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review 2017-07-30 16:06
DENALI NIGHTS by Mark Horrell
Denali Nights: A commercial expedition to climb Mt McKinley's West Buttress (Footsteps on the Mountain travel diaries Book 20) - Mark Horrell

Mark Horrell goes on an expedition to climb Denali's peak. He talks about what their group and guides did during that time. This time, unfortunately, weather kept them from reaching the peak.

I liked the daily journal of what was happening each day. I wish he would have explained the climbing terms as well as what a climber needs or should look for during an expedition of this type. I also would have liked an explanation about the Seven Summits.

This is the first time I have read this author. I will read his full length book to see if he explains more about his quest and his climbing.

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review 2017-06-04 17:50
Scene of the Climb
Scene of the Climb - Kate E. Dyer-Seeley

This was not my bag. 

 

There were a few scenes about the Oregon hiking trails and wildlife I enjoyed, but that was about it.

 

The mystery was forgettable and the main character was too silly to even be credible.

 

I had to laugh when at 81% into the book she thinks she's being pursued by a murderer and briefly considers to call the police. 

 

The book had a strong start, but then quickly lost it when instead of an investigation, our MC, a wannabe investigative reporter, spends more time musing about lattes and food and crushing on both her boss and her old college friend than actually, erm, investigating.

 

So, in the end we get a solution that came out of nowhere. At least, it meant there was an end to the book.

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text 2017-06-04 16:42
Reading progress update: I've read 84%.
Scene of the Climb - Kate E. Dyer-Seeley

Imagine you had just been lost in the woods. Suddenly, there are shots coming in your direction, and you start to run, trip, and hurt yourself. 

 

When you get to the road and find your friend, what do you think you would talk about?

 

Ok, have you imagined it?

 

Now, here is the scene as it is played out in the book:

 

 

“I fell.”

Peeling off the blood-soaked sock, Matt whistled. “Whoa, you did a job on that, didn’t you?”

I nodded as Matt threw the sock on the grass and took off his T-shirt. His abs were surprisingly solid and well defined; the muscles in his arms flexed as he wrapped his warm shirt around my hand. I’d never seen him without a shirt on and had to resist the urge to touch his toned upper body. “You’re kind of ripped,” I blurted out.

(spoiler show)

 

 

 

Yeah, ...

 

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text 2017-06-04 14:22
Reading progress update: I've read 51%.
Scene of the Climb - Kate E. Dyer-Seeley

Well, I hoped for fluffy, and this is fluffy.

 

But it is also incredibly boring. 

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review 2016-10-09 20:45
Important
Holocaust (RosettaBooks into Film Book 28) - Gerald Green I know that this series was ground breaking in showing the Holocaust in its brutality. Therefore, the book is more important then my review indicates. Reading this book today, I have to wonder, why the women seemed to be blamed for so much in this book. The Nazi is pushed into serving Heydrich by his wife, the Jewish family stays because the wife wants to. When the women are not to blame, they are for the most part weaker than the men - crying and sobbing over the men more than once. I know that the purpose is to show as much as the Holocaust experience as possible, I just wish the female characters had been a bit more varied. The strong women are not given as much space (and one strong woman is blamed for her family staying), and one woman is only mentioned in passing. The book limits the roles of women to supporters of their husbands (and getting raped to save their husbands) to victims of sexual violence. That's it. I wanted more. Still the writing has vigor and is engrossing.
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