April came and went and I’m still on track. I did stumble early on in the month, especially with the weather warming up and so many outdoor activities calling my name, but I recovered and still plugging away. Take a look below at what I read in April.
The Long Run
Short and sweet (I finished it in a day). This was a Kindle single that caught my eye, I love the cover image. It does a lot in conveying a message about what the story is going to be like.
Its a crazy story about a alcoholic/drug addict who switches additions from drugs and alcohol to running. Not just jogging and an occasional 5k, but ultra-marathons…as if a marathon isn’t long enough. The author is doing 100 mile runs and 50 mile trail runs…some crazy stuff. It’s a pretty good read and worth the price ($1.99) and time to read.
The Hunger Games
I broke down and read it. Every one said it was good. My wife said it was good. The movie came out and we were supposed to go see it. So I read it and well…it was good. It’s a trilogy, (not an 800 book epic like Harry Potter that would end up consuming my reading list) and the story isn’t quite as young adult-ish as some books (like Harry Potter – I didn’t read this btw). Actually looking back, there is very little about the book that is ‘young adult’. This was a novel for adults that a younger audience could also enjoy…how about that!?
Its about a girl in a dystopian future where every year they hold the ‘Hunger Games’ where a boy and girl from each district have to battle it out to the death among other boys and girls from other districts. Its not an entirely new concept. There seem to be a number of books that address the same lottery type life or death situation that this book portrays. But even still, it was a good book. I’d even go so far as to recommend it. There are three books in the series and I can only vouch for this one so far but its worth the time.
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Savage Season is the first book in Joe R. Lansdale’s ‘Hap and Leonard’ series. It seems like an interesting series. “Start with two best friends who practice martial arts in their free time: one a straight white guy, the other a black gay guy.” That’s pretty different right?
In the first installment Hap’s ex-wife comes around and pulled the two friends into a scheme to find some lost stolen money that her new husband found out about while doing some time in prison. It sounded like an easy way to make some good money but the two heroes find themselves in the middle of