Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Keyword Reading Challenge- Into Thin Air

   Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster 
 I just read this book as part of my Keyword Reading Challenge. It was recommended to me by my school librarian. It's about May 10, 1996- the day that there were the most fatalities on Mount Everest. It follows the experiences of journalist and climber, Jon Krakauer  and his team as they reached the summit and then confronted a storm on his way down. This book was very interesting since I know virtually nothing about high altitude climbing. At points it was heartbreaking to imagine what a lot of these people were going through at the time- and, honestly, some of the survivors are still going through or processing. I also was unaware of the preparation and risks associated with climbing Everest. I would recommend this if you like biographies or non-fiction.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Eyes Closed RR-sent

This month I am taking part in a round robin on Postcrossing. If you don't know what a round robin is, basically you sign up to send cards to everybody in the group and you receive on from everyone. Some people have asked what kinds of cards I have/send. I usually buy postcards at gift shops I visit, touristy places, etc. I like this RR because you're supposed to just randomly pick a card instead of trying to meet someone's requests. I thought it might be good to use some cards (some which were a little odd to send to people came out in my random grab) and to see the variety of cards other people buy. These are the cards I'm sending. I will write another post with the cards I receive when all of them have come in.