Book Nook: The Friends of Eddie Coyle

Want an idea of how many unread books I have in my house, look no further than The Friends of Eddie Coyle. I bought this book when the last season of Justified aired. I just now got around to reading it? Why do I remember it as the last year Justified aired? Well, because it was featured in the final episode of the show, an homage to the series’ title character creator, Elmore Leonard. Raylan tosses his dog-eared copy of it to a coworker on the way out the door. It was a subtle touch, but a meaningful one for … Continue reading Book Nook: The Friends of Eddie Coyle

Book Nook: The Devil All The Time

I often say “If I don’t know a guy, I know a guy who knows a guy.” Well, when it comes to gothic rural noir and most things disparate and desperate, my guy is Jeff Reno. Reno use to send me books to read, knowing my own deranged taste waded in similar waters to him. So, when he mentioned The Devil All The Time recently, I was surprised it was not already in a stack on my shelf. With a Netflix film set to come out in a few weeks, I decided it was time to crank through this one, … Continue reading Book Nook: The Devil All The Time

Reads: The Development of Muscular Bulk And Power

I like to pretend I’m old school. I probably never truly was, but I get to be more convincing with the mentality as I become, well, old. Within the strength world, I was lucky in the fact I got in with an old school powerlifting team early in my training journey. I didn’t waste too much time plowing through poor programs in Muscle & Fiction and Flex. At least, not until college and even then I knew they were bullshit and was doing them with full awareness of what they were. The kind of stuff we did in high school … Continue reading Reads: The Development of Muscular Bulk And Power

Reads: Comics Log

Last year, I got into the habit of reading a comic a day. Then I got out of the habit. I’m going to try to continue that. I read mostly old Marvel and new Image. I am working my way through the Marvel Reading Order found here. Marvel has a new event coming out next week called Empyre I will probably try to read as it comes out. I’m also just getting started with Saga, an Image series I just started today. I’m still trying to figure out how I am going to do this, format wise. For now, I’m … Continue reading Reads: Comics Log

The Book Nook–Dottir

My Journey To Becoming A Two-Time CrossFit Games Champion, by Katrin Davidsdottir Katrin Davidsdottir has been to the top of the mountain within her world, twice. As a two-time CrossFit Games champion, and a member of the Dottirs with Annie Thorsdottir and Sara Sigmundsdottir, her name is synonymous with badass females within the fitness world. My attention span with the Games had waned by the time Katrin had ascended to the top, so I was only tangentially aware of her story. Still, I followed her on Instagram, and saw her post about her autobiography. I decided to buy it. Admittedly, … Continue reading The Book Nook–Dottir

Worth A Read: Mereba–Dodging The Devil

I’m not quite sure where to file Spoken Word stuff here, other than occasionally in the “shit I like” pile. I consider it mostly like podcasts and audiobooks, I call it reading, not listening for some reason. I’m not sure if that is old school, curmudgeon or what. I also refuse to ponder it too long. Consume, enjoy, properly ponder, learn, move on. I’ve posted about my love for Tiny Desk before. Last week, Mereba was on there. I had no familiarity, but I tend to listen to every new episode TD puts out. Walking out in an isolated area, … Continue reading Worth A Read: Mereba–Dodging The Devil