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12 12, 2016

Blog Tour: Hound of the Sea by Garrett McNamara

By | December 12th, 2016|Categories: For Men, Gift Ideas, Health, Mind, & Body, Memoirs, Nonfiction, Self-Help, Sports & Outdoors|Tags: , , |3 Comments

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hound of the sea book coverPlease join Garrett McNamara, author of Hound of the Sea, as he tours the blogosphere with TLC Book Tours!

Reviewed by Nina Longfield

Hound of the Sea by Garrett McNamara is a memoir that delves into the hypnotic draw of big wave surfing. This book, however, is also a look back to an unconventional childhood. McNamara was born at the tail end of the flower power era with parents who embraced the concepts of peace, love, sex, drugs, and communal experimentation. Throughout his memoir, McNamara dips into his past sharing vignettes of memories. Using his own recollections as well as stories he heard from others, McNamara creates a picture of a boy with an unconventional childhood growing into a man with an exceptional occupation.

17 09, 2016

Review: Expect a Miracle by Jenny Long & Bob Der

By | September 17th, 2016|Categories: Biographies, Nonfiction, Sports & Outdoors|Tags: , |1 Comment

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expect a miracle book coverReviewed by Bethany Kelly

When a grown man or woman competes in a triathlon, we applaud their perseverance and hard work. It is a feat of immense endurance. But when one person competes and brings another along, that is an act of true courage and kindness. In her book, Expect a Miracle: A Mother’s Tale of Brotherly Love, Faith and the Race That Changed a Family’s Life, Jenny Long and Bob Der tell the story of Connor and Cayden Long who shared this incredible experience.

Like most young brothers, Connor and Cayden were the best of friends and enjoyed spending time together. Unlike most brothers, Cayden struggled with Cerebral Palsy which limited his ability to run, play outside and be active like the other kids.

28 07, 2016

Blog Tour: Lift by Daniel Kunitz

By | July 28th, 2016|Categories: Exercise & Fitness, Health, Mind, & Body, Historical, Nonfiction, Sports & Outdoors|Tags: , , , |2 Comments

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lift book coverPlease join Daniel Kunitz, author of Lift: Fitness Culture, from Naked Greeks and Acrobats to Jazzercise and Ninja Warriors, as he tours the blogosphere with TLC Book Tours!

Reviewed by Poppy Johnson

Seldom does a book come along that explains so well why we are and should be doing something. In Lift, Daniel Kunitz does an excellent job of going over the reasons we lift and why we need to lift, as well as breaking open some myths about lifting along the way.

Let’s begin with what this book isn’t. Although there are elements of workouts related to lifting in the text, this is not a workout book nor is it a weight loss book. That said, if you do follow some of the guidelines reviewed in the book, you are practically guaranteed to lose weight.