READING

 

I’ve always been an avid reader… especially when I began going on long expeditions and needed to keep preoccupied during storm days, rest days, loss of sanity days. One of my favorite things to do, still, is going to the library and check out a book. It’s like Christmas morning, especially if I’m fortunate to be the first to read a brand-new book they’ve just acquired.

 

The reason I’ve decided to start posting books I read is a selfish one.  If this gets one person to put down their smartphone, turn off their laptop or TV, and sit for an undisturbed period of time to enjoy a good book, then it’s worth it. The benefits are abundant.

 

Most books I read have been suggested to me by other readers, admirers, or in magazine reviews. Not every book I read I like… though a majority of those won’t be posted because I just can’t finish them… too boring and won't hold my attention.

 

Get outside, sit under a tree or pop in a tent, and read.

Skål,
Sean

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American Wolf, Nate Blakeslee

Damn good read. Wolfs are fascinating animals, and Nate does a tremendous job making you feel like you’re amongst the pack, strolling through Yellowstone, protecting the herd, and killing in order to survive. I won’t reveal the ending, but it’s no mystery. Still, does not take one iota away from a fascinating story.

Bruce Lee: A Life, Matthew Polly

Matt tells it all, the good, the arrogance, the cockiness, the story behind his death, Bruce’s superior mental attitude, that enabled Bruce to become an iconoclast. I’ve studied martial arts over 25 years... JKD specifically (Bruce’s style) for almost 15 years on-and-off, and always try and keep my cup empty. Was Bruce really a badass? Yes, yes indeed. A vital read for all martial artists and anyone looking to better him/her self.

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