It’s Monday! What are you reading?

Hosted by Sheila at Book Journey.

Antarctica on a plate: she came she saw she burnt the toast by Alexa Thomson

Alexa Thomson was bored with her job in Australia. She had previously worked as a cook at a camp so she signed up to be a cook for a base in Antarctica. The base served as an international airport for flights coming into the continent. She needed to cook for up to 70 people at a time with no electric or running water. In between flights they explored the continent and visited the very different bases of the Russians and Indians.

I loved this book. I learned a lot of about life in Antarctica that I had never considered before. If you want to learn more about it, I’m going to give away my copy. To have a chance to win the book just leave a comment on this post.

Edited: Contest closed now. The winner is Lindsey!

That’s all I finished this week. Right now I’m working on

Turn Right at Machu Picchu: Rediscovering the Lost City One Step at a Time by Mark Adams

The author is an adventure editor for magazines but has never been an outside type of person. He decides to retrace the steps of Hiram Bingham, the Yale professor who publicized the existence of Machu Picchu. He finds himself hiking through Peru with a guide and a group of mules.


  • Jennifer

    Antarctica on a Plate sounds so interesting. I love books that chronicle something that I’d never be able to do 🙂

    Have a great week of reading!

  • Mardel

    Is the Antartica book she came, she saw, she Burnt the Toast a fiction or biography (auto). Sounds like it has some humorous elements to it, which is always a plus, right?

    I am amazed at all of your animals and your descriptions – you love and know your animals. that’s pretty cool. we used to have quite a few cats, but now we only have one cat that should be with our daughter (he didn’t like leaving home, so she had to bring him back) and my husband’s pitbull/mix dog (very loving, sweet dog) and my little smooth fox terrier/chihuahua mix (not so loving, kind of ….small dog) – an a lot of fish. The animals we have are plenty for us right now, though. It’s so nice for you to be able to have a horse or two. I remember being able to ride horses when we were kids – (not ours, friends) and the experience was like no other.

    Happy reading this week –

    My Monday Reading

  • OnTheBit

    Sounds like a cute read. I just read the night circus and thought it was adorable. I love that you do all these book reviews…a few times a year when I am stuck in a book rut I just go back to your Monday posts and pick a book that you like.

  • shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

    Antarctica on a Plate sounds interesting, I can’t imagine its a comfortable existence in such a barren and cold place but I imagine its a fascinating experience. I’d love to win a copy!

    Wishing you a great reading week!

    Shelleyrae @ Book’d out

  • Pussreboots

    Antarctica on a Plate sounds fascinating. My favorite read last week was My favorite read last week was I Was Told There’d Be Cake by (audio) by Sloane Crosley which I listened to on my way to and from work Please come see what else I’m reading.

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