It was a rollercoaster! One minute, I admire the character's bravery and tenacity, next I get so worked up with his stubbornness. A true display of real human life.
So I‘m an idiot. I knew there was a movie on his but I didn‘t realize this was a true story! Wow. I never watched the movie but since I enjoyed “Into Thin Air” by Jon Krakauer I thought I would try this one even though I didn‘t think I would enjoy it as much. I was completely wrong!
After reading the book it sent me down the rabbit hole of researching this more. I was completely invested! 1000% would read again!
1. Hotel to be honest. Never been in a yurt though friends who have done the Silk Road loved it so pretty sure I would too. Family tradition is a water ski trip in January where we sleep in a cabin. Have been doing that since I was 12 also in January is a tent at Rainbow beach where the stingers are bad. No showers and drop toilets! Did a lot of under the stars as a teenager. 2. LapReader as that‘s how I read when camping. 3. Tagged. 4. 3 books.
I didn‘t get to read too much in May (thanks, final grades), but what I did read ended up having an unintentional theme. Any guesses on what the theme might be? The answer is in my monthly reading round-up! >> https://www.bookishprofessor.com/blog/category/monthly+round-up
This was my 3rd Krakauer book, and it did not disappoint! I love Krakauer‘s style of in-depth research, journalism and story telling. This book chronically the well know story of Chris McCabdleness‘ demise in the alaska wilderness. I enjoyed the way krakauer told the story. It keep you interested in a way most non-fiction pieces can‘t. Highly recommend.
I thought this was an okay book. I read it on the advice of my high school junior and I definitely see how an English teacher can foster great discussions based on it!
Some of my favourite quotes of all time are within this book. ❤
I found this at our on post thrift store for pennies! I can‘t believe I hadn‘t read it sooner. What a great dive into the life of Chris McCandless, Krakouer does him great justice. I visited Alaska a couple of years ago and fell in love with its beauty, I‘ve begged my husband to get us stationed there. While I‘m an adventurer at heart, I‘m not as brave as Alex Supertramp. (And I would‘ve called my mom a hundred times)Book 10 of 2021
My favorite part of this version of the Bernie at the inauguration meme is they only photoshopped his upper body in order to keep McCandless‘s Xtratuf boots. #LitsyHumor
Posting about this since Into the Wild is such a popular book on Litsy. One of my regular podcasts did a deep dive in honor of the 25th anniversary of the publication, including insight on the publishing world at the time and an in-depth interview with Krakauer. Growing up in AK, I‘ve been aware McCandless‘s story my whole life, so it was interesting to learn more about the research and writing of the book.
Link to Spotify below 👇🏼
An inspirational book for anyone with a drifters spirit. A look into the life of a young man who‘s desire to find himself was greater than his need to conform. All though some see this as a tragic story about the end to a young mans life, I see it his as a beautiful story of discovery that ends too soon. (I don‘t think this is a spoiler as the books starts with this information and it‘s literally on the cover, I apologize if I‘m wrong)
I am torn on how to rate this book. I keep going back and forth. While I don‘t know how I feel about him as a person, think the story of McCandless is incredibly interesting and he certainly did what made him happy. Krakauer‘s telling of McCandless‘s story seemed to be highly researched and keep me interested.
Thank you @jhod and @rockpools for the birthday card's you made me feel cared about.
For my birthday I turned off social media because I wanted to avoid people then I ate seafood and got drunk 🥴
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When I was visiting my sister in Fairbanks they were in the process of moving the bus to the museum and we were able to catch a glimpse of it from the side of the road. I enjoyed the book and the romanticism of his ideals of nature but am glad the bus has been moved to help reduce the number of deaths and rescues of people trying to recreate his experience.
Honest question- how does one read a paperback book WITHOUT causing the cover to curl up? 😅🙈 #currentlyreading this intense true story... gonna be an interesting one to review, for sure.
#12ColorsofDecember Day 2: Snow White ❄️🏔
It‘s hard to see on the cover, but the famous decommissioned bus that Christopher McCandless spent his summer in Alaska and his last days of life the following winter is featured, covered in a blanket of snow. Photo taken about 230 miles from the bus‘s original location.
#WinterGames #TeamRedNosedReindeer @StayCurious
Man, so much to say. To thine own self be true right? He was honorable in his ideals, but cocky and Ill-prepared which amounted to disrespect of the land he held so high.
Alaska turned out to be his demise by means of poisoned seeds, ultimately leading to his starvation (awful). I, like the author find comfort to imagine him in a euphoric state during his last days.
We all choose our paths. He died doing what he loved. To thine own self be true.
McCandless‘ story is fascinating and tragic but also frustrating. I think if he had just prepared a little more that he could have had his experience and survived. Krakauer does an excellent job of drawing the reader into McCandless‘ journey. This was good, but Into Thin Air was better.
@TheAromaofBooks This was my #Bookspin for July. I read it in July, but never posted it. #betterlatethanneverreview
The bus is now on its way to its final location. I think this is ultimately a good thing. While, sure, some people will still be motivated to trek out to the spot where McCandless died, the biggest draw was definitely the iconic bus itself. If moving it to the museum results in less Darwin Award-worthy deaths, then I‘m all for it. Would also be cool to see next time I make it up to Fairbanks.
Article link below for anyone interested 👇🏼
#3Books that made me want to travel! ?
1.) On the Road - "Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life"
2.) Into the Wild - "The core of mans' spirit comes from new experiences."
3.) The Dark Tower - Well, I'm a Tower junkie! ?♂️
@OriginalCyn620 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ?
#tarottakeover today is The Hermit, this card is all about change, introspection and soul-searching.
The book I associate with this card is Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer, so much love for this book and movie; it's so quotable. 🧡
Wow! What an incredible read. So inspiring and right up my alley.
I found it haunting at times! I can relate to Chris in many ways.
What a perfect book to read on my camping trip!
I watched the movie as well and loved it!
It follows the book very well and I love how they include the letters he wrote and his sisters narrative.
I cant wait to read the book from his sister as well as Into Thin Air!
#BookReview #ReadingOutdoors #Camping
I‘d had this unread on my bookshelf for a while, and when removal of “the bus” hit the news recently, it prompted me to move it to the top of my reading queue.
It‘s a sad and tragic story certainly, but it didn‘t grip me quite like Kraukauer‘s Into Thin Air did. I thought there was a lot of unnecessary filler in this book. Still, though, worth the read. I‘m off to watch the movie now.
I enjoyed this book, although the end felt a bit repetitive. I found myself wishing that he had taken more precautions...living in a northern country, you have to have a very healthy respect for Mother Nature, even in spring & summer months.
Oatmeal, cashew chocolate chip cookies straight out of the oven. Time for a snack and a new book!
A camping trip calls for a new book! 🥰😍🔥
Very excited to start this one on my trip!
Never watched the movie or read the book so it should be good!
Perfect book to read while camping and in the outdoors!
Leaving for Ottawa and camping in Northern Ontario in 3 days for two weeks!! 🌲🔥✨🙌🏼
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Why do I feel some kind of way about this? I read the book. I liked it enough but nowhere near my favorites list. I‘m not a hiker, so there‘s no connection there. I should be glad that no more people with bad judgment will try to locate the bus, but yet, I‘m a tad sad. 🤷♀️🧐
In my opinion, this is a good thing. As iconic as the bus has become, it has also become a dangerous tourist trap, and the State of Alaska has had to foot the bill of numerous rescues for people who were too dumb to heed the warning implied by McCandless‘s story because they wanted a cool photo op.
Can't say I really enjoyed it. I really didn't like Chris Mccandless, I'm not a fan of people who think so highly of themselves. I did enjoy Jon Krakauer's writing in parts though, I felt like I could have been stood right where he was describing ☺
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