Tuesday, 29 July 2014

To Hold The Sun Book Tour


Today is my stop on the book tour for To Hold The Sun by Chas Watkins

Connect with Chas here: http://www.toholdthesun.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ToHoldTheSun
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ToHoldTheSun



Where to buy the book: 
Amazon
Barnes & Nobles
Book Depository
Indigo Chapters

Book Synopsis:

This delightful and engaging story outlines the experiences of a young, poor, and disillusioned reporter who is enticed to do a series of articles about Paul, an unconventional philosopher and motivational speaker. In lieu of payment, he gets to travel to and dive on Roatan, arguably one of the most beautiful, pristine islands in the Caribbean. Through a series of meetings, the reporter gets to know Paul's innermost philosophies. He learns an alternate way of living from a man who strives to perfect handstands on a dock and practices the art of happiness.

The author developed the book as a guide to help his children live their lives in a way that would allow them to enjoy the journey. Drawing on wildly diverse disciplines including stoicism, neuroscience, skepticism, behavioral economics, and spirituality; the reader is taken on a journey that exposes the author's philosophy of life. He demonstrates that happiness is indeed a choice.

Author's Bio:

Chas Watkins was born and raised in England and is a naturalized Australian. His children are all American,
which he finds very confusing. He moved to Roatan nine years ago. He has an unused degree in electronics from Hull University in England and has somehow managed to work for many fine and good companies without being fired.
After the raging madness of the dotcom world in California, he moved to Roatan to settle with his family. Chas currently pretends to work as a Realtor and Radio DJ. He reads an awful lot, watches the sunrise and sunset every day and consumes way too much coffee. He runs on the beach in the mornings, practices handstands, and lives happily on Roatan with his cat Gary and the children who have not yet deserted him. Even on his best day he is nothing like his character Paul, but strives to be so.
Occasionally he "likes to dance as if no one is watching" which is ironic as his dancing makes people stare. If you are really unlucky, you may meet him, and whatever you do, don't offer him a drink as he is a very rude and uninteresting person.

What did i think of the book?

I really enjoyed this book as it made you thick about life and the way its going. i felt like i was on a journey of self discoveration and thoughts about how my life was going. When i first opened the book i asked myself who would be silly to take unpaid work on an island but as the book goes on you realise that he learned more about life and himself than you could ever get with money. Chas wrote this for his children as they were starting to find their own way in the world and now as my children are 22.20 and 18 i feel like i could give this book to them. it would help them discover about themselves and what they want in life, you should definatly get this book. I especially like the page at the book that says Chas has put this book in coffee shops and hotels so that people can read it for free, he says if you cant afford the book, then read it in a coffee shop and then donate what you can. This is such a great idea as it means people who dont have much money can read the book too. This is a 5* book.

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19 comments :

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