What are you currently reading? - Page 4 - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > General Discussion Forums > Off-Topic

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 03-03-2011, 07:31 PM   #91
Jeeper
 
Ageless Stranger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 26,792
Just finished The Chronicles of Narnia.

Starting John Grisham's newest, The Confession.

Ageless Stranger is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-04-2011, 09:57 AM   #92
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 143
Just finished up the two "Monster Hunter" novels by Larry Corriea. They are totally off the wall sci-fi, horror, and fantasy all rolled into one novels and I loved them.

I just finished John Ringo's "Emerald Sea" last night and it's on to the third book in the series next.

arrowhead is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-04-2011, 09:58 AM   #93
Nerf gun assassin

WF Supporting Member
::WF Administrator::
 
distortedtj's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: yep right there.
Posts: 21,258
Send a message via Yahoo to distortedtj
Tactics and Arsenal Support.
distortedtj is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-04-2011, 10:46 AM   #94
Jeeper
 
ConfederateKnowHow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 94
I've been reading a lot of Cormac McCarthy books lately. I've read Blood Meridian Or The Evening Redness In the West, No Country for Old Men, Cities of The Plain, The Corssing, All the Pretty Horses, and The Road. i have Sutree, and plan on reading it this summer...
ConfederateKnowHow is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 04-12-2011, 03:32 PM   #95
Jeeper
 
KBR97's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 4,993
Bringing this thread back to life....

Before the hollywood movie (27hours) was released I picked up "Between A Rock And A Hard Place" by Aron Ralston. I HAD to read it before the movie came out. I heard about his story briefly a few years back and forgot all about it. It's absolutely one of the best books I have read to date. If you are into the outdoors/survival, or inspirational/moving stories then read it.

Currently Im working on "Water For Elephants". Heard of it through word of mouth, and curiosity got me when I stumbled across it in the store one day. Every minute free that I have Im reading another chapter.
KBR97 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 04-12-2011, 06:18 PM   #96
G54
out there

WF Supporting Member
 
G54's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 13,586
Images: 5
Brave New World
G54 is online now   Quote Quick Reply
Old 10-25-2011, 10:13 PM   #97
Jeeper
 
Ageless Stranger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 26,792
Dragging this out of the dust bin to let everyone know I'm re-reading The Gunslinger, again. I don't know how many times this makes now...

The first paragraphs always gets me. It's like I'm there, which is exactly what a good book should do...

Quote:
The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed.

The desert was the apotheosis of all deserts, huge, standing to the sky for what looked like eternity in all directions. It was white and blinding and waterless and without feature save for the faint, cloudy haze of the mountains which sketched themselves on the horizon and the devil-grass which brought sweet dreams, nightmares, death. An occasional tombstone sign pointed the way, for once the drifted track that cut its way through the thick crust of alkali had been a highway. Coaches and buckas had followed it. The world had moved on since then. The world had emptied

The gunslinger had been struck by a momentary dizziness, a kind of yawing sensation that made the entire world seem ephemeral, almost a thing that could be looked through. It passed and, like the world upon whose hide he walked, he moved on. He passed the miles stolidly, not hurrying, not loafing. A hide waterbag was slung around his middle like a bloated sausage. It was almost full. He had progressed through the khef over many years, and had reached perhaps the fifth level. Had he been a Manni holy man, he might not have even been thirsty; he could have watched his own body dehydrate with clinical, detached attention, watering its crevices and dark inner hollows only when his logic told him it must be done. He was not a Manni, however, nor a follower of the Man Jesus, and considered himself in no way holy. He was just an ordinary pilgrim, in other words, and all he could say with real certainty was that he was thirsty. And even so, he had no particular urge to drink. In a vague way, all this pleased him. It was what the country required, it was a thirsty country, and he had in his long life been nothing if not adaptable.

Below the waterbag were his guns, carefully weighted to his hands; a plate had been added to each when they had come to him from his father, who had been lighter and not so tall. The two belts crisscrossed above his crotch. The holsters were oiled too deeply for even this Philistine sun to crack. The stocks of the guns were sandalwood, yellow and finely grained. Rawhide tiedowns held the holsters loosely to his thighs, and they swung a bit with his step; they had rubbed away the bluing of his jeans (and thinned the cloth) in a pair of arcs that looked almost like smiles. The brass casings of the cartridges looped into the gunbelts heliographed in the sun. There were fewer now. The leather made subtle creaking noises.

His shirt, the no-color of rain or dust, was open at the throat, with a rawhide thong dangling loosely in hand-punched eyelets. His hat was gone. So was the horn he had once carried; gone for years, that horn, spilled from the hand of a dying friend, and he missed them both
Ageless Stranger is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 10-25-2011, 10:23 PM   #98
MARGARET, 10-14-51\6-1-12

WF Supporting Member
 
GREEN-MACHINE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: PEOPLES REPUBLIC OF MASSACHUSETTS
Posts: 10,250
this post.
__________________

life is too short to be taken seriously all the time,,,, go buy a MR.potato head and have some fun.
GREEN-MACHINE is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 10-25-2011, 10:25 PM   #99
Jeeper
 
Ageless Stranger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 26,792
Quote:
Originally Posted by GREEN-MACHINE View Post
this post.
Smart arse.
Ageless Stranger is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 10-25-2011, 10:27 PM   #100
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Camden, AR
Posts: 445
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. So far, kinda dull.
rivershark2005 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 10-25-2011, 10:38 PM   #101
Jeeper

WF Supporting Member
 
DarthJeep's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Fort Collins, CO
Posts: 1,761
Steve Jobs bio.
__________________
Do or do not...there is no try
DarthJeep is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 10-26-2011, 12:30 AM   #102
Jeeper

WF Supporting Member
 
jeepsr4grls's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: somewhere over the rainbow
Posts: 8,891
Send a message via MSN to jeepsr4grls Send a message via Yahoo to jeepsr4grls
The Dead Town-Dean Koontz Book five in the Frankenstein series.
__________________
"You can get more with a kind word and a gun than you can with a kind word alone."
- Al Capone (1899-1947)
jeepsr4grls is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 10-26-2011, 12:40 AM   #103
Jeeper
 
Drakea94's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 16,108
Almost done with the pendragon series been off and on for a couple years .... Takes to long for them to come out
__________________
"You can't let the 1% di*kheads ruin your day, you have to remember the 99% of people who are nice"


"May God have mercy upon my enemies, because I won't."
General George Patton Jr.
Drakea94 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 10-26-2011, 01:06 AM   #104
Jeeper
 
Kanara's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Alameda County, CA
Posts: 56
REAMDE - Neal Stephenson

Btw, we also name our computers. We have Roland, Odetta, Jake, Oy, and Forspecial.

Enjoy the Gunslinger (again).
Kanara is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 10-26-2011, 02:13 AM   #105
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Hurricane, UT
Posts: 7,743
Terry Pratchett The ultimate in fantasy british satire.

And travelocity on where I want to stay the weekend in Vegas for the airshow.
CrazyBull is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 10-26-2011, 11:43 AM   #106
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: East of Gratiot, West of Zanesville, Ohio
Posts: 160
I'm reading "In My Time" by Dick Cheney. It's quite a read. In case you think you know everything about Bush/Cheney, you might want to give this one a glance.
thresher_593 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 10-26-2011, 11:46 AM   #107
Jeeper
 
shredd_guy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Ski Lane Ravine, Mn
Posts: 203
Images: 7
Valley Forge
By Newt Gingrich and William R. Forstchen

great book 2 thumbs up
shredd_guy is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 10-26-2011, 01:29 PM   #108
Jeeper
 
Arebee's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Farmington, CT
Posts: 104
Well, since July, I have read all 5 books in the Song of Ice and Fire series (Game of Thrones is book 1), and I've been so cooked mentally from reading the 5,000 pages that I've been reading books with my 11 year old daughter. It's pretty cool, gives us time to sit and talk about we have in common, kind of like a two person book club. We've read the Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins and The Throne of Fire by Rick Riordan. Both are pretty good reads even for 'tween literature.

Next up will be a re-read of either The Lord of the Rings or possibly Stephen King's It.
Arebee is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 10-26-2011, 01:33 PM   #109
Hardcore Jeeper
 
Peepers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Windsor, CT
Posts: 3,320
Tom Clancy - Splinter Cell... just read the first book, now I want to find the rest of them...
__________________
What have we got?
We have one heavily armed Recreational Vehicle


ΣΧ
The Power Tech 6
Peepers is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 10-26-2011, 01:54 PM   #110
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Broken Arrow, OK
Posts: 2,305
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mortalis5509 View Post
I just finished reading Dave Ramsey new book. Something everyone should read. All credit cards are put up. Almost done paying them off. Jeep, bike, and student loans left to go. I don't have a house but will be paying it in cash when I do. What I have on credit now is it for life.

Currently reading Killer Elite.
I think he's got some good things to say, but I disagree about saving to pay cash for a house. That was our plan until I sat down and ran the numbers one day. The ENTIRE time you are saving money you are paying rent to live somewhere else. It makes no sense at all to spend $1000/month renting something while you save money to buy something that you could be making a payment of $1300/month on. That rent money is thrown away, you will never get it back and you will never have anything to show for it. Even though you are paying interest on a loan for a house, at least you have something, however small it may be, to show for every single payment you make.

Quote:
Originally Posted by OregonTJ View Post
Aces High, the story of the top 2 combat aces of WWII. They flew P38's in the pacific theater......
That book is awesome! The author does a great job of highlighting the lives of Bong and McGuire and contrasting the style of each. You should also check out Calculated Risk by Ed Cole (Doolittle's copilot) and War's End by MGen Charles Sweeney (the only man to fly on BOTH atomic missions).

Quote:
Originally Posted by Peepers View Post
I can't say much about the isaac bell stories because I haven't read any of them, but the Kurt Austin books are not bad for a once through, although I also really like "The Oregon Files"That didn't come out right. They are almost like a mix of dirk pitt and the better parts of a tom clancy novel. Heavy duty fire power is always a plus.
I have enjoyed all of the Cussler series so far including the Bell books. Dirk Pitt is my favorite, but I can get through any of them pretty easily.


Right now I'm reading Air Power and Ground Armies. I don't remember who wrote it.
__________________
2012 Silver Sport S, Silver, 6 speed, soft top, 3.73s, LSD, PCG, Infiniti, deep tint windows, Pro Comp 1028 wheels, 33" Duratracs, Smittybilt bumpers and steps, KC fog lights, Mopar slush mats and fuel door.

Happiness is a belt fed weapon.
oilwell1415 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 11-06-2011, 07:40 PM   #111
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Camden, AR
Posts: 445
Recently began Transcendence: Healing and Transformation Through Transcendental Meditation.

Basically a case study of clinical studies done dealing with Transcendental Meditation and various illnesses, including mental disease. Quite interesting, actually.
rivershark2005 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 11-06-2011, 09:45 PM   #112
Jeeper
 
Chris M's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Mesquite, Texas
Posts: 851
Working on my masters degree right now, so not much time for leisure reading...although with my masters being in military history, some of the reading feels like leisure.

Anyway, my list of current books I'm working through

War Since 1945 by Michael Carver
War Since 1945 by Jeremy Black
A Question of Command by Mark Moyar
Counterinsurgency in Modern Warfare by Daniel Marston
__________________
"I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them."
Thomas Jefferson

5 minutes playing in the mud=5 years of shit falling on your face while you work on it.
Chris M is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 11-06-2011, 10:03 PM   #113
Jeeper

WF Supporting Member
 
Beechnut's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Northeast Texas
Posts: 252
Send a message via Yahoo to Beechnut
The Blade Itself" - by Joe Abercrombie
Beechnut is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 11-06-2011, 10:30 PM   #114
Jeeper
 
IP0VV3R's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Tulsa, Oklahoma
Posts: 9,090
Clive Cussler's Oregon Files series and his other series
__________________
Zack
IP0VV3R is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 11-07-2011, 05:12 AM   #115
Jeeper
 
OwlAlley's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: In the country!!!!
Posts: 167
Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
OwlAlley is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 06-05-2012, 10:43 PM   #116
Jeeper
 
mattbju2013's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Jeffersonville, NY (Sullivan County)
Posts: 137
The good ole Holy Bible
II Chronicles
mattbju2013 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 06-05-2012, 10:47 PM   #117
Supporting Member

WF Supporting Member
 
wmwhitey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Ewa Beach Hawaii
Posts: 1,344
Is this thread asking a rhetorical Question???? cause I am sure I am reading this FORUM.
wmwhitey is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 06-05-2012, 10:56 PM   #118
Jeeper
 
Supercop260's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Virginia
Posts: 6,051
Just started re-reading Lee Child's "The Affair". I love the character Jack Reacher...he's an ex Army MP that goes around taking out bad guys.
Supercop260 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 06-06-2012, 09:21 AM   #119
I HAVE A BELLYBUTTON!

WF Supporting Member
 
cavediverjc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: On the grassy knoll...
Posts: 6,983
Quote:
Originally Posted by Supercop260
Just started re-reading Lee Child's "The Affair". I love the character Jack Reacher...he's an ex Army MP that goes around taking out bad guys.
As a prior Infantry grunt, we pretty much hate MPs...but Jack Reacher is a badass. I've read all of Child's Reacher novels. Very good reading!
__________________
Americans sleep safely in their beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do them harm...

Happiness is a Barrett M82A1 .50 caliber and a target at least a click out........

I come in peace. I didn't bring artillery. But I'm pleading with you with tears in my eyes, if you f**k with me, I'll kill you all.....
cavediverjc is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 06-06-2012, 09:46 AM   #120
Jeeper
 
klkb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Gainesville, Virginia
Posts: 2,976
I started Lolita this morning. I wonder if Nabokov is as verbose in all of his writing, or if it's just Humbert Humbert.

klkb is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may 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 Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
So, What Are You Reading? Screwjack Off-Topic 39 04-30-2010 04:09 AM
failed emssions with O2 sensor reading lean Help! pyro826 YJ General Discussion Forum 2 04-22-2010 12:09 PM
What book are you reading?? Darton Off-Topic 20 01-05-2008 04:10 AM
been reading 2.5 to 4.0 swaps psycopanther TJ Tech Forum 7 11-02-2007 10:15 AM
Help reading Blood Pressure 97TJAC Off-Topic 16 07-21-2006 08:09 AM


logo carid shop wrangler parts carid fender flares custom wheels store avs deflectors at carid
» Rates
Get low rates on auto insurance in Canada!

» Network Links
»Jeep Parts
» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:18 PM.



Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC