President 1960.
     
  13. gturner

    gturner Admiral

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2005
    Location:
    Kentucky
    ^ Is that like The Six Million Dollar Man?
     
  14. cooleddie74

    cooleddie74 Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2001
    Location:
    The Warped Sector of the Demented Quadrant
    We have the technology.

    We can make him richer. More Bostonian. Kennedyer.
     
  15. kolibri

    kolibri Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2012
    Just started Star Trek: Vanguard - Open Secrets. Just finished Redshirts by John Scalzi.
     
  16. thestrangequark

    thestrangequark Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2006
    Location:
    Brooklyn thestrangequark
    Stephen Fry's memoirs. They're all the tweedy, nicotine-saturated, cocaine-fueled, manic-depressive, pleonastic, poofy glory one would expect; I've said it before, but if he weren't 20 years too old and 100% too homosexual for me I'd totally marry him.
     
  17. trekkiedane

    trekkiedane Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2005
    Location:
    I'll let you know when I get there.
    That post settles it: I'll need to read that too :rommie:

    ETA: Which one are you describing. Moab Is My Washpot or The Fry Chronicles?
     
  18. thestrangequark

    thestrangequark Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2006
    Location:
    Brooklyn thestrangequark
    ^I'm on the latter at the mo', and it's a lot of fun. I just delight in his writing. He has the same playfulness with language that Wodehouse had, and it's a lot of fun.
     
  19. trekkiedane

    trekkiedane Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2005
    Location:
    I'll let you know when I get there.
    I can't believe I haven't read anything of Fry's -That's a serious slip, I'm sure he writes as well for print as for speak :)

    Thanks :bolian:
     
  20. thestrangequark

    thestrangequark Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2006
    Location:
    Brooklyn thestrangequark
    ^READ The Liar, NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!