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    Default Any Kindle books on the AT out there you would recommend?

    Also wondering if youve found any data books configured for Kindle?

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    Just Passin Thru, AWOL on the App Trail, A Walk in the Woods... just for starters.

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    Awol, Skywalker, Barefoot sisters books, Becoming Odyssa,The Things you find on the Appalachian Trail, Three hundred Zeroes.

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    Bill "Skywalker" Walker's book, SKYWALKER, HIGHS AND LOWS ON THE PACIFIC CREST TRAIL, is currently FREE on Amazon Kindle. I think it is only free until tonight at midnight west coast time. So, you can get a free copy if you hurry. As a fellow author I would ask that you give Bill a fair review in return on Amazon.com. We authors that work with small presses and publishers cannot afford big advertising budgets, we have to depend on you, the readers, to get the word out.


    Bill is a great guy and a fellow author. I have really enjoyed his books. Oh, and thanks for the nice comments here about THREE HUNDRED ZEROES (it is also on Kindle). I'm getting tons of wonderful fan mail about it. Now, if I could turn that fan mail into reviews...


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    AWOL's AWOL on the AT is also available in the Lending Library (at least right now - I think those change).

    I'm going to read SkyWalker's listed above.

    K1 - I met a woman (Laurie http://www.flickr.com/photos/malowit...in/photostream) in Rangely, ME during my 2010 thru who spoke very highly of you and said you had stayed with her. She gave the overview of your book and it is on my list.

    I don't think there are any guidebooks specifically formatted for a Kindle, but you may be able to procure one in PDF. Depending on the Kindle you're using that may be just as acceptable.

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    #1 Barefoot Sisters: Southbound
    #2 Three Hundred Zeroes
    I enjoyed AWOL and Skywalker, too, but those are the two that really make me want to get the hell out outside :-D

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    I really enjoyed "Becoming Odyssa", thanks to this thread! Jenn Pharr Davis is a legend!

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    Way too many AT books are written in the boring "here's my daily grind" format. I mean, you can read old trailjournal entries and get more out of it. Been there, done that.

    So why not break the mold and download Winton Porter's book "Just Passin' Thru" and get a whole new perspective?

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    Just finished AWOL on the Appalachian Trail on my Kindle... I think I downloaded it for $3 and read it through in a matter of days. Loved it, as well as Becoming Odyssa (which I read straight through in a weekend).

    I still have "Walk in the Woods" by Bill Bryson sitting on the table. I am STRUGGLING to finish it. Others (especially non-hikers) go on and on about his "humor", but I take offense at how mean he is to other hikers. And he is hypocritical... early in the book, he complains about a woman who criticizes his choice of gear, yet when another hiker attempts to have a conversation about Gregory backpacks, Bryson shuts him down. Ugh. I am finishing the book, simply as an exercise. I will never, ever recommend that book to ANYONE. What a downer.

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    Bill Bryson is better off writing about Victorian porcelain toilets than hiking. Remember "Walk in the Woods" was a work of fiction.
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    The best book I bought on my kindle was "Things you find on the App. Trail. The authors name is Kevin Runsolfson It is halarious and his dog Rufus will just make you lie in the floor and roll. I am reading it for the second time now.

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    How to Hike the AT by Michlle Ray - very informative and entertaining at the same time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RossSFCA View Post
    JAnd he is hypocritical... early in the book, he complains about a woman who criticizes his choice of gear, yet when another hiker attempts to have a conversation about Gregory backpacks, Bryson shuts him down.
    Sorry, but that's not hypocrisy. In neither case did he want to listen to hikers blab about gear. That's principle, not hypocrisy, ... at least in my book. Pun intended. Now, had you complained that he was brutal, you might be onto something, but in my experience that exact same critique of those kinds of gear-head hikers goes on here on WB regularly.

    Byson's "A Walk in the Woods" is better written than about 99% of the books about the AT. And it had me laughing so hard, I couldn't even read the funny parts to my wife, who was asking what was so funny. So, like many things, it's taking the bad with the good, and final judgment depends on one's taste.

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    I am with Spokes - you can skip "Walk in the Woods" - worse than a boring History Lesson....
    Dogs are excellent judges of character, this fact goes a long way toward explaining why some people don't like being around them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by k1ypp View Post
    Bill "Skywalker" Walker's book, SKYWALKER, HIGHS AND LOWS ON THE PACIFIC CREST TRAIL, is currently FREE on Amazon Kindle. I think it is only free until tonight at midnight west coast time. So, you can get a free copy if you hurry. As a fellow author I would ask that you give Bill a fair review in return on Amazon.com. We authors that work with small presses and publishers cannot afford big advertising budgets, we have to depend on you, the readers, to get the word out.


    Bill is a great guy and a fellow author. I have really enjoyed his books. Oh, and thanks for the nice comments here about THREE HUNDRED ZEROES (it is also on Kindle). I'm getting tons of wonderful fan mail about it. Now, if I could turn that fan mail into reviews...


    Dennis "K1" Blanchard
    I had no idea that my review might help. Just finished both AT books on Kindle and bought Bill's PCT book. I'll do my part.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Spokes View Post
    Bill Bryson is better off writing about Victorian porcelain toilets than hiking. Remember "Walk in the Woods" was a work of fiction.
    Bryson is a professional writer who used the AT to write a funny book in the spirit of Patrick McManus.


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    AWOL on the Appalachian Trail is currently $2.99 in Kindle format on Amazon. Free for Prime subscribers
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    Stumbling Thru by A. Digger Stolz. On Amazon as Kindle or print. Just came out and great so far.

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