Friday, May 11, 2012

Book Beginnings: The Wisdom of John Muir

Please join me every Friday to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires.  Please remember to include the title of the book and the author.

Leave a link to your post.  If you don't have a blog, but want to participate, please leave a comment with your Book Beginning.

Be patient with me today. I'm in Kalispell, Montana for depositions of a couple of my clients. It's going to be a jam-packed day and then I fly home at the crack of dawn tomorrow. I probably won't get around to visit all your posts until later this weekend. But I will stop by as soon as I can. Thanks for posting!


This book is invaluable because, among many other things, it reminds us what a talented writer John Muir was.

-- from the Forward to The Wisdom of John Muir: 100 Selections from the Letters, Journals, and Essays of the Great Naturalist by Anne Rowthorn. 

I've read about John Muir, but I've never read his own writing. I am looking forward to learning more.

My copy came through the LibraryThing Early Reviewer program.


  1. Interesting beginning. I don't read much non-fiction but this sounds like something I should probably give a good look to.

  2. Sometimes we need to be reminded how great some of the lesser-known (and even well-known) authors were/are.

  3. This book sounds quite interesting. Might check it out some time.

  4. I do enjoy learning more about "real people" from the past. This one sounds interesting.

  5. I have also read a lot about John Muir but never his own words, I'll have to look for this one.
    Thanks for hosting!

  6. Montana is lovely this time of year. Too bad you are working and not getting to enjoy the state.

  7. Mmm, Muir! Can you give us a first line of *his* writing too? I'm more familiar with his legacy than with his own writings, although I loved his Stickeen as a child.

  8. I don't read too much non-fiction either, but this does sound interesting.

    Have a great weekend!
    Kristin @ Always With a Book

  9. I don't read much non-fiction either! Sounds interesting!


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