Continued from Car Books – Third Gear After reading what a scandal Volkswagen perpetrated on the unsuspecting public throughout the world, I was ready for a more upbeat car book … Continue Reading Car Books – Fourth Gear
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
I can’t get enough of reading. For someone who read very little for pleasure up until about the age of 25, I’ve sadly missed a lot of years that I … Continue Reading Unquenchable Thirst for Reading
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!
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?
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!
I have now read four different books about the building of roads and I’m hooked. To many of you, this may sound about as exciting as watching grass grow. But … Continue Reading Good Roads!
Returning to structures, another book I have read is about the building of the Hoover Dam. It was actually a Rick Steves podcast that introduced me to the book Colossus: … Continue Reading Building Books – Future Expansion
Moving away from permanent structures, this next book takes us full circle back to my story of the Golden Gate Bridge and the historical photograph that hangs on the wall … Continue Reading Building Books – Installing the Cornerstone
Having a love for cars and driving cars, it is no wonder that I would want to read a book about the building of our modern-day interstate system. As a … Continue Reading Building Books – Raising the Structure
This may seem like an odd title so let me explain. Being a scientist, I have had to read a lot of technical, non-fiction books during my formal education and … Continue Reading Building Books – Laying the Foundation
For someone like myself who has not been a lifelong avid reader, this may seem like an odd title to post—a bit of explanation is in order. Growing up, my … Continue Reading Books in Waiting