Continued from Car Books – Second Gear This is a car book I wanted to read even before I knew it was a car book. Ever since the story began … Continue Reading Car Books – Third Gear
Continued from Car Books – First Gear But it is this most recent book that I read by David Halberstam that has given me the most comprehensive look into the … Continue Reading Car Books – Second Gear
I have posted numerous times of one type of book I enjoy reading which I refer to as my Building Books—books about building things. But until recently, I realized I … Continue Reading Car Books – First Gear
After reading this book, you could say I put another “notch” in the proverbial workbench of my building book series (just search the key words “Building Books” for several other … Continue Reading Building Books – The Great Bridge
On multiple occasions, I have written of my interest in learning about how different things were built by reading a book about the project. Loving all forms of transportation, in … Continue Reading Building Books – A Surprise!
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