Book: A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson

Another one of our updated blog posts. I really enjoyed “A Walk in the Woods” It’s a great book and I highly recommend it.

Sarah's Notebook

I like travel writing in general, but my favorite is a certain kind of book. A book where usually the author travels around and makes comments about whatever they run into, sometimes with a companion. Usually there is some overarching theme that ties it together, like just having broken up with your wife or looking for traces of the Civil War. Included are interesting historical asides about whatever they come across. Think a short Moby Dick without the symbolism. My favorites are Blue Highways by William Least Heat Moon and Travels with Charlie by John Steinbeck. A Walk in the Woods is just this kind of book.

I hadn’t run into this particular author before, but if this book is any indication I’ll be sure to look for more titles as soon as the pile of books by my bed starts to shrink. 😉 Another reason I like him is…

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Sarah Uthoff - Trundlebed Tales

Sarah S. Uthoff is a nationally known Laura Ingalls Wilder authority and has presented at five of the Wilder homesites, many times at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum, many conferences and numerous libraries, museums, and events around the Midwest. She is the main force behind Trundlebed Tales fighting to bring the History, Mystery, Magic, and Imagination of Laura Ingalls Wilder and other greats of children’s literature and history to life for a new generation. How can you help? Attend one of her programs, schedule one yourself, watch her videos, listen to her podcast, look at her photos, and find her on Facebook , Twitter , Google+, LinkedIn , SlideShare, and . Professionally she is a reference librarian at Kirkwood Community College and former director of the Oxford (Iowa) Public Library.

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