A gift box of books! There is no better gift and just in time for Memorial Day.
January 1, 2017
The Bible-God – I will read this all year.
The Book Of Five Rings-Miyamoto Musashi- I have read this many times since the 1980’s Everytime I read this book I take something more away with me. What a great study not just in combat, but in life. Finished 1-12-17
Extreme Ownership- Lief Babin and Jocko Willink -Finished this book on 1-8-17 it was a great read. I wonder why I resisted getting into Jocko’s podcast and this book. It is not only a great leadership tool it applies to life. Much like A book of Five Rings or The Art of War. A must read.
The Atlantis Gene- A.G. Riddle This was a fun read. It was good with all the lore, Nazi Bell, Atlantis etc. 1-27-17
A Million Miles in A Thousand Years- Donald Miller- My second time. Finished it 1-20-17 it is just a great story about telling your story. I love how Donald Miller writes about all the doubt and worry that goes into telling your story. He writes what a lot of us are thinking, but never admit it. A great read.
Live Your Dreams-Les Brown I recommend this book for anyone who wants to work through their life’s issues. Great stories and examples. Finished 1-31-17
Tao of Jeet Kune Do- Another great book on the philosophy of combat and life in general. I read this first in the 1980’s when I was in JKD with Ted Lucaylucay. Finished this book on 2-19-17
1-31-17Alone in the Apocalypse written by AJ Newman another just for fun read. Finished this book on 1-27-17. Okay.
Theodore Roosevelt: Life Lesson from the 26th President of the United States. Finished on 2-13-17 I had heard a podcast on Teddy and he is a part of the Blue Bloods TV show so I read this book. I am glad I did. I learned a lot about him. Some of these people today should read this book.
Matagorda by louis l’amour. Great Western that follows the formula. Finished on 2-7-17 Once again a great quick read.
The First Fast Draw by Louis L’amour The story of Cullen Baker a Texas Gunfighter. Good post-Civil War book. Finished 2-12-17 Nobody can tell a story like Louis. He will bring you right into the time and place. Great story.
The Cold Dish by Craig Johnson. This guy can write. I started watching the show Longmire which is based off these books. I looked up Craig on Youtube and he spoke well so I ordered the first book. I have been so busy working that I did not post this. I finished this book on 3-1-17 It was great, so much better than the TV series. I love the way he writes, he can tell a story! I ordered more of his books.
The Race by Clive Cussler and Justin Scott. I am a big Clive Cussler fan. Great adventure stories. I really like these Issac Bell adventures, great fun. A good escape. 3-28-17
The Daybreakers by Louis L’amour. The story of the Sackett brothers. They left the hills of Tennessee for the west. They come of age and find fortune in the land. A read. Finished this on 3-14-17
Sackett by Louis L’amour. The story of William Tell Sackett. He found some gold in a high up hidden valley and hopes to keep it. Louis is the ultimate storyteller a good way to pass the downtime. 3-20-17.
Death Without Company by Craig Johnson. Another great Longmire novel. He can suck you right into the story! I really like this guys style. A modern western. It was a complex mystery and it held my attention to the end. 4-5-17
Cannery Row by John Steinbeck. I found this book when my father passed away. It was the first edition, so I just put it away. I picked it up and man John Steinbeck can put words together! I like it. Finished this on 5-9-17 and this was a great book. I never thought a story that takes place in one small area about the local people would appeal to me. It did and now I will read more of his books.
Squall by Sean Costello. It looked like a fun book to burn what extra time I have. I am not a fan of this book. It turned out to be the kind of crime book I dislike. A women killer, cardboard bad guys. finished it on 4-20-17 I always finish a book once I start it.
Kindness Goes Unpunished by Craig Johnson. This is number three in his series. This was another great book. It helped pass the time in the gym when I had some downtime. Great story and this time it takes place in Philly. Longmire is a complex character with great internal dialogue. Finished on 5-20-17
The Devine Mentor by Wayne Cordeiro. This was a great read. Very informative and recommend it. It explains a lot and shows you where to go to find a mentor that will never let you down. I am following some of his journaling tips. Finished on 5-7-17
Travels with Charley: In Search of America by John Steinbeck. This about a trip John Steinbeck took with his dog Charley across America.
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee Brown I thought I would read what it has to say about the American Indian history.