December #BWELLREAD with Ava Marie

December 01, 2019 | By Baltimore County Public Library

WBAL-TV news meteorologist Ava Marie selected “Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster" by Jon Krakauer as her #BWELLREAD selection for December.

About Ava’s Choice

Photo of Ava Marie

A bank of clouds was assembling on the not-so-distant horizon, but journalist-mountaineer Jon Krakauer, standing on the summit of Mt. Everest, saw nothing that "suggested that a murderous storm was bearing down." He was wrong. The storm, which claimed five lives and left countless more—including Krakauer's—in guilt-ridden disarray, would also provide the impetus for "Into Thin Air," Krakauer's epic account of the May 1996 disaster.

Find “Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster" and other similar reads in our collection

Ava’s Thoughts

“For anyone who loves weather, this is a fascinating read about what it takes to survive earth’s tallest mountain. And it’s a cautionary tale reminding us that our ego is the biggest risk factor of all.”

Share Your Thoughts

Have you read this book? What book inspires you? Connect with the reporters or anchors on social media by posting your thoughts on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and tagging Ava along with #BWELLREAD. Ava is @AvaWBAL on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Don’t forget to make your post public so we can see it!

Win an Amazon Gift Card

Library cardholders and WBAL-TV viewers are encouraged to read the monthly book recommendations, or a similar book known as a "read-alike" and post a photo of their selection for the month on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram along with #BWELLREAD. Two posts are chosen each month and winners will receive a $25 Amazon gift card. 

The #BWELLREAD Challenge

Award-winning, NBC-affiliate WBAL-TV and Baltimore County Public Library have partnered to promote literacy in 2019 with the #BWELLREAD reading challenge. Each month, the station’s on-air personalities recommend a book they have enjoyed reading from the library’s collection and encourage viewers to stop by a library branch and pick up a book for themselves from a variety of genres.

The WBAL team member’s selection, along with a series of read-alikes recommended by the library’s Collection Development Department, are displayed at our 19 branches throughout the County.

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