Political Wrinkles  

Go Back   Political Wrinkles > General Discussion > Hobbies, Crafts, Books, Cars & Relaxation
Register FAQDonate PW Store PW Trivia Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Hobbies, Crafts, Books, Cars & Relaxation Discuss What Are You Reading? at the General Discussion; Hi, everyone, I'm fairly new to the board, and am so far really enjoying the huge variety of topics and ...

Reply
 
Share LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 12-18-2010, 02:33 PM
Mike's Avatar
Scholar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Gender: Male
Posts: 3,287
Thanks: 682
Thanked 669 Times in 513 Posts
Default What Are You Reading?

Hi, everyone,

I'm fairly new to the board, and am so far really enjoying the huge variety of topics and discussions. It's a bit vast, so I'm getting my feet wet a little at a time. But it's a great site you have here.

I read quite a lot, and I didn't see a book thread--if I missed a preexisting one, please forgive me--so for my first thread I thought I'd post on a topic I have for my entire life been obsessed with, namely, books.

So, what are you reading? Or is there something you really love and would like to recommend?

I am usually guilty of reading several books at a time; my library card, the internet, and a tremendously huge second-hand bookstore a few miles from my home makes this possible because I tend to buy (or borrow) far quicker than I'm able to read. When I think of the books I own that I have yet to read my palms sweat and the task seems both wonderful and terribly daunting.

As for myself, I just finished Stephen King's latest, Full Dark, No Stars. I haven't liked King in years, but this was a surprisingly good book. It is three longish stories--technically novellas, I suppose--and one short story. All of them were readable, and none of them suffered the overbloated and dull sub-plots may of his recent books have.

I am currently reading The Roots of Obama's Rage by Dinesh D'Souza, and so far, although I have encountered nothing earth-shattering, I suppose it is a good book. (I know ahead of time the amount of critics D'Souza has, and that is fine. But I personally like him and have read most of his books.)

Both of the above titles I checked out from the library. I am both picky and financially unwilling to plop down $28 plus US dollars for a new hardcover unless I know I'll love it. I wanted to read these two, but doubt I'd ever read them twice.

I treated myself to some others with part of my Christmas bonus from work. As I read I'll post about them. Hopefully others will join in with their currents and favorite picks.

All the best,
Mike
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 12-18-2010, 02:47 PM
Mike's Avatar
Scholar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Gender: Male
Posts: 3,287
Thanks: 682
Thanked 669 Times in 513 Posts
Default Re: What Are You Reading?

Oops.

Just saw a similar thread under 'hobbies.'

Leave it to me to be redundant.

Sorry.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Mike For This Useful Post:
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 12-18-2010, 02:51 PM
saltwn's Avatar
PW Enlightenment
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Esto perpetua
Posts: 77,762
Thanks: 54,485
Thanked 25,846 Times in 18,420 Posts
Send a message via Yahoo to saltwn
Default Re: What Are You Reading?

Christmas in Plains. I just read a few pages before bedtime. I hope to wind it up near Christmas. It's a short little book and I'm trying to stretch it out.
I am from the south and it makes me feel "homey".
__________________
Orange Lies Matter
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 12-18-2010, 03:30 PM
Mike's Avatar
Scholar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Gender: Male
Posts: 3,287
Thanks: 682
Thanked 669 Times in 513 Posts
Default Re: What Are You Reading?

Thanks for moving this to the proper place.

Again, sorry to be redundant.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Mike For This Useful Post:
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 12-18-2010, 03:38 PM
KogaTheGreat's Avatar
Of Unsound Mind
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Meow
Gender: Female
Posts: 322
Thanks: 294
Thanked 116 Times in 92 Posts
Default Re: What Are You Reading?

I read the Bible :x
hehe.
I think it's a great book-- even without the religion
(or whatever you want to call it)

It seems the older the book, the better it is!
It's hard to find a good book nowadays

I also liked "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" by Mark Twain
And of course "Of Mice and Men", the short story "The Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" (that was epic), "The I Is Never Alone" (Siriak! Siriak! Awesome), and anything Edgar A. Poe
__________________
I will have you removed if you don't stop. I have a little system of my own ~Charles Manson
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to KogaTheGreat For This Useful Post:
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 12-18-2010, 04:14 PM
Spencer Collins's Avatar
PW Enlightenment
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: East Of Eden
Gender: Male
Posts: 19,269
Thanks: 17,902
Thanked 11,803 Times in 7,710 Posts
Default Re: What Are You Reading?

I'm reading Debating Psychic Experience - Human Potential Or Human Illusion.

By Stanly Krippner and Harris L. Friedman
__________________
"There are two kinds of light -- the glow that illuminates, and the glare -- that obscures." (James Thurber)
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Spencer Collins For This Useful Post:
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 12-18-2010, 05:24 PM
Mike's Avatar
Scholar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Gender: Male
Posts: 3,287
Thanks: 682
Thanked 669 Times in 513 Posts
Default Re: What Are You Reading?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Spencer Collins View Post
I'm reading Debating Psychic Experience - Human Potential Or Human Illusion.

By Stanly Krippner and Harris L. Friedman
That sounds interesting.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Mike For This Useful Post:
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 12-18-2010, 05:49 PM
Spencer Collins's Avatar
PW Enlightenment
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: East Of Eden
Gender: Male
Posts: 19,269
Thanks: 17,902
Thanked 11,803 Times in 7,710 Posts
Default Re: What Are You Reading?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mike D. View Post
That sounds interesting.
It's very interesting,experts in both fields debate pro/con. I'm on chap III and it's heating up..
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Spencer Collins For This Useful Post:
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 12-18-2010, 07:10 PM
Mike's Avatar
Scholar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Gender: Male
Posts: 3,287
Thanks: 682
Thanked 669 Times in 513 Posts
Default Re: What Are You Reading?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Spencer Collins View Post
It's very interesting,experts in both fields debate pro/con. I'm on chap III and it's heating up..
Let us know what you think when you're done--I may put it on my never-ending and ever-growing 'to read' list.
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 12-18-2010, 07:21 PM
Banned
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 10,528
Thanks: 1,084
Thanked 3,821 Times in 2,587 Posts
Default Re: What Are You Reading?

I don't read fiction anymore.

I am considering re-reading Fingerprints Of The Gods
It is kind of an archeological history of the worlds many pyramid like and ancient structures.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to alan For This Useful Post:
Reply

Tags
are, reading, what, you

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:52 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.2.0