A good read…

My favourite type of book is the travel book, especially when the author has travelled slowly and the hard way, by foot or bike or similar, through challenging and difficult terrain.

I have just finished “The year we seized the day” co- authored by Elizabeth Best & Colin Bowles. It fitted into all the above categories. They walked the 800km pilgrim trail of the Camino in Spain. They write alternate chapters and the chapters are short, mostly 2 to 3 pages each. Colin writes with a cynical look at life while Eli is more lyrical but both write from deep within their heart and soul and take us on a journey which is far more than just a travelogue. The reader is taken, step by blistered step with them and at the end I had tears in my eyes as they finally reach their destination.

I came across this very appropriate quote….

“Reading gives us somewhere to go when we have to stay where we are”

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  1. I will go “google” Newbery Medal. Not heard of it before.

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  2. mrcaldwell

    Great to hear about your reading books. Currently, I am reading books that have the Newbery Medal. After reading these award winning books, I can say that I like books that really touch on the lives of unique people and times in history.

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