Friday, July 15, 2016

What I Read July

It appears that most of my reading lately has been non-fiction.  I linking up with Modern Mrs Darcy's Quick Lit.  Check out what everyone is reading.

Getting  Life by Michael Morton

This book is about Michael who was wrongfully convicted in his wife's death. He spent 25 years in jail for a crime he did not commit. Michael writes eloquently about his travels through the criminal justice system.  I read Just Mercy last year about justice and how it is served.  This book reminded me a lot of that book.

Dirt Work: An Education in the Woods by Christine Byl

This book was a slower go at the beginning.  You will never look at a trail in a National Park the same way again.  Christine worked on trail crews in Glacier and Cordova and  Denali.  She talks quite a bit how being a woman in this line of work.  You can't but help but feel Christine's love of the outdoors and trail work. Make no doubt about it, trail work is back breaking sometimes thankless work.


  1. Dirt Work sounds really good! Thanks!

  2. Wow, Dirt Work sounds interesting! I visited Yellowstone last summer and the Redwoods National Forest a few years back, so it would be fun to read more about the work that goes into making sure the trails are walkable.

    Here are my June reads: