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Into Thin Air
Into Thin Air | Jon Krakauer
When Jon Krakauer reached the summit of Mt. Everest in the early afternoon of May 10,1996, he hadn't slept in fifty-seven hours and was reeling from the brain-altering effects of oxygen depletion. As he turned to begin the perilous descent from 29,028 feet (roughly the cruising altitude of an Airbus jetliner), twenty other climbers were still pushing doggedly to the top, unaware that the sky had begun to roil with clouds...Into Thin Air is the definitive account of the deadliest season in the history of Everest by the acclaimed Outside journalist and author of the bestselling Into the Wild. Taking the reader step by step from Katmandu to the mountain's deadly pinnacle, Krakauer has his readers shaking on the edge of their seat. Beyond the terrors of this account, however, he also peers deeply into the myth of the world's tallest mountain. What is is about Everest that has compelled so many poeple--including himself--to throw caution to the wind, ignore the concerns of loved ones, and willingly subject themselves to such risk, hardship, and expense? Written with emotional clarity and supported by his unimpeachable reporting, Krakauer's eyewitness account of what happened on the roof of the world is a singular achievement.From the Paperback edition.
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Bec_lectic
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I remember seeing the movie Everest years ago so I was familiar with the tragedy covered in this story but it was very interesting to read an account of the actual experience. How anyone can desire to put themselves through what it takes to reach the summit of Everest is beyond me. This story had some slow parts but once the ascent to the top starts the story really picks up with every heart breaking detail of what happened on that fateful day.

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Blueberry
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💙🥶❄️ 3d
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I checked this out of the library for a November read, but I picked it up and got hooked. So good! #nonfiction #adventure

LeslieO I literally could not put this one down. I remember holding it in one hand and reading while trying to cook dinner! 1mo
Crazeedi This was his best book IMO 1mo
TiredLibrarian @LeslieO @Crazeedi Finished it in 2 days. Riveting read! 1mo
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LSUBengalBelle
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Easy read but it had me hanging on the edge of my seat. I wasn‘t able to put it down. Based on true events it had so many tragic details but it was a good read.

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Q84
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This is such a good book. The pursuit of reaching the highest peak, at what cost. Do we know the harrowing consequences before we take the leap and if we do, do we do it anyway. At what cost are we as humans willing to go to reach that goal. In times of confusion and hallucinations can you be held accountable for saving yourself while letting others die?

This was so good, sad, horriffic and makes you think. If you haven't already, read this!

AvidReader25 It‘s so good! A great book to pair it with is Annapurna about an all-women‘s climb. 3mo
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Q84
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Started this one

Texreader It's excellent 3mo
Q84 @Texreader I've been enjoying it. 3mo
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Slnb21
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Harrowing read. Couldn‘t put it down

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Kdgordon88
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#CuriousCover Day 28 #Mountain

I bought this book for my husband years ago. He reads sporadically and only non-fiction. I will probably read it before he does.

AlaMich This book is SO GOOD! I couldn‘t put it down and then ended up going down a rabbit hole, looking for maps of Everest and other accounts of the tragedy. 5mo
Eggs Great choice 🏔💙👏🏻 5mo
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Kimberlone
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#CuriousCovers Day 28: Mountains

Quintessential book about mountain climbing, and Everest in particular. One of my all time favorite non-fiction books. Sitting on my shelf of hardcover non-fiction.

DivineDiana I loved this book! 5mo
Trashcanman Great, great, fantastic book. 5mo
Eggs Yes!! I‘ve read it many times 🏔👌🏼💙 5mo
vivastory Frank O'Hara! I love his poetry 5mo
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Eggs 🏔👏🏻📚🥶 Great choice! 5mo
perfectsinner Good book 5mo
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EmilieGR
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Absolutely stunning. I loved everything about this book. I‘ve read so many other Krakauerss and have been putting this one off, afraid it would not live up to the hype, but it did not disappoint. This is not just an adventure story. It is a psychological study, a political commentary, a push for environmental awareness and respect, and a completely engrossing read that I don‘t think I‘ll ever forget.

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Bookwormjillk
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I‘ve read this several times, but this was my first time on audio. Other than scandalizing myself during morning car pool after an unfortunate timing of the f word it was just as great as in print. Even though I know what happens I‘m on the edge of my seat every time.

DivineDiana It was a thrilling read!🏔 (edited) 6mo
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BarbaraBB
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#BookReport 10/21

Three books I enjoyed less than I had hoped for. So I had a bit of a disappointing week. However I am in the midst of two great ones so my next BookReport will definitely be a better one!

Cinfhen Sometimes our expectations can ruin an otherwise good book / glad to hear your current reads are already better 9mo
TrishB I agree with Cindy! Expectations and hype don‘t help some books! 9mo
BarbaraBB @TrishB One of The books I‘m reading know fortunately does live up to the hype and it is one you sent me. Loving it! 9mo
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emilyhaldi Too bad you didn‘t like Into Thin Air!! I loved it 💙 9mo
TrishB That is one of my faves and I‘m so glad you‘re enjoying it ❤️ 9mo
squirrelbrain Oh I loved The Absolutist too! 9mo
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BarbaraBB
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I read parts of this book but mostly listened to it. Krakauer himself reads his account of the infamous 1996 Everest expedition that resulted in a tragedy. Through most of the story he remains the journalist and although that‘s admirable at times it felt more like reading a report instead of a NF novel. Too many facts and figures to my taste but other than that a sad and fascinating story.

#ReadingAsia2021 #Nepal 🇳🇵 #pop21 #SetMostlyOutdoors

Cinfhen Lovely photo and honest insightful review 9mo
Megabooks Couldn‘t have said it better myself @Cinfhen ! Great job, Barbara. 💜 9mo
Kalalalatja I felt the same while reading 👍 9mo
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BarbaraBB @Kalalalatja I reread your review and know what you mean. I don‘t think it‘s the Danish translation! 9mo
BarbaraBB @Megabooks Thanks Meg ❤️ 9mo
Suet624 I read the Outside Magazine article that he wrote immediately following the event. It was raw and he had not yet fully processed what had happened,. The article had quite a few details about the female hiker that he wasn't able to put in the book because she threatened him with legal action. I read the book too but it never quite felt the same as that article. I think of it often. 9mo
BarbaraBB @Suet624 In my copy (maybe all copies) there is a long Epilogue in which he describes all he had to fight against after writing that article - and the book itself for that matter. (edited) 9mo
Librarybelle Gorgeous photo! 9mo
cariashley @Suet624 I had no idea about that or the Outside article - need to find it. I thought this book was incredible. 9mo
Graywacke @Suet624 interesting. the book is pretty raw and unprocessed too. 8mo
Suet624 @Graywacke Oh, definitely. I've read the book. It's just that he wrote the article almost immediately after the event and he was still beside himself with shock and grief. He was also very upset about Sandy Pittman's behavior and he was very explicit about all of her exploits. 8mo
BarbaraBB @Suet624 @Graywacke I can imagine his attitude towards Sandy Pittman, especially just after the disaster. It must have been all so raw right after and she was all about the camera and publicity. 8mo
Suet624 @barbarabb @graywacke Does he talk about her sexual behavior at base camp in the book and the sherpas reaction and concern about how disrespectful it was to the mountain? 8mo
Graywacke @Suet624 that‘s all for @BarbaraBB I no longer remember. But i recall the movie goes into it, and I remember the thinking the book is less racy than the movie. 8mo
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AshleyHoss820
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Everest fascinates me b/c I have a hard time wrapping my head around it. I hate how it became about Boukreev‘s fragile ego. I never even felt Krakauer insulted him. I found out about the controversy in the epilogue. To me, a lot of simple mistakes were made by good people. Everest is a soul-sucking monster and simple mistakes can/will become fatal up there. Then you add a storm on top of that!? Krakauer, as usual, delivers a raw, emotional book.

Reagan My favourite book! It is an amazing story. 10mo
BarbaraBB I just got a copy to read for #ReadingAsia2021! 10mo
AshleyHoss820 @Reagan I think my favorite of his is still Into the Wild, but this was such a fascinating story! 10mo
AshleyHoss820 @BarbaraBB I hope you enjoy it! Everest is such a frustrating conundrum! 10mo
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Kalalalatja
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Mehso-so

This is definitely a case of “it is the audio narrator, not the book”. I listened to a Danish translation of this, and the narrator was quite boring. Even the most tense moments felt flat and like he was reading a recipe.

With that being said, it is a crazy story, and I can only imagine the impact it must have had on the survivors‘ lives.

#Pop21 - Bestseller from the 1990‘s
#Booked2021 #TranslatedIntoFirstLanguage

BarbaraBB Everyone reads this book suddenly! Fomo! I am going to read it too if I can get hold of a copy for #ReadingAsia2021. 10mo
Cinfhen It‘s really good @BarbaraBB sorry the narration was a dud, Katja. For me, the narration was part of the excitement 10mo
BarbaraBB @Cinfhen Bad translations can ruin a book, I know what Katja means. It‘s the reason I hardly ever read Dutch translations of English books too. 10mo
AlaMich That‘s a shame, because it is a gripping story. Maybe try again in English? 😊 10mo
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Jdinneen
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Love everything he‘s written. His writing of true events are chilling

marleed I agree! 11mo
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Cinfhen
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I have a feeling 25 years ago, when this book was originally published, it must have been considered groundbreaking. A new blend of history, investigative reporting and personal experiences all told in the first person narrative. The agonizing recounting of a mountain climb gone terribly wrong. I was completely captivated by the events before, during & after the ordeal. I never considered how much money and ego is at stake amongst the guides👇🏼

Cinfhen And don‘t get me started on the horrible treatment and exploitation of the Sherpa. 🤬So glad I finally picked up this book for #ReadingAsia2021 #Nepal #pop21 #BestsellerFrom1990s #NonFiction21 #SomethingAboutNature (edited) 11mo
4thhouseontheleft I loved this book when I first read if! Haven‘t read a Krakauer book in years 🤔 11mo
AlaMich And I think it‘s all even worse now than it was then, in terms of how many climbers they allow, the amount of trash and debris left behind, and the exploitation of the Sherpas. 11mo
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Velvetfur Wow.... I think I'll have to read this book this year. Great review 👍🏻 11mo
Cinfhen I definitely recommend this book @Velvetfur it‘s good!! I‘m thinking of trying this one next @4thhouseontheleft 11mo
Cinfhen That makes me so sad @AlaMich you‘re probably right 😢 11mo
BarbaraBB Under de Banner is shocking and fantastic. I was completely obsessed by the LDS Church afterwards (when I visited Salt Lake City last year). 11mo
Cinfhen I‘m excited to read it @BarbaraBB 11mo
Kalalalatja I really like Krakauer, so he will definitely be on my 2021 reading list 🙌 11mo
Cinfhen Would totally work for #setoutdoors @Kalalalatja 😁How was work today???? 11mo
Kalalalatja It was great, but I‘m so tired due to all the new people and information 😅 I have a good feeling, though, and I can‘t wait till I have settled in 👍 11mo
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Traci1
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This is the harrowing true story of the 1996 Everest expedition that resulted in tragedy. I've always been fascinated by Everest and the people who feel compelled to climb it. The book is very well written. Having seen the film based around the events, there are a few discrepancies, which makes me wonder which, if either, story is accurate.

I've been #audiostitching the past few days and finished and framed this piece today.

Megabooks Love that stitching! 11mo
Traci1 @Megabooks thanks 😊 11mo
Velvetfur That cross stitch is gorgeous! Such detail 😍 I too am fascinated by Everest, but I would never want to climb it! I would love to go to Nepal and stand at the base of it and look up at it, that would be enough for me, so I could say I'd been 'on' Everest! 😂 I listened to an audiobook about it by a man named Jules Mountain (lol) which was great, I recommend 🙂 11mo
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Kimberlone When Krakauer first wrote his article for Outside magazine (the purpose of his addition to the expedition) apparently there was a lot of dispute about how he presented the events of the disaster which then inspired him to do more research and write the book which was supposed to be a more objective account. In the end his depiction is always going to be tainted by his own harrowing experiences on the mountain, I think. 11mo
Traci1 @Velvetfur I would love to visit Nepal, but I have a feeling even at the base I'd be huffing and puffing out of breath. 11mo
Leftcoastzen Lovely cross stitch ! I‘m a it‘s never too hot for coffee , never too cold for beer gal!😄☕️🍺 11mo
Traci1 @Kimberlone i do think in the book he tries to make a point of how much personal guilt (whether warranted or not) he feels, and I'm trying to assume he's being honest about that. I certainly don't think he wanted anyone to die. And I imagine any issues he contributed to were due in large part to exhaustion and oxygen deprivation. 11mo
Kimberlone @Traci1 totally! And if you‘ve read any of his other books, he always adds a personal element to the narrative. I think it works best in Into Thin Air, since he actually was a member of the expedition. The worst is Into the Wild where he tries to compare himself to Christopher McCandless way too much. 11mo
Velvetfur @Traci1 Well....yeah, I would too! 😂 11mo
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Cinfhen
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It‘s clear why this book is so well loved. Jon Krakauer is able to seamlessly blend history, facts, investigative reporting and first hand accounts with vivid, clear writing. At the same time he highlights the pitfalls of extreme sports as a hobby/ money grab for several organizations, countries,individuals & businesses. This story is heart racing. You know it doesn‘t end well but it‘s the **what** went wrong that keeps you transfixed.

MsMelissa This is my absolute favourite work of non-fiction ever (seems strange to feel that way given the subject matter). I‘ve since read a whole lot more on Everest and mountaineering incidents - the whole how they happened fascinates me. 11mo
Megabooks This is my favorite Krakauer. 11mo
Cinfhen It‘s really gripping @Megabooks @Book_Fiend_Melissa 11mo
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Megabooks @BarbaraBB that one is on my TBR but I haven‘t ever gotten a copy. ...just checked. The library I regained access to during the pandemic has an audio copy. I am on the list. (I hope you meant it is good!) 11mo
BarbaraBB @Megabooks I loved it although love is not the right word. But it blow me away. I thought if you read that one and this one is even better than that settles it. But I guess I am going to read this book anyhow! 11mo
CoffeeK8 This is one of my favorite non-fiction books! 11mo
Cinfhen I‘m definitely adding Banner to my TBR @BarbaraBB @Megabooks I‘m pretty sure @britt_brooke also swears it‘s one of his best books 11mo
Cinfhen I can see why @CoffeeK8 💓 11mo
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Cinfhen
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Starting a new audio 🎧it‘s pretty much a standard amongst all NF readers and I‘m looking forward 🤓It also works for MANY prompts and challenges 😉#ReadingAsia2021 #Nepal #Pop21 #PopularBookFrom1990s #NonFiction21 #AboutNature #DoubleSpin

LeahBergen I couldn‘t put this one down. 👍🏻 11mo
Kimberlone Such a good book. One of my top reads of all time! 11mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego An excellent read. 11mo
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Cinfhen So excited to hear that @LeahBergen @Kimberlone @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I can tell it‘s going to be heart pounding 💓 💓 💓 11mo
Reagan It‘s amazing! I‘ve never listened to the audio but perhaps I will! 11mo
KarenUK You are the 👸 of #multidipping ! 💕🙌🙌 11mo
Librarybelle Oh! A good modern classic...haven‘t read this one yet myself, but echoing what everyone else is saying! 11mo
britt_brooke One of my favorites! 11mo
Cinfhen I forgot you love this one too @britt_brooke it‘s the perfect blend of first person narrative and history of Everest and mountain climbing 🧗‍♂️ 11mo
MittenGirlPeach It‘s such a fabulous book; the first time I read it I reread it immediately. Nonfiction that reads like fiction. 11mo
Traci1 I just borrowed this one from hoopla. I've been wanting to read it for a while now. 11mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!! 11mo
Cinfhen It‘s SO GOOD @MittenGirlPeach @Traci1 I‘m happy I went with audio / it‘s like the author is personally recounting his story with me 11mo
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Bookzombie
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#12Booksof2020

Krakauer‘s personal account of the disastrous climb in 1996 is engrossing and heart-wrenching. This is one I would reread.

Crazeedi Read this years ago, it was excellent 11mo
Andrew65 Sounds great. 11mo
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WarandWar
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The author is assigned for a article to embark on a climb up Mt. Everest with a team of various people also looking to say they have made it to the top of the world, guided by one of the many guided tours that work Mt. Everest. While Krakauer's account is disputed in parts by some who climbed with him, this is his account of that tragic trip. A great writer giving first hand account of what happened on that day.

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“But at times I wondered if I had not come along way only to find out what I really sought with something I had left behind.” ~Jon Krakauer, Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster

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jenniferw88
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A high 4 ⭐! The reason it's not 5 is in memory of the people who died on the mountain.

#bookspin @TheAromaofBooks

Will work for #Tibet or #Nepal #readingasia2021 @Librarybelle @BarbaraBB

Cinfhen I appreciate your thoughtfulness 12mo
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 12mo
Librarybelle Nice for tagging countries for next year‘s challenge! 12mo
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BarbaraBB Thanks, I‘ll keep that in mind! I love Krakauer! 12mo
Clwojick Sounds good! 12mo
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jenniferw88
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perfectsinner I liked Into Thin Air. Just ordered Into The Wild from thriftbooks and am impatiently waiting the delivery 12mo
perfectsinner I also really enjoyed Midnight in the Garden 12mo
AlaMich Into Thin Air is amazing. I felt like I was on top of that mountain with them. 12mo
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Cinfhen How are you enjoying the NF choices???!! I thought they were both wonderful 12mo
jenniferw88 @Cinfhen enjoying both! 12mo
Cinfhen 😊❤️ 12mo
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MsMelissa
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Thank you for the giveaway, Scott! Happy Litsyversary 🎉 #vivanonfiction

My absolute favourite work of non-fiction is Into Thin Air, which started my strange obsession with reading about mountaineering disasters.

A House in the Sky is another favourite. It recounts Canadian journalist Amanda Lindhout‘s kidnapping in Somalia. Her strength amazed me.

Want to enter? Check out @vivastory post 😊

LeahBergen Yes, Into Thin Air was the one that started it for me, too. 😆 13mo
vivastory Great choices! I loved Into Thin Air, it was one of those books I told my friends and family about for a couple of weeks afterwards. I haven't heard of the other one, but am stacking. Thanks for entering! 13mo
MsMelissa @vivastory yes, I forced a few of my co-workers to read it, but they loved it too so I don‘t feel bad for making them read it 😂 13mo
MsMelissa @LeahBergen I think it has that affect on a lot of people. I never figured mountaineering books would be my thing, but here we are 🤷🏻‍♀️ 13mo
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jenniferw88
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Post 2 of 5!

Non-fiction choices this time @TheAromaofBooks

veritysalter I enjoyed both of these. 13mo
TheAromaofBooks Looks great!! I've heard good things about both of these! 13mo
gobecauseyoucan Love JK, Into Thin Air is one of my favs! 13mo
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MynameisSnow
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Hello Litsy friends :) inviting you to add me as a friend on Goodreads, driffaap@outlook.com and let me know how to find you on Goodreads too :)

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MynameisSnow
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This should be a good one

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Laurak43
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Gripping retelling of a mountaineering disaster. Beautifully described.An insightful portrait of why both men and women attempt to conquer the world's largest peak.

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Blackink_WhitePaper
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I missed to post it yesterday 🙈#3books

🎁Tagged one was given by my husband during my pregnancy, because I told him I miss Himalayan treks. I made a book mark for it☺️.

🎁 Mockingbird was my bday gift by a friend

🎁Mother I never knew was given by my students as I took maternity leave 😍

#thatweregiftedtome
#bookgifts
#gifts

meghathecloud How did you like the Sudha Murty one? I have been meaning to read her books, but can't find the will after I read one of her few years ago, which I didn't like at all😅 1y
OriginalCyn620 TKAM is one of my all-time favorites! 1y
Blackink_WhitePaper @meghathecloud this book was just ok for me, not very good one. She writes well in Kannada language. I have read her books in Kannada. Which one have you read? 1y
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meghathecloud @Blackink_WhitePaper I think it was Dollar Bahu. You are right, it could be the translation/second language effect. But, I can't read Kannada...still plenty of books to read anyway😂 (edited) 1y
Blackink_WhitePaper @meghathecloud you are right. Sometime it‘s translation. ‘The day I stopped drinking milk‘ is good one. It‘s always good to read about real life incidents than fictions. 1y
meghathecloud @Blackink_WhitePaper Thanks for the recommendation😄 I'll look it up. 1y
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GinaKButler
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I just finished my #bookspin Into Thin Air, and figured it was a good time to update my #bookspinbingo progress. If you haven‘t read this Everest book, pick it up immediately...it‘s the best book I‘ve read all year. Now, what to read next? 🤔 @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1y
GinaKButler @TheAromaofBooks As always, thank you for hosting! I love how you twist my arm in my reading every month! 🤣 1y
TheAromaofBooks haha everyone knows I'm a bully! 1y
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GinaKButler
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I‘ve had more time to read in between my kids‘ respective carlines than in the past. Excited to start my #bookspin pick. @TheAromaofBooks #bookspinbingo

TheNeverendingTBR How is it? 1y
GinaKButler @TheNeverendingTBR I just cracked it open. I honestly thought it was just a non-fiction...I didn‘t realize it was a first-hand account. I‘ll let you know how it is. It‘s been on my TBR for ages! 1y
TheNeverendingTBR @GinaKButler Mine too, I loved Into the Wild 💫 1y
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 1y
Amiable Great book—so enthralling 👍🏼 1y
GinaKButler @TheNeverendingTBR Read this book immediately. It‘s the best I‘ve read all year...I have a feeling I‘ll be thinking about it for a really long time. Planning on picking up another one of his very soon! 1y
TheNeverendingTBR @GinaKButler I really appreciate the feedback, thank you! 💫 If you've not read Into the Wild - I recommend it! 1y
GinaKButler @Amiable I think this is my favorite book so far this year! 1y
GinaKButler @TheNeverendingTBR I‘m going to see if I can find a used copy on Amazon. Definitely reading his other work. Thanks for the recommendation! 1y
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GinaKButler
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September #bookspin and #doublespin
I was just telling my dear friend, @Kelly326 that I was behind on my 2020 non-fiction goals, and both of these will help me catch up! Thanks for hosting @TheAromaofBooks
Anne Bogel is my favorite book blogger and I‘ve heard Into Thin Air is excellent, so I‘m looking forward to this reading month!

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1y
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GinaKButler
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My #bookspinbingo
Excited for September!
My #bookspin is Into Thin Air.
My #doublespin is Reading Prople.
And, my book club is reading Mexican Gothic this month.
Thanks for hosting, @TheAromaofBooks

ishan0986 Really nice list. I also wanted to add The Shinning to ny list but since i had so many unread books, buy more books would have been an overkill. Happy Reading.🤗 1y
GinaKButler @ishan0986 Thanks! I try to read 1 Stephen King a year...I‘m hoping to get to The Shining this month or next. Both of my numbers picked were for non-fiction and it takes me longer to get through those. 😊 1y
ImperfectCJ Mexican Gothic is on my list, too. Looking forward to that one. 1y
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GinaKButler @ImperfectCJ Mexican Gothic is actually my book club‘s September pick, so I KNOW I‘ll get to it. Is that cheating for #bookspinbingo? I can‘t wait to read it! 1y
ImperfectCJ @GinaKButler Well, if that's cheating then including books I've already started but have gotten stalled on is definitely cheating, so I vote "not cheating" for the book club pick. :-) 1y
TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Looks great!! And no, definitely not cheating, I've totally stacked my bingo card with books I “have“ to read! 😂 1y
GinaKButler @ImperfectCJ Ha! Well, this makes me feel better!! I like the way you think! 📚 1y
GinaKButler @TheAromaofBooks I love it! You‘ve got a great list, too! I read Beach Read in one sitting. 😍 1y
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Reviewsbylola
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I can‘t get this book out of my head. I thought I would be bored to tears and instead I raced through it in one day.

This was my choice for #armchairtravel, which I hope is the closest I ever personally get to scaling Mount Everest. I literally can‘t think of something I‘d rather do less. #booked2020

Cinfhen Awesome choice!! 1y
LeahBergen I read this in one day, too! And yeah ... there ain‘t no mountain climbing in MY future. 1y
MsMelissa This book started my obsession with mountaineering non-fiction. If you‘d like my recs just hit me up, I‘ve got lots 😂 🏔 1y
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JamieArc I‘ve been hesitant to read this book for years for some reason. I need to move it up my TBR! 1y
Flaneurette I‘ve only read the article Krakauer wrote in, I think , Outside magazine but am still haunted by it. The Christopher McCandless article/book is really good as well. 1y
Hooked_on_books Excellent choice for this prompt. I loved this book. The man knows how to tell a story. 1y
Reviewsbylola Sure, tell me what you‘ve got! @Book_Fiend_Melissa 1y
MsMelissa Yay! This is by Anatoli Boukreev, to give his version of events (it is nowhere near as good as Into Thin Air, but I think is good to read) 1y
MsMelissa This one also details the same Everest disaster 1y
MsMelissa This one focuses on Everest after general the events featured in Into Thin Air 1y
MsMelissa Finally, this one about K2 by Ed Viesturs, who is a renowned climber and was also on Everest during the ‘96 disaster, although on a different expedition team 1y
MsMelissa You‘re welcome. I did mention I became obsessed with the subject 😂 1y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Great pick! I loved this book when I read it (back in the day ...). 1y
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Thanks for the tag @Cosmos_Moon

1. I used to pluck coffee beans in the plantation. It‘s not an unusual job though! But it is the only work I did other than my regular job ( research and teaching)

2. My family 🥰 without them it could‘ve been impossible to take care of my little one.

#thankfulthursday

Want to join ? @Mrs_B @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @BookwormAHN @Book_Fiend_Melissa

Cosmos_Moon Sounds a bit unusual! I‘ve never heard of anyone doing that before. My cousin did work on a farm pollinating corn, though. Family is the best 🥰 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you for the tag!! 💗 1y
Blackink_WhitePaper @Cosmos_Moon he he 😛 A hi-five to your cousin 🙏 I used to pollinate Vanilla flowers 😊 1y
Cosmos_Moon Vanilla! Yum! I had an ag job at a cherry farm/factory where I sorted seeds and stems out from the pitter if they passed through. We could eat all the cherries we wanted. 1y
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Pickpick

Wow just wow

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rwmg
Into Thin Air | Jon Krakauer
Mehso-so

The story of an ill-fated Everest expedition by one of the members.

I suspect I wouldn't have finished this if it hadn't been a book club choice. Perhaps I wasn't concentrating enough, but I found it hard to keep track of who was where and where each place was in relation to other places. I just came away with an impression that Everest is ridiculously overcrowded.

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Is there any doubt about Peary getting to the North Pole? Why does he only "claim" to have done so while Amundsen "led" a party to the South Pole?

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Yes. Just two counties west.
I'm grateful for salvation.

#ThankfulThursday @Cosmos_Moon

Thanks for the tag @JaclynW !!

@Krystle13 do you want to play?

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2. Maybe Sherlock Holmes and Inspector Poirot. I'm going to have to give this more thought.

3. I like one POV best. There are times I enjoy reading different POVs if it is part of a historical fiction such as Salt to the Sea.

Thanks for the tag @EadieB #WondrousWednesday @Eggs

Care to play? @Suti @amber_ldsmom

EadieB @Butterfinger You‘re welcome! 1y
Eggs Love #2 👏🏻📚🤗 1y
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Into Thin Air | Jon Krakauer

I completed #mandmchallenge @BarbaraTheBibliophage Thanks for getting me out of my comfort zone.

Twins - The Thirteenth Tale
History - Death in Berlin
POC Author - American Indian Stories and Old Indian Legends
Home/House - The Animals at Lockwood Manor
New Series - Department Q Keeper of Lost Things
Supernatural - The Magic of Saida
Chronic Illness - The Hypnotist
Audio - Inside Out
Celebrity - Dreams From My Father

Butterfinger Classic - Murder at the Vicarage /Outdoors - Into Thin Air /Far Away - The Girl in the Blue Coat /Favorite Author - The Ice Princess / Bookish - Bookworm A Memoir of Childhood Reading /Mashup - 1Q84 1y
Cinfhen 🙌🏻Well done 1y
erzascarletbookgasm Bravo! 👏 I‘m still working on it! 1y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Cool—you‘re way ahead of me! Glad it was fun for you. 💕 1y
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Butterfinger
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A remarkable record of the fateful expedition on 1996. In my opinion, Krakauer shared the brutal honesty of several decisions that lead to the deaths in a very sensitive and respectful way.

Even Krakauer made mistakes that day. I admire him for taking ownership of those errors instead of laying blame on someone else's feet.

I want to cry for the people who died, alone and scared, waiting for rescue that never came.

A remarkable story.

Kimberlone This is my favorite book by Krakauer! Unlike in Into the Wild, his personal viewpoint is relevant. I also loved learning about the history of climbing and the Everest. 1y
Butterfinger @Kimberlone it read like a thriller. He did a good job and you could really sense his remorse. I was on the edge of my seat. I googled this morning and found Everest. Have to watch it. Josh Brolin plays Beck Weathers. 1y
Kimberlone @Butterfinger I think the movie is well done! Krakauer is a character in the movie but not the main focus. 1y
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Krakauer‘s account of the 1996 disaster on Mt. Everest that claimed 12 lives in two days is nonfiction everyone should read. It will get your blood pumping! He was one of only a handful of people to survive that summited the mountain on May 10.

I love this gorgeous #botm cover!

I still regret not seeing Beck Weathers, another survivor, speak at my college two years after he returned from Everest.

AlaMich Yeah, I read this in about a day and a half which, for me, is lightning-speed. I could not put it down. I then lent it to a friend who I thought would enjoy it. His response was, why would I want to read a book where everyone has to keep stepping over dead bodies? 🤷‍♀️ (edited) 1y
Bookwormjillk This is one of my favorite books. Now that you mention it maybe I am due for a re-read. 1y
Cinfhen #ShelfEnvy 💚💚💚 1y
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callielafleur One of my favorites. I ADORE this cover 1y
Megabooks @AlaMich the deaths were really difficult, but I still found the narrative compelling and important. 1y
Megabooks @Bookwormjillk 👍🏻👍🏻 1y
Megabooks @Cinfhen I hope you get you BOTM sometime. 1y
Megabooks @callielafleur gorgeous, right?!? 😊😊 1y
Megabooks Oh yeah, this was my #doublespin @TheAromaofBooks 🤗🤗 1y
TheAromaofBooks Great review!! I love it when a nonfiction account sucks you in just like fiction!! Sometimes real life is crazy! 1y
Megabooks @TheAromaofBooks thank you!! This is definitely a crazy story! 1y
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Wow! I knew I would love this one bc I loved Into The Wild. The first half was a little too detailed, technical and critical for me but I understand why he did so. The last half went as fast as a landslide. I cannot even imagine the events that took place.

Josee.lit.a.lu.et.lira I read that book 2 decades ago, I remember being so captivated by the story! Totally fascinated by the various mindsets and motivations of those people.
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Dessert time

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