Without the books I read (and which my parents read to me) as a child, my life would be drastically different. Books made me want to have adventures, travel. As an adult I can’t read enough - I love the feeling of wanting to do nothing but to be in the book I’m reading. And I hate it when a good one ends and I’m just devastated for days...! .
As an author, it is inspiring to meet people from all over the world – US, Asia, Africa, New Zealand and so many other places – who reach out after reading my book. So many people make pilgrimages to the jungle. Many more write letters about how after reading MOG they want to pursue their own dreams. Some report making plans to take action to protect wildlife and ecosystems. It humbling to see the ripples. .
Books are windows to the universe, the antidote for airports, and they have to power to change lives. They certainly changed mine. Which books changed your life the most? Where’s your favorite place to read? It’s #nationalbookloversday #booklovers #bookloversday .
In portuguese, please!
Just finished your book. I've been recommending it to my students for days now, even as I was reading it, and yesterday I broke to them that you're right here in India now, and they let out a wistful groan 😅 I hope to have a few enthusiasts in the making. Okay, so books that have probably changed my life. - "The Call of the Wild", "Robin Hood", "The Diary of a Young Girl". Probably "In Search of Schrodinger's Cat". But one book I wish you could read is in Bengali, my mother tongue. If you could read it, you'd feel like you'd written it yourself in another life. It's called "Aranyak", which in English means - 'The Sylvan'. 🌳🌳🌳
@docantle big endorsement - I’ll pick it up!
I am reading MOG now. I grew up idolizing Steve Irwin, but because things did not work out for me and I could not pursue this trail, I ended up becoming something else. However, the passion of my childhood isn't dead, or even dormant. I try to keep it alive in whatever small way I can. I am a schoolteacher now. I have shared your story with my kids and they are already hyped. I hope (and I'll try my best) that at least a handful of them grow up to be wildlife warriors.
My favourite book by far was 'I Married Adventure - The lifes of Martin and Osa Johnson' written by Osa Johnson.
Ishmael by Daniel Quinn a life-changing book
@dodoworks I recommend River if Doubt - one of my favorite non fiction books! As for my book - enjoy 🙏🙏🙏
‘One River’. Read it while traveling on the Amazon. Because of that book I then had to visit Columbia too .....there I read ‘The Invention of Nature’. Books make me travel in my mind and in real life. Looking forward to reading ‘Mother of God’ @paulrosolie
@paulrosolie yeah I’d love to join @tamanduaexpeditions at some point sooner than later. Trying to go back to Sumatra this winter to see what I can do with some friends who work with orangutan there. Glad to have helped support the print sale and the efforts it’s aiding. The world needs more folks like you all
I'm a writer, so I love this post! My favorite place to write is outside. My favorite book is of mice and men even though I write epic YA fantasy! 💟📕
Just ordered your book!
Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls instilled in me a desire to spend my days in the woods and forests. While I don't hunt, the joy of running through the woods with only a pair of dogs for company is my idea of a day well spent.
I WANT A BOOK MOTHER OF GOD. I GET IT IN ARGENTINA?
@hiraethdiaries wow wow! That’s great! You should def come to the Amazon! @tamanduaexpeditions can make it happen for sure :) and than you for supporting the print sale - we are going to do some big things because the support 💪💪🙏🙏🐍🐍
@naturalmindzs I wish there was one :/
@myheartsingsnz I’ve been dying to read that
@edo_soa thanks! And yup - just type my name onto Amazon - leave a review if you can too 🙏🙏🙏
@missdragoness never heard of Veronica and Third Cycle - I’ll check em out!
I just ordered it. I just recently started following your account b/c I love that area as well. I was fortunate to spend 2 month in Peru right out of highschool in the early-90s with several weeks in Puerto Maldonando. I stayed several nights at two separate villages in each direction on the Madre De Dios. It was an amazing journey and a defining moment for me as a solo trip for a teenager. I hope to make a return trip with my son.
So inspiring, Iwish i could do the same for my daughter.
That book is so cool but there aren’t in french?
This!!! Amazing. In love with Shantaram. The Book Thief... ugh, so many to name. What are your favs?
Just bought Mother of God and it arrived today, can’t wait to start reading it ❤️
I love reading! I have had different books as favorites, they have taught me certain things at certain times which has been exactly what I needed just then. Like the Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, read that 10 times and learned new things all the time. And "Veronica decides to die" (same author) that really taught me to Live. And "Third circle theory" taught me about people and how to find my dream. 😊👌🏼
Just finished your book. I loved it!
@paulrosolie I read all of those repeatedly. You have great taste!
My favorite place to read? Everywhere. My elementary school bus driver used to tell me that I was going to get run over for all the walking on the roads with my nose in a book. I too share the devastation when a wonderful book comes to an end. Try the Kate Shugak novels. There are 20. Maybe it's the shared cultural heritage, maybe it's the crime/mystery aspect, maybe the author is just that darned good but I'm hooked. PLUS aside from the characters and events, everything she writes about is factual. And again, there are twenty of them! LOL
I'm italian Paul...I just enjoy your adventures...i want to buy your book..can u tell me where i can find it? Amazon?
Completely agree with that 👍🏻
I adore books. Love all I can learn from them. Especially yours and many autobiographies. I go to markets and libraries and let the books find me... As did "The Mother of God" thankyou @paulrosolie
Arundhati Roy - ‘The God of Small Things’ - I read it in India - perfect. ❤️ ..
I love to read anywhere and at any time. I personally am more of a science fiction person. I find it amazing that a human being can create something create something that is so unique and profound from words. I enjoy Terry Brooks specifically his Shannara books and I recently being reading Sarah Maas's Throne of Glass series. I also enjoy historical nonfiction, I just finished Revolutions Without Borders by Janet Polasky.
@paulrosolie def read it!! Haha and DEF!
I need a spanish version for that ahh
The Great Kapok Tree inspired me to visit the Amazon, which lead me to Sumatra. After those two trips I looked for any books I could find on rainforest adventures - especially ones that made a difference - and came across MOG. You really hit the nail on the head when describing the feel of stepping foot into the jungle for the first time 👌 Through your book I followed your work and in turn Trevor’s work, which brought it all back to making me want to return to the Amazon to try and make a difference. Looking forward to receiving my print, too! 😜
I absolutely loved your book and it inspired me even more to pursue becoming a field researcher for zoology !!
@elena.jean ah yes Walking the Amazon! I still haven’t read it haha. Shantaram is def a ride :)