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October 4, 2013 by carlywont

Hello world! I blog now. If you don’t like reading, you’ll probably hate this blog. If you do like reading, there’s a 50/50 chance you’ll like it or hate it. Either way,

Three Books in a Tub chronicles my amateur forays into studying specific authors and genres. I read three books in each topic and subsequently blog about each individual title as well as their collective impact. Topics can include, but will not be limited to, such things as: Books about mice. Books in which the lesbian poet heroine is killed by a rival gang and rises from the dead to avenge her untimely fall from power. Books by dead presidents. Et cetera.

It’s a bookish triathlon up in here. Oh yeah, and it all takes place in my tub.


(Not my tub^^)

For my inaugural Three Books, I’ve decided to read Three Books by Jon Krakauer. Seeing as it’s October, I considered the possibility of reading three classic horror novels but I’m already mostly through Under the Banner of Heavenand loving it…Plus, what’s scarier than nonfiction, right y’all?

The Big Three:

Under the Banner of Heaven

Into Thin Air

Where Men Win Glory

Part of me wanted to read Into the Wild over Where Men Win Glory but:

a.) most people have read it and I’m a hipster at heart;

b.) those who haven’t read it have probably seen the movie (including me) so that’s a major spoiler alert;

and c.) Where Men Win Glory seems to be much less celebrated than Krakauer’s other two books and I want to see what that’s all about.

Does anyone know what’s up with Krakauer always using prepositional phrases at the beginning of his titles? Google searches on the matter prove fruitless. Anyway, I’m into it because it seems a little obsessive compulsive and superstitious—attributes I can dig in a writer and in a person in general.

[This is an archival post. It originally appeared on before Three Books migrated here.]


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