I'm currently reading… Back from a few weeks in The Adirondack Mountains (sigh, I want to go back and I will in three weeks). While there I picked up a book from the shelves of the cabin that I had given over a decade ago to either my brother or father. Looking forlorn it has found its way home for awhile and I'll bring it back when I go back for my mother's memorial and two more weeks of vacation.
Wild Stories: The Best of Men's Journal- 2003. The stories are riveting about travel, close calls, facing grizzlies, fishing exploits and men's diverse adventures. I'm loving it (except for the one about filming porn which I gladly skipped). I find it totally unfair that "Men's Journal" has all the smart well written literature and how-to peices and women's magazines seem so light headed (unless you're a makeup queen). And why do women's magazines have pictures of sexy women (hunh ?) and men's magazine sexy guys, not that I need to stare at sexy guys (my husband might object). But I really don't get it. I'm tempted to buy the Men's Journal, of course I could get my husband a subscription. Once I did get him a copy and I loved the magazine- it was filled with how to make a compost heap and they had awesome adventure stories.
Looking through binoculars at the expedition high above filled with many of his friends and experts he remarked that he could see they were going beyond a point where all expert climbers agree if it's past a particular time you turn around. Viesturs is a very cautious climber and you have got to wonder if the disaster would not of played out if he was still apart of it. The classic recounting of that Everest disaster is in "Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster" – October 19, 1999 by Jon Krakauer.
A summer reading chilly books was loads of fun, it actually mentally made you shiver as you are with the climbers even if the temps were high!