"The Boys in the Boat" by Daniel James Brown, and "Unbroken" by Lauren Hillenbrand
"Bloody Jack" by LA Meyer and "Powder Monkey" by Paul Dowswell
Don't be like Bob.
"Atomic Robo" by Brian Clevinger and "Skullkickers" by Jim Zubkavich
"The End of Night" by Paul Bogard and "Extreme Makeover" by Dan Wells
In trucking, everything is your fault. But in blasting, that can be...massaged a little.
"1776" by David McCullough and "George Washington's Secret Six" by Brian Kilmeade
"Sleeping Giants," by Sylvain Neuvel
What I read in the month of June 2019
"Calvin" by Martine Leavitt and "The Hollow City" by Dan Wells
"Schulz and Peanuts: A Biography" by David Michaelis.
Let's talk about blast crew.
A long list of good reads to fill the dog days of summer.
I'm taking a brief hiatus from the podcast to focus on the needs of a family member. I appreciate your understanding. Thank you, fellow brethren of the truck.
Being tired just comes with the job. There are ways to manage it and things you should definitely avoid.
"The United States of Japan" by Peter Tieryas, and "The Only Thing to Fear" by Caroline Tung Richmond
"1491," "1493," and "The Wizard and the Prophet" by Charles C. Mann
I read 19 books this month. Yikes. But a lot of them were good!
You've never heard of this town until now. I guarantee it.
"The Name of the Wind" by Patrick Rothfuss and "Empire of Silence" by Christopher Ruocchio
"Flags of our Fathers" by James Bradley
The least desired and yet most necessary position in the company is the safety dude. And it sucks.
"Tetris" by Box Brown, and "The Supernaturalist" by Eoin Colfer
"The Last Lost World" by Stephen & Lydia Pyne, and "American Monster" by Paul Semonin.
My carrier paid me extra to go into Canada, so I went as often as possible.
"Undaunted Courage" by Stephen Ambrose, and "Uncharted" by Kevin J. Anderson & Sarah Hoyt.
"Scythe" and "Thunderhead" by Neal Shusterman.
Hauling potatoes, gypsum, and hay for fun and profit. Lol really just profit. Lol really just for hauling oh man I am so sad.
"Arsenal" by Jeffrey Haskell and "Ex-Heroes" by Peter Clines
"How to Win Friends and Influence People" by Dale Carnegie, and "Quiet" by Susan Cain. Extroverts v introverts.
I was out from under my trainer's thumb and flying free on the American highways!
"His Majesty' Dragon" (Temeraire) by Naomi Novik, and "Hard Magic" (Grimnoir) by Larry Correia.
Nine more books in the...books.
"Area 51" by Annie Jacobsen and "Dry" by Neal & Jarrod Shusterman
"The Likeness" by Tana French, and "Truman" by David McCullough
"Lemon Tart" by Josi Kilpack and "Call the Midwife" by Jennifer Worth
My four-week training run in 2013 was a grueling sprint across 28 states. Here's how it worked.
"On Stranger Tides" by Tim Powers, and "Pirate Latitudes" by Michael Crichton.
Get inundated with Spain books! "History of Spain: Land on a Crossroads" by Joyce E. Salisbury; "The Food of Spain" by Claudia Roden; "El Cid," by Anonymous; "The Adventures of Captain Alatriste," by Arturo Perez y …
What trucking school entailed, what I learned, and how it ended.
"The Paradise War" by Stephen R. Lawhead and "Icefall" by Matthew J. Kirby
"Monster Hunter International" by Larry Correia, and "The Cardturner" by Louis Sachar
The way that I ended up becoming a trucker was not perhaps the most glamorous. But I'm glad I did it.
"Dream of the Iron Dragon" by Rob Kroese, and "Skyward" by Brandon Sanderson.
Let's have us some airship adventures with "Airborn", "Skybreaker", and "Starclimber" by Kenneth Oppel.
Frigging FOURTEEN books this month
"Boneshaker" by Cherie Priest, and "Leviathan" by Scott Westerfeld.
You can read my short story, "The Lost City of Jarom," in Mormon Steampunk Vol.3, link below! Press Forward Saints (A Mormon Steampunk …
The Appalachian Trail is 2100 miles of wild and beautiful wilderness. "A Walk In The Woods" by Bill Bryson, and "North" by Scott and Jenny Jurek, …
"The Permission Society" by Timothy Sandefur and "The Buntline Special" by Mike Resnick.
"Sakura: Intellectual Property" is a cyberpunk novel about a rockstar android that gets hacked and turned into a killer assassin in a futuristic …
Urban Fantasy is a lot of fun as a genre, and "The Dresden Files" is a great entry point.
The "Unwind" series by Neal Shusterman is a masterful mix of sci-fi, horror, and current events.
"My Side of the Mountain" by Jean Craighead George, and "Hatchet" by Gary Paulsen. Sometimes getting lost in the woods seems like the right idea.
"Hard Luck Hank: Screw The Galaxy" by Steven Campbell, and "We Are Legion, We Are Bob" by Dennis E. Taylor.
Quick rundown of my February reads, and a bit of griping about how Cliffjumper always dies.
Murder mysteries! "The Cuckoo's Calling" by Robert Galbraith, and "In The Woods" by Tana French.
Big brick classics like "Les Miserables" by Victor Hugo make great musicals. Also "Hamilton" by Ron Chernow.
"Education of a Wandering Man" and "Last of the Breed" by Louis L'Amour.
"Wired for War," a nonfiction by P.W. Singer, paired up with "Defy the Stars," YA sci-fi by Claudia Gray.
Valentine's Day is here, time for some saintly martyrdom! Wait, no, I meant romance novels. My hot wife joins us again to discuss Renee Collins, …
Special guest host: my wife, Schaara! She joins me for a lively discussion about romance novels by Kasie West and Sarah M. Eden.
Old and busted: dealing meth. New hotness: dealing makeup. "Glitter" and "Shatter" by Aprilynne Pike.
Breaker 1-9, got another dispatch out to space, over. "Tabloid Reporter to the Stars" by Eric James Stone, and "Leviathan Wakes" by James S.A. Corey.
Just some numbers for y'all.
"Airman" by Eoin Colfer and "The Wright Brothers" by David McCullough
Michael Crichton was a doctor who wrote bestsellers and directed movies while he was creating TV shows and traveling the world holy CRAP. Let' talk …
Read the "Mistborn" series by Brandon Sanderson. We'll talk about other big fantasy books too.
"Lexicon" by Max Barry, with a brief mention of another novel of his, "Jennifer Government."
Did you see "Passengers"? Me neither. But here are two books like it. "Caretaker" by Josie Russell "Zero-G" by Dan Wells
Currently on my third read-through of two books that I didn't like the first time! "Mockingjay" by Suzanne Collins, and "Son of the Black Sword" by …
Are there any good robot books out there? I'm still looking.
"The North Valley Grimoire" by Blake Northcott, and "Them: Why We Hate Each Other and How to Heal" by Ben Sasse.
The NFL playoffs just started, so here are some football books!
Usually when a book is adapted for the screen, the print version is still better. Here are some exceptions.
What I'm all about and what you can expect from this podcast.