Once again, snow is forecast for Seattle this weekend. That's a sentence I've never written before.
Anyhoo, we'll have a lot of time to read this weekend. Adrian is going straight into the wild (love that book, btw). So is Jon (haven't read it yet). Seira is reading a follow-up to a 20-year-old groundbreaking YA novel. Erin is hunkering down with a thriller. I am going to Paris and Palestine. Happy reading!
We're staring down the throat of another snowstorm this weekend, which is inspiring me to pick up Jon Krakauer's Into the Wild, the true story of a young man who goes up to Alaska to live off the beaten path after he gives away all his worldly possessions. Four months after he disappears into the woods, his body is found in an abandoned bus. What happened, and why? One of Krakauer's many gifts as a writer is making people seem utterly human and utterly relatable, even when they are doing the craziest things. His books Into Thin Air and Under the Banner of Heaven are high on my list of very powerful reads, so I don't know why I've waited so long to break open Into the Wild. Well, that's a gift I'm finally giving myself this weekend. Bring on the snow. --Adrian Liang