cover title author rating rating my rating review Down arrow read added
 
Woodcraft and Camping
3.95
it was amazing
Imagine if Henry David Thoreau weren't a sissy mama's boy from the city, and there you have George Washington Sears (aka Nessmuk). I was pretty sure I ...more
Oct 2008
Dec 22, 2008
 
A Year in the Maine Woods
3.94
it was amazing
This book is what Walden, or Life in the Woods would have been had it not been written by a self-righteous mama's boy... A great read through and thro ...more
not set
Jul 16, 2010
 
A Sand County Almanac and Sketches Here and There
4.25
it was amazing
This book came into my life in the Fall of 1994 as the textbook for an environmental science during class my senior year of high school. It turned out ...more
Nov 1994
Oct 05, 2015
 
Wilderness Survival: Living Off the Land with the Clothes on Your Back and the Knife on Your Belt
4.19
it was amazing
This is not your typical "survival guide". There are your typical how-to digrams for snares, fires, shelters, wild edibles, etc... But inbtween that a ...more
not set
May 15, 2008
 
The Year of Living Biblically: One Man's Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible
3.76
liked it
Two words...hilarious...

This book was a compelling look at religious fundamentalism. Mr. Jacobs, having been raised in a staunchly agnostic family, de
...more
Jul 27, 2010
Jul 16, 2010
 
True North
3.92
liked it
I was loaned "True North" by an anthropologist friend of mine. The book is outside my "comfort zone" when compared to what I normally read. It's the s ...more
Aug 08, 2010
Jul 27, 2010
 
Fields of Glory (The Vintener Trilogy #1)
3.90
it was amazing
The best book I have read on the Hundred Years' War to date. Told from 4 perspective of Edward III's campaign through France leading up to the battle ...more
Oct 05, 2014
Aug 10, 2014
 
Shiloh
4.10
really liked it
A great book by a great writer. Written in 1952 it is surprisingly really, REALLY graphic. The book tells the story of the battle of Shiloh in April 1 ...more
Dec 2008
Dec 22, 2008
 
Confessions of a Barbarian
4.05
really liked it
I took this on in order to broaden my literary horizons from more accepted environmental writers, and to embrace the more poetic/anarchistic prose of ...more
Sep 08, 2010
Aug 11, 2010
 
Bushcraft: Outdoor Skills and Wilderness Survival
4.33
it was amazing
This was one of the first survival books my Dad gae me. To be more accurate he gave me two, and this was the second. He brought it back from a trip he ...more
not set
Apr 01, 2008
 
One Second After (After, #1)
3.93
really liked it
The characters were a bit monochromatic for my taste, but all-in-all an enjoyable read. If you read, and enjoy this book I HIGHLY recommend Dies the F ...more
not set
Jun 21, 2014
 
Frontiersman
4.41
it was amazing
This is the first book I ever really read, from cover to cover. This book was so good it got me to push through my dyslexia and finish not only this b ...more
not set
Apr 02, 2008
 
Cache Lake Country: Life in the North Woods
4.19
really liked it
A book the combines an almanc style of prose, with useful bushcrafty how-to projects. I wish that there were more books like this one.
Nov 2008
Dec 22, 2008
 
The Book of Three (The Chronicles of Prydain, #1)
4.00
it was amazing
Cleverly written, exciting, and hilarious. Classic themes put forth in a unique fashion. It is a travesty these books are not better known, and more w ...more
Mar 29, 2014
Mar 24, 2014
 
The Hunger Games Trilogy Boxset (The Hunger Games, #1-3)
4.48
it was ok
The books were marginal at best. I think the book could have been greatly improved by killing off the main character on page one or two...
not set
Dec 22, 2011
 
Walden
3.79
really liked it
I know many of my colleagues in the natural resources field would be horrified to hear me say this, but here it goes. This is quite possibly the worst ...more
not set
Jul 13, 2010
 
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, #1)
3.70
liked it
It was a decent book. Tough to swallow when you know a lot about the Civil War. All in all an entertaining book.
not set
Jan 03, 2012
 
Blood of Elves (The Witcher, #3)
4.22
liked it
It was slower and less about Geralt than I anticipated but still a good read. I will continue with the series. I just started The Last Wish and it is ...more
Mar 14, 2017
Mar 04, 2017
 
The Traditional Bowyer's Bible, Volume 1
4.41
it was amazing
Everything you need to know to make your first self bow.
not set
Apr 11, 2017
 
The Last River Rat: Kenny Salwey's Life in the Wild
3.88
really liked it
I really enjoyed the sections of this book that Kenny Salwey wrote himself. The sections that were written by Scott Bestul were ok, but they seemed to ...more
Apr 08, 2008
Apr 01, 2008
 
Winter World: The Ingenuity of Animal Survival
4.06
it was amazing
Most everything you wanted to know about winter ecology, but were afraid to ask...
not set
Jul 13, 2010
 
The Sign of the Beaver
3.79
really liked it
I had this book read to me by the best English teacher I ever had when I was in a remedial English class in middle school. I just finished reading it ...more
Aug 09, 2010
Jul 13, 2010
 
A Place on Earth
4.32
I. Loved. This. Book. This book spoke to me on multiple levels. It reminded me of the world that my Grandfather would describe to me in his stories of ...more
Aug 15, 2016
Aug 05, 2016
 
The Maine Woods (Writings of Henry D. Thoreau)
3.87
liked it
A good book in spite of the author.
not set
Jul 13, 2010
 
The Education of Little Tree
4.10
it was amazing
Amazing book. Read it...
not set
May 18, 2009
 
The Peshawar Lancers
3.84
it was amazing
I am a massive S. M. Stirling fan, particular his Emberverse Series so I picked this up at a used book store. It is very "Stirling-esq". Swashbuckling ...more
Aug 28, 2016
Aug 31, 2016
 
My Side of the Mountain (Mountain, #1)
4.04
really liked it
This book is about the boy I wanted to be when I was a kid. A lot of the things that he does in this book I did to, except to run away, live in a tree ...more
Apr 30, 2008
Apr 01, 2008
 
The Voyageur's Highway
3.43
it was ok
Dry, dry, dry... I couldn't keep track of the different players or eras. Not the best history I've ever read. Not by a long shot.
Nov 02, 2010
Oct 05, 2010
 
On Many a Bloody Field: Four Years in the Iron Brigade
4.11
it was amazing
I friend of mine mentioned recently that his Dad had written a couple of books about the Civil War and asked if I might like to read one. Today I got ...more
not set
Aug 12, 2010
 
Cato's War: A Novel Of The American Revolution
3.33
really liked it
I was recommended this book by someone I ordered an Aubrey-Marturin Series book from on PaperBackSwap.com. Wheeler does a great job of portraying the ...more
not set
Dec 28, 2010
Rss infinite
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11