My Bookshelf – September 2017
My Bookshelf / September 16, 2017

As per usual, I’ve been collecting books at a faster pace than I can finish them. Oftentimes, I’m meandering through the bookstore when a shiny new book catches my attention and then I somehow rationalize adding it to my tottering “to read” book pile instead of buying it after I’m finished with said book pile. These are a select few that I am currently reading/ hoping to start soon:   1. High Noon: The Hollywood Blacklist and the Making of an American Classic This is the book that I am currently the closest to actually finishing. I am a huge fan of the movie High Noon. I would go so far as to make the bold claim that it is my favorite movie of all time. I just intrinsically identify with Will Kane’s lone wolf stand against evil men while the rest of the town finds excuses to shy away from the conflict. It really gets to the heart of human nature. The book admittedly spends a lot of time investigating the Hollywood blacklisting that occurred around the time that High Noon was made, but it adds a great deal of context to the movie. My favorite parts involve behind the behind the…

My Bookshelf – November 2016
My Bookshelf / November 3, 2016

Hey, guys! This is a new type of post that I hope to make a regular part of the website. It is essentially a list of the books that I am currently reading/hoping to read in the near future. I have a terrible habit of splitting my attention between several books at one time. Am I the only one who does this? As an avid reader, it is easy to collect many more books than I have time for at any one point in time (I guess the most books that can be read at one point in time is exactly that: one). I think that many of you will understand the feeling as well. You are perusing the shelves at your favorite bookstore and an intriguing, new cover captures your eye. You are faced with the sudden desire, nay, inexorable reality that you are going to buy that book. No matter that there is a stack at home already calling your name! Right now, I am reading the following books:   1. & 2. The Fifty-Year Mission: The First 25 Years and The Fifty-Year Mission: The Next 25 Years by Mark A. Altman & Edward Gross: This is a two-volume work that chronicles the history behind my favorite…