Spring Reading Reviews
In this age of digital everything it’s easy to browse your favorite web sites, read a few gossip columns, and call yourself “in the know.” That’s great and all but lately I’ve rediscovered the joy of reading a good book. Something about posting up somewhere (preferably in a hammock under a palm tree) nice and quiet and getting away from all the phone calls, emails, instagram updates, texts, Facebook posts, haters on Twitter, and other bs is refreshing. Below are a few books that I’ve enjoyed of late…—JC
On Surfari by Tim Baker
Aussie surf journalist Tim Baker is in a class by himself when it comes to people who surf and write—for an editor like me he’s quite inspirational in how he managed to finagle a lifestyle out of writing about surfing. Anyway, Surfari is the story of Baker packing up his family in a SUV, hitching a trailer to it, and doing a big ol’ circle around Australia. His trip was meant to be one of surf discovery and family bonding. Well, the family sure bonded, but the surf discovery aspect of it was my personal highlight—he’d usually end up looking for a buddy to surf with at sharky, isolated beaches throughout Oz. After finishing the book, I really wanted to drop everything and spend a year camping throughout Australia. To me, that means it was a great read.
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