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Arts & Liberties => Books & literature => Topic started by: Moonbeam on September 23, 2014, 03:09:20 pm

Title: What are you reading?
Post by: Moonbeam on September 23, 2014, 03:09:20 pm
EDIT: I looked around a bit yesterday when I originally posted the below info for a "what are you reading thread?" I really thought there was such a thread. Well, if anyone is interested now there is one! :)

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The Way They Learn by Cynthia Tobias (http://www.amazon.com/They-Learn-Cynthia-Ulrich-Tobias/dp/1561794147/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1411499462&sr=8-1&keywords=the+way+they+learn)

We are discussing this book in my home school support group. It’s an easy read and I found it fascinating. I have some inclination as to “what” my children are, however I think it’s still too early to know the best way they learn. I found this book really useful for my own and my DH’s “diagnosis.”

Worth checking out to help gain insight to yourself and those around you.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Moonbeam on October 31, 2014, 02:42:45 pm
I finished up a three book series chapter-style book for the twins. They loved the story and I enjoyed it as it well. If you have Little Ones ages 4-8 then consider checking out these books from your local library:

My Father's Dragon, Elmer and the Dragon and The Dragons of Blueland by Ruth Stiles Gannett
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Bear on October 31, 2014, 04:13:41 pm
The Art of Intelligence: Lessons from a Life in the CIA's Clandestine Operations

Bear
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Wyomiles on November 05, 2014, 06:19:26 pm
I picked up " The Tragic Era, The Revolution After Lincoln" By Claude G. Bowers, copyright 1929, in an antique store.
A great read about what we went through after the war ended. I am really suprised that we survived that period in our history !

Now I need to go back and reread "The Real Lincoln" as it might tie some more things together.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Moonbeam on November 28, 2014, 03:48:48 pm
Dave Barry's You Can Date Boys When You're Forty. I love all his writings and was happy to read something published this year.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: FDD on November 28, 2014, 07:56:23 pm
Some of the books I have read this year, and am reading right now.

Molon Labe by Boston T. Party
Neither Predator Nor Prey by Mark Spungin
You and the Police by Boston T. Party
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series by Stieg Larsson
The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins
Divergent series by Veronica Roth
Know the Future by Timothy McHyde

just a few of the books I have read this year

oh and load tables for guns
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Rarick on December 01, 2014, 05:38:45 pm
An author on Kindle/Chrome I have been following is Christopher Nutall, his books talking about a stratified bureaucracy on earth, and a much free-er society in space strikes a lot of chords.  The Empire's Marines titles make for some interesting reading.  There are other titles just as good independent of that series though.

John Scalzi makes some interesting observations of a Technology Cornucopia supporting a Crowded Galaxy Dystopia with a military defending an earth kept in dark for its own good.  Old Man's war kicks off the core series.  He is both e-book and dead tree published.

Ryk Brown has his Frontiers Saga, which is mostly space opera, but it has a good background and some solid development of the universe as the story keeps rolling.  Some stuff is starting to get repetitive in the 6th in the series......  E-Book kindle/chrome.

There is also "Justice In Winter" bone by one of our own, that I consider one of the better reads in a long time you can find details in writer's block section.

The remaining 2 series are the Crimson Worlds series by Jay Allen, military sci-fi, but also pushing a corrupt Earth power structure/police state oligarchy vs, a much freer colonial milieu.  darker than Nutall's stuff.  e-book as well. 

The other series is "The portal Wars"  gehenna is the starting book.  also by jay allen.  I think this series was in paper, but I have the e-book version.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: S. Jester on January 15, 2015, 12:44:51 pm
I have just finished the first book in the series after watching the movie. The book does have some differences from the movie, although the movie did a fantastic job, enough that some scenes in the movie actually made the story better, which is rare.

Divergent series by Veronica Roth

I just downloaded the second book onto my kindle and will start reading it this week-end.

From the first book alone, it has many aspects that I think a freedom lover will like.


S.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: FDD on January 15, 2015, 02:03:33 pm
I have just finished the first book in the series after watching the movie. The book does have some differences from the movie, although the movie did a fantastic job, enough that some scenes in the movie actually made the story better, which is rare.

Divergent series by Veronica Roth

I just downloaded the second book onto my kindle and will start reading it this week-end.

From the first book alone, it has many aspects that I think a freedom lover will like.


S.
the second book is good, watch out for the third book. it will take you back some.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Rarick on January 22, 2015, 08:36:11 am
Koran and Ron Paul, a thought provoking mix......   Trying to remember something from the Koran that I might use to talk some Muslims away from going radical........   I was also able to verify that Ron Paul is aware of Spooner....

Ron Paul's book "Liberty Defined" might be a good book to read as a primer for this BBS/ Forum......
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: FDD on January 22, 2015, 11:18:42 am
Started reading Ayn Rand "Atlas Shrugged"
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Moonbeam on January 24, 2015, 12:41:31 am
Finished reading Dave Barry's Insane City and I'll Mature When I'm Dead. In the latter book he has two especially funny satires about the TV show 24 and the Twilight movie series.

I'm also a bit past halfway through Books Children Love by Elizabeth Wilson. For those who homeschool or are looking for quality books that don't dumb it down for the kiddos this has been a tremendous resource.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Wyomiles on February 16, 2015, 10:44:12 pm
Over the last year :

Mycelium Running,
Fields of Farmers
The One Straw Revolution
Sowing Seeds In The Desert
Gaia's Garden
Permaculture : A Designers Manual
Sepp Holzers Permaculture
Paradise Lot
Wild Edibles: A Practical Guide to Foraging
1491
1421 and 1434

I would recomend all of them !
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: knobster on February 17, 2015, 06:00:48 am
Have a few on the stove right now:

Lucifer's Hammer - Larry Niven
Strong Men in Tough Times - Edwin Louis Cole
Keeping Chickens - Ashley English
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: phoenix227 on February 17, 2015, 12:14:06 pm
the iron web.....larken rose
the remaining.....d.j. molles
the constitution of no authority...lysander spooner
a nation of sheep....judge nap
The World Encyclopedia of Rifles and Machine Guns....will fowler & patrick sweeney
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: mi6a2lm on March 25, 2015, 05:52:52 pm
Asterisks mean 'have read' and/or want to secure a copy.  Just a list I keep compiling.

*World at the End of Time
skeptics annotated bible
*Condorcet - Sketch
E. T. Jaynes Probability Theory: The Logic of Science
*Devil's Guard elford
*diamond age
*rich hill
*culloden - prebble
zodiac
forgotten soldier
*alas babylon
jaguar hunter - shepard
3 felonies a day
szasz
zombie survival
isabel paterson
jim rogers street smarts
on the beach
battle royale
rick harrison book
into the cannibals pot
triumph of conservatism
sons of wichita
dynamics of a mixed economy
flashman
nixons secrets
forschten
*weapon shops isher
peter green - alexander
david foster wallace jest
gone to texas
rebel josey wales - Forrest Carter
feathermen
ready player one
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Moonbeam on April 09, 2015, 02:05:06 pm
Finished reading Halestorm by Becky Akers (a LRC contributor). Fantastic read!

http://www.amazon.com/Halestorm-Becky-Akers/dp/0988203200/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1428606232&sr=8-1&keywords=halestorm+book
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: sovereignbastard on April 09, 2015, 04:41:10 pm
Symbols, sex and the stars... Good times abound in this page turner !

http://www.amazon.com/Symbols-Sex-Stars-Popular-Beliefs-ebook/dp/B00657HTJM/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1428615558&sr=8-2&keywords=symbols+sex+and+the+stars
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Baked at 420 on June 26, 2015, 09:34:43 pm
I'm reading:
Mutual Aid: A Factor of Evolution by Peter Kropotkin
and
A Manual for Living by Epictetus
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Bill St. Clair on June 27, 2015, 04:29:43 am
I'm nearly done with The Most Dangerous Superstition (http://www.amazon.com/Most-Dangerous-Superstition-Larken-Rose-ebook/dp/B00UV41W2U/) by Larken Rose. Lots of repetition for this member of the choir, but a good exposition of why imposed authority is a really bad idea.
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Moonbeam on March 04, 2016, 08:08:16 pm
Just finished a book through my Kindle unlimited. I am not in the habit of leaving feedback. However, I'm sorely tempted as the author mentioned not once, not twice, but three separate times that the fraternal twins (boy/girl mind you) who are the main characters are identical. *sigh*
Title: Re: What are you reading?
Post by: Baked at 420 on March 04, 2016, 08:16:19 pm
I'm reading a series of tutorials on dealing with Police crowd control measures.