It takes a really good book to capture my complete attention and actually read it cover to cover before picking up another book. I’m a bit of a scatter brain. To make matters worse I bought a couple more distractions:
- The Longest Ride by Emilio Scotto
- One Man Caravan by Robert Edison Fulton, Jr.
- Lois on the Loose by Lois Pryce
I’m almost done with Dreaming of Jupiter. I have a lot to say about Ted Simon’s follow up to his legendary journey 25 years ago, so that will have to wait for another time. Then there’s Walden by Thoreau. I read it in college, and re-reading it here and there. Henry didn’t care much for possessions, but I can’t help think he’d fall in love with a Triumph Scrambler.
I’m 20 pages into Lois on the Loose and I’ve laughed out loud half a dozen times. It’s the story of a woman riding from Alaska to Argentina, what I’ll be doing some times from now. Naturally I’m interested in this particular story over others. Perhaps it will give me some insight into what I’ll be facing. Then again, each traveler’s journey can’t be open to comparison. There can hardly be a spoiler for that kind of unique experience.
So many inspiring stories. Amazement, jealousy and anxiousness builds up in me when I pour through their tales. They keep my eyes on prize and drive me crazy at the same time.