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#157618 - 11/17/11 10:22 AM Re: A Walk in the Woods - Bill Bryson [Re: Otis Hiker]
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Anytime I want a good book to read, or rather be read, I pick this one up on CD from the library. Bet I've checked it out a dozen times over the past few years. Have listened to a couple of other of his books as well but didn't like them as well.
Course I'm a smarta$$ at heart! LOL!
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#157640 - 11/18/11 07:56 AM Re: A Walk in the Woods - Bill Bryson [Re: Quigley]
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This was the first book I read on the Appalacian Trail. Have to admit, I didn't finish it, but that's only because I got distracted by other things and other books.

He did do a lot of things "wrong" but he did them "righter" than I can do right now. The part I really liked is when he quit and decided it was his trail to hike as he wanted. I think that's an important lesson for people trying to live other people's lives instead of their own.

For the other end, "See you down the trail" by Bert Nemcik is about someone who hiked very well. He was in very good shape, so the distances are probably more than most can attain.

Those expecting to put down a book and be ready to go hike a long trail are mostly mistaken, but they are great motivators.

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#160570 - 01/17/12 11:21 PM Re: A Walk in the Woods - Bill Bryson [Re: Otis Hiker]
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I enjoyed reading it. Was entertaining

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