Ever since reading Rat Pack Confidential by Shawn Levy, I had wanted to read a book about some of my favorite movie stars such as Cary Grant or Jimmy Stewart. … Continue Reading Best Books of 2016 – Chapter Five
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