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Book Review – The Year We Seized The Day : A True Story of Friendship and Renewal on the Camino

book review: The Year We Seized the Day: A True Story of Friendship and Renewal on the Camino

Julia’s Reading Challenge for 2019 0% Introduction The utterly compelling and inspirational account of how two very different writers tackle their demons walking the Camino de Santiago de Compostela, the legendary medieval pilgrimage across Spain Elizabeth Best had always wanted to go on a pilgrimage. Colin Bowles had never given it a moment’s thought. But by…

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Book Review – Dare to Do by Sarah Outen

Julia’s Reading Challenge for 2019 0% Introduction On 1 April 2011, rower and adventurer Sarah Outen set off in her kayak from Tower Bridge for France. her aim was simple: to circle the globe entirely under her own steam – cycling, kayaking and rowing across Europe, Asia, the Pacific, North America, the Atlantic and eventually…

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Book Review – The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

Julia’s Reading Challenge for 2019 0% Introduction Paulo Coelho’s masterpiece tells the mystical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure. His quest will lead him to riches far different—and far more satisfying—than he ever imagined. Santiago’s journey teaches us about the essential wisdom of listening…

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Book Review – Can’t Hurt Me, by David Goggins

Introduction For David Goggins, childhood was a nightmare — poverty, prejudice, and physical abuse coloured his days and haunted his nights. But through self-discipline, mental toughness, and hard work, Goggins transformed himself from a depressed, overweight young man with no future into a U.S. Armed Forces icon and one of the world’s top endurance athletes.…

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Book Review: Operation Ironman by George Mahood

If you have been reading the Adventure Geek blog and book reviews then you will know that I am a fan of George Mahood.  His adventures are always humorous and this recent read is no exception. One Mans Journey from Hospital Bed to Ironman Triathlon Official blurb:- Operation Ironman follows George Mahood’s hilarious and inspiring journey…

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Not Tonight Josephine (Book Review)

By George Mahood Official Blurb: Two Brits, George and Mark, set off from New York City to explore the back roads of America. In this calamity-ridden travel tale, George sets out in true clichéd fashion to discover the real America. Throw in plenty of run-ins with the police, rapidly dwindling finances and Josephine – the…

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