Those of you who know me know that I love to read. I’m constantly collecting and reading all kinds of books about all kinds of topics. I truly think that reading is one of the best ways to expand your mind and learn something new. Unfortunately, that wasn’t always the case.
It wasn’t until I was about a junior in college that I picked up my reading habit. Before then I was the guy who would write book reports on the same book over and over just trying to complete the assignment – I must have used My Side of the Mountain for book reports 3-4 times throughout elementary and middle school.
Looking back on it now, not picking up a reading habit sooner is one thing I regret. I wish I had made a concerted effort to read more and to read on a regular basis. There are so many benefits that reading can provide.
As I have gotten older, I have realized that the trend I followed is fairly common today. Between video games, social media, tv, and everything else going on; there are just too many distractions out there that draw people away from books. With that, we are excited to announce a new series called Backcountry Books.
Backcountry Books will be a monthly publication where we recommend and review a recent book that we’ve read. Most books in the series will have an outdoor or a life focus that appeals to members of the Backcountry Junkie Community and either tells a great story, or is informative.
The ultimate goal of Backcountry Books will be to help members of the Backcountry Junkie Community re engage with reading. Even if the series helps one person get out there, pick up a book, and read it all the way through it will be deemed a success.
Be on the lookout for our first Backcountry Book soon!
If you would like to contribute to the Backcountry Books Series, send us an email at Contact@backcountryjunkie.com. We would love to connect, learn more about your interests, and share the love of reading!