Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Day 192: Started Reading A Book

The internet sure makes our world much smaller.  I mean that in a good way.  Since starting this blog, I have been introduced/spoke to incredible people from all walks of life spanning the globe.  My favorite part about having my blog reach these different places is learning about people all around the world that are doing similar things to my random acts.  It is extremely encouraging to know how many awesomely kind people are out there performing their own random acts or promoting the acts of others.  A person that I have been in contact with that successfully displayed just how kind strangers can be is George Mahood.  A ways back, George and his friend decided to bike from the Southernmost point in England all the way to the Northern tip of Scotland.  It was to take 3 weeks and span over 1000 miles.  The only problem?  George and his friend didn't have bikes...or clothes...or food...or places to stay...or money.  They began their journey with nothing but a pair of Union Jack boxer shorts and relied on the kindness and generosity of strangers to help them accomplish their journey.  George recently messaged me and let me know that he turned his and his friend's adventure into a book.  So this evening on my Kindle, for my random act of kindness, I will begin reading "Free Country: A Penniless Adventure the Length of Britain" by George Mahood and ask that you find his book and join me.  If you would like to join me in reading this book, it is available here (US) and here (UK).  Hmmm, I think that George may be on to something...


  1. Bought the book....will be relaxing and reading it right after i finish my reread of Jenny Lawson's book...Let's Pretend This Never Happened. I need a day of laughter!

  2. I always feel bad when I don't get to the end of a book... actually I want to revise that statement; I always felt bad about not finishing a book I've started, but then I hadn't started 50 Shades... All I can say is: I'm sorry Mr Grey, unless your name is Dorian, I'm just not interested. :-)


  3. What an amazing and brave adventure, highlighting the generosity (or not) of others! I'll definitely read this book. Thanks for a really interesting post and best of luck with your remaining Random Acts :)

  4. Ryan thanks for recommending the book. I downloaded it and have read roughly 70 pages so far. It's very good so far and funny too. I can't wait to finish it.

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