OK, I'm not big on recommending things like books, movies, or music. It makes me feel responsible. However, some times something touches me enough that I want to recommend it. So, here goes. I'm going to recommend "So Brave, Young and Handsome" by Leif Enger
. I may be somewhat biased because I liked Leif Enger's
style so much, that when Brian and I saw his new book on the shelf at Barnes and Noble, we had to get it. Well, I read it in about a week (which for me is pretty good since I don't usually invest a lot of time in reading - I know it's shameful). It was great. Someone online called it a "smooth mix of romanticism and gritty reality." By gritty they mean literally. :) Just thinking about the book makes me a little itchy thinking about sleeping outside for weeks at a time as I'm traveling through the prairie
states. Anyway, it's a good book, if you like gritty reality and romanticism, it may be the book for you.