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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Mud, Sweat, and Tears, Bear Grylls

Autobiography from his early life – childhood, SAS, Everest, meeting his wife… things that molded his character. Quick read. Bear’s no writer, but didn’t expect him to be. I read it because I respect him, and he’s the real deal who embraces life and lives it on his terms. I wanted to see what made the man, and he does that through this book.

Grunt, Mary Roach

Science with the military. It’s amazing how much technology and money we spend on arming our soldiers, keeping them healthy, sound… any and all inner and outer adversities currently facing our troops. It’s necessary. One lost soldier doesn’t cut it. Skipped a few chapters because the information I’d already read before somewhere else or held no value to my growth.

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