A list of the books Robert has been reading lately...
The Runner's World Complete Guide to Minimalism and Barefoot Running by Scott Douglas, 2013|
Robert finished reading this book on May 9, 2013.
183 pages, 16 days, 11.4 pages per day
Good read. Hits all the major points and does so without being too biased to one side of the barefoot argument or the other.
The Ghost Runner by Bill Jones, 2012|
Robert finished reading this book on April 23, 2013.
350 pages, 44 days, 8.0 pages per day
This one took me a while to get through, but that wasn't all the fault of the book. Busy life just got in the way.
The Runner's World Big Book of Marathon Training by Jennifer Van Allen, Bart Yasso, Amby Burtfoot, 2012|
Robert finished reading this book on March 10, 2013.
260 pages, 12 days, 21.7 pages per day
I read this cover-to-cover in preparation for a seminar I gave on board a Royal Caribbean cruise. I was invited as a guest speaker and wanted to be sure that I was as well prepared as I possibly could be, and figured this would be a good refresher on my running knowledge. It definitely was. Jen did a great job with this book, I'm impressed, and can't wait to tell her in person. (Also, it was cool to see my name in the Acknowledgments.)
Dreaming of Deliverance by R. E. Chambliss, 2009|
Robert finished reading this book on February 26, 2013.
551 pages, 9 days, 61.2 pages per day
I'm glad I read this book. But don't misinterpret that to think that I'm saying that it was good, or even enjoyable. Instead, it pointed out several flaws that I would likely make in my own writing if I ever get around to writing my own novel. The story was very unique and could have been entertaining if it weren't so poorly written. In addition to the annoying use of the vernacular and the typos, the structure of the book as a whole seemed lopsided, and the ending was less than satisfactory. All that said, I have to admit, that I flew through the pages, wanting to find out what was going to happen next. So, it was doing something right.
Bethlehem Steelmaker: My Ninety Years in Life's Loop by Edmund F. Martin, 1992|
Robert finished reading this book on February 17, 2013.
164 pages, 21 days, 7.8 pages per day
Provided a glimpse into local history, but wasn't all that terribly interesting or well written.
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