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Tristy

Musings of a Book Addict

I'm married to a scavenger of sorts and he often totes home rescued boxes of books that I paw through with shiny, hungry eyes. I pull out the odd and interesting and add them to my teetering stack.

Currently reading

The Hound of the Baskervilles
Arthur Conan Doyle
E.B. White: A Biography
Scott Elledge
Murder on the Orient Express
Agatha Christie
There Is Nothing Wrong with You: Going Beyond Self-Hate
Cheri Huber, June Shiver
Living Buddha, Living Christ
Thích Nhất Hạnh
No. 44, The Mysterious Stranger
Mark Twain
The Snare of the Hunter
Helen MacInnes
Paintings of Henry Miller
Henry Miller, Lawrence Durrell
Dreamways of the Iroquois: Honoring the Secret Wishes of the Soul
Robert Moss
Pentimento (Back Bay Books)
Lillian Hellman

A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail

A Walk in the Woods - Bill Bryson I've heard about how "hilarious" Bill Bryson and his books are, so I went into this with hope for an entertaining and funny read. While I did really appreciate the author's passion for history and sharing it with geographical context of the Appalachian Trail (AT), there was nothing funny about this book. I've always been curious about the AT and this book is FULL of fascinating information. But funny? Hardly. Unless making fun of other people is hilarious to you, which obviously it is to many people. I can't believe how many arguments there are here on GoodReads about this book! Bill Bryson's humor is more along the lines of the Sunday edition of USA Today - "what the heck is it with people different than me?" kind of humor. No thanks. BUT, as I said, I read the whole thing with interest, because his research and very honest description of his trials and tribulations on the AT is fascinating and worth reading.