What are you reading? v.2

avon

Forum Staff
May 2008
14,253
(Old thread.)


Just starting

[ame="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Ambassadors-Secret-Holbein-World-Renaissance/dp/1852853301/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1355052964&sr=1-1"]The Ambassadors' Secret: Holbein and the World of the Renaissance: Amazon.co.uk: John David North: Books@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51XF3H5ZBML.@@AMEPARAM@@51XF3H5ZBML[/ame]
 

Patito de Hule

Ad Honorem
Jan 2009
3,333
Minneapolis, MN
Currently reading [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Oryx-Crake-Margaret-Atwood/dp/0385721676/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1355098651&sr=8-1&keywords=Oryx+and+Crake"]Oryx and Crake: Margaret Atwood: 9780385721677: Amazon.com: Books@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51fmLUFodhL.@@AMEPARAM@@51fmLUFodhL[/ame].

It is a futuristic dystopian novel, but at several points I am reminded of Theodore Dreiser's Cowperwood Trilogy, of incidents in Ida Tarbell's History of Standard Oil. Seems like fear of laissez faire capitalism is alive and healthy, and maybe that's a good thing.
 

Lucius

Forum Staff
Jan 2007
16,363
Nebraska
[ame="http://www.amazon.com/Fatal-Eggs-Mikhail-Bulgakov/dp/0981269524"]Amazon.com: The Fatal Eggs (9780981269528): Mikhail Bulgakov, Michael Karpelson: Books@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41qsKeNbTJL.@@AMEPARAM@@41qsKeNbTJL[/ame]

It's OK.
 
Mar 2010
1,960
Florida
Thomas Bulfinch's The Age of Fable: Or Beauties of Mythology; more or less a primer for those interested in Greco-Roman mythology, though it does contain some Eastern and Germanic-Scandinavian tales as well. Excellent, very entertaining book for those new to the subject as well as those who've read the Virgilian and Homeric epics. Highly recommended.
 
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Nov 2012
1,621
Pax juxta probitatem
Latest Purchases

[ame="http://www.amazon.com/New-Cold-War-Putins-Russia/dp/0230614345"]The New Cold War: Putin's Russia and the Threat to the West: Edward Lucas: 9780230614345: Amazon.com: Books@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/4198TNcFoUL.@@AMEPARAM@@4198TNcFoUL[/ame]

[ame="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Lives-John-Lennon-Albert-Goldman/dp/0593015479/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1355175834&sr=1-1"]The Lives of John Lennon: Amazon.co.uk: Albert Goldman: Books@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41XjRx7mcaL.@@AMEPARAM@@41XjRx7mcaL[/ame]

[ame="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Hearts-Mines-Russell-Snyder/dp/161200105X/ref=sr_1_1_title_0_main?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1355175936&sr=1-1"]Hearts and Mines: Amazon.co.uk: Russell Snyder: Books@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51gM44D7BVL.@@AMEPARAM@@51gM44D7BVL[/ame]

Non-fiction, and a sometimes dark memoir but important. Russell Snyder (ex US Army PSYOPS) documents his experiences as the assistant team leader of a three-man US Army Tactical Psychological Operations* Team (TPT), supporting the US Marine Corps’ 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, and 32rd Battalion, 25th Marines in Iraq during 2005. Operating along the Euphrates river valley in western Iraq’s Anbar desert, Sergeant Snyder saw some of the “most vicious counterinsurgency fighting on Operation Iraqi Freedom since Fallujah”.

[ame="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Years-Annoying-French-Stephen-Clarke/dp/0552775746/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1355175981&sr=1-1"]1000 Years of Annoying the French: Amazon.co.uk: Stephen Clarke: Books@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51MYbfK3FJL.@@AMEPARAM@@51MYbfK3FJL[/ame]
 

Gorge123

Ad Honorem
Sep 2012
4,833
Valles Marineris, Mars
I am still reading:
Inferno: The World At War


[ame="http://www.amazon.com/Inferno-The-World-1939-1945-Vintage/dp/0307475530"]Inferno: The World at War, 1939-1945 (Vintage): Max Hastings: 9780307475534: Amazon.com: Books@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/510ZTEn8NoL.@@AMEPARAM@@510ZTEn8NoL[/ame]

:)
 

Davidius

Ad Honorem
Dec 2010
4,993
Pillium
I just started this;

[ame="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Life-Fate-Vasily-Grossman/dp/0099506165"]Life And Fate: Amazon.co.uk: Vasily Grossman, Robert Chandler: Books@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41XVef9YnrL.@@AMEPARAM@@41XVef9YnrL[/ame]

A critique of Stalinism by a soviet military journalist, set during the German invasion of the USSR in WWII. So far it is very good.
 

Clemmie

Ad Honorem
Oct 2010
3,630
Florida
The Winter King.

[ame="http://www.amazon.com/Winter-King-Henry-Tudor-England/dp/1439191565/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1355224221&sr=1-1&keywords=winter+king"]Winter King: Henry VII and the Dawn of Tudor England: Thomas Penn: 9781439191569: Amazon.com: Books@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51NnzULOCSL.@@AMEPARAM@@51NnzULOCSL[/ame]