Right before Mike, my significant other, had a birthday, he mentioned wanting to read one of Steven Rinella’s books. He enjoys watching MeatEater, one of Steven Rinella’s outdoor shows, and decided he wanted to check out his book, The MeatEater Guide to Wilderness Skills and Survival. He didn’t know it, but as he talked about this book, I was in the process of searching for and ordering it on Amazon. He was excited to dive in to the book and has shared several passages from it with me.
Ever since I ordered the book, though, Amazon has decided that they need to recommend outdoor books for me. Now, I enjoy listening to Mike’s stories about hunting and the outdoors and I love watching the animals that show up on his trail cameras, but when it comes to reading, I love my historical fiction and nonfiction books.
My recommendations now include The Trapper’s Bible, the U.S. Air Force Survival Handbook, American Buffalo: The Search For An American Icon (also by Steven Rinella), and The Scavenger’s Guide to Haute Cuisine (I kid you not-that’s the actual title). While I am not going to give up books like Seabiscuit: An American Legend or Word By Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries, at least I’ll have some other ideas of books that Mike might enjoy. I do hope, though, that The Scavenger’s Guide to Haute Cuisine is maybe one that we can skip over!