September 22, 2013 Book of the Week: The Quest by Nelson DeMille

September 22, 2013 Book of the Week: The Quest by Nelson DeMille

Everyone else has a book club so why shouldn’t Code 451. Beginning this morning we will have a Code 451 Book of the Week Club featuring our favorite recently released books. It may come from any genre in a given week. Kicking things off with our first ever Code 451 Book of the Week is: […]

Why College Football Fans Don’t Really Want Reform

Why College Football Fans Don’t Really Want Reform

For many weeks the talk surrounding college football has been whether players should receive a portion of the large sums of money their efforts generate for their schools and television networks. Last week news began to surface that several players received illegal payments while in college. Then Houston Texans running back Arian Foster admitted to […]

Top Fall Biographies of 2013: The Bully Pulpit by Doris Kearns Goodwin

Top Fall Biographies of 2013: The Bully Pulpit by Doris Kearns Goodwin

Top honors for biography in the fall of 2013 goes to one of our most distinguished biographers, Doris Kearns Goodwin and her new book, The Bully Pulpit. Goodwin’s writing style is often an enigma for me. Her method is different from either of the two top presidential biographers of the last half century – Robert […]

Top Fall 2013 Biographies: #2 Johnny Cash: The Life

Top Fall 2013 Biographies: #2 Johnny Cash: The Life

Johnny Cash recorded songs by the truck load for decades until his death in 2003, and since has become a regular cottage industry for publishers and had his life portrayed in the blockbuster Walk the Line. This fall, marking the 10th anniversary of Cash’s passing, another slew of commemorative editions will appear such as the […]

Best Movies Made from Books: #10 Rising Sun by Michael Crichton

Best Movies Made from Books: #10 Rising Sun by Michael Crichton

As a child I purposely read books for which I had seen movies because it helped me visualize what I was reading. Now as an avid reader I find myself constantly saying “the book is much better.” Anyone who reads frequently has said this and will continue to say so when your favorite books are made into […]

Financial Life After Graduation

Financial Life After Graduation

You’ve finally done it, you’re a college graduate. Next step in life (after returning from a celebratory vacation of course) finding a job; this is certainly not an easy task in today’s market, but it will happen so what then? After you find the job of your dreams and you’re making what feels like a […]

Top Fall 2013 Biographies: #4 Salinger by David Shields and Shane Salerno

Top Fall 2013 Biographies: #4 Salinger by David Shields and Shane Salerno

Fall 2013 has emerged as being quite rich in biographies, we’ve collected our top 6 picks, so far we’ve named: #6 Wilson #5 Jim Henson: The Biography #4 Salinger by David Shields Every year a deceased author goes under the biographer’s spotlight. In 2011 it was Charles Dickens, and for 2013 it appears to be […]

Top Fall 2013 Biographies: Jim Henson: The Biography

Top Fall 2013 Biographies: Jim Henson: The Biography

2013 is shaping up to be a tremendous year for readers with long awaited novels Inferno from Dan Brown as well as And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini. For those of you who prefer non-fiction, we began looking at Fall 2013 Biographies recently beginning with our #6 Pick, Wilson by A. Scott Berg. We […]

Top Picks for August 2013

Top Picks for August 2013

2013 is shaping up to be a wonderful year for books with highly anticipated releases of Dan Brown’s Inferno and Khaled Hosseini’s And the Mountains Echoed earlier this year. Later this year a myriad of hot titles will be released including: The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks Killing Jesus by Bill O’Reilly Doctor Sleep by […]

Top Fall 2013 Biographies: #6 Wilson by A. Scott Berg

Top Fall 2013 Biographies: #6 Wilson by A. Scott Berg

After a hiatus of more than a decade, A. Scott Berg returns with a full scale biography of Woodrow Wilson. Simply titled Wilson, Berg attempts to explain the vast abilities and contradictions of our 28th President. Beginning with his childhood before the American Civil War, Berg follows the young Wilson, the progeny of a long […]