I am a reader, a slow one but a reader none the less. In this fast paced world of social media many of us are losing the patience to, and forfeiting the joy of curling up with a good book. The thing is we get all of our information in sound bites and 140 character tweets. That’s okay to a point but having the ability to escape all this hub bub is a valuable skill that more of us need to work at, and preserve.
I escape into the books I read. They take me places beyond where the Rabbit took Alice. They put me on the stream when I can’t be there with characters I will never actually fish with. They help me to understand how our sport evolved and, in truth, how little it has really changed, once the smoke clears.
I encourage all of you to take some time out of your day, find a comfortable chair, and take a book off your shelf. If you want a few recommendations I list over 80 books I have read in the Reading Room including 5 of my own. I also list some booksellers who can help you find the classic works that made fly fishing the most literate of sports.
Give it a try, this thing called reading. I think you will enjoy it.
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