Do you have a favorite book that you read again and again?
The Four Agreements, by Don Miguel Ruiz, is a tiny book that packs a powerful message. Like walking a long-distance trek, it reminds me what is important and helps chase anxiety away.
My mantra mirrors Ruiz’ words of wisdom. This is what I repeat:
“Speak impeccably. Don’t take things personally. Never assume. Always do your best.”
In a nut shell, those are the four agreements. I have just read the book again, reading some passages over and over as I go. As usual, I have found peace in Ruiz’ message.
I would love to hear how the book affects you. Also, please share if there is a book you read again and again.
Why did I write an adventure memoir about the Camino de Santiago?
I wrote to touch readers’ hearts, tickle funny bones, and pique curiosity.
I wrote for people who have tried long-distance trekking and for those who are considering their first hiking adventure. I wrote for armchair adventurers as well.
I wrote for people who have struggled with self-doubt, childhood bullying, and poverty.
Many readers have shared their reactions to Camino Sunrise. Many wrote that my book resonated in several of the areas I mentioned above. They found a message of hope.
I would love to hear what you think.
Sue and I are honored to be featured on a podcast hosted by Australian radio producer Dan Mullins. Also a Camino veteran, he interviewed us from Sydney Saturday (Friday night our time). Check it out on My Camino–The Podcast. Dan, who is also a talented musician, has been doing the show for two years. Thank you, Dan!
How many places of worship grace the Camino de Santiago? I wonder if anyone has counted them. My wife Sue painted this one for my book.
The benefits of the process plus Amazon’s amazing self-publishing platform.
— Read on www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/how-do-life/201902/the-case-writing-book-even-if-it-sells-no-copies
What were your favorite books last year?
These are two I enjoyed:
Nonfiction: Way Out There, by J. Robert Harris…backpacking adventures, mostly solo, that boggled my mind.
Fiction: Ready Player One, by Ernest Kline…scifi at its best.
I want to add a special mention of a book that resonated with me: Fighting the Inside Dragons, by Bogdan Ignat.
Let me know your favorites; I am always shopping for my bookshelf.