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Natetheworld
Into Thin Air | Jon Krakauer
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We live sheltered lives. We travel from home to work and back again. Our journeys into the wild are only temporary. Local parks, beaches, or visits to national parks are the only interactions some of us will ever have.

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Natetheworld
Wilderness Essays | John Muir
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I‘ve heard it said, “That if only we had the faith of a mustard seed, then we could move mountains.” While I am unsure about the power of faith, I know we have damaged the air, sea, waterways, and land with our power.

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JackOBotts
Into the Wild | Jon Krakauer
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ImperfectCJ I just introduced my children to the movie this past weekend. My son, with about fifteen minutes left, said, "Wait, does this movie have a happy ending?" I enjoyed the book even more than the movie; I think my daughter, at least, will pick it up. 2d
JackOBotts @ImperfectCJ - this book rocked me. I read it in my first semester of college and was just stunned at the tragedy of his experience. I‘m sure being away from home for the first time played a part in that, but it has stayed with me. I thought the movie adaptation was good and enjoyed Eddie Vedder‘s score for the movie. I hope your kids decide to read it. 2d
ImperfectCJ @JackOBotts It definitely prompted a lot of thought for me about the nature of self-sufficiency. At any point a small slip could have snowballed (so to speak), and so many times there were people to help him through. I rarely re-read, but now I want to pick this one up again. 2d
marleed I love the soundtrack of this movie but much preferred the book. In the book I felt there was time to sink into his skin and appreciate what he went through. I was so excited to see the movie. Went with a friend who hadn‘t read the book. He thought - spoiled, arrogant rich kid. 2d
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faelinwolf
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Visiting the University of Illinois for a confernce & got to see a good friend who took me the this awesome park. Nick Offerman built this gazebo & donated it! It's near the Japan House that his sensei started. So cool! & I got to see a bunch turtles & giant koi! It's gonna be a good conference. 😄

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LibrarianRyan
Unplugged | Steve Antony
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This is a wonderful story that was touched by a master illustrator. Blip has always been plugged in and they love it. Until the day of the black out and Blip actually has to go outside and learns of the wonders that match her computer, if not surpass it. This is a great allegory for kids with too much screen time.

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Mollyanna
A Walk in the Woods | Bill Bryson
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Fun book! Bryson astutely describes life on the AT. I enjoyed traveling along (from my comfy chair).

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Bookwormjillk
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I enjoyed this book. Davis was very honest about the highs and lows of hiking the AT as a single woman.

Megabooks I really enjoyed this too!! 2w
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Sweettartlaura
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Just under the wire, I hit #Everest tonight in my #MountTBR climb - phew!
I‘m aiming for #Olympus this time. So I have to read 50 TBR books every 4 months.
I had hoped to be a few books ahead by now. But I‘ll settle with being on pace.

On to Olympus!!!

Megabooks Woop woop!! 🍾🥂 3w
DGRachel That‘s amazing! My goal was 75 and it‘s not looking good. 🤦🏻‍♀️ 3w
Sweettartlaura @DGRachel the thing is... I‘m definitely gonna read more than 150 books this year. But I let myself get distracted from the stack next to me/on my Kindle by the shiny new ones 🤷🏻‍♀️. So it‘s taking some discipline. Good luck on your climb 👍🏻. It will be worth it - keep going! 3w
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TheSpineView
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#AugustABC @Eggs
#DaringAdventure

I know I have posted this one before. Yet, I can't think of a better boon for the prompt. It is the ideal daring adventure.

Eggs Great choice! I think I used adventure at the beginning of the month 😳🤪 too 3w
TheSpineView @Eggs Yeap. I had to look because I couldn't remember. No worries! 😋 3w
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SW-T
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Loving this book so far! Gorgeous photographs and nice design tips. 🌳🌲🎍🍂🌸🌺🌾🌵

#gardens #gardendesign #flowers #outdoors #outdoordelight #litsygardeners #gardeners

Crazeedi Beautiful photos!! 4w
SW-T @Crazeedi I totally want to walk through the gardens they show.😊 4w
Crazeedi @SW-T I'd walk with you!😍 4w
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