Grandma Gatewood’s Walk


I’m a backpacker. I’ve hiked several small sections of the Appalachian Trail — in North Carolina, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maine — and definitely had heard of Grandma Gatewood, the first woman to through-hike the AT. So, unsurprisingly, I loved learning more about her in this newly released biography. But of all the AT thru-hiker accounts I’ve read, this one was probably the most relatable by non-hikers.  Continue reading


Library Loot: author biographies



Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by The Captive Reader and Silly Little Mischief that encourages bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library. If you’d like to participate, just write up your post-feel free to steal the button-and link it using the Mr. Linky any time during the week. And of course check out what other participants are getting from their libraries


This week:  One Writer’s Beginnings, by Eudora Welty. I love author biographies, especially autobiographies, so I realeudoraly hope this is a good one. Any other suggestions?