Every Book I Already Own Is Costing Me Even More

As a 5-year-old kindergarten student, I visited the principal’s office on a weekly basis.  When the call came over the intercom to summon me there, I was excited to go. Every trip was the same. I’d be ushered in, handed a book, and read it to our school’s principal. Most of the time it was […]

By MWD Posted in Books on August 21, 2017 10 Comments Continue reading
MWD BoM: May 2017 – The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

“Clutter has only two possible causes: too much effort is required to put things away or it is unclear where things belong.” ~ Marie Kondo The calendar has flipped and it’s time for a new title in MWD’s Bestowed Book-O-the-Month. For May of 2017, I’m giving away a copy of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying […]

By MWD Posted in Books on May 5, 2017 43 Comments Continue reading
The Joy of a Home Library

Someone once told me that one of the ways you can judge a person is by comparing the size of their television to the size of their library. I love movies so I’ll admit to owning a ridiculously sized tv. But I love books even more than movies so the size of my library dwarfs […]

By MWD Posted in Books on May 1, 2017 One Comment Continue reading
MWD’s Bestowed Book-O-the-Month

There’s only one thing better than reading a great book for the first time; reading a great book for the first time for free. For the Bestowed Book-O-the-Month, I’m giving away a book to one lucky winner randomly drawn from subscribers of my email newsletter. This giveaway will be a new copy of something I’ve […]

By MWD Posted in Books on April 22, 2017 0 Comments Continue reading
Irony of the Week: Running with Sammy & Budd

What if, in an attempt to create a bomb-proof container, you instead created a device with immense destructive power? Two authors, born over a half-century apart and writing completely different kinds of books, could tell you first-hand. Sammy Glick is a powerful, loathsome, complicated man. Born in Hollywood from the mind of author Budd Schulberg […]

By MWD Posted in Books, Irony on February 22, 2017 0 Comments Continue reading
2016 Books In Review

In 2016, for the first time ever, I kept track of every book I read for the entire year. Twenty-six in all, or an average of one every two weeks. Which used to seem like a lot to me until I compared myself to prolific readers like, Winston Churchill, Teddy Roosevelt, and Ryan Holiday. But […]

By everestagency Posted in Books on January 9, 2017 0 Comments Continue reading