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post #1 of (permalink) Old 04-21-2005, 12:13 PM Thread Starter
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We've all seen that CTers are outdoor enthusiasts and flex their muscle in various fitness filled activities, but what about your intellectual fitness, tell about your favorite book. Could be this years fav, or your fav of all time..


One of my favorite books is "life of Pi". Canadian author, unusual premise and a great survival story.



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My favorite Book right now would have to be Hiking with Ghosts.The Chilkoot Trail, then and now. Its written by Frances Backhouse and the Photography was by Adrian Dorst. Its such a fantastic book, i couldn't put it down. I ended up reading it in one day.
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The Alchemist, can't remember the author
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The author of the Alchemist is Paulo Coehlo, haven't read it...... yet

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"Full Tilt" by Dervla Murphy. A fantastic first person account by a woman who rode her bicycle from Ireland to India in 1963 on the equivalent of $1 per day. Whe she was 62 she did something similar through East Africa on a mountain bike("The Ukimwi Road").
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Shadows in Paradise - Erich Maria Remarque. You have to be born in a certain place, time, and immigrate (in paradise) to understand his works.
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Anything by Bill Bryson will keep me chuckling out loud. Even his more serious books (A short history of nearly everything, The Mother Tongue: English and how it got that way) make for interesting reading and are amusing as well.

Teeka, I must try and get my hands on that Chilkoot book. I'm dying to get up that way.
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"Seven Years in Tibet" by Heinrich Herrer; he is still alive, and the book is much more exciting than the movie. Alerts one to the plight of Tibet. So good.

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Desert Solitaire by Abbey -- I've probably read it a dozen times.



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So many great suggestions, I love hearing what other people loved to read. It gives me new genres to try.



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Teeka, I must try and get my hands on that Chilkoot book. I'm dying to get up that way.
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Hey WS,
It's a must read, especially if your going to hike the trail. I just got it from the library, But i think i'm going to buy it. It will be nice to read again after i do the trail.
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My special book is The Chrysalis, a book from high school english.
It'a all about acceptance. I've carried that book with me for >20 years, through too many moves, room mates and ex's to count.

I'm all about the Chilkoot, so I'll be checking out Teeka's book.
I hiked it as a teen, I want to go back again.


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Eiger Dreams: short storise about climbing
Above Timberline: A wildlife biologist spends a year in the rocky mountains filming a wildlife video. The book is his daily journal entries

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I couldn't put down, "The Bear's Embrace" which was written by a woman who survived a grizzly attack, and its aftermath of hospital surgeries, pain and depression.

As for the Chrysalids, that is one of my favourite books too, one of the few books we were made to read in high school that I actually enjoyed (the other was "To Kill a Mockingbird"). Having to answer questions at the end of every chapter and write essays about books will kill the pleasure of reading for just about anyone, but those two books managed to still be enjoyable (for me) in spite of high school English.

The Chrysalids was written by John Wyndam (sp?) and all his other books were good too. I liked his short stories a lot.
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