Reading a book while you are on vacation or while traveling is a great way to enhance your reading experience as well as your trip. This was never truer than our trip to Yosemite a few years ago. We flew into San Francisco spending a few days visiting some spots we missed on our first trip there. Must see places like Lands End and China Town. Then we headed south through Big Sur staying overnight in Carmel. Further south we stayed in Cambria to visit Moonstone Beach. The town was quaint and the beach was amazing! Then it was time to circle back to the north toward Yosemite. Once we made it to the National Park we stopped in the Ansel Adams Gallery and it was there I was taken by two books. The first was Ansel's autobiography. I realized that while I had always admired his work, I really didn't know much about him. The second was a book of letters. I love letters. The good old fashioned hand-written snail mail kind!
As soon as we checked into the hotel, we headed to the pool. I opened Ansel's autobiography and lost myself in the places we had just visited. I didn't realize he grew up in the San Francisco area. Many of the very places we had seen this specific trip were mentioned. Even his travels to Carmel through Big Sur. It was a magical read. He spoke of his love for Yosemite with a passion that was contagious. Reading this specific book on this trip was a perfect fit!
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I have been reading a ton since summer vacation this year. Here is short list of my latest reads.
- Your Secret Name by Kary Oberbrunner
- Intentional Living by John Maxwell
- The Power of Story by Jim Loehr
- The Art of Work by Jeff Goins
- You Are A Writer by Jeff Goins
*All time favorite book besides the Bible, The War of Art by Steven Pressfield. I've read several of Pressfield's books and loved them all. Currently on my reading table, more Kary Oberbrunner. I will be polishing off three more of his non-fictions while enjoying his Elixir Project fiction work weekly.
Kary's book Your Secret Name is right up there with The War of Art. Both have been life changing! Lessons in these books literally changed me. I will be writing a full review on my new website www.BrendaHaire.com coming soon.
Are you sensing a theme? I am working on some deep me stuff and doing some research for my upcoming book. Who knows maybe someday you will be taking my book on your trip? Would love to know what you are currently reading?
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