here is a really good side effect of the icy weather: i looked for a fitting book to read, one that also could match the global reading challenge. and arrived at a book from Alaska that waited in my to-read-shelf since a longer while: "Disappearance. A Map." by Sheila Nickerson.
the name rang a chord, but i couldn't place it. so i googled. and to my surprise, arrived at the inaugral edition of Thrush magazine, the one i blogged about in the blueprint book blog. Sheila Nickerson has 3 Poems in it. and the book i started to read now is mentioned in the footnote. only that i wouldn't have recognized it by it: i have the German edition, which comes with a slightly different title:
- the original full title is: "Disappearance. A Map: A Meditation on Death and Loss in the High Latitudes"
- the German title is: "Das gefrorene Meer. Auf der Suche nach dem dunklen Herz des Nordens" - "The frozen Sea - Searching for the dark heart of the North"
so the icy weather brings good things after all. now, back to Alaska. :)