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A Walk in the Woods

by Bill Bryson
Sunday, February 24, 2008

Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail 

 

This book is about a guy who comes to America after living in England for 20 years. He wants to be a man and decides to take a trip on the Appalachian Trail. This book is hilarious and extremely informative of his trials and pitfalls of the journey--not only his physical journey on the trail, but his journey to becoming a man as well.

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Sunday, February 24, 2008

While choosing books for a Youth Services poetry display, I came across a fun book by Judith Viorst entitled Suddenly Sixty and other shocks of ...

Three Cups of Tea

by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin
Sunday, February 24, 2008

Three Cups of Tea. One Man's Mission to Fight Terrorism and Build Nations....One School at a Time is an extraordinary story - one that I wish every politician would read. Greg Mortenson, a former mountain climber, discovers his true life mission by building schools for the poor, mountainous villagers...

The Worst Hard Time

by Timothy Egan
Sunday, February 24, 2008

An Absolute Gentleman

by R. M. Kinder
Sunday, February 24, 2008

"This novel portrays a segment in the life of a serial killer and his relationships with the people he is surrounded by as a professor and an author. The raw honesty about the killer's perspective on other people, in particular women, and his own psychological breakdown of himself was fascinating. This book does not go into much detail about the murders and has a surprisingly sparse amount of violence considering the premise. Instead, the book focuses on the human interaction of a serial killer. Philosophical types will definitely enjoy this novel."

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