Saturday Snapshot is a non-book related meme hosted by Alyce.
This week we’re off to Hawaii.
My husband and I honeymooned there a couple of years ago. It was the perfect place for a honeymoon – lots of places to stop, relax and do very little combined with wonderful scenery, history, culture and adventure.
As per usual when I travel, I had a couple of books by Hawaiian authors in my backpack. And by the time we boarded the plane home, I had a few more books with Hawaiian themes in my backpack!
“She took a steamer to the Big Island, and before they sighted land, her nostrils burned with vog – volacanic ash and fog. This was the island of seething volcanoes, of moody Pele, volvano goddess, whose boiling exhalations consumed forests, entire villages.” (Song of the Exile by Kiana Davenport)
“Malia was struck once more by the landscape of black lava, where earth’s crust still burped and parted, where its flesh overflowed, still giving birth….Somewhere on this island, mountains shuddered and spewed; somewhere the earth was unstitching, showings its boiling lava veins.” (Song of the Exile by Kiana Davenport)
“Whenever I land on the Big Island, I feel as though I’ve gone back in time. There’s an abandoned look to Hawaii, like it’s been hit by a tsunami. I drive the familiar road, moving past the prickly kiawe trees and black sand beaches, the coconut palms with their wild parrots….I drive the black lava fields that glow with the white rock chalk that teenagers use to declare themselves.” (The Descendants by Kaui Hart Hemmings chapter 12)
P.S. It’s not just teenagers who like to leave their mark 🙂