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Woodswoman I by Anne LaBastille
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Mar 10, 09

really liked it
Read in March, 2009

This book is all about the self reliance movement of one woman as she takes on the Adirondack wilderness and lives alone there in a log cabin of her own making. Except...its not her own making. She hires two guys to help her build it. And herein is the problem. Anne's book waffles between a sort of armored egoism and a beautiful dance with nature. She seems really pleased with herself and totally impressed that she's really roughing it (except she really isn't) and she clearly is covering up a deep need for companionship, a man, and attention with a gruff exterior, a battalion of no trespassing signs, a love of tanning and her German Shepherd. I dunno. I wanted to love it and in some ways I did but, I guess I wouldn't buy this one. I'd read it if you love nature and camping and ecology and want to be inspired by a strong woman but, don't pin all your hopes on Anne's coming through for you. She's imperfect and her book is too. I do have to say that it inflamed some serious wilderness camping lust in me and made me really want to go explore the inner Adirondacks someday. I also really loved reading about her pet silver fox and her friend who had a pet racoon.
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message 1: by Lucy (new)

Lucy This is next on my list! We'll be reading it at the same time :)

message 2: by Carlie (last edited Mar 03, 2009 05:30AM) (new) - rated it 4 stars

Carlie Its great and small and fast! You'll love it! (I got the idea for this book from you btw...)

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