Thursday Quotables: Alaska Traveler: Dispatches From America’s Last Frontier


Welcome back to Thursday Quotables! This weekly feature is the place to highlight a great quote, line, or passage discovered during your reading each week.  Whether it’s something funny, startling, gut-wrenching, or just really beautifully written, Thursday Quotables is where my favorite lines of the week will be, and you’re invited to join in!

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Alaska Traveler

Alaska Traveler: Dispatches From America’s Last Frontier by Dana Stabenow
(published 2012 )

Guess where I am this week? I promise, I am not one of these:

There is a certain subspecies of the human race known to Alaskans as Homo Sapiens hospesdomus exhades, perhaps more familiar to you as the Houseguest from Hell. These people show up as early as March and eat all your food and drink all your beer and run your car out of gas and marvel at the fact that you can have cable and that you can spend American money in Alaska, and they never, ever go away, or they don’t until the temperature drops below freezing, sometime in September and maybe October.

Greetings from beautiful Alaska, where I’m spending a week with my lovely daughter! I thought it was only fitting to use a snippet of Dana Stabenow’s non-fiction travel writing for this week’s Thursday Quotable.

What lines made you laugh, cry, or gasp this week? Do tell!

If you’d like to participate in Thursday Quotables, it’s really simple:

  • Write a Thursday Quotables post on your blog. Try to pick something from whatever you’re reading now. And please be sure to include a link back to Bookshelf Fantasies in your post (, if you’d be so kind!
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  • After you link up, I’d love it if you’d leave a comment about my quote for this week.
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