Babe in the Woods: Building a Life One Log at a Time

Babe in the Woods Building a Life One Log at a Time None

  • Title: Babe in the Woods: Building a Life One Log at a Time
  • Author: Yvonne Wakefield
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  • Page: 291
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    1. Better Than Wild!!! Within the first couple of chapters of this book, you may find yourself comparing the author to Cheryl Strayed, she of the book Wild. But, while both are women on a journey of self-discovery, I think that is where the comparison ends. But more about that later.The author, by all rights, should be one of those lost souls that we see begging on street corners, or camped out under a bridge underpass. She had so many strikes against her in her early life, that it is amazing to se [...]

    2. Babe in the Woods: Building a Life One Log at a Time by Yvonne Wakefield is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in late-ish June.Adored it! Not just because Wakefield starts out her story in my home state, but because I was expecting the dulcet, motivational tones of an outdoorsy book and, instead, got philosophized Beat poetry. Hardscrabble made beautiful. Opulent ink sketches. A whole ecosystem in one sentence. This book deserves a hardcover, hand-bound edition to be placed on a planed mahogany [...]

    3. Babe in the Woods is a rundown of the author's first 12-18 months or so after deciding to build her own log cabin in land she purchases, at age 18, in central Oregon. It reads as a bit of a cross between "The Good Life" and Cheryl Strayed's "Wild," reviewing a tumultuous childhood during which she is orphaned, moves from home to home, and is separated from her siblings. This is planned as Part 1 of a three part series about the author's time living in this log cabin, and while I enjoyed this boo [...]

    4. This book is a true story about a teenager, the author, Yvonne, who becomes orphaned at a young age and moves West, to the Woods of Oregon. This book was gripping and written based on the journals that she kept. I could not put this book down. It is written with humor, her struggles and fascinating details about building a log cabin in the wilderness and the people who choose to live in the wilderness. I admired Yvonne's determination and guts. I cannot wait until her two sequels to this book ar [...]

    5. This is an awesome book, that kept me fully engaged from the 1st laugh-out-loud chapter to the end. Yvonne has a wonderfully descriptive writing style that enables you to see the places and people in her book. I found it so interesting and well written, I read it in a couple of days. Her dream of a cabin at age 14 was a fixed point and dream for her to focus on that helped her get past the death of her parents. It was a way to heal, even in the midst of the difficulties she encountered actually [...]

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