I love reading, Christian, Biographies, Autobiographies, Cookbooks, Fiction, Historical Fiction, History, Memoir, Mystery, Romance, Suspense, Thriller, Parenting, Marriage, Christian Counseling, Health, Natural and Herbal, Childcare and Teaching, Inspirational as well as Alaskan.

I prefer a printed copy that I can hold in my hands and become old friends with, but will also accept E-books in Kindle, PDF or Nook formats.

I am a Christian and seek to glorify my Lord. As such I will not read any erotic, paranormal, vampire, or such books. I also will stop reading any book that has bad language (Cursing and taking my Lord’s name in vain.), and books with gratuitous sex. This is one reason I have chosen to be associated with the Publishing Companies and the Authors that are on my site because I feel safe recommending them to others.

Audrey Grant

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

A Walk In The Woods ~ .5*

By Bill Bryson
I really looked forward to reading this book. I love hiking mountains (I have lived in Alaska for 30 years and LOVE hiking up here!) and long back packing trips. I have also read other books of people who have hiked the AT, so I was very excited to get it an get started.

This was my first time ever reading anything written by this Author. Sadly, it will also be my last.

I did not enjoy this book on three main levels. First and foremost for me was the way the author and his buddy treated other people. Especially women and people in small towns. They acted like they were ignorant, lower class citizens that they could mock, make fun of and even use as long as they got a good laugh out of it.

Second, this book was listed as a great fun read but he spent a large portion of the book writing as if it were a Science or a Social Studies Text Book! (This coming from a retired teacher!)Besides which, some of his "facts" are wrong. 

Third, and this is just personal preference here... there was absolutely no need for the vile, foul language. Ok, he and his friend are low class enough to actually talk like that and think that stuff is funny. But, a book that COULD have been recommended for teens and kids to educate them about an american treasure, I now have to protect my kids from. A real shame.