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Natetheworld

Joined December 2017

At Natetheworld, "We Review the World."
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The Fire Next Time | James Baldwin
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After the murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, I found myself frustrated. Frustrated with the battles we continue fighting and frustrated with what I did or did not understand. So, like countless Americans last year, I reached for books to educate myself. As I soaked up the words of James Baldwin, I was confronted with my own privilege and the part I play in the continuation of an unequal and unjust society.

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“Talking to Strangers” by Malcolm Gladwell is the book we need right now. In the shadow of a contentious presidential election and four years in which distrust in the very institution meant to inform and protect us has come into question, we, as a society, have defaulted toward disbelieving information challenging our worldview.

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This book spends a lot of time focusing on the value of spending time with your thoughts. Traveling Italy on a solo adventure, digging deeper into a meditation practice at the cradle of a religious movement, or allowing yourself to fall in love on an island in the south Asian sea, for our author none of the life-altering changes can come to fruition if we do not know ourselves.

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In a world this noisy, we are not afforded a lot of these opportunities. The more hectic life becomes, the less time we seem to be able to find for ourselves. For me, nothing remedies this like asphalt, yellow lines, and some far-off destination.

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The Echoing Green | Joshua Prager
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“History is written by the winners.” In this book, we are treated to a rare tale and offered a glimpse into the life of a pitcher who let one get away from him and ended up costing his team the pennant.

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Ideas are impossible to defeat. They can linger in the shadow of men‘s hearts long after the final bullet has been fired. They can withstand the test of time.

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Now, I arrive at this book in the midst of a five-year relationship with a partner I hope to marry. No matter the stage, I have learned something about myself with every single read of this book and my relationships have blossomed because of it.

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No one comes to the beginning of a 2,650-mile journey without a reason. Sure, we are all seeking adventure, but if you dig deeper everyone has something bigger, they are chasing. For Cheryl, it was rebirth and a need to wrestle with the demons of her past. For me, my journey was meant to be one of self-discovery and an ultimate test before fully facing the trials of adulthood. No reason is better than that of someone else.

BarbaraTheBibliophage I just saw this PCT video and thought of Wild immediately. https://youtu.be/styiDn7YKhE 2y
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Living in Seattle, it is hard not to get lost in the possibility of the sea. With Puget Sound at your doorstep and the Pacific Ocean within a short drive‘s reach, one can find themselves endlessly pondering life beyond the horizon. While I prefer the comfort and speed of air travel, my mind cannot help but imagine life on the open ocean where every place seems within reach and too far to comprehend at the same time.

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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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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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Sarah‘s journey ended at a small tree in the wilds of Australia. To the best of her ability, she attempted to capture the emotions of that moment, but I know that is nearly impossible.

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What I found profound about the reading of his adventures through the American south was his ability to stop and call everything by its proper name.

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This book reads like a turn by turn description of the Pacific Crest Trail...

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In all the books you read about thru-hikes, there is something that is often overlooked; boredom.

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Looking back on your own life is more than a mere reflection. As you age, it is an opportunity to question major milestones and events.

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What does it feel like to finish crossing the Australian Outback? The Appalachian Trail? The Continental Divide Trail? The Pacific Crest Trail?

KCofKaysville Liked it and film too! 2y
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The Screwtape Letters | Clive Staples Lewis
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“The Screwtape Letters” by C.S. Lewis entered my world, because of a friend who challenged me during a debate on religion.

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Nature and Walking | Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Nature doesn‘t need us, but I think it longs for us to commune with it. We should find ourselves lost in its leaves, consuming its vistas, cooled by its waters, and hiking its trails. As we do, we give ourselves a gift and leave with a big brother mentality.

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The Historian | Elizabeth Kostova
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“The Historian” is a grand quest set in modern times focused on redefining the legend of Dracula.

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Sons of the Profits | William Speidel
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Long before I claimed an apartment in West Seattle… Long before I moved into my dorm in Edmond… Long before my family settled on the plains of Oklahoma, these lands were cherished, cared for, and home to a proud race of people. It is these people who were on my mind while reading “Sons of the Profits.”

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I find myself fascinated by Ayn Rand. The fascination grows out of intrigue and not a devout belief in her ideas. I find Ayn Rand compelling for the same reason I find Scientology interesting; the fact that a movement was born in our lifetime is something that I find curious. Unlike Scientology, Ayn Rand‘s ideas have taken hold on our society.

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Reading this book was to read another chapter in the long story of heartbreak, betrayal, and killing of a once proud, but forever noble people.

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As the new Darwinian orthodoxy swept through Europe, its most brilliant opponent, the aging embryologist Karl Ernst von Baer, remarked with bitter irony that every triumphant theory passes through three stages: first it is dismissed as untrue; then it is rejected as contrary to religion; finally, it is accepted as dogma and each scientist claims that he long appreciated its truth." -Stephen Jay Gould

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Uncle Tom's Cabin (Original) | Harriet Beecher Stowe
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There may be no stronger force in the universe than a mother‘s love.

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"My questioning of the community to which I belonged left me without a community to belong."

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Oliver Twist | Charles Dickens
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The human condition and experience is not a solitary journey. At times, it may feel like it is but, there are very few examples of uniquely human experiences. When we group shared experiences together, we find a tribe, people who understand you. As people standing on the outside of these groups, it is our job to empathize when possible and offer support where appropriate.

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Crank | Ellen Hopkins
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I am a product of the 80‘s. I grew up with “Just Say No,” D.A.R.E., and the War on Drugs. Throughout elementary school, my classmates and I were brainwashed with these messages. Our televisions were filled with images of eggs frying in skillets and the harm of drugs. For the most part, these messages worked on me. I avoided drugs all throughout high school. The first time I saw cocaine was in college. I immediately left the party.

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A Clockwork Orange | Anthony Burgess
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It can be fiction or non-fiction. It makes no difference because they share a foundational need for any good story. Character development and the quality of it makes or breaks a book. We may love and/or loathe the character we are reading but we must witness their growth over the course of the book. If we don‘t, then more often than not, a story is a failure.

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I have been writing poetry since before I knew how to write poetry. It began as a way to collect my thoughts on a page, put the world in some sense of order, and express myself. Long before it was any good, it was a way to keep myself breathing and on this side of the Earth. What I have never done well is read poetry. Reading this book, which was given to me by a dear friend, changed that.

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The Poisonwood Bible | Barbara Kingsolver
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We are too often chained to the comfortable. We are victims of routine. Our adventurous spirits are like caged birds. Something made abundantly clear to me while reading this book was the value of an out of body experience; moments when we shake off normal like winter snow from a coat. These moments afford new opportunities to learn and grow. In them, we are made to experience a piece of the world unknown to us.

RaimeyGallant Welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you're interested. :) 5y
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