Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Review: Wanderers : Ragnarök

Wanderers : Ragnarök Wanderers : Ragnarök by Richard A. Bamberg
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is a really enjoyable start to a series. It sets the table nicely and slips in some good back story to flesh out Raphael Semmes, the main character. I would have liked a few more callbacks to his training, but maybe that will be parceled out as the series draws on. Beast is hands down my favorite character. A Harley/Manticore? Could there be anything cooler? The friend who gave me this series as a gift knew what they were doing as I can't wait to plunge further into this world.

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Review: Spartan Up!: A Take-No-Prisoners Guide to Overcoming Obstacles and Achieving Peak Performance in Life

Spartan Up!: A Take-No-Prisoners Guide to Overcoming Obstacles and Achieving Peak Performance in Life Spartan Up!: A Take-No-Prisoners Guide to Overcoming Obstacles and Achieving Peak Performance in Life by Joe De Sena
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Okay, I will say first that this can almost come off as a bit preachy, sort of like the mindset a former smoker can get once they kick the habit. In other words, almost militant. The thing is, De Sena believes in what he says and does that strongly. Did I suddenly get the desire to go organic or give up ice cream? No, but I am more conscious about QUANTITY. I have lost almost 30 pounds since embarking on Spartan races. This year, at age 52, I am going to earn my Trifecta. I have met a few of the elite runners at some of the events, and they really are embracing this life. There might be points here that you don't fully jive with, but you will find something that speaks to you. And NO!!! This is NOT a workout book. It is cognitive...about mindset.

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