James Michener classic Alaska is the first book I thought of. Wonderful historical novel. The picture is of Denali which we used to call Mount McKinley but was renamed recently to the native American word for the mountain. Tidbit: Denali means high one.
There's just something so breathtaking and beautiful about snow covered mountains. I bought this as a Kindle deal a while ago mainly for the setting of the novel and that cover. Hoping it's good! #judgedbyitscover #latepost #marchintoreading @RealLifeReading
"Alaska would never lie under a massive ice sheet… It would become known as a cold and barren land covered with ice and snow, but it would never know in all its millennia as much ice as a more habitable state like Connecticut had once known – or Massachusetts and New York."
I want to go to Alaska! Not a cruise, no, I want to go into the interior. I have a friend, @Betty knows her too, that lives in North Pole, Alaska. I am obsessed with books set in Alaska. I have North Pole as one of my locations in Weather Bug, just so I can see what's happening there. This time of year they have very short days, sunrise is at 10:46, sunset at 3:07. That's a little over 4 hours. Here's what it is right now. #ReadJanuary #lovecold
"I like big books". Hmmm. But, do I? I've mentioned this before....I bought Alaska (all 868 pages of it) in 1988. I have started it a few times in those 28 years. But, every time something jumps in (a book group book, a favorite author's new book, or whatever) and I still haven't finished it. I still have the bookmark in it from my last attempt-page 326. #Booktober #bigbooks #catsoflitsy
The movement of animals across the bridge was by no means always in one direction, for although it is true that the more spectacular beasts—mastodon, saber-tooth, rhinoceros—came out of Asia to enrich the new world, other animals like the camel originated in America and carried their wonderful capacities into Asia.