For me, part and parcel with trying to become a better writer is reading. A lot. While I’d like to think that my writing it fairly good and hopefully deserving at some point of being published somewhere, I am under no misconceptions that I can hold a candle, or fountain […]
I recently finished another book downloaded to my Kindle called Yoga for People that Can’t Be Bothered to Do It by a guy named Geoff Dyer. It is a collection of travel stories and it is a pretty good read. One of the concepts he talks about is “being in […]
I was tagged by the really excellent blogger, Brooke of Brooke verses World, to do a blog about my 3 best travel secrets. Go read her blog — it is really good. Here is what I’ve got to offer: (1) Kindle. As those of you that have been reading my […]
So here is my brief axe to grind, whilst I read a new book on my Kindle. I bought a book by a Brit named Dennison Berwick called A Walk Along the Ganges. The concept was one that appealed to me — his quixotic travel quest was to walk the entire length of the sacred Ganges, some 1550 or so miles, to see what he could learn about India, its people, and Hinduism. Seeing as I on a quest with a similar ground-based restrictions, I thought it would be an interesting read. And it is. He’s a good writer and the tale is a good one.
I’ve read about 30 books so far on the trip. After I read them, I put a note on the last page with me email address and ask whoever finds them to send me an email telling me where they found it and asking them to “release” it back to the wild when they are done.
I have a moderately serious book addiction. Almost entirely hardcovers. I think I own about 800 or so. I am what I refer to as a ¨buy-three, read one¨ shopper. Best Buy is a dangerous spot for me to walk into, like most men, but Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble […]