Category Archives: Book Reviews

Book Review – Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life by William Finnegan

Exquisitely written – thoughtful, honest, credible, and adventurous When I heard about Mr. Finnegan’s memoir, chronicling his lifetime of surfing adventures intertwined with his journey as a writer, I knew it would be one of the best books I’ve read. … Continue reading

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Re-Read/Review: “Dove” by Robin Lee Graham

I rarely read anything twice – If I am interested in a piece of fiction or a non-fiction work, I’ll take my time while reading so I can deeply digest and reflect on every aspect of content.  While engaging in … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Caught Inside – A Surfer’s Year on the California Coast” by Daniel Duane

Five Stars – Nostalgic – Exquisitely written expose’ on Surfing The book’s description on Amazon was more than enough to convince me to order a copy.  I read the preface as soon as it arrived and wasn’t able to put it … Continue reading

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Best Books of 2015: Top 5 plus honorable mention

As we approach the close of 2015 and with the holiday season well underway, I thought now would be a good time to shout out about the top five books I read this year. Since I didn’t plug a “top … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Boys in the Boat – by Daniel James Brown

Daniel James Brown knew what he was doing before he set out to write this highly entertaining and interesting piece of non-fiction. In fact, for me it will likely go down as the best I’ve read in this decade. In … Continue reading

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Book Review: “The Light Between Oceans” by M. L. Stedman

Extraordinary debut novel! Stedman’s debut novel is a compact study in highly charged emotions evoked from strong images of a bygone era. The author’s place descriptions and talent for developing unique voice and perspective drawn from each character’s point of … Continue reading

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Book Review: “When Women Were Birds: Fifty-four Variations on Voice” by Terry Tempest Williams

When a woman author is wedded to words, the result is a thing of beauty. When Women Were Birds is the best book of any genre that I’ve read in the past five years. I was captivated from the very … Continue reading

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