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AlohaAmy
The Salt Path | Raynor Winn
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This has been on my “to read” list for ages. I‘m already 69 pages in, and it‘s incredible. Reading it on my Kindle because the other approximately 7,654 books I have at home don‘t appeal just now!

AlohaAmy @rachaich Have you read this? Also, you do have me for book club next month 🤓 4d
rachaich It's on my list too 😍😍 I thought it was a book club choice for later in the? 4d
AlohaAmy @rachaich Now you mention it, yes, I think it‘s on the list. This is a turn up for the books - me actually reading something ahead of time, not the day of the reading group 😂 4d
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Blh87
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I‘m shifting gears a bit with this one...excited! I‘d like to note that I bought this book used...I would never treat a book in such a way! 😂

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RogueMusings
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Reading this with my husband. Both of us are climbers and hikers so we're excited for the new perspective this book will give us while out on the trails. #currentlyreading

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RachelO
The Salt Path | Raynor Winn
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Pickpick

Storm Brendan is doing it‘s thing out there, and I‘m grateful to have a non-leaking roof over my head. Also, I adored this book.

Due to a bad business decision, Ray and Moth lose their farm, their home and their business. With just a week to clear out, Moth is diagnosed with a degenerative brain disease. So, obviously, they decide to walk the SW coast path. And it changes them. 👇

RachelO This is a beautifully written tale of two people putting one foot in front of the other, absorbing the world around them and accepting loss. It‘s told with warmth and humour, and an awareness of how easy it would be to sink into self-pity (it doesn‘t). And, without ever hammering the point, it takes a look at what homelessness means in Britain today, and how crazy the narrative around homelessness actually is.

Stunning.

#WestcountryReads
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Moray_Reads We're also feeling it north of the border. I'm clinging to the hope that it'll be over by the time I have to catch a flight tomorrow 1w
RachelO @Moray_Reads Oh no - hadn‘t realised it was the whole country! Good luck! 1w
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Moray_Reads @RachelO I think Edinburgh is missing most of it, it's worse on the west coat and the highlands and is supposed to have calmed down by tomorrow. Here's hoping 1w
RachelO @Moray_Reads 🤞 Hopefully it‘ll have blown past by tomorrow- Looks like we‘re expecting it to hang round a little longer. It‘s very wild out there! 1w
TrishB Lovely review Rachel 👍🏻 rain is bonkers here at the moment. 1w
RachelO @TrishB Thank you for the book Trish! I probably wouldn‘t have picked it up myself for ages! I really need to read this now: 1w
TrishB Another good read 👍🏻 1w
Cathythoughts We had Storm Brendan yesterday ! Very wild weather , it passed over in a couple of hours. We escaped any damage , but other parts of Ireland got hit harder 1w
RachelO @Cathythoughts Glad it didn‘t do too much damage in your part of the world. Think we got away lightly as well. It‘s still wild here today - today I learnt that the bridge across the river is referred to as the singing bridge. It whistles when it‘s stormy - I‘ve been trying to work out what the sound was for months! 1w
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RachelO
The Salt Path | Raynor Winn
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Where Daphne du Maurier was a tenant and dreamt of Manderley, we lay homeless and penniless under the stars. We had lost everything except our children and each other, but we had the wet grass and the rhythm of the sea on the rocks. Could we survive on that? We knew the answer, but to give this up and return to the world didn‘t seem like the answer either.

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Anna40
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Mehso-so

A collection of short essays on what the author saw, felt, experienced on walks in different parts of the world (e.g. Norway, US) and on different 'terrains' (urban, rural). Observations, thoughts throughout the book are interspersed with quotes and references to philosophy, science. Some of his writing is beautiful, insightful, but some of it is trite, banal. It did inspire me to go on a long walk though, so I'm glad I read it :)

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hike.read.repeat
Walking: Top Essays | Henry David Thoreau
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This made me lol.

Texreader Ha! Right! 2w
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Julsmarshall
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Utterly charming! Loved spending time with Ms Boxfish while meandering around NYC. Thankful for the #Booked20 #winter2 prompt, hat/head covering on cover, to compel me to finally read this after having it for 2+ years. #MountTBR @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Cinfhen Yay!!! Win/Win 🙌🏻🎉♥️and it really is a great little book 2w
Julsmarshall @Cinfhen it really is! 2w
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Julsmarshall
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#current read This has been on my #TBR forever! It is so charming so far!

JSW This is such a delightful read! 3w
Loretta It‘s so good! The author is lovely too! 3w
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RachelO
The Salt Path | Raynor Winn
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‘Do we have a plan?‘
‘Course we do. We walk, until we stop walking, and maybe on the way find some kind of future.‘
‘That‘s a good plan.‘

julesG Maybe not the cunning plan for world domination though. 😁 3w
RachelO @julesG Obviously where I‘m going wrong too. I‘ll work on that 😁 3w
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