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Confessions of a Bibliophile

An aspiring writer and bookstore employee with an incredibly bad book-buying habit... I'll read just about anything (so long as it will appeal to my interests in some way), but my main loves are YA and sci-fi/fantasy. I also like quirky history and science books and will book nerd. A lot. Currently in the process of weeding out my personal library. Find me on Twitter @princess_starr or check out my YA book, Snowfall, on Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/240027

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

A Walk in the Woods - Bill Bryson Hysterically funny account of what happens when somebody decides to get out and do something important and “epic.” Bryson’s sense of humor is extremely sarcastic at times, and I could really get into his descriptions and exploits on some of the darker moments on the Appalachian Trail. (And by darker, I mean the realization that dawns upon Bryson and his cohort Katz that they are not mountain men.) One of the things I like about Bryson’s travel narratives is that he’s able to blend tons of research and history into his own personal experiences, and it really shows in this book, as he uses the reflection aspect to dive off into other background information about the trail and hiking and the outdoors. Overall, a very funny and great read.