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What Are You Currently Reading?

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Ordo Fratrum Hospitalis Loannis Hierosoymitani
Sep 28, 2010
@FrankS. Let me know who wins.

"the virgins from Haiti". Just this one page covers a couple of years of a psych Residency. I don't think I'd be able to read very much of the book:wall::hmm::-o.


Sep 6, 2017
Just finished Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy, highly recommend it if you're into graphic westerns with some surreal and mystical elements to it.

Thinking about rereading Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand, I understand why she gets hated on but I think its a bit of groupthink when it comes to it honestly.


Verified Military
Sep 12, 2012
Belly of the Beast
Just downloaded the new Mitch Rapp book, Enemy of the State. Kyle Mills has taken over the franchise since the passing of Vince Flynn; so far I've been impressed.


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Verified Military
Jan 13, 2007
On the Island or Victoria, depending on the date
Blast the bush, by Len Beadell. Len was a surveyor, instrumental in setting up the Woomera Rocket Range during the UK/Australian nuclear testing in the 50s and 60s.
I work within a couple of hundred kilometres of where that activity took place, it's interesting to me how he deals with the extreme climate we have out here in the desert.
Aug 30, 2017
A few things on and off.

I'm skim reading various USMC manuals, the most recent focus was the sniper one. Sadly, I settled on Scout Sniper for my character. It's not what I intended, and makes me cringe deeper at the perception of piling on more cliches. To balance out his super-dude-who-can-do-everything, I have him throwing rocks, falling on his face trying to swing a sword and...why am I reading this manual again?!

I'm still reading Dune. I have been since last year... Every time I read it, I get inspired by something, so the reading stops often. I find the fremens and the middle eastern influences most interesting. It's more an educational read, but since the father died, I've been sluggish in my commitment to finish the novel. All the other characters seem flat. I really don't enjoy Paul Attreides, the all talented super chosen kid -- kinda like my sniper guy.... I definitely got the sense that Herbert draws from sentiments of the time. Still, I should finish this sci-fi classic one day...

I'm also reading Haruki Marukumi's memoir on his thoughts on running. Basically it's the only book I can find that is an engaging read about writing and running. I was really struggling to balance my running goals with my writing goals a while ago. Basically, I can't sit still behind my desk... I read a bit of that from time to time.

I'm also reading a Peter Straub collection of horror short stories. But I only got it to read The Buffalo Hunter. Again, reading focus is limited, so a few pages here and there. I really wanted to reread this weird story from my teen years. It's about a man who's depressed, doesn't know how to interact with women and he started collecting baby bottles. It all ends badly/strangely (from memory).

Finally, I'm reading an indulgent romance featuring blue aliens. I'll not horrify people here with the detail or extend an already long-winded post any longer.

(Not spell checked. Not grammar checked! No excuses, I'm just lazy!)