Review: S‑Town and the Art of Pod­cast Music

S-Town and the Art of Podcast Music
S‑Town and the Art of Pod­cast Music by Roby
My rat­ing: 5 of 5 stars

Even though most peo­ple would­n’t clas­si­fy this as an audio­book, I think it does. I mean, it does­n’t mat­ter, I just want­ed to write a quick review about this great and grip­ping sto­ry, not all that unsim­i­lar to the stranger in the woods by Michael Finkel. The main char­ac­ter was fas­ci­nat­ing and res­onat­ed with me strong­ly. The lit­tle facts about clock­mak­ing and the ref­er­ence to oth­er lit­er­a­ture were nice details that added to the expe­ri­ence. The audio record­ings just made it super vivid and I wish more non-fic­tion books were done this way, although I under­stand it is very dif­fi­cult to pull off. One of a kind!

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Review: The Stranger in the Woods: The Extra­or­di­nary Sto­ry of the Last True Hermit

The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit
The Stranger in the Woods: The Extra­or­di­nary Sto­ry of the Last True Her­mit by Michael Finkel
My rat­ing: 5 of 5 stars

This has been my favourite book that I have read in the year 2020, and although the year has just begun, I think it will remain one of, if not the favourite at the end of the year. An insight­ful book look­ing into the soli­tude life and what it can bring. What brings a man to make a deci­sion like this and how did he get away with it for so long. These are the peo­ple that if you met them in real life, you would want to ask them so many ques­tions and try to under­stand what goes on in their mind and if you were able to do the same in such a sit­u­a­tion. Def­i­nite­ly rec­om­mend this book to anyone.

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Review: The Incom­plete Book of Running

The Incomplete Book of Running
The Incom­plete Book of Run­ning by Peter Sagal
My rat­ing: 5 of 5 stars

Uplift­ing book from an uplift­ing author, despite the tough per­son­al peri­od that he had to go through.
The book gave me a new per­spec­tive on run­ning, the abil­i­ty to do it for oth­ers and to find joy in such a sim­ple activ­i­ty.
I had nev­er heard of the pod­cast, of which the author is a host and I will for sure check it out, since I did quite enjoy the type of humor, it was sub­tle but bru­tal at the same time. Because of this book, I signed up for the local run­ning blind organ­i­sa­tion, that con­nects (near)blind peo­ple with vol­un­teers that would like to help said peo­ple to go and run again and let the oth­ers be their eyes. It makes me feel good, know­ing some­thing like this exists and makes me less anx­ious to become blind.

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Review: The Ter­ri­ble and Won­der­ful Rea­sons Why I Run Long Distances

The Terrible and Wonderful Reasons Why I Run Long Distances
The Ter­ri­ble and Won­der­ful Rea­sons Why I Run Long Dis­tances by Matthew Inman
My rat­ing: 5 of 5 stars

Great moti­va­tion­al and relat­able com­ic from The Oat­meal.
Dosed with plen­ty of humor, it takes very lit­tle time to read through this com­ic.
Which is great for rainy days, in which you strug­gle to go out­doors for a run. In the past I came across a short­er ver­sion of this book online and when I found out there was more, I did­n’t hes­i­tate to get my hands of a copy.
I am not famil­iar with the oth­er comics of the author, but I do like his style. 

The part about the DO or DO NOT was a bit con­fus­ing at times, since it was play­ing with sar­casm and not always was that obvious. 

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Review: How Bad Do You Want It?: Mas­ter­ing the Psy­chol­o­gy of Mind Over Muscle

How Bad Do You Want It?: Mastering the Psychology of Mind Over Muscle
How Bad Do You Want It?: Mas­ter­ing the Psy­chol­o­gy of Mind Over Mus­cle by Matt Fitzger­ald
My rat­ing: 5 of 5 stars

Great insights in what moti­vates peo­ple and ath­letes in par­tic­u­lar, with their dri­ve to excel in endurance events! I enjoyed the vari­ety in the exam­ples, includ­ing sto­ries from sports that I nev­er con­sid­ered to be that inter­est­ing, but in the end it is about peo­ple aim­ing to achieve their goals and see­ing how they some­times hold them­selves back sub­con­cious­ly. The sto­ry about the per­son get­ting shot while out on a hunt­ing trip, is the type of unex­pect­ed thing that can change your life for good and to see this type of come­back is heart­warm­ing. This is def­i­nite­ly a book that I would like to read again in the future when I am train­ing for a par­tic­u­lar event that is close to my heart.

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