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Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail | Cheryl Strayed
#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLERSOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTUREAt twenty-two, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother's death, her family scattered and her own marriage was soon destroyed. Four years later, with nothing more to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her life. With no experience or training, driven only by blind will, she would hike more than a thousand miles of the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State—and she would do it alone. Told with suspense and style, sparkling with warmth and humor, Wild powerfully captures the terrors and pleasures of one young woman forging ahead against all odds on a journey that maddened, strengthened, and ultimately healed her.One of the Best Books of the Year: NPR, The Boston Globe, Entertainment Weekly,Vogue, St. Louis Dispatch
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rather_be_reading
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Last one I swear

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Wild ❤

SewHappyStitchHappy Loved this book!! 1w
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Cheryl Strayed

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So empowering and motivational

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So meaningful because I recommend her book to everyone!

Red.Reads I thought 'Wild' was so inspirational. As someone whose life went off track and needed a lot of fixing, it really spoke to me. It also made me take up countryside walking! I'm not up to hiking standards yet, but it motivated me to get out there away from the city and to enjoy nature. 1w
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Met Cheryl Strayed!

marleed I‘m so happy for you! 1w
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Cant wait!! Ill be spamming you all later!

Crazeedi Have been wanting to read this! 1w
rather_be_reading @Crazeedi its soooo inspiring! 1w
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Im so excited to see her tomorrow!! I recommend her book Wild to everyone bc its so inspiring

akaGingerK I loved her Dear Sugar columns - looks like a fantastic event! 1w
rather_be_reading @Princess-Kingofkings ty! 1w
rather_be_reading @akaGingerK i didnt read those but i plan on reading her book that is a complilation of them 1w
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marleed
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This challenge song title made me think of those who climb mountains and live to write about it. And it made me realize this stack is crying for a copy of The Mountain Between Us.
#LustForLife

Litsy Challenge Day 10 #MayMovieMagic #BookToMovie #LustForLife
@cinfhen @rohit-sawant

Cinfhen Nicely done 2w
marleed @Cinfhen Well, Thank you! 2w
rohit-sawant Great interpretation! 2w
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mnpopcan
Mehso-so

Was enjoyable

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Red.Reads
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I really enjoyed this book. There's something very inspirational about a woman who decides that she needs to reclaim her life, and a sense of who she is. I can relate to that.
The book is a nice mix of details about her experiences on the PCT, and recollections of her family, the death of her mother, her marriage, and the events that led her to hike 100s of miles alone. Solid 4/5 from me.

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Ya'll I am goin to see Cheryl Strayed!! So excited!!

WhatWouldJaneDo That's amazing! Pretty sure if I ever saw her in person I'd just instantly burst into tears. 1mo
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Chelseabillups30
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As of 10:42 PM, IT IS FINISHED.
Day 1 of #24b4Monday wrapped with just short of three hours of reading complete. I was super sleepy today for some reason, still managing to finish my current read. It‘s a good thing there‘s no pressure from my roommate to spend time together on the weekends, he‘s about to wonder where the hell I went! 😂😂😂
The readathon through the last two for March commences tomorrow morning!
Where‘d everyone else finish up?

Andrew65 A good start. 👏 I‘m currently on 5 hours 30. 2mo
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Chelseabillups30
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Pickpick

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I give Cheryl all the credit in the world for taking on a feat that I certainly never could‘ve embarked on. The book captured all of the twists and turns Strayed‘s journey had, almost metaphorical to the PCT.
That said, while the retelling of her journey did not lack substance, it did lack depth, IMHO.
A quick & captivating read no doubt, but a reader shouldn‘t finish a book still asking “So what?” if a story has done its job.

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Chelseabillups30

There‘s no way to know what makes one thing happen and not another. What leads to what. What destroys what. What causes what to flourish or die or take another course.

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Chelseabillups30

“I believe we‘re here once and what we do matters. What do you believe?”

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Chelseabillups30
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Monthly goal on Bookly completed! 8 days early!!

SaturnDoo WTG!!!!!👍👍💜💜👏👏👏 2mo
RadicalReader Wonderful absolutely booktastic 2mo
jessinikkip Ive seen people talk about Bookly a lot. Is it something you pay for or is it free? 2mo
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Chelseabillups30 @jessinikkip, the VERY limited trial version is free....but you‘ll notice quickly that you need to invest in the paid version to get the full scope of its features, that said, ITS WORTH EVERY PENNY!!! 💯💯💯 2mo
jessinikkip Thank you @Chelseabillups30 for the info! Im between jobs now so anything paid will have to wait 2mo
PaperbackPirate I‘m a Bookly fan too! Congratulations on your goal! 2mo
Elizabeth2 I ❤️ Bookly! 2mo
TheEllieMo I discovered Bookly a few days ago through a post on Litsy. Nice little app 😁 2mo
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Chelseabillups30
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The father‘s job.💯

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Annashep
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A darker state ... just finished for this Saturdays book group .. not my usual book pick but it was actually pretty good .... and Wild .... my new read... needing to take in journey and exploring reads.... journeying in ourselves and out into the world 📚

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Chelseabillups30

I was a terrible believer in things, but I was also a terrible non-believer in things. I was as searching as I was skeptical. I didn‘t know where to put my faith, or if there was such a place, or even precisely what the word faith meant, in all of its complexity. Everything seemed to be possibly potent and possibly fake.

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Chelseabillups30

We couldn‘t know, but we were open to knowing. As close as we‘d been when we were together, we were closer in our unraveling, telling each other everything at last, words that seemed to us might never have been spoken between two human beings before, so deep we went, saying everything that was beautiful and ugly, and true.

KimPossible89 I loved this book! 2mo
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Rachiiebookdragon
Pickpick

This book was/is wonderful, inspirational and insightful, I really felt like I travelled with Cheryl on her the PCT! I‘m also a little bit heartbroken its over/have a book hangover 😪 5/5

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Chelseabillups30

I decided I was safe. I was strong. I was brave. Nothing could vanquish me.

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The never ending question it seems....#thisis28

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Chelseabillups30
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I have a quote by her at the end of my email as part of the signature.....this one struck me as a profound explanation of the sense of familiarity that great books and brilliant writers give us as a gift we often end up considering a familiar friend.

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Sammidnightsun
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Mehso-so

🙂

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Christinak
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My #solo three-month hike on the Pacific Crest Trail had many beginnings. There was the first, flip decision to do it, followed by the second, more serious decision to actually do it, and then the long third beginning, composed of weeks of shopping and packing and preparing to do it.
#QuotsyMar19
#31DaysOfNonFiction

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"I knew that if I allowed fear to overtake me, my journey was doomed. Fear, to a great extent, is born of a story we tell ourselves, and so I chose to tell myself a different story from the one women are told. I decided I was safe. I was strong. I was brave. Nothing could vanquish"

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Judybskt
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1. Rural
2. Beach
3. Searching for sea glass
4. Home - as in getting an Airbnb
5. Only one I could think of except Into the Wild, which isn‘t exactly fun.

#hellothursday
@wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! ⛺️ 3mo
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Tashaxlynn
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1. Anywhere, adventure is adventure!
2. Mountains and Beach
3. Cookouts and bonfires
4. Camping

#hellothursday
@wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! ⛺️ 3mo
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hjreviews
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Well-written memoir about personal development with beautiful descriptions and raw honesty about life choices; though revelations aren‘t as tangible as some would have preferred.

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2 of three books in my book mail that came today were ones I had already read last year that I loved.
This one though.....might just take the top spot for books I‘m most excited to dive into in 2019. No spoilers, please!!!!

AmandaLeigh15 Love this book 💕One of my favorites! 4mo
Tashaxlynn Great book! ❤️ 4mo
KimPossible89 Loved it! I listened to the audiobook and it was really good. 4mo
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It's an absolutely crazy day today! Only about 40 pages left. I should have it done by end of day. I've really enjoyed the books picked by @CareBear for her #NewYearWhoDis list! This was utterly enjoyable, though I will say I would have liked more description of the environment, but it didn't detract from the overall. I think I'll have time for one more pick before the end of the month.
@monalyisha

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Cinfhen Chuckling 😂😂😂🙌🏻❤️ 4mo
RachelO 😂😂 Just perfect! 4mo
vivastory 😂😂 4mo
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I've made it past the hallway point! #NewYearWhoDis I was hoping I'd have WAY more reading time this week with my husband out of town. Alas, that was not the case. Transitioning the babe to one nap a day because he's been difficult to nap in the afternoon lately. He's now been asleep for over 2 hours (which is a miracle). Finished folding 5 loads worth of laundry, now going to sneak in some reading. @CareBear @monalyisha

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Snuggling and reading my second #NewYearWhoDis pick. Little one isn't feeling great, so I think this is what my afternoon is going to look like.
@monalyisha @CareBear

monalyisha What cute little fingers & toes! I hope your babe feels better! 4mo
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#MusicalNewYear #OnMyOwn Wild is Cheryl Strayed's memoir of her 1,100 mile solo hike along the Pacific Crest Trail, beginning in the Mojave Desert and hiking through California and Oregon eventually ending in Washington State. #Confession...I‘ve never finished this book...I have like 90 pages left but I was getting really annoyed with Cheryl and her poor decision making skills. I think I‘m going to try to finish all my unfinished books in 2019❣️

vivastory Do you bail on books very often? 5mo
julesG That's a good resolution, but keep in mind that you are allowed to bail on a book. 5mo
BarbaraBB I think I stacked this book because of something you told about it but maybe I should unstack as you bailed on it? 5mo
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Cinfhen A bail is different than putting a book aside @vivastory @julesG @BarbaraBB I DO bail often, but usually when I bail I‘m NOT tempted to revisit that book, but sometimes I get distracted or I feel like the book is heavy and I put it aside. I only have a handful of books that I put aside that I would like to finish. This is one of them. The other off the top of my head is another memoir (edited) 5mo
julesG So you want to revisit it. That's different then. I get it. I have only a handful of those books, I call them hibernating. 5mo
Cinfhen Also I started a bunch of books towards the end of the year that I realized would work for 2019 challenges so I need to go back to those. 5mo
Cinfhen That‘s great @julesG yes‼️I have books in hibernation 😜 5mo
Cathythoughts Great Choice & yes @julesG ... hibernating .... I really like your way of thinking! I too , have a few in hibernation 😉♥️ 5mo
TrishB Great choice 👍🏻 though I‘ve never been tempted to read. 5mo
MidnightBookGirl I disliked Cheryl in Wild, which is weird because I had enjoyed her Dear Sugar column). I liked the hiking stuff and the parts about her mom (accept the ashes part, but that had to do more with Cheryl). Read it years ago for book club, but never again. 5mo
Cathythoughts @julesG maybe a special section on the shelf for the “ hibernators “ .... 🤔♥️ 5mo
Itchyfeetreader Excellent pick 5mo
Leniverse @julesG @Cinfhen I like that term. I have hibernators too. I especially tend to hibernate trilogies after book two. ?‍♀️ But the main hibernating book preying on my mind is "The Second Sex". I read part one a couple of years ago. I plan on revisiting it this year, quickly repeat pt. 1 and finally read pt 2! 5mo
LauraBeth I know exactly what you mean @cinfhen. And I love the term “hibernators” @julesG and having a special shelf for them @Cathythoughts. There are many times I stop reading a book and I wouldn‘t qualify it as a bail because I can recognize that the book is good but the timing is all-wrong for me. So I keep it and it goes into hibernation until there‘s a “spring” for it. 😀 5mo
julesG @Cathythoughts I have a Goodreads shelf for hibernating books. I don't dare to give up physical shelf space to books in hibernation, that could take up too much room too fast. I'd be tempted to put aside books just because I'm a true Aries and like to start new things, but am not so good at finishing. 5mo
julesG @Leniverse "Third book in a trilogy hibernation" is a thing, right? Even my son does it. His reason is solid: once I read the third book, the story ends. Relatable! #raisingreaders 5mo
Leniverse @julesG True! I have a couple of last books in longer series that I hibernate for that reason! But my trilogy hibernations are more often a case of reading the first two back to back and deciding I needed a break, or reading them before book three came out and later buying book three but not reading it. It feels unfinished in a negative way, but your son's way is positive - lingering in the story longer. 💖 5mo
Cinfhen It‘s so true @LauraBeth certain books just need the right season & conditions for them to flourish @Leniverse that‘s why I hate starting a new series, I know it‘s going to become a long & complicated relationship 😂😂 5mo
Cathythoughts @julesG I‘m Aries too 👍🏻♥️♥️😉 5mo
DivineDiana Good luck! I made that a goal last year, and will continue this year! Although I did complete a few, there are more waiting for me to finish! 😉👍🏻😘 5mo
TheLudicReader She irritated the crap out of me. 5mo
Cinfhen Glad I‘m not the only one @TheLudicReader @MidnightBookGirl 5mo
emilyhaldi I hate when I make it that far in a book and just. Cannot. Finish. 😣 5mo
vivastory After reading this wonderful thread I feel Litsy is grossly underserved by not having a hibernating button! 5mo
Cinfhen Litsy needs a bit of an overhaul @vivastory and I agree...a little bear icon would be perfect 5mo
Cathythoughts @Cinfhen A bear icon 🐻.... 👍🏻♥️♥️♥️ I don‘t know if I could cope with the adorableness 5mo
GlassAsDiamonds Oh man... when she threw that other shoe....🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️ I actually yelled at the book and annoyed Puff - no one does miffed annoyance like a disturbed cat! 😂🤦🏻‍♀️😂 It is worth finishing and I liked it again in the end but in that space, I admit, I enjoyed the tagged far more! 5mo
Cinfhen I was ready to strangle her @GlassAsDiamonds ONLY a spoiled 2yr old acts that way. Your tagged book sounds good 5mo
Cinfhen I‘ve always meant to read his travelogues ( Bill Bryson) 5mo
GlassAsDiamonds @Cinfhen Exactly! (Mind you, the only 2yr old I know figured out yesterday that if he stood in front of their air purifier and farted, the machine sensor would flash red. There was a lot of farting going on 🤦🏻‍♀️😂🤦🏻‍♀️). Do finish & her non-fiction is much better. I find Bryson hysterical (but didn‘t like At Home, go figure!). His Oz one is a little old now but spectacularly on point & so funny in places that I laugh out loud each time! 5mo
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Amiable
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I enjoyed this memoir by a woman who attempted to work out some of her personal issues by hiking the Pacific Coast Trail for 4 months. Alone. And without having really done a whole heck of a lot of hiking before taking off on her trip. Some people complained that the author was not enough of a sympathetic character. I admired the way she wrote so candidly about herself, flaws and all.

Jeannineth I agree with your assessment. Courageous to say the least. 5mo
TheSpineView I agree too! It is so hard for people to admit they have flaws even to themselves let alone others. 5mo
Velvetfur I'd like to read this! Have you seen the film? I haven't, I was just wondering what you thought compared to the book if you had seen it ☺️ 5mo
Amiable @Velvetfur I have not seen the movie, no. I don't watch a ton of TV or movies, to be honest. So I can't tell you if the movie is any good! 5mo
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Embarrassingly, I finally finished this book that I started on my vacation to Sedona, Az. 2 months ago. It was a perfect fit for my trip, which is probably why I procrastinated finishing it. Excellent story about finding herself and a way to cope with her grief. I respect and admire her courage. #Nonfiction2018

WhiskeyMistress I love that book! 6mo
Christine Sedona is so beautiful! Visited for the first time this summer. 6mo
NatalieR @Christine That‘s awesome! I‘m ready for a return trip already. 😬🌵🌞 6mo
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'Wild' by Cheryl Strayed is the kind of story one reads that soothes and heals and tells your own story in the most unexpected and subtle way. A story of loss, pain, despair, journey that ultimately leads you to your destination, your dreams and to yourself.

A story that makes a path through your heart and takes you exactly as the name suggests, to the Wild.
#loss #selfdiscovery #journey #wild

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Lel2403
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I‘ve been wanting to read this for a while and now only 98p on kindle...would be rude not to...

Smrloomis Yes and personally I really enjoyed it. Hope you do too. 7mo
TNbookworm I enjoyed this book. 7mo
BibliophileLibrarian I loved it too! Listening to the audio made it more authentic to me. 7mo
BibliophileLibrarian I loved it too! Listening to it made it more authentic to me. Hope you enjoy the book! 7mo
RunnerJB I loved this book! Hopefully you will too! 7mo
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OleAnder
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One of my favourite travel books... I love what she did. (Tracks, climbing, mountains, forests, etc. are what I love most) She wrote it amazingly.
If any of you know of similar books...? ⛰️ I'd be grateful. ❤️

Riveted_Reader_Melissa I haven‘t read this one yet, but I added it to my to read list after I read Wild... 7mo
OleAnder @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I believe I actually own this book! I have forgotten all about it. Ah, thank you. I will look for it :) 7mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @OleAnder You are welcome 7mo
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The first time I read this book I had just learned about National Scenic Trails and the concept of thruhiking.

This time, I‘m a few weeks out from finishing my PCT thruhike.

I‘m so grateful that backpacking technology has increased so much since Cheryl‘s time. My base weight was 10-12 lbs, and I relied solely on an app on my phone for navigation. Also, I hiked in a low snow year so I didn‘t skip any miles and got to see the High Sierra.

BilboBookends You‘re amazing 🙌🏻. What an incredible accomplishment! 3w
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After listening for this book for a while, it‘s finally ended on a really great last line. Good read.

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#QuotsyOct18 Day 13: To be a #Skeptic is to search for answers in the wild, ala Cheryl Strayed.

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