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Tracks: One Woman's Journey Across 1,700 Miles of Australian Outback | Robyn Davidson
The incredible true story of one womans solo adventure across the Australian outback, accompanied by her faithful dog and four unpredictable camels For Robyn Davidson, one of these moments comes at age twenty-seven in Alice Springs, a dodgy town at the frontier of the vast Australian desert. Davidson is intent on walking the 1,700 miles of desolate landscape between Alice Springs and the Indian Ocean, a personal pilgrimage with her dogand four camels. Tracks is the beautifully written, compelling true story of the authors journey and the love/hate relationships she develops along the way: with the Red Centre of Australia; with aboriginal culture; with a handsome photographer; and especially with her lovable and cranky camels, Bub, Dookie, Goliath, and Zeleika. Adapted into a critically acclaimed film starring Mia Wasikowska and Adam Driver, Tracks is an unforgettable story that proves that anything is possible. Perfect for fans of Cheryl Strayeds Wild.
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Natetheworld
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What does it feel like to finish crossing the Australian Outback? The Appalachian Trail? The Continental Divide Trail? The Pacific Crest Trail?

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N8ure
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Great adventure story. She accomplished amazing things and her tale is absolutely epic.

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BarbaraTheBibliophage
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#hellothursday @wanderinglynn

1. City
2. Beach
3. Swimming or snorkeling
4. Hotels
5. This is an epic outdoor adventure book

I‘m really not much of an outdoor person. But I like it in small, specific doses.

wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! ⛺️ 10mo
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Susan
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Start off my reading year with an adventure in Oz.

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CarolynM
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In 1977 Robyn Davidson trekked 1700 miles across the desert from Alice Springs to the Western Australian coast. She was #Alone apart from her dog and some camels. And in those parts she would have felt the #HeatOfJuly!

Thanks @Cinfhen and @BarbaraBB for another fun month. My inspiration has been a bit lacking this month but hopefully I'll do better in August.

Cinfhen I thought your posts were spot on!!! Thanks for playing along 1y
BarbaraBB Echoing Cindy 😘 1y
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Dolly
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Sale on Early Bird Books today. This sounds intriguing. Anyone?

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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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For Nov 17th , I‘m going to go with 1700 Miles!

I added this one to my to-read list after reading Wild (I‘ll tag it in the comments), and I‘m still looking forward to getting to it. It looks like others had similar thoughts, since the book is now tagged as a movie tie-in version. 😉

#NovemberByTheNumbers

MayJasper Good pick 2y
RebelReader I haven't heard about this one. Stacking now! 📚📚 2y
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BarbaraTheBibliophage
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The author treks alone across the Western half of Australia. Well not entirely alone, she has a dog and four camels with her. Plus occasional visits from a National Geographic photographer. She's young, but unbelievably hardy and mentally strong. Except for that day when she really loses it. Wouldn't you? Beautiful desert descriptions and a peek into indigenous life as well.

Full review at www.TheBibliophage.com

LeeRHarry Have watched the movie but not read the book, it's on my TBR 😊 nice review! 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @LeeRHarry Thanks! I'll be tracking down the movie on streaming so I can see the country I just read about! 2y
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BarbaraTheBibliophage
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Started this one recently for the #readharder #travelmemoir prompt. I'd originally planned to read Cheryl Strayed's Wild, but I just couldn't start it. I can't explain it. Anyway, Tracks is pretty fascinating so far. Everything I always wanted to know about camels, but was afraid to ask. 🐫🐫🐫🐫

Georgette73 I had a hard time reading "Wild" at least three different times. Not just you! 2y
MyBookSwapClub I've seen the movie wild but not read the book yet, planning to though :) 2y
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BarbaraTheBibliophage @Georgette73 You're ahead of me. I can't even bring myself to start it. 😜 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @MyBookSwapClub Maybe I'll watch the movie before I decide about the book. Not sure ... 😎 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @UwannaPublishme Oooh - that one looks interesting. Thanks! 📚📚📚 2y
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Susanita
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I'm a day late for a #bookthatmademecry even though I knew it was coming from having seen the movie. #riotgrams

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Susanita

There is nothing so real as having to think about survival. It strips you of airy-fairy notions.

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Susanita
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I'm in SE PA for a family thing in the morning, and I brought along a few books to read. I want to try to clear the decks before #gwtwreadalong ... or I could just fall asleep in my clothes on top of the covers with all the lights burning. #tiredgirl #bookclub #litsyatoz #bookintomovie #splashintosummerreads #allthetags

Reviewsbylola I'm trying to finish my current read today so I can focus on It and GWTW! 3y
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jlondon1963
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I enjoyed this audio trek through the Australian outback. Wonderful story with a few heartbreaking moments. I am not sure I would be up for snakes 🐍 slithering around my bed at night. #audiobook

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AmyAgentBor
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Love books that describe people being outdoors and experiencing the world in a way I probably never will. Need to go to Australia

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DaniRa
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#readjanuary #dreamingofawarmerclimate I am always dreaming of a warmer climate since I live in Germany. (And yet, I love living in Europe) Tracks was a book for my soul. I wish something like her trek would be possible today without the threats women face when traveling alone. (I like to think im kind of bold but sadly I'm a chicken when I think about traveling on my own) - the other 2 books i have yet to read. But I will😉

Cinfhen Pretty pic 💗 3y
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Susanita
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Be prepared for lots of books about Australia, because I #wishicouldbethere I haven't read this one yet, but I watched the movie in January when we were in the midst of a blizzard. It was good juxtaposition! #booktober

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MMenefee
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This is Robyn Davidson's tale #fullofadventure trekking 1,700 miles across Australian deserts. It's mostly low key, dealing with camel training and adjustments to life style in order to survive. There's also a great deal of discussion on our impact on the environment, and of Australia's marginalized indigenous peoples. #booktober

SarahK I recommend this book to people a lot. Still haven't watched the movie. Has anyone else? 3y
MMenefee @SarahK I didn't know there was a movie until I looked up the author when reading this book last month. 3y
SarahK @MMenefee it's on Netflix 3y
MMenefee @SarahK Thanks for that info! I'll watch it this weekend, between my Anerican Horror Story binge. 3y
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MMenefee

"It was a haven for the most enormous cockroaches I have ever done battle with. They were fearless and would rise on their hind legs if confronted."?

Arcana Um, no. Ewww! 😦 3y
BlogginBoutBooks Ha ha. Gross! 3y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Is this Texas? 😂 3y
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MMenefee

"There's nothing damn well wrong with the blacks except what the whites do to them."

Australia, 1975 ... America, 2016

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TheLondonBookworm
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I read this whilst in Australia and just before the movie came out which I have to say I haven't actually seen. I don't usually read books about personal journeys but this one caught me off guard. She is an incredible woman who managed the impossible and writes about it brilliantly.

LeeRHarry I saw the movie recently and although I enjoyed it I'm keen to read the book 3y
TheLondonBookworm @LeeRHarry I have a feeling the book is better... It usually is 😛 3y
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rlund

'And it struck me then that the most difficult thing had been the decision to act, the rest had been merely tenacity - and the fears were paper tigers. One really could act to change and control one's life; and the procedure, the process, was its own reward'.