Lincoln’s Birthday and the Chase for His Killer

In honor of Abraham Lincoln’s birthday and in the interest of my home state, California’s largest manhunt currently taking place, I could think of no other book to recommend than this today. For the average reader, a good book comes across their lap every so often and a great book lands there every other blueContinue reading “Lincoln’s Birthday and the Chase for His Killer”

Christmas Wish List Part 2

For Part 1 of this list, click here. Clothes are great gifts for Christmas, but they get old, tattered and go out of style. Movies are great, but they generally only last 90 minutes and then it’s probably a year before you watch them again. But books… books are stories that can take as longContinue reading “Christmas Wish List Part 2”

The Devil in the White City

History and fiction buffs unite! Though this book is purely historical, it is written like a novel. Who would have known that reading about the architecture of the extinct Chicago World Fair would be such a page-turner? Larson does a magnificent job at connecting many pieces of history to this one brief moment in time,Continue reading “The Devil in the White City”

When Reconciliation is Not Sought

You may be in a position where you hate someone right now. Whether it be a trivial feud that escalated, or a situation where someone stabbed you in the back and you can’t seem to find a way to forgive and move on. Let’s all learn what anger can lead to from the best teacherContinue reading “When Reconciliation is Not Sought”

This Summer’s Reading List

Summer’s approaching and that means… book fever! Yes, it’s time to dust off those books you’ve been meaning to read for so long, pull out those books you received for Christmas last year, open them up and start reading. I always say that no one is too busy to read. If you’re saying that, thenContinue reading “This Summer’s Reading List”