“On the Decay of the Art of Lying” by Mark Twain

September 19, 2017 2017 Reading List 0

Finished my book on the airplane and found this one downloaded to my Kindle. It is a short essay Twain wrote for a competition. Wonderful read! Herein Twain declares that we are all liars and that lying is good. He further poses that we are losing the craft of lying well. In summary, the wonderful… Read more

“The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald

September 17, 2017 2017 Reading List 0

I picked this one up because it is my son’s next required school read and I never read it when I was supposed to. Well written, decent story; however, I cannot grasp how this is required reading for an honors english student. There are so many other truly wonderful classics that cannot find a way… Read more

“1984” by George Orwell

August 21, 2017 2017 Reading List 0

I picked this one up in an airport because I finished the book I brought with me sooner than anticipated. The choices were sparse and this one caught my attention because of the iconic Apple commercial based on this book. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Though accidentally reading it so close to Fahrenheit 451, it… Read more

Quick Review of “Fahrenheit 451” by Ray Bradbury

August 12, 2017 2017 Reading List Reviews 0

Those who don’t build must burn. This is one of many books I found away around reading in my school days. Only now, when assigned reading for my son, am I getting back to it. There are many themes flowing throughout the work that I believe can speak differently to as many readers there might… Read more

“David and Goliath” by Malcolm Gladwell

July 28, 2017 2017 Reading List Quotes 0

Gladwell ranks among my favorite authors. Blink, Tipping Point and especially Outliers are among my favorite personal, leadership and business reads of all time. I also enjoyed What the Dog Saw; however, it is of a different genre – more of a coffee table collection of short stories. David and Goliath is a combination of… Read more