Monthly Archives: August 2013

Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed

This was a really well written book which I didn’t like or maybe I did.  I think I tend to agree with much of what Cathy writes here.

But in the same breath it was well written and as another reviewer wrote we all deal with grief in our own way.

What do you think?

Simultaneously published on Goodreads

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The Longest Race: A Lifelong Runner, an Iconic Ultramarathon, and the Case for Human Endurance by Ed Ayres

This is not an easy book to read.  It is dense, intellectual, philosophical, and asks a reader to examine their own beliefs, biases, and prejudices rather than just going along for the ride while the author tells a story.  It is a subtle call to action painted against the backdrop of the JFK 50 ultra-marathon.  I had to read this small book (232) pages in measured doses as there was so much to take in.  I would definitely recommend if you are looking for a book that make you feel as well as think.

Simultaneously published on Goodreads

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August 24, 2013 · 10:54 am