Last one I swear
Last one I swear
So empowering and motivational
So meaningful because I recommend her book to everyone!
Met Cheryl Strayed!
Im so excited to see her tomorrow!! I recommend her book Wild to everyone bc its so inspiring
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.
Litsy Challenge Day 10 #MayMovieMagic #BookToMovie #LustForLife
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.
Ya'll I am goin to see Cheryl Strayed!! So excited!!
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?
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.
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.
“I believe we‘re here once and what we do matters. What do you believe?”
Monthly goal on Bookly completed! 8 days early!!
The father‘s job.💯
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 📚
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.
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.
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
I decided I was safe. I was strong. I was brave. Nothing could vanquish me.
The never ending question it seems....#thisis28
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.
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.
"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"
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.
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!!!!
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.
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
#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❣️
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.
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
'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
I‘ve been wanting to read this for a while and now only 98p on kindle...would be rude not to...
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. ❤️
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.
After listening for this book for a while, it‘s finally ended on a really great last line. Good read.