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“Summer on the Test”

Posted: Sat Apr 17, 2021 8:59 pm
by NightWatchman
Has anyone read this book and can offer an opinion if it’s a good read ?

Thanks

Re: “Summer on the Test”

Posted: Sun Apr 18, 2021 5:13 am
by Mike62
I think it's a great read. Hills does a wonderful job describing fly fishing in the late 19th, early 20th century. My paperback copy has been thumbed to death, literally, it's in pieces.

Re: “Summer on the Test”

Posted: Sun Apr 18, 2021 6:18 am
by letumgo
Thanks for the suggestion. Amazon has the Audible version available for $7 bucks. I will probably download it and listen to it over the summer. I used to listen to audio books during my commute (45 min each way), but have gotten away from it over the past year (working from home).

Re: “Summer on the Test”

Posted: Sun Apr 18, 2021 8:30 pm
by DOUGSDEN
This book, in my opinion, is one of the best in fly fishing literature! Masterfully written!
Doug

Re: “Summer on the Test”

Posted: Mon Apr 19, 2021 8:32 pm
by letumgo
Doug - I read your review and immediately bought the audio book version. Thanks for the push. :D ;)

Once again, this site makes me richer (in knowledge) and poorer (financially) at the same. At this rate I may become the smartest pauper you’ll ever met. :shock: :lol:

Re: “Summer on the Test”

Posted: Mon Apr 26, 2021 10:38 am
by Theroe
letumgo wrote: Sun Apr 18, 2021 6:18 am Thanks for the suggestion. Amazon has the Audible version available for $7 bucks. I will probably download it and listen to it over the summer. I used to listen to audio books during my commute (45 min each way), but have gotten away from it over the past year (working from home).
Ray - I just can’t get in the groove of audio, or digital books...... for me, reading is not the just the visual intake of information, rather it’s the whole experience: sitting in my favorite chair, by the window, holding the volume in my hands and turning the pages. It’s all part of it....

Re: “Summer on the Test”

Posted: Mon Apr 26, 2021 5:39 pm
by letumgo
Dana - I completely understand and am in full agreement with you. The digital versions are generally my second choice, but I’m slowly warming up to them. Lately if a book is good enough, I get both copies print and the cheaper digital twin. I find when I’m looking for something specific, the digital version wins out. Just so easy to find a specific reference, or obscure bit of information. If you’re careful when ordering paper copies from Amazon, you can often add the digital copy (or Audio version) for less then ten bucks. Working from home the last year has allowed me to periodically buy books, instead of gas. :D

Re: “Summer on the Test”Ile

Posted: Wed May 19, 2021 9:47 pm
by NightWatchman
Thanks for your opinions gentlemen. Looks worthwhile to get a hold of. I’m with you Dana about books. I much prefer holding something that has a soul.