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Discussion in 'Reading & Writing' started by Sheldon Scott, Aug 9, 2015.
Rereading " Destiny of Souls" by Michael Newton...
I once read a bit of fiction but now mostly non fiction in whatever context I see something. Might be on the computer, a magazine or a cereal box. I watch TV more than I read fiction. Movies or series.
Me too Kalvin...I'm not a fiction reader although I've read most of the classics when I was younger...as well as all..every single Agatha Christie, and Conan Doyle book....and some James Herbert...and like you I'm an avid reader but Non Fiction is my passion...
I read a lot of political diaries and letters.. as well as Historical stuff, ...but also Biographies, although a lot of those certainly can be classed as pseudo fiction...
However...as a Country music fan..I'm looking forward to reading todays' new arrival...
''MY Life'' ..by the great Willie Nelson...
I just purchased, and will be starting a book by Ted Allbeury, whom I have not previously heard of. According to the back cover, he is a former lieutenant-colonel in the British Intelligence Corps.
Here's the synopsis of The Twentieth Day of January
It's 1980 and the Cold War continues to rage. Seemingly out of nowhere, wealthy businessman Logan Powell has become President-elect, and is weeks away from assuming the most powerful position in the world. Across the Atlantic, veteran British intelligence agent James MacKay uncovers shocking evidence that suggests something might be terribly wrong with the election. With the help of a reluctant CIA, MacKay sets out on a dangerous and daring mission to discover if the unthinkable has occurred: Is President-elect Powell actually a puppet of the Soviet Union?
The copyright is 1980.
Amazing coinkydink huh. What goes round....
Ah yes, I see we absolutely agree on something with a 100% rating. Unfortunately, I do read a bit of fiction but some people refer to it as the news.
Other than that my reading takes me into the far better worlds involving research for the most part.
On the other hand, I prefer my fiction to be presented in a movie or video format which for me is my time for resting my brain and allowing myself to go mentally feeble.
I like Biographies also. And historical. As long as the book isn't too dry.
I'm reading "The Residence" Interviews with people who worked at the White House. It's OK but mostly just a book full of bits of information. An easy read though. I'm now looking into a historical book about the First Ladies. "The Residence" kind of piqued my interest in the subject..
I may read next "Rock With Wings" by Ann Hillerman. Continuing the Tony Hillerman series.
Reading Rock With Wings and so far like it better than Ann Hillerman's first book. I'm so glad she has continued the series.
Last night I finished reading the first in a series of four books. When I got to the last page I discovered I hadn't finished reading the first book of the series...but the last book. Now that I know the ending of the story I'm wondering if I really want to go back and read the three books that contain the beginnings of the story.
I'm currently reading "The Brother"- it's about the Rosenberg case.
Ethel & Julius Rosenberg?
Hi there, @Frank Sanoica ,
Yes, Ethel and Julius Rosenberg. The title refers to Ethel's brother David.
Many accounts I've read expressed belief the Rosenbergs were innocent, or perhaps if guilty, of a lesser crime.
This is on a number of different websites, but does sum it up:
I'm only partway through the book, but Greenglass's admission that he lied to protect himself and his wife is quite clear.
I guess, though, in 'the ways of the day' (before I was even born) many Americans would have been o.k. with the couple being executed even if they were innocent, because they were communists.
Ahh uhhhh errr Jews?
Why do you think that's relevant?
It was tongue in cheek, but a factor some would certainly fault equally to being a Communist at the time.
Curiously enough, the Los Alamos operation seemed to have an inordinately large proportion of Jewish folks employed from the very top, down to the slime heap at the bottom, feeding on illegal monies received for selling information to the Russians. During that time frame, Kurchatov in Russia was busily employed in directing development of their own bomb, using in large part, information received from the likes of Greenglass.
The names read like a scene from "The Israelites": Scientists: Director, J. Robert Oppenheimer, Leo Szilard, Isidor Rabi, Edward Teller, Richard Feynman, John von Neumann.....the list is long, my memory short.
Spies and espionage: Harry Gold, David Greenglass, Ethel and Julius Rosenberg
The Rosenbergs leaving Federal Court.
With everything that is going on in the world now days....when I read something I want it to be one of those "Calgon take me away" moments. And it usually is.
You certainly can get a bit lost in a book and there is nothing wrong with that. I agree with your post.
How was this if you have finished? I'm not a country music fan but I like reading biographies because people's lives can still be interesting. I read Still Woman Enough by Loretta Lynn. I never did read Coal Miners Daughter.
I, too, have been reading less due to number of problems. My eye tires and weeps so that i can't see without continuing to wipe, my concentration is mostly a has-been much of the time, and it has been terribly hard to find anything that interests me or strikes my fancy. Most of my reading lately has been non-fiction in nature, as one might see on Flipboard. I have been reading some on Mindfulness but its fair to say i am not the reader I used to be. Maybe age has something to do with it.
I have to admit although I'm usually an Avid reader, I haven't got past the first few pages of this. I've been away on the continent for several weeks..and never got around to any reading time...but from the first few pages it looks like he's not pulling any punches so I'm betting it'll be good.
I just downloaded a free sample of "Hillbilly Elegy".. heard about it a couple of years ago and now that it's $4.99 on kindle I may buy it if I like the sample I read.
Ive been buying books from Book Bub almost every other day but I'm just not in a reading mood. When I will be I'll have lots to read.
Well that was the most disappointing free sample Ive ever read. Many pages of introduction and only one page of Chapter One.
Anybody read this book? For $4.99 I can rent a movie. What to do what to do.