What an incredible story. Most everyone has heard about or is at least familiar with the tale of the 33 Chilean miners who were trapped below ground and then rescued … Continue Reading Best Books of 2016 – Chapter Four
I became a fan of Erik Larson after reading Devil in the White City several years ago, which was only reinforced once I read his book Thunderstruck. So when I … Continue Reading Best Books of 2016 – Chapter Three
In contrast to the shorter James Bond books that I read earlier in 2016, I spent a number of weeks in the spring reading one book that was over 975 … Continue Reading Best Books of 2016 – Chapter Two
Happy New Year!! What better way to start off the year than talking about books! For 2016, I set a goal for myself of reading at least 36 books, on … Continue Reading Best Books of 2016 – Chapter One
The second of these building books was The Great Railroad Revolution: The History of Trains in America by Christian Wolmar. While I had wanted to read about the history of … Continue Reading Building Books – Revisited – II
I have always enjoyed building things, putting things together, assembling models, and constructing various structures in our yard. It should then not come as a surprise that I have also … Continue Reading Building Books – Revisited – I
In February of this year, I had major surgery that resulted in me being off of work for 18 consecutive days (12 work days and 3 weekends). In my 35+ … Continue Reading A Small Taste of Retirement?
Earlier this year I wrote about how I had gotten interested in reading James Bond books. And I must admit that this interest resulted in me going on a Bond … Continue Reading A Bond Binge
It is probably a rare individual who wouldn’t recognize by this catchphrase what this post is about—Bond, James Bond. Until recently, I wouldn’t have necessarily categorized myself as an avid … Continue Reading Shaken, Not Stirred
Although written in chronological order, these three posts can be read in whatever order you like… A book that was a surprisingly good read to me was American Ghost: A … Continue Reading Best Books of 2015 – III
Although written in chronological order, these three posts can be read in whatever order you like… One of the fiction books I enjoyed this year was Cell by Robin Cook. … Continue Reading Best Books of 2015 – II
This year, my annual “Best Books” post is coming to you in three parts. Not just because I read so many good and interesting books that I wanted to share … Continue Reading Best Books of 2015 – I
On our vacation this year to North Carolina, I got to visit my favorite place in the whole world—Montreat. Just a short distance from Black Mountain and less than a … Continue Reading Dirk Pitt – Revisited!
This is the title of the book my parents wrote about the man I knew as “Uncle Lloyd.” It was published in 1985 while my dad served as the minister … Continue Reading God’s Man: An Oral Biography
What has become one of my annual blog topics is writing about the best books I read during the calendar year. This year, my book list totaled 27—13 fiction and … Continue Reading Best Books of 2014
Normally I would wait until year-end to write a post about the best books I read in a given calendar year. But having finished reading my third book about beer … Continue Reading Beer Books