Watcha Reading?

Since last Sunday I’ve finished The Last Roman (The Praetorian Series: Book I) by Edward Crichton as well as the 2nd in the series, To Crown a Caesar (The Praetorian Series: Book II). Eagerly awaiting book 3, which is not due till near the end of 2013. Sigh.

At time of writing this post, I’m not quite sure what I’m going to read. I have a couple downloaded to the Kindle, a few zombie books (1 free, one sample) and a book called Engulfed, which I just started this morning, seems a bit woman-centric. I’ll give it a chapter or so before deciding. I had started Progeny, but I just couldn’t get into it after about 20 pages.

BTW, there are a bunch of others I’d like to read, but I refuse to pay $13+ for them. Guess I’ll have to go to the library and read paper one day. Nice thing about Kindle is being able to sync it with my Droid phone, so I can read on it, too.

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6 Responses to “Watcha Reading?”

  1. Gumball_Brains says:

    I hate you.

  2. Still reading the same book?

  3. gumball_brains says:

    Same series.. yes.
    But, now am on book 9 of 14.

  4. john says:

    Dr Seuss ???? you didn’t realize that he was a fearsome liberal? take a look at his wiki Americ a loved him
    Political views

    Geisel was a liberal Democrat and a supporter of President Franklin D. Roosevelt and the New Deal. His early political cartoons show a passionate opposition to fascism, and he urged action against it both before and after the United States entered World War II. His cartoons portrayed the fear of communism as overstated, finding greater threats in the House Un-American Activities Committee and those who threatened to cut the US “life line”[29] to Stalin and the USSR, whom he once depicted as a porter carrying “our war load”.[28]
    Geisel supported the Japanese American internment during World War II. His treatment of the Japanese and of Japanese Americans, between whom he often failed to differentiate, has struck many readers as a moral blind spot.[46] On the issue of the Japanese, he is quoted as saying:
    But right now, when the Japs are planting their hatchets in our skulls, it seems like a hell of a time for us to smile and warble: “Brothers!” It is a rather flabby battle cry. If we want to win, we’ve got to kill Japs, whether it depresses John Haynes Holmes or not. We can get palsy-walsy afterward with those that are left.
    —Theodor Geisel, quoted in Dr. Seuss Goes to War by Richard H. Minear [47]
    After the war, though, Geisel overcame his feelings of animosity, using his book Horton Hears a Who! (1954) as an allegory for the Hiroshima bombing and the American post-war occupation of Japan, as well as dedicating the book to a Japanese friend.[48]
    In 1948, after living and working in Hollywood for years, Geisel moved to La Jolla, California. It is said that when he went to register to vote in La Jolla, some Republican friends called him over to where they were registering voters, but Geisel said, “You, my friends, are over there, but I am going over here [to the Democratic registration].”[49]
    Shortly before the end of the 1972–1974 Watergate scandal, in which United States president Richard Nixon resigned, Geisel converted a copy of one of his famous children’s books into a polemic by replacing the name of the main character everywhere it occurred.[50] “Richard M. Nixon, Will You Please Go Now!” was published in major newspapers through the column of his friend Art Buchwald.[50]
    The line “A person’s a person, no matter how small!!” from Horton Hears a Who! has been widely as a slogan by the anti-abortion movement in the U.S., despite the objections of Geisel’s widow. While Geisel preferred to let his work speak for itself, he did occasionally speak out to protect his characters from exploitation. In 1986 when the line was first used by the pro-life movement, he demanded a retraction and received one.[51]

  5. Oh, good grief, John, this is a thread to put away politics. Just stop

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