Yesterday’s (I am playing catch-up from being away for a lovely weekend with my wife) Daily Prompt asks that we take a look at our bookcase and tell which book we would most like to re-read if we had the time.
The funny part is that the book that comes instantly to mind is not, and had never been “on my bookshelf”. It was originally released as an audio-book only about 10 years ago by Ron McLarty. It was one of the first audiobooks I ever purchased and to this day it is still one of my favorites. I see now that it is also available in print form so my bookshelf might have to have a new addition soon.
The book is called “The Memory Of Running” and is a story about a simple man named Smithson (Smithy) Ide and of his quest to close the loop on some personal issues involving his family, which actually allows Smithy to find himself in the process. The main character hits very close to home for me, just a guy trying to find himself. I never had the experiences that Smithy has as he tries to ride his bicycle across the country to find his sister, but the thoughts and feelings that he shares as he travels are all about me.
If you like audiobooks, I highly recommend you ordering this book, to hear the author tell the tale and the voice he gives to Smithy really make the book for me I believe. If you are not into audiobooks, then I have linked the author’s page above and the book can be ordered thru normal channels.
Anyway, if you have read this book before, please leave me a comment below. As of today I have yet to meet anyone that has heard of this book, yet it is supposedly a best seller. It should be a best seller in my opinion, in fact I might just buy it again 🙂