Archive for the ‘Books’ Category

YIP 2015: The Other Stuff

As much as I’d like to be that guy who sets goals and powers through to the finish…I’m not that guy. I get distracted. I have too many interests and no control of when one or the other (or something new) might rear its beautiful head. So I’d like to think that I’ll be able [...]

February 8, 2015  Tags: , , , , ,   Posted in: Books, photography, theology, Year in Preview  No Comments

I love you, I hate you…

Half Price Books sent out a coupon the other day. You see where this is going, don’t you? It wasn’t even a great coupon – 40% your highest priced item. And there are even more coupons for the rest of the week (30% Wednesday and Thursday, 20% Friday and Saturday, 50% Sunday. You can sign [...]

March 21, 2012  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Books  No Comments

Now Reading

Well, the good thing is I’ve been able to read a bit lately. The bad thing is that means I need to write some reviews. Something to look forward to, I suppose. I finished Neal Stephenson’s book Cryptonomicon last week. As I said, that one will probably not interest many of my friends. And at [...]

March 10, 2012  Tags: , , , , , ,   Posted in: Books  No Comments

Now Reading: Cryptonomicon

Seeing as I have read more than half the book to this point, I thought it useful to update the “currently reading” list because I know you are curious. In addition to the previously mentioned Worship Matters and Federalist Papers, I’m also reading: Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson. It’s nerd fiction. Geek fiction, if you prefer. [...]

March 2, 2012  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: Books  No Comments

In case you noticed…

I had to make a minor change to the look of the blog today. For some reason the widgets that link to Goodreads were not working properly. Previously you could see on the left side several boxes which contained “Books I’ve Read in 2012,” “Currently Reading,” “Fiction Reading List,” and “Non-fiction Reading List.” For some [...]

February 2, 2012  Tags: ,   Posted in: Books, the blog  One Comment

Reading List Update

Last night I finished His Excellency: George Washington. A full review will follow shortly. As I was updating my reading list on (and consequently what shows up in the left margin of the blog here), I realized that I probably need to update one little detail about the reading list. I find it a [...]

January 18, 2012  Tags: ,   Posted in: Books  No Comments

YIP: 2012: Reading List

If you’ve been around for a while, you know that two years ago I put together a reading list for 2010. It was impressive. 26 fiction and 26 non-fiction books to be read in the span of a year. Um…and if you’ve been around since then you know that I am still working on that [...]

December 31, 2011  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Books, Year in Preview  One Comment

Cellar Dweller

Okay. Not dweller. But I did manage to get some books on sale today at the San Antonio Library. Carolyn had mentioned the “Book Cellar” to me before but I had put it out of my mind – because honestly, do I really need to go buy more books? (Apparently the answer to this question [...]

November 30, 2011  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: Books, stuff I think is cool  No Comments

Quick Review: 1776

The story actually picks up in 1775. I say “story” because that’s really what most of this book feels like. Yes, it is a history book. But McCullough writes in such a way that the reader is drawn in to a point that you lose any “academic” feel. Not that you can say that it [...]

October 3, 2011  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Book Reviews, Books  No Comments

New Books for an Old List

The recent sales at Borders and Half Price Books were either a really good thing, or a really bad thing. I’ll have to wait to see how my budget looks in a few weeks to know for sure. On the positive side, I found some interesting books at Borders – although none that were actually [...]

September 6, 2011  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Books  No Comments