Modern Detective and Mystery Authors: #3 Lee Child

Modern Detective and Mystery Authors: #3 Lee Child

I read many genres from sports biographies, business and finance, thrillers, action and spy, and even the occasional science fiction novel, but my first love was detective and mystery novels. I’ve read every Sherlock Holmes novel from Arthur Conan Doyle and many, including the best detective novel in history (one man’s opinion) The Maltese Falcon, […]

Personal Finance in the New Year

Personal Finance in the New Year

My personal finance mantra is “Plan, plan, plan!” No matter where you are in your financial life: just starting out, paying off debt, saving for a home, or investing for the future the only realistic way to get there is to create a plan which fits your circumstances and can be maintained over a certain […]

Modern Detective and Mystery Authors: #4 Jeffery Deaver

Modern Detective and Mystery Authors: #4 Jeffery Deaver

If you’re anything like me, you have a deep love for classic mystery and detective fiction. From the Dashiell Hammett novel, turn cinema classic The Maltese Falcon to Arthur Conan Doyle’s master sleuth Sherlock Holmes, bibliophiles have long sense held a love of great detectives. Perhaps one day, the authors on our list of Modern […]

Modern Detective and Mystery Authors: #5 James Patterson

Modern Detective and Mystery Authors: #5 James Patterson

I am a sucker for a great detective novel. We are blessed today to have a number of fine mystery writers from which to choose. I use the title “Modern” mystery and detective to differentiate between the great mystery writers of past eras. For any comprehensive list would certainly include the great Dashiell Hammett who […]

BEST GIFTS FOR THE HISTORY LOVER

BEST GIFTS FOR THE HISTORY LOVER

BEST GIFTS FOR THE HISTORY LOVER Looking for that special literary item for the man who has loves reading? This year has a lot of choices, particularly if you like biographies of great leaders. 1 – Topping the charts this year is No Easy Day, the enthralling tell-all by U.S. Navy Seal Mark Owens involved […]

Most Underrated Authors: #1 Alex Berenson

Most Underrated Authors: #1 Alex Berenson

I truly enjoy speaking with fellow readers about authors they love who I may or may not have read before. It’s a odd thing, two people with similar interest can walk by a shelf, see the same book, and one may pick it up while the other keeps walking. Eho’s to say the guy who […]

Understanding Financial Statements: Income Statement

Understanding Financial Statements: Income Statement

Publicly traded companies are required by law to produce financial statements. Financial statements are used by shareholders, potential shareholders, creditors, suppliers, etc. to evaluate the financial condition of the organization. The problem with the financials is that most people do not understand what they are looking for on these documents. There are four basic financial […]

Most Underrated Authors: #2 Brad Meltzer

Most Underrated Authors: #2 Brad Meltzer

One of the conversations I have most often with fellow readers revolves around the question “read anything good lately?” It’s an odd thing because we all shop at the same stores and see the same displays but we’re all drawn to different authors. The result is a lot of great authors that many of us […]

Most Underrated Authors: #3 John Hart

Most Underrated Authors: #3 John Hart

As a reader, I spend quite a bit of time perusing book stores looking for new authors. Over the years I’ve stumbled upon quite a few authors that I had never before encountered. Often I discover a wonderful new author and I just know they are destined for fame; sometimes it comes and other times […]

Most Underrated Authors: # 4 Harlan Coben

Most Underrated Authors: # 4 Harlan Coben

One of the most exciting opportunities for an avid reader is opportunities is finding a previously unread author who’s work you enjoy. I have often scoured the fiction section in my favorite bookstores looking for relatively unknown or new authors that I haven’t yet discovered. Many times I pick up someone’s debut novel as is […]