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

by Bill Bryson | Travel |
ISBN: 0767902513 Global Overview for this book
Registered by Kaija of Salina, Kansas USA on 11/17/2003
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8 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by Kaija from Salina, Kansas USA on Monday, November 17, 2003
Cool book about an experience walking the appalacian trail..

Put on relay...

Journal Entry 2 by Kaija at on Wednesday, February 04, 2004
Released on Wednesday, February 04, 2004 at Mailed to a fellow Bookcrosser in n/a, n/a Controlled Releases.

Going to Maurean this afternoon!

Journal Entry 3 by Maurean from Atlantic Beach, Florida USA on Saturday, February 07, 2004
This interesting looking tale was in my mailbox today (Thanks Kaija!) I look forward to reading this one, and I will journal again, once I've had the opportunity!!

Journal Entry 4 by Maurean from Atlantic Beach, Florida USA on Tuesday, March 23, 2004
This was a great read; extremely funny and, suprisingly, informative. I enjoyed "experiencing" the AT along with Bryson ad Katz, and will recommend this one to others!

Hoping to make a short bookring of this:

The Rules:
1. Please journal once you receive the book, and again when finished so that all participants may track its journey
2. Please try to read this in a timely fashion (< 30 days); remember, others are waiting to enjoy it too! (please keep us informed of your progress)
3. Please PM the next participant for their addy; If, after reasonable attempts, you receive no reply, please PM me, as well as the next person on the list.
4. ENJOY !!!

1. Ottoshumato (MA)
2. Lpree (MD)
3. FamFatale (VA)
4. salinger007 (SC)
5. bookaddict22 (MO)
6. tootshelling (AZ) (skipped)
7. sleone (CA)

Then, back home to me in FL.

LET THE RING BEGIN! (mailed on 4/15)

Journal Entry 5 by ottoshumato from Madison, Wisconsin USA on Monday, April 26, 2004
Oh, crap. I've been a bad, bad bookcrosser. I just realize I had neglected to journal this book, which I received almost a week ago, and to thank Maurean for sending it my way. I have read the first two chapters and Bill Bryson is, indeed, very funny. I hereby make a solemn vow to finish the book in a timely manner and not to hold everyone up.

Sincere thanks and apologies to Maurean!

Journal Entry 6 by ottoshumato from Madison, Wisconsin USA on Tuesday, April 27, 2004
This book is making me howl. I'm especially amused by his relationship with his travelling companion, Katz, who is oddly likeable despite his laziness, slowness, whininess and general lack of redeeming virtues. It's hard not to shrug one's shoulders in bemused resignation along with Bryson: "Oh, that's Katz for ya!"

The book has also cured me of any desire I may have had to walk the AT. Just thinking of the horrors Bryson and Katz encounter by the time they reach Tennesee (including the Mary Ellen experience - grizzly) is enough to keep me from going outside again. Bryson's writing reminds me a little of Tim Cahill's, another travel and adventure writer whose work I recently read.

Anyway, thanks to Maurean. It's a fun read.

Journal Entry 7 by ottoshumato from Madison, Wisconsin USA on Tuesday, May 04, 2004
I finished the book this weekend. I have to say, I like Katz, and I was sad when, during the middle section of the book, he was somewhere out in Illinois and "Bryson" was by himself. I think my favorite part was Katz' romantic misadventure, which had me laughing violently.

This goes on to lpree next.

Again, Maurean, thank you for including me in this ring.

Journal Entry 8 by Lpree from Omaha, Nebraska USA on Monday, May 10, 2004
I received this in Saturday's mail. I hope to finish up the book I'm currently reading today and will start on this book in the next day or two. Looking forward to it!

Journal Entry 9 by Lpree from Omaha, Nebraska USA on Monday, May 17, 2004
Okay, I finished up the book yesterday and will mail it out to FamFatale in the next couple of days.

I really enjoyed the book, but did not really find it to be "hilarious" as the book cover calls it. There were definitely some funny parts to it, but overall, I thought the book was more serious - a light-hearted serious, though, if that makes sense. I went out on Saturday after reading about half of the book and bought a copy for my father, who has done some hiking in the past. I think he'll love the book. Anyway, I enjoyed reading about what the AT was really like to hike as well as the wide variety of people the author came across during his journey. I too have been cured of any desire I might have had to walk the AT - just reading about the mice was enough.

Thanks Maurean for starting this - I'm really glad I read it and will certainly look out for other books by Bryson.

Journal Entry 10 by Lpree at on Wednesday, May 19, 2004
Released on Wednesday, May 19, 2004 at BookRing in n/a, n/a Controlled Releases.

Taking to the post office at lunch today - will send media mail.

Journal Entry 11 by FamFatale from Chantilly, Virginia USA on Thursday, May 20, 2004
Until recently I always thought I would walk a good piece of the Appalachian trail, but after my latest medical adventure, I guess reading this book and brief visits will be more likely.

Journal Entry 12 by salinger007 from Spartanburg, South Carolina USA on Thursday, June 17, 2004
I just received the book yesterday, and I am already enjoying it very much. I hope to have it finished and on its way to the next reader within a few days. Thanks!

Journal Entry 13 by salinger007 from Spartanburg, South Carolina USA on Saturday, June 19, 2004
Thank you for sharing this wonderful book, Maurean! I haven't enjoyed a book more, or read one as quickly in months. I loved his writing style. Whether he was describing the gaudiness of Gatlinburg, or the formation of mountains he made it interesting as well as extremely funny. I absolutely love Katz. I was so proud when he took the annoying womans shoelaces! His honesty with Bryson about his love of drinking toward the end, showed me how much their friendship had evolved throughout their many miles on the trail. This book does not make me want to go off and hike the AT, however, I am looking forward to this years camping trip in Asheville with a little more excitement than usual. I will have this one on its way to BookAddict22 Monday morning.

Journal Entry 14 by bookaddict22 from St. Louis, Missouri USA on Monday, July 19, 2004
I received this book just before leaving for vacation and once I returned I was reminded by a previous reader that it had yet to be journaled. I apologize for holding the book up and have begun reading it. Promise to get it moving on to the next person quickly.

Thanks for sharing!

Journal Entry 15 by bookaddict22 from St. Louis, Missouri USA on Thursday, August 26, 2004
Really cool book about hiking the Ap.Trail! Thanks so much for sharing this book as a ring. I just loved the way Bryson writes and he has the wittiest writing that just keeps you eager to read more about his adventures!

Mailed to sleone today!

Journal Entry 16 by sleone from Oakland, California USA on Saturday, September 04, 2004
received in today's mail. Thank you, I am looking forward to reading this.

Journal Entry 17 by sleone at Bookring in Bookring, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Monday, September 13, 2004

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Thoroughly enjoyed this book, Bryson at his best. However, I do think without Katz he would not have had a book. I hope Katz got a good something out of it.
Sending to Maurean.

Journal Entry 18 by Maurean from Atlantic Beach, Florida USA on Monday, September 20, 2004
This book has arrived back home, safe & sound. Thank you all sooo much for your participation in my very first bookring! I'm glad everyone seemed to enjoy it....Thanks again, and Happy Reading!!

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