2016 Books

2016 was an epic year of reading. I typically read 50-60 books each year. This year I read more than I ever have – 79 books (31,293 pages). The more I read, the more I want to read. Finishing a good book with thought provoking ideas and interesting characters makes me want to find another… Continue Reading

Reading Visuals

This year I have noticed that a few themes keep reappearing in my reading. One of the reasons I like to track the books I read is that it’s really interesting to go back and discover things that piqued my interest, subjects I studied, themes that connected my fiction and nonfiction reading. I thought it… Continue Reading

Book Review – The Innovators

The Innovators: How A Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution by Walter Isaacson  I don’t give many books a 5 out of 5 rating. My 5 star fiction books include classics like Les Miserables, The Count of Monte Cristo, Lord of the Rings and Pride and Prejudice. It’s slightly easier for… Continue Reading

Book Review – It’s Not All About Me

It’s Not All About Me: Top Techniques for Building Rapport with Anyone by Robin Dreeke Robin Dreeke, a former Marine Corps officer and FBI special agent, writes about how to build quick rapport and have meaningful conversations with anyone you meet in It’s Not All About Me. This short book is packed with many tips for… Continue Reading

Book Review – All the Light We Cannot See

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr Before I get into my thoughts about All The Light We Cannot See, I need to share a disclaimer. I love all stories, fiction and nonfiction, that involve World War II. It’s by far my favorite historical era. There are so many interesting stories and perspectives. I… Continue Reading