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.


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Spotted Tail, Richmond, Chow

Spotted Tail was not a hereditary chief but developed his standing as a capable warrior. As he grew older-- an influential warrior. Setting him apart from other young men was the fact that he always planned the fights beforehand. He had a great deal of strategic ability and leadership capabilities. He was not praised by all of his people, the Lakotas, and sometimes his tactics earned him enemies…. As this happens to all leaders. Was revolutionary in believing the Indians opposing the white invasion and movement into his homeland would do no good. Instead became a spokesman for the tribe and sought peace and defended the rights of the tribe. He was killed by one of his own for reasons only o

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