📚 Finished reading: Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer, ISBN: 9780307476869

Second time through. Great book. Great movie. I’m not sure which one I like more.

📚 Finished reading: Hatchet by Gary Paulsen, ISBN: 9781442403321

I read this with The Boy for a school book report. The writing style was interesting, and rather accessible for younger readers. The story was pretty good, though it did hit pretty close to home after our search and rescue adventure last summer.

Hardcover from public library.

📚 Finished reading: The 4-Hour Workweek by Timothy Ferriss, ISBN: 9780307591166

Where do I begin with this one? The “lifestyle design” and travel parts of the book are actually pretty good. There’s a lot of interesting advice, and much of it is even somewhat useful. The business advice, though, is a mess. Most of it seems pretty sketchy (this guy comes from the infomercial world). If you have to follow up a piece of business advise with the disclaimer, “THIS IS LEGAL!”, then you may want to reconsider your life choices.

Audiobook from Apple Books.

📚 Finished reading: The Princess Bride by William Goldman, ISBN: 9780151015443

Yes, I read this twice in one week. This time I read it with The Boy and he seemed to enjoy it as much as I did. My wife was around for parts of it and laughed out loud several times.

Audiobook from Apple Books.

📚 Finished reading: The War of Art by Steven Pressfield, ISBN: 9781936891047

I have strong feelings about this book, both good and bad. The very loud orchestral music playing in the background through much of the audiobook didn’t do it any favors. Still, the author has some interesting ideas and I am probably going to read this one again. Very short.

Audiobook from Apple Books.

📚 Finished reading: The Princess Bride by William Goldman, ISBN: 9780151015443

This was great, though not as great as the movie. Short (must have been abridged).

Audiobook from Apple Books.

The Boy (age 10) crushed it, finishing his first marathon in 4:49. He didn’t take a single walk break and ran a relatively even pace (2:20/2:29). This kid is amazing.

📚 Finished reading: Persuasion by Jane Austen, ISBN: 9780451526380

I love Jane Austen’s writing. The story was just a bit too similar to Pride and Prejudice, but not quite as entertaining. I found this one harder to stay focused on.

Audiobook checked out from public library.