What book are you reading?

One forum to rule them all.. sort of.
User avatar
nalioth
Posts: 594
Joined: Thu Jul 09, 2020 2:30 pm

Re: What book are you reading?

Post by nalioth »

TRX wrote:
Mon Aug 03, 2020 4:09 am
"Version Control with Subversion." Which, despite the name, has nothing to do with Socialist historical revisionism...
I prefer to git up.

c0dy33
Posts: 159
Joined: Thu Jul 16, 2020 2:47 am
Location: Hawthorne, CA

Re: What book are you reading?

Post by c0dy33 »

We use Bitbucket at work. It bad.

69Rebel
Posts: 110
Joined: Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:47 pm

Re: What book are you reading?

Post by 69Rebel »

Since late March, I've read Wicked (I really hoped it would have an ending), Watership Down (good read, I wish I had read it 30 years ago), Time for the Stars (classic Heinlein), Red Planet (Heinlein again), A Hole in Space (Larry Niven short stories), and The Wind in the Willows.

boutcha
Posts: 76
Joined: Sat Jul 11, 2020 11:42 am

Re: What book are you reading?

Post by boutcha »

The Bible, after this year alone I could give Testimonies that would blow your mind.

Also, The Great Controversy is a must read.
HOW CAN THE LEFT LEAD A COUNTRY THEY HATE?

pimpmastak76
Posts: 4
Joined: Fri Jul 10, 2020 12:38 am

Re: What book are you reading?

Post by pimpmastak76 »

Hail to the Chin by Bruce Campbell.

But Its A Dry Heat
Posts: 110
Joined: Mon Jul 13, 2020 3:29 pm
Location: Hot, real fricken Hot

Re: What book are you reading?

Post by But Its A Dry Heat »

69Rebel wrote:
Mon Aug 03, 2020 5:17 am
Since late March, I've read Wicked (I really hoped it would have an ending), Watership Down (good read, I wish I had read it 30 years ago), Time for the Stars (classic Heinlein), Red Planet (Heinlein again), A Hole in Space (Larry Niven short stories), and The Wind in the Willows.
Watership Down is one of my favorite books. I have read it numerous times even as a adult. Most people I tell that to just look at me with an odd look on their face. I watched the goofy animation movie (doesn't do the book justice imo but it's for kids so whatever) which made me read it and loved it ever sense.
Nuke China Now. Make the world a better place.

User avatar
Christopher67
Posts: 188
Joined: Thu Jul 09, 2020 6:34 am
Location: Maine

Re: What book are you reading?

Post by Christopher67 »

tac-40 wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:35 pm
The book "The Hellfire Boys" by Theo Emery. It is the history of the poison gas development of the US during WWI and the formation of the US Army Chemical Warfare Department. Kind of funny to find out that the main laboratory was located just a short distance from the US Capitol Building in DC. Also funny is they found several tons of buried gas shells, drums and other storage containers on the site in 2013.

Article about the find: https://www.washingtonian.com/2013/02/ ... t-next-door/

From the article: "What the Army failed to state explicitly was that Dieterich and her neighbors were living yards away from the first military Superfund site in a residential urban area, where the Army is actively searching for bombs and poisonous chemicals.
The Corps has been trying for years to pinpoint the location of a waste pit pictured in a grainy 1918 photograph. Sergeant Charles Maurer, shown standing over the pit, wrote on the back: “The most feared and respected place on the grounds. The bottles are full of mustard, to be destroyed here. In Death Valley. The hole called Hades.”

The Corps now believes that it has found “the hole called Hades”—directly across the street from Christine Dieterich’s home.

This past November, she watched from her kitchen as Army contractors tore down the three-story brick house at 4825 Glenbrook. The Corps will spend an estimated $12 million to excavate and restore the site. The dig could last into 2014.

“We are anticipating we will find additional lewisite in the soil under the house,” Army Corps project manager Brenda Barber says. Lewisite, made with arsenic, was perhaps the most toxic of the poisons tested on the AU campus. It was called “the dew of death” because a single drop could be lethal. Bombs with lewisite were on their way to Europe when World War I ended."


This site was about 6 miles from the Capitol Building
Thanks!
https://www.amazon.com/Hellfire-Boys-C ... 97&sr=8-1







boutcha wrote:
Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:31 am
The Bible, after this year alone I could give Testimonies that would blow your mind.

Also, The Great Controversy is a must read.
This the one by Ellen G. White?(Couple on Amazon saying this is "Not the original version. This is a edited version." Not sure IF true or not)
https://www.amazon.com/Great-Controvers ... 0&sr=8-5


Original copy
https://vbates.com/product/great-controversy-1858/
Last edited by Christopher67 on Mon Aug 03, 2020 6:35 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Image

69Rebel
Posts: 110
Joined: Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:47 pm

Re: What book are you reading?

Post by 69Rebel »

But Its A Dry Heat wrote:
Mon Aug 03, 2020 1:51 pm
69Rebel wrote:
Mon Aug 03, 2020 5:17 am
Since late March, I've read Wicked (I really hoped it would have an ending), Watership Down (good read, I wish I had read it 30 years ago), Time for the Stars (classic Heinlein), Red Planet (Heinlein again), A Hole in Space (Larry Niven short stories), and The Wind in the Willows.
Watership Down is one of my favorite books. I have read it numerous times even as a adult. Most people I tell that to just look at me with an odd look on their face. I watched the goofy animation movie (doesn't do the book justice imo but it's for kids so whatever) which made me read it and loved it ever sense.
I saw the movie when I was seven. It freaked me out a little.
Reading the classics is good thing, not only for a basis of comparison of writing style, but also for a look at another time.

BillT
Posts: 255
Joined: Sun Jul 26, 2020 5:24 pm

Re: What book are you reading?

Post by BillT »

Cult of Glory. Texas Rangers. Murder.

Cause this is Bonnie and Clyde territory.

Pogue_Mahone
Posts: 117
Joined: Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:30 pm

Re: What book are you reading?

Post by Pogue_Mahone »

But Its A Dry Heat wrote:
Mon Aug 03, 2020 1:51 pm
69Rebel wrote:
Mon Aug 03, 2020 5:17 am
Since late March, I've read Wicked (I really hoped it would have an ending), Watership Down (good read, I wish I had read it 30 years ago), Time for the Stars (classic Heinlein), Red Planet (Heinlein again), A Hole in Space (Larry Niven short stories), and The Wind in the Willows.
Watership Down is one of my favorite books. I have read it numerous times even as a adult. Most people I tell that to just look at me with an odd look on their face. I watched the goofy animation movie (doesn't do the book justice imo but it's for kids so whatever) which made me read it and loved it ever sense.
You must be talking about the kids version they made in 1987. The originals of Watership Down and The Plague Dogs that they made in the late 1970s are most definitely not for kids. I did happen to see both as a young child in the early 1980s and they made a big impression on me.

But Its A Dry Heat
Posts: 110
Joined: Mon Jul 13, 2020 3:29 pm
Location: Hot, real fricken Hot

Re: What book are you reading?

Post by But Its A Dry Heat »

Pogue_Mahone wrote:
Mon Aug 03, 2020 4:49 pm
But Its A Dry Heat wrote:
Mon Aug 03, 2020 1:51 pm
69Rebel wrote:
Mon Aug 03, 2020 5:17 am
Since late March, I've read Wicked (I really hoped it would have an ending), Watership Down (good read, I wish I had read it 30 years ago), Time for the Stars (classic Heinlein), Red Planet (Heinlein again), A Hole in Space (Larry Niven short stories), and The Wind in the Willows.
Watership Down is one of my favorite books. I have read it numerous times even as a adult. Most people I tell that to just look at me with an odd look on their face. I watched the goofy animation movie (doesn't do the book justice imo but it's for kids so whatever) which made me read it and loved it ever sense.
You must be talking about the kids version they made in 1987. The originals of Watership Down and The Plague Dogs that they made in the late 1970s are most definitely not for kids. I did happen to see both as a young child in the early 1980s and they made a big impression on me.
It had to have been the one from the 1970s because I am older than that. :mrgreen: Maybe I am mixing them up in my head? I remember watching them at a library along with The Hobbit and it turned me onto that also. Maybe late 70's early 80's. Ironically I could never really get into Plague Dogs and never finished it. Not even sure where my copy of it is.
Nuke China Now. Make the world a better place.

User avatar
Christopher67
Posts: 188
Joined: Thu Jul 09, 2020 6:34 am
Location: Maine

Re: What book are you reading?

Post by Christopher67 »

This is another good read.

Marine Sniper: 93 Confirmed Kills

https://www.amazon.com/Marine-Sniper-93 ... &sr=1-1
Image

OK-47
Posts: 5
Joined: Thu Jul 09, 2020 3:08 pm

Re: What book are you reading?

Post by OK-47 »

Just finished "The Earth is Weeping" Friday. Started on the Bible today.

K98al
Posts: 8
Joined: Mon Jul 27, 2020 3:25 am

Re: What book are you reading?

Post by K98al »

"Others Unknown"

Pistolero1911
Posts: 13
Joined: Sun Jul 12, 2020 10:35 pm

Re: What book are you reading?

Post by Pistolero1911 »

Ron Chernow's biography of U.S. Grant. A very important historical figure, quite possibly more important than even Lincoln in not only prosecuting the War of the Rebellion, but in Reconstruction and Amendments XIII, XIV and XV to the Constitution.
Last edited by Pistolero1911 on Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:53 pm, edited 1 time in total.

wind-catcher
Posts: 9
Joined: Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:52 am
Location: Ukraine

Re: What book are you reading?

Post by wind-catcher »

"12 rules for life" by Jordan B. Peterson

"The bullet journal method" by Ryder Carroll.

But normally I'm Philip Dick and Cormac Mccarthy fan :)

Tubby513
Posts: 37
Joined: Sun Jul 12, 2020 12:46 pm

Re: What book are you reading?

Post by Tubby513 »

The Boxcar Children to my kiddos.

They both read a lot of their own but I fondly remember my dad reading books to me up to a certain age so the tradition must go on...

User avatar
madmanmccoy
Posts: 452
Joined: Sat Jul 11, 2020 11:50 pm

Re: What book are you reading?

Post by madmanmccoy »

Pistolero1911 wrote:
Mon Aug 03, 2020 7:01 pm
Ron Chernow's biography of U.S. Grant. A very important historical figure, quite possibly more important than even Lincoln in not only prosecuting the War of the Rebellion, but in Reconstruction and Amendments XIII, XIV and XV to the Constitution.
Most corrupt admin of 19th century.................

Guy Fawkes
Posts: 6
Joined: Sun Jul 12, 2020 4:36 pm

Re: What book are you reading?

Post by Guy Fawkes »

The Pope's Legion: The Multinational Fighting Force that Defended the Vatican
by Charles A. Coulombe

The Holocaust in Romania by Radu Ioanid

Reading again the 1st part of, The Spanish Civil War by Hugh Thomas

The Bible

User avatar
falcon
Posts: 5
Joined: Fri Jul 10, 2020 1:01 pm

Re: What book are you reading?

Post by falcon »

Silent Victory, The U.S. Submarine War Against Japan-Clay Blair Jr.

K. Funk
Posts: 27
Joined: Sun Jul 12, 2020 2:02 pm

Re: What book are you reading?

Post by K. Funk »

Just finished Croukamps Bush War in Rhodesia.

krf

v guy
Posts: 85
Joined: Thu Jul 09, 2020 3:42 pm

Re: What book are you reading?

Post by v guy »

I just finished reading Zedikers 2 reloading books, and Gooses nw FN-49 book.

Sysop
Posts: 3
Joined: Thu Jul 16, 2020 11:25 am

Re: What book are you reading?

Post by Sysop »

Unintended Consequences by John Ross
https://www.freedomsphoenix.com/Uploads ... uences.pdf
Simply outstanding... one of those very rare books that is truly hard to put down.

c0dy33
Posts: 159
Joined: Thu Jul 16, 2020 2:47 am
Location: Hawthorne, CA

Re: What book are you reading?

Post by c0dy33 »

Just finished "How to Read A Book" by Mortimer J. Adler and Charles Van Doren.

Just got Dune by Frank Herbert in the mail today... never read it so it'll be next. I like to mix in a fiction once in awhile. Going to read "On Writing Well" by William Zansser because I want to write a book about reforming US educational system. Then Thucydides' "History of the Pelopennesian War."

Mebsuta
Posts: 72
Joined: Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:41 am

Re: What book are you reading?

Post by Mebsuta »

I read l3sb1an books and teh Bibel.

Post Reply