Rating 3.5/4 out of 5 This is a tome of a book of 500 plus pages and that may be why it was not a straight 4/5 score. This is a pretty ‘raw’ book, which does not pull its punches so to speak. Pushes human endurance to the limits. Poor equipment and badly organized, yet something quite compelling about the journey…the human spirit. The beauty … Continue reading What a journey of a book…..I am undecided on this one…
3.9 stars This was the last book of my book challenge (10 books to read between June and Nov). Initially I thought this was a book that would be hard to finish. It started off like the Great Gatsby with US high society and a background of those who were putting up the money for the Arctic expedition. The issue was not that this part was boring, … Continue reading Challenge complete.
The reading challenge of 10 books between June and November is on track…..I think I am lucky to have found this little gem! A satisfying read. I really enjoyed this book. I wanted to rush back to it to hear of the escapades on Everest. When a book grabs you like that you know it is good! The author has a wonderful vocabulary and I … Continue reading What a little gem!
Genre: Memoir My rating 4/5 Plot A memoir. A girl is adopted from a Brazilian orphanage after a life living on the streets of Brazil. Through the eyes of seven year old Christiana the story unfolds describing life on the streets of Brazil with her mother and baby brother. She is placed in an orphanage and finally adopted by a Swedish family. Review Quite a … Continue reading Never Stop Walking by Christina Rickardsson