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rather_be_reading
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I thought long & hard about this yesterday. The one that really changed me and I recommend to everyone is 'Wild'. What is your choice??

decaturmamaof2 There isn't just ONE... but here are a few:
1. The Master and Margarita
2 The Book Thief
3. Die Unendliche Geschichte (Michael Ende's Neverending Story, in German)
2w
Jdav9613 To Kill A Mockingbird 2w
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GoldenGirl That's a hard one 🤔🤔🤔 gonna have to say 2w
CarolynM This one was hugely important to me in my mid teens 2w
TheAromaofBooks For some reason this one changed my life in ways I can't even quite explain - 2w
CuriousG There are so many, but one I return to over and over again (and carries a wallop every time) is Tiny Beautiful Things. Cheryl Strayed is amazing 2w
rather_be_reading @Hollie ill have to look tht up! 2w
rather_be_reading @MoonWitch94 i havent tried Follett yet! 2w
rather_be_reading @GoldenGirl ohhh I LOVE Lamb! 2w
rather_be_reading @TheAromaofBooks hmm havent heard of it. 2w
TheAromaofBooks It's not a story of high excitement or drama, but just a gentle story about a woman who inherits a small house in the country from an older cousin she only met once. It's almost a coming-of-age story, except with a protagonist who is coming of middle age lol 2w
MoonWitch94 Follet is one of my all-time favorites. The Pillars of the Earth 🌎 is so beautiful 2w
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royallyregan93
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Pickpick

Oh my gosh, this was such a great read!!! Extremely well written and so very admirable. I would never be able to handle the entire PCT, but it certainly makes me miss my hiking days. I plan to attempt to retrain my body for it because of this book. Rented the movie on Amazon Prime right after I finished the book. I enjoyed it, but the book was, of course, way better!! #wild #teambook

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IndoorDame
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Pickpick

This was one of those books that I actively avoided when it was popular. I couldn‘t say why, something about it just turned me off and I always shied away from it, but I needed an audiobook the other day to distract me from a migraine and there this was on Libby. And it was fabulous! I got so into this journey and the determination she found to continue it through the pain she encountered along the way. Really glad I read this in the end!

hermyknee I think I started it when it was popular and I watched the movie, but for whatever reason I never finished the book. Maybe I needed all the hype to die down like you! I‘ll have to check it out on audio! 2w
BarbaraTheBibliophage Same here. I was just thinking yesterday maybe I should try it now. 2w
jb72 I read it a bit ago. I avoided it for a while as well. Parts were really good and other parts were a bit cringe worthy for me. But the part with the horse about did me in for good. I good barely read it for the years. In the end I decided it was a pick for me. 2w
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Anna40
Thirst: 2600 Miles to Home | Heather Anderson
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Bailedbailed

Sorry, but no. I acknowledge Aish's achievements and I could never do what she did, she must be an amazing person but the writing and the 'self inflicted' problems - why hike through one of the hottest places when you know in advance that there is not enough water without making sure THAT you have enough water?! simply annoying... Sorry but not for me

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MargaretPinardAuthor
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Mehso-so

Not sure I like this particular packaging of walks. Descriptions are two to three pages, photos not all labeled, maps pretty bare... meh. Really like Nicholson‘s other work but may have had a marketing miss with this one...

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AnansiGirl
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Nonesuch, MI once prosperous between 1867-1912 became a #ghostown when it‘s copper mine closed for the fifth and final time.

📖Tagging this book since the abandoned Nonesuch copper mine is within the Porcupine Mountains State Park.

#MOvember @Cinfhen

Cinfhen So many towns / communities disappeared ~ so sad 😞 1mo
AnansiGirl @Cinfhen so true about abandoned towns. there‘s always a sad, haunting vibe surrounding them. 1mo
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TheEllieMo
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A still from the film version of the tagged book, starring Reece Witherspoon.

#GirlGoneWild #Movember @Cinfhen

Cinfhen Should I watch the film before I read the book?? 1mo
TheEllieMo @Cinfhen tbh I‘ve never seen the film! I always prefer to read the book first though 1mo
Scochrane26 I like both the book & movie. Of course, the book is better, but the movie was pretty close to the book, if I remember right. 1mo
Cinfhen @Scochrane26 I‘ve been told movie stayed close enough to book but I agree @TheEllieMo book is generally better and should usually be read first!! It‘s been on my Kindle unread for at least 7 years!!! 1mo
Scochrane26 My thoughts about the book when I read it—it‘s a cross between A Walk in the Woods & Eat Pray Love. I really liked it. I read it before the movie. 1mo
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hike.read.repeat
Thirst: 2600 Miles to Home | Heather Anderson
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Pickpick

I was reluctant to read yet another book on the PCT after having already read two, plus several daily journal hiker blogs. But this book was a fast, enjoyable, inspiring, and relatable read.

Like Anish, I always considered myself more of a bookworm than an athlete. I was never into sports or coordinated. But I find myself drawn to the outdoors and REALLY long hikes and the desire to pursue long trails has taken over my life for the most part.

hike.read.repeat And I‘d like to add that long distance hiking, while it seems extreme, can be pursued by people of almost any age, fitness level, and outdoor experience. If you‘re interested but don‘t know where to start, just get out there. You figure it out and get into shape along the way. 👍🏽 1mo
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arlenefinnigan
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Cinfhen I almost choose this one ☝️ 1mo
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hike.read.repeat
Thirst: 2600 Miles to Home | Heather Anderson
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Anish set the PCT self-supported FKT in 2013 and still holds the record over six years later!

She finished in 60 days. Most hikers take 4-5 (sometimes 6) months. It took me 161 days. 🙈

I‘m trying to finish this book before tomorrow evening and I feel like I‘m in race against time, just like Anish. 😆

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