Two Words On: A Walk in the Woods


Bill Bryson is one of the funniest writers I’ve come¬†across. I’ve said this before, but it bears repeating.

A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail, by Bill Bryson

This book prides itself in being a New York Times Bestseller. This alone is mystifying: why would people buy and read a book about hiking in such large numbers? Either hiking or the Appalachian Trail must be surprisingly popular.

In my part of the world, neither of these is true. Still, I picked it up because I’ve read two Bryson books before and I’ve grown to expect the very best (read: hilarious) from him, whatever the subject matter.

Let me tell you how A Walk in the Woods was for me, who has never heard of the Appalachian Trail before, and who doesn’t care much for hiking.

This, in two words.

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One Book to Read this Spring



Spring is always welcome.

Not once have I heard someone say that they’d rather winter last longer, not even winter’s biggest fans. Mind you, I’m not one of those fans, so I am thrilled spring is here.

To make this spring even better, here’s a book that I recommend you read:

Three Men in a Boat, by Jerome K. Jerome

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How We Made a Book Cake

Ever since I saw the first picture of a book cake – which was about half a year ago – I wanted to make one.

Not having the guts to make one myself, I asked my friend Kalyna if she’d like us try make one together. I asked Kalyna because she is not only a bookworm (see her guest post on Lord of the Rings), but makes delicious chocolate cakes, too.

In this post I’m sharing about how we made our Book Cake, with the recipe, photos and guide-through the process.

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