Monday, May 30, 2005

The Joy of Reading

So, I used to read tons of books in high school and community college, but got out of the habit once I found my way down to the University of Florida. I have read through a number of computer and security related books over the years and never really gotten the enjoyment out of them the same as when I read previously. Last year, "Stealing the Network: How to Own a Continent" was placed into my lap by a co-worker thinking it was right up my alley. It was a great book. I wish there were more computer books written this way to make them more readable instead of the typical dry, technical content. I haven't even read a technical book cover to cover in over a year because of the lack of page-turning quality found in a good novel.

Thanks to Sarah, I have fallen in love with reading, again. She has tried getting me to read several times over our years together, but it wasn't until our honeymoon trip to Maui in March that she suckered me into reading a John Grishman book we had laying around and BOOM! I read three novels before we returned to the mainland. Below are the books I have read so far this year, the ones I am currently reading and those I am looking forward to reading.

Books I read in 2005:
The Zero Game - Brad Meltzer
The Tenth Justice - Brad Meltzer
Dead Even - Brad Meltzer
The Last Juror - John Grisham
The King of Torts - John Grisham
The Summons - John Grisham
Frankenstein Book One: The Prodigal Son - Dean Koontz
The DaVinci Code - Dan Brown

Books I am Reading:
The Millionaires - Brad Meltzer
The Art of Intrusion - Kevin Mitnick

Looking forward to reading:
The Broker - John Grisham
Angels & Demons - Dan Brown
Deception Point - Dan Brown
Digital Fortress - Dan Brown
Split Second - David Baldacci

Sunday, May 15, 2005

BBQ at the ClubHouse

We had a BBQ at the ClubHouse in our neighborhood Capri, today. It was a lot of fun. I spent most of the time cooking hamburgers and hot dogs in between making sure everyone was having a good time. Check out our website at for more information.