On Books & Reading: ‘Hell to Pay’ Gets Added to My TBR Stack


As I reported yesterday on my blog post Musings & Thoughts for Thursday, November 3, 2022, or: Movies, Moods, and Aspirations, Amazon Prime delivered my copy of D.M. Giangreco’s Hell to Pay: Operation DOWNFALL and the Invasion of Japan, 1945-1947, a non-fiction book about the plans, projections, and preparations for the U.S.-led Allied invasion ofContinue reading “On Books & Reading: ‘Hell to Pay’ Gets Added to My TBR Stack”

Musings & Thoughts for Thursday, November 3, 2022, or: Movies, Moods, and Aspirations


From Books to Movies Since yesterday I posted about my infamous To Be Read (TBR) list and how I tend to read different books about the same topic (for instance, the invasion of Japan that mercifully did not take place), today’s installment of A Certain Point of View, Too will be about the To BeContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Thursday, November 3, 2022, or: Movies, Moods, and Aspirations”

On Books & Reading: Another ‘Downfall’ Book Becomes an Addition to the Ol’ TBR Stack


“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” ― Dr. Seuss, I Can Read with My Eyes Shut! Well, Dear Reader, here we are on Wednesday, November 2, 2022. The 11th month of the year began yesterday,[1] and although the weather isContinue reading “On Books & Reading: Another ‘Downfall’ Book Becomes an Addition to the Ol’ TBR Stack”

On Books & Reading: An Oral History of 9/11, and Observations About ‘The Third World War’ Duology


The Growing TBR Stack My copy of Garrett M. Graff’s The Only Plane in the Sky: An Oral History of 9/11 arrived yesterday at 4:56 PM. I retrieved it from our front porch where the Amazon Prime driver had dropped it off, and within a few minutes I had taken it out of its shippingContinue reading “On Books & Reading: An Oral History of 9/11, and Observations About ‘The Third World War’ Duology”

Musings & Thoughts for Friday, September 9, 2022, or: Under the Shadow of the Mighty Cumulonimbus Clouds….


Here we go again, folks. As Friday morning transitions into Friday midday and afternoon on September 9, 2022, once again it is a steamy and rainy day in the Tampa Bay area. In fact, as I write this, it is raining on and off outside, and even though I can feel the heat making itsContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Friday, September 9, 2022, or: Under the Shadow of the Mighty Cumulonimbus Clouds….”

Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, August 13, 2022, or: Killing Time (or Trying to, Anyway) on a Hot Florida Afternoon


Hi, Dear Reader! It’s early afternoon on another scorching late summer day in the Tampa Bay area (there really aren’t any non-scorching days in my home state of Florida in August unless it’s unusually rainy or a tropical storm/hurricane passes through during the daytime hours and the cloud cover hides the sun for long hoursContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, August 13, 2022, or: Killing Time (or Trying to, Anyway) on a Hot Florida Afternoon”

On Books & Reading: TBR Stack Update – ‘Fire & Steel’ by Carrick-Adams Due to Arrive Earlier Than Anticipated


Greetings and salutations, Dear Reader. It is early afternoon in Lithia, Florida, on Wednesday, June 15, 2022. It is an oppressively hot early summer day in the Tampa Bay area. Currently, the temperature is 89°F (32°C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 69% and the wind blowing from the north at 2 MPH (4 KM/H),Continue reading “On Books & Reading: TBR Stack Update – ‘Fire & Steel’ by Carrick-Adams Due to Arrive Earlier Than Anticipated”

On Books & Reading: Suffering Succotash! My TBR Stack Keeps Growing!


Hello, there, Dear Reader. It’s late morning here in Lithia, Florida on Monday, January 3, 2022. It’s a chilly winter – or what passes for winter in the Sunshine State – day. Currently, the temperature is 62˚F (17˚C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 76% and the wind blowing from the west-northwest at 12 MPHContinue reading “On Books & Reading: Suffering Succotash! My TBR Stack Keeps Growing!”