Reading In The Car

After work, I tend to read in the car for a bit as the traffic dies down so I can have an easier ride home. When I’m caught in traffic, I keep thinking how that time could be better used for reading, so now I just read for a while and relax, which makes the drive home far less stressful and I get a lot of reading done. And I have this position where I stick my feet out the window that is really comfortable, believe it or not. A great way to end a work day.

072222 • Thrift Store Finds

Thirteen Down, Thirty-Seven To Go!

Re-reading is always good, one gets more out of the second or third time around! I just finished re-reading my Collectors Editions of Vince Flynn, and after The Last Man, I’m in new territory as I haven’t read anything after that! There are twenty Vince Flynn/Kyle Mills books total, twenty Brad Thor books and ten Kyle Mills books. After that I might start a new series, either Will Jordan, C.W. Lemoine, or Jack Carr.

040222 • Thrift Store Finds

Brad Thor: Black Ice • I’m eleven books in on my Vince Flynn/Kyle Mills/Brad Thor read-a-thon, and this was the final book that I didn’t think I’d find this soon as it was published last year! In my little reading project, it will be the final book I read, unless it takes longer than I think to accomplish and another Brad Thor book is released before I’m done!

040922 • Same thing with this book, found a week later! The latest and only one I needed to be up-to-date! Amazing. Finding books this new at a thrift isn’t something that happens to me very often.

The Lost Tomb • The thought of finding something this old is incredibly interesting. And sad, that so much of history is lost forever… we barely know anything about most of human history.

Persuasive Images • I have a few books like this; as someone who is always looking at things for their message and how it has been presented, this is a really good book. So much of it applies to today as nothing but refinement to these techniques has gone on since the images in the book were originally implemented.

Rommel • Oh no, this looks like part of a set! I can’t find this set anywhere, though. I don’t know that much about Rommel.

Spitfire Summer • Nobody really understands how important, and how close the world was to a very different conclusion… Churchill wasn’t exaggerating about so many owing so much to so few.

Witness: Voices from the Holocaust • Self-explanitory, and the kind of first-hand account book I really like to read.

The Best of Signal • I have a collection of these already, and it is interesting in that it is all German propaganda. An excerpt for example: “When, after his work is completed, the Führer gives free rein to his thoughts and talks, these are the most beautiful hours for his closest collaborators. Drawing upon his limitless store of recollections, he tells the merriest anecdotes and the most delightful stories. Whenever he touches on a subject, which seems to him worth dwelling upon, he sketches his ideas in a lively manner, delves deeply into the past and develops his creative and far-reaching ideas for the future.”

From what I’ve read, the guy would go on endless diatribes and everyone would have to listen like good little subordinates.