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Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail | Cheryl Strayed
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mjtwo
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25 Sep-2 Oct 22 (audiobook)
I found Cheryl‘s story inspiring, as I often do when people achieve a great physical feat. Perhaps if something happened to my family, I would do something similar. The idea of hiking for that amount of time, much of it solo, seemed somewhat blissful, despite the lost toenails.
Could not help but picture Reese throughout (why I prefer to read the book first).

ShyBookOwl I have a similar pet peeve. I hate buying the book once the movie is out because all the book covers get changed for movie posters. It's SO HARD to find the original book cover after that and I will not settle! 2d
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JessClark78
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This was so good. Loved the book and the movie.

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you for playing 🙌🏻📚 1mo
marleed Loved this book! 1mo
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peanutnine
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Read this with my #bookclub this month. It was a very engaging story - she does some major soul searching on her trek across the PCT. It was a bit crazy everything she went through and the people she met along the way.
I picked up this copy used and found the pictured inscription in the cover. I didn't cry reading this, but it was very moving.

5feet.of.fury I really liked this one, it really takes guts to make that kind of journey, but especially not being an experienced hiker and not having the endless forums, maps, gear tips, cell phones/social media/gps for support we have now. 3mo
peanutnine @5feet.of.fury I so agree! My friends and I all wondered if there are more options for hikers these days for emergency transport since hitchhiking is very much not a thing anymore 3mo
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terryduncan5719
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Wild is a memoir about a 20 something woman's journey of redemption, overcoming grief and finding herself while walking the Pacific Coast Trail. I read this because of my book club. Thank goodness for book clubs! I would never have picked it up otherwise and I am very glad I did. Strayed's descriptions of the trail were excellent and her description of her emotional struggles were intense. I recommend it.

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Morning well spent at the pool ⛱️
#currentlyreading #bookclub

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#ThoughtfulThursday @MoonWitch94 thanks for the tag @Eggs 1. Tagged an autobiography- I usually read fiction 2. 💚 💋 💃🕺🥂🍾💍 3.happily ever after endings 4 interesting title. Tagging everyone who wants to play

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EvieBee
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I am still processing this book! Decided to break in my book journal with it, and had room for a little doodle. For the “what did you learn from this book?” question I wrote:

“That in order not to destroy ourselves, it‘s important to forgive yourself and let go of the hurts. They‘re both heavy burdens. Also, avoidance can only take you so far!”

LeahBergen How pretty! 4mo
squirrelbrain Beautiful! ❤️ 4mo
BiblioLitten How lovely! 💚 4mo
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jlhammar Lovely journal. 4mo
EvieBee @LeahBergen @squirrelbrain @BiblioLitten @jlhammar Thank you all so much! I forgot how much I enjoyed ✍️ my bookish thoughts on paper! 🤗💕 4mo
DivineDiana Your creative mind shines through in this photograph! 💖 4mo
EvieBee @DivineDiana Aw, thank you! 💕🤗 4mo
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EvieBee
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I am more than a little surprised that it took me so long to read this. At one point I owned it AND THEN donated it because the prologue didn‘t grab me. Since reading TRAILED, I‘ve wanted to read more about WOMEN in nature and the outdoors and those books aren‘t plentiful. Looking forward to a summer filled with more books like this. If you‘ve got recommendations, send them my way!

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JamieArc I also just started the tagged book. I heard her in an interview on npr and her life as a cave diver sounded fascinating. 4mo
EvieBee @JamieArc I picked this up last week at the library! So glad you loved it. Definitely bumping it up. (edited) 4mo
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EvieBee @JamieArc I read this in 2019 (?) and it is definitely an awesome read! I hope you enjoy it! It made me feel so claustrophobic. 4mo
jlhammar I have very fond memories of reading this outside in the sunshine several summers ago. So good! 4mo
jlhammar Have you tried this one yet? Another young woman adventure story and so fascinating (and thrilling). 4mo
jlhammar This one might interest you. I own it, but haven‘t read it yet. 4mo
jlhammar Another from my shelves that I have yet to read (I love books about walking/hiking). 4mo
jlhammar @JamieArc Grandma Gatewood‘s Walk sounds right up my street. Definitely getting that. Thanks for putting it on my radar! 4mo
JamieArc @jlhammar I Hope you enjoy it! 4mo
5feet.of.fury FKT record holder hiking the Appalachian trail, overcoming self doubt. She has 2 books, but I‘ve only read this one 4mo
EvieBee @5feet.of.fury Okay! That sounds fab! Checking out both of her books now. 💕 4mo
EvieBee @jlhammar I decided to read in the first week of June when she started the trip and wow! Definitely a summer book; never believed in seasonal reading until now. 💕 4mo
EvieBee @jlhammar Checking out all of your recommendations! Thank you so much! Never heard of Walking Home and thinking I might just need to buy that as library doesn‘t have it. ❤️❤️ 4mo
Centique What a gorgeous photo! I read this on holiday in Fiji so I definitely had the hot weather vibes, but not the camping vibes of course 😜 4mo
EvieBee @Centique Wow, what an awesome memory!! 🏝 4mo
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“I‘d loved books in my regular, pre-PCT (Pacific Crest Trail) life, but on the trail, they‘d taken on even greater meaning. They were the world I could lose myself in when the one I was actually in became too lonely or harsh or difficult to bear.”

—Wild, Cheryl Strayed

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I LOVED this book! In the beginning. I found the author unlikable. Though I disliked her from the beginning, I thoroughly enjoyed reading about her journey and the situations she found herself in. I saw a lot of my personality in her (which may have contributed to my dislike of some of her faults). I was pleasantly surprised by the end.

Caroline2 Loved it too. ❤️ 5mo
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morgankayj
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not the PCT but a week long camping trip in the cascades calls for a themed read

BarbaraBB Cool pic and cool trip! 5mo
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BeckyWithTheGoodBooks
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Some books just take up residence in your soul and will never leave. Strayed was not the most likable at this point in her life, least of all by herself. But her writing on grief, the crushing ways it can make us unrecognizable to ourselves, and the wild, stupid, and brave ways we must learn to accept things as they are to heal is so deeply moving. I had tears streaming down my face as I read the final pages. Transformative. 5⭐️

Octoberwoman I loved this book so much. The movie version was also wonderful. 6mo
BeckyWithTheGoodBooks @Octoberwoman I saw the movie years ago, but am going to re-watch it soon! 6mo
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A sunny Spring day in Seattle calls for a crab roll and a book. #pnwforever #nomnom #wild #crabbyhour

EvieBee Looks delish! 6mo
Roary47 That is a good book! 😍 (edited) 6mo
BeckyWithTheGoodBooks @EvieBee OMG. It was life-changing. 😂😂 6mo
BeckyWithTheGoodBooks @Roary47 I am loving it so far! 6mo
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brittanybooks
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The way she wrote about her grief for her mother‘s passing alone was worth the read. #book58of2022

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AUDIOBOOKINGWITHLEAH I have actually thought this exact thing after my Mom passed away. 6mo
mommyincolortv Me too. It's been almost a year and I still think of my mom's death as the worst thing to ever happen to me 6mo
MartinaLove I understand ❤️ 6mo
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Lauram @AUDIOBOOKINGWITHLEAH @mommyincolor My sister and I have said the same thing many times in the years since she‘s been gone. I attended a Cheryl Strayed presentation about 6 months after my mother died. I cried through most of it but it was so wonderful and therapeutic that I wish I could have saved the experience for other daughters missing their moms. 6mo
AUDIOBOOKINGWITHLEAH @Lauram Well dang, maybe I should listen to this book...I keep thinking that one day I'm going to listen to more Non-fiction, that isn't a Memoir, but I never do. Although, if it's going to make me cry...I need to not listen while driving. That never works out well for me. 6mo
Lauram @AUDIOBOOKINGWITHLEAH it‘s one I keep meaning to re-read. 6mo
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Bookwomble Ah, my childhood. 6mo
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Advent socks from Bear 🎄🐻🏞️🍄🐕🧦❤️

marleed I love them! 10mo
Gizmo86 @marleed thank you ❤️ 10mo
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Hansarjohnson
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This was a great book. I enjoyed going on a figurative journey with Cheryl as she went on her physical and emotional journey. This book has inspired me to seek out more nonfiction. I watched the movie two years ago without realizing it was a book so I was thrilled to have it recommended and loved the connections I was able to make

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Denzel.Que
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10 Chapters in, and I can't put the book down. I was a little worried, since I just finished Eat Pray Love, and didn't care for it too much.

But Cheryl's raw honesty and emotion is very relatable.

Octoberwoman I loved this so much! I haven‘t read Eat, Prey, Love but I watched both movie versions and loved Wild more. 10mo
Denzel.Que @Octoberwoman I did not hate the Eat, Pray, Love but I did not love it too. Wild is so amusing! I felt like my girlfriend is telling me about her summer adventure. 10mo
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Gingerbikerchick
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I very much enjoyed this but for me it was very relatable based on some life experiences. Again. I love to read about real life human adventures a d experiences and I love the idea of tackling the great outdoors as a way to find yourself. Read 2015

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sjdreads
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Loved this book SO much! I wish I was this brave. I read this after seeing the film and before I walked The West Highland Way here in Scotland. What a book.

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audreydmcgee
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I found this book digging through 2nd and Charles. It‘s been on my list since I saw Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life. I‘m so impressed that Cheryl hiked the PCT at 26, alone. Very inspiring journey.

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zurazureen
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A self discovery journey by the author through PCT after the death of her mother, her divorce and overcoming the feeling of lost.

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Bookishgal71
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I have been wanting to read this for awhile and now that I have, I‘ll go watch the movie. A true story of one woman‘s (mostly solo) trek on the Pacific Crest Trail. Not as harrowing as I expected, but a true story of transformation. Sometimes we just need to start over and this means looking inward and often distancing ourselves from what we know.

Cinfhen I ended up enjoying this a lot more than I expected too!! 14mo
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Bookworm54
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I don‘t have a favourite book about hiking but heard good things about Wild :)

My favourite hike I have done was on a holiday to Australia where we did some hiking in the blue mountains (I am not super outdoorsy so hiking is a very infrequent occurrence)

A significant walk in a book would be in one I recently read called Sky Burial. A woman is searching for her husband and ends up spending years with nomads in Tibet!

#LitsySummerCamp

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BookBosomed1
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Happy Day 4 #LitsySummerCamp hosted by @ImperfectCJ. Cheryl. (from Wild) would be hiking and introspecting (and also getting blisters!). Belle (from Beauty & The Beast) would be fighting the patriarchy by reading and thinking of an independent life. Kya (Where the Crawdads Sing) would be teaching survival skills to youngsters. Cushy Mary (Bookwoman of Troublesome Creek) would be delivering books to all the campers.

DivineDiana Love your character‘s behavior at camp! They are all favorites of mine as well! ❤️ 14mo
BookBosomed1 @DivineDiana bosombuddies 14mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🙌🏻📚👢 1y
Eggs ❤️🥾⛰👏🏻 1y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 📚🙌🏻❤️ 1y
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Gaylagal2
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🏕Most definitely in a pop out trailer (I've done that...love) or a cute little trailer. That way I have the choice of ALL of nature, or just a little bit😎
🏕 Camp Great Escape - I'm going to be making big changes in my life - details coming soon!
🏕They're two - Wild and A Walk In the Woods
🏕My reading goal for summer is to slow down and enjoy every single word🤙
#LitsySummerCampReadathon
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Avanders Hi Gayla - could you confirm you received your match for #FallingForFallSwap ? Much appreciated! 🍁🍂🧡 1y
Gaylagal2 @Avanders I‘m sorry but I haven‘t received it yet. I‘ve looked in all my folders too. Gaylagal2@gmail.com. Sorry for the trouble 😬🤓 1y
Gaylagal2 @Avanders I found it!!! Thanks so much a d again sorry to be a pain in the ass 🤙 1y
Avanders Yay!! Glad you found it and no worries! 🍂🍁🧡😘 1y
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Roary47
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1.) Wild was great because she did her trek because she needed to find motivation and make a fresh start for herself. 2.)Scooby and Shaggy- hopefully they would show me all the hidden jems of amazing food locations. 3.)Space 🖖🏼 Thank you for the tag @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I think I will tag @Butterfinger and @Mynameisacolour and @Jadams1776 #sundayfunday @ozma.of.oz

ozma.of.oz Scooby would definitely sniff out the best hole in the wall diners only the locals know about! Thanks for posting! 1y
Butterfinger Love your answers. Thanks for the tag. 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awesome choices 🙌🏻 1y
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5feet.of.fury
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This book really resonated with me. I travelled when I was the same age trying to find myself, I felt like I was just reacting to my life, & sabotaging my relationships. I remember similar choruses from people “a girl! By yourself!?” But, things were mostly ok. Fortune favors the bold. I enjoyed this more than I expected. Her life is truly extraordinary, not just her 1100 miles on the PCT.
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🍻 to being in the driver‘s seat of your own life.

SamAnne Resonated with me too. 1y
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5feet.of.fury
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I‘m about a 3rd of the way through this book. And it‘s very relatable for me as someone who was spiraling in my mid twenties and ran away to California. I did not hike, I was a was a beach bum. As a person who does NOW hike I am completely appalled.

5feet.of.fury Who shoots heroin while they are supposed to be reading their trail guide?! That‘s why you didn‘t test your pack?! 1y
BarbaraBB That heroin part surprised me so too! But it‘s a great read! 1y
SamAnne It was a rough spot. Cheryl is an awesome human being today.... 1y
5feet.of.fury @BarbaraBB every thing she‘s flashed back to so far I think “wait, what?” That one escalated quickly 1y
5feet.of.fury @SamAnne I have no doubt! Everything I know thus far is awe inspiring! It made me double take though. 1y
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#ThoughtfulThursday @MoonWitch94

🌿 Getting Stoned With Savages by J Maarten Troost and Go Ask Alice
🌿cover art can DEF be a factor. Swirly fonts or shirtless men call to me 😂

DarkMina #2 😂 1y
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Then we took a drive and unexpectantly saw part of the PCT!!

KathyWheeler We live in lower Alabama. When we first moved here, we were just out driving around and suddenly found out that we were in Mississippi. I had no idea it was that close to us! 😄. This picture is so pretty. 1y
BarbaraBB That is cool! Just read the book and am fascinated by that trail. 1y
BarbaraBB Why would it need a parking though 😳😉?! 1y
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BarbaraBB
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I am in awe of how Cheryl faces the challenges in both her personal life as well as while hiking 1,700 kilometers along the Pacific Crest Trail. She is wild and naive but also so tough. She dares to do something that I can only dream of. I enjoyed this book a lot.

BkClubCare I thought the movie 🎥 was even better! 😂 1y
Megabooks I enjoyed this as well! 1y
BarbaraBB @BkClubCare Thanks! I was planning to watch it after I‘d finish the book, so that seems a good idea! 1y
BarbaraBB @Megabooks Of course 👯‍♀️ 1y
BkClubCare @BarbaraBB - yes, I was guilty of being way too critical of her when reading, but the movie inspires a bit more grace. 1y
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I‘ve read many mixed reviews of this book but I found a copy in a free little library and decided to give it a try. And I‘m enjoying it, especially the parts about the Pacific Crest Trail itself. I‘d love to go long distance hiking one day. I also have downloaded an audio version of the book so am listening to it when walking my daily short distance 😉

Cinfhen I recently read/ listened to this book, too!! I know many people disliked Cheryl but I found her endearing. I liked her story and journey 1y
BarbaraBB @Cinfhen I like her too. She‘s so young an wild indeed. Irresponsible but I like that. 1y
Megabooks I very much enjoyed this book and am definitely a Cheryl fan. 1y
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Librarybelle The more I think about this one, the more I love it! While I had no experiences like Cheryl, I connected to her vulnerability. There was something raw and open about her grief that really spoke to me...having to get lost in the trees in order to find oneself metaphorically touched me. Glad you like it so far, and glad you enjoyed it too @Cinfhen @Megabooks ! 1y
Cinfhen Beautiful insights @Librarybelle I agree, she was young & vulnerable 1y
marleed I loved this book. I‘m drawn to stories of women with the intestinal fortitude to exit their current world for a time to find a better self on the other side of a lengthy lone experience. 1y
Traci1 I enjoyed this one. The trail parts were definitely my favorite bits. It's quite different, but if you enjoy that part too, I'd recommend Bill Bryson's A Walk in the Woods. It made me want to go outside. For about 5 minutes. 1y
BarbaraBB @Librarybelle @marleed I admire that a lot too, how she faces her grief and (finally) acts upon it. So brave! 1y
BarbaraBB @Traci1 Thanks, I will do that. I enjoy the trail parts a lot. 1y
janerzy Mixed reviews? I like this book a lot! Maybe bcoz I‘ve hiked part of the PCT. ☺️ Love being in the woods 1y
BarbaraBB @janerzy Mixed opinions about the author walking the trail mostly. How cool you walked parts of it too. It seems fantastic 1y
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#OppositeDay #Lost I haven't read this one yet, but it's on my TBR list because I've heard it's really good!
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @TheKidUpstairs

Soubhiville I loved this one. 1y
kspenmoll The movie was great too! 1y
GingerAntics I‘ve heard this one was really good, too. 1y
Scochrane26 I felt like this one was a cross between Eat, Pray, Love & A Walk in the Woods. I enjoyed it & the movie. 1y
TheKidUpstairs I've got this one on my shelf! Someday! 1y
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Deifio
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I enjoyed this book so much! Right now I'd just love to go out and do a long distance hike, too! Hopefully when all this is over...stupid pandemic...

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I took my rabbit Shera to the vet today to get her castrated. She's still feeling under the weather and not eating. So I fed her some mash. Poor thing 😢
Maybe the tagged book is not the best choice to ease my worries. I hope she'll feel better tomorrow

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I hope she feels better soon 💗 1y
CaffeineAndCandy Oh no. Hope she gets better soon 1y
shanaqui Aww, bunnies often take that operation hard. Biscuit worried us for a solid week after hers! It's because they're uncomfortable, and bunnies always take that so badly. :( Here's hoping she'll be back to normal soon! 1y
Deifio @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @CaffeineAndCandy @shanaqui Thank you, everyone! I think she's feeling a bit better. She's hopping around a bit, though she still won't eat (except for the mash) 1y
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KristiAhlers
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Wow. I would never have the balls to take on that trail by myself. Powerful read although at times the author whined enough it got annoying. But still great journey of self discovery.