Posted June 1st, 2004, 09:08 PM
Greetings fellow cruisers/book worms,
My favorite part about vacations - including cruises, is that I find so much time for reading. Five to six books for each cruise and I will run out on a two weeker.
Half Price Books can yield a bonanza. I go to the travel section and look for reads on other peoples travels (I know, I'm an addict for vacations).
Two recent finds that were fun reads are "A Trip to the Beach" by Melinda Blanchard & Robert Blanchard who moved to Anguilla and opened a restaurant on the beach, and "A Winter in the Sun" by Bill Robinson, who sailed with his wife on their 37ft sailboat one winter. Both books were easy, wonderful reads that make me jealous that I still work 9-6/5days a week. If anyone would be interested in either of these, I can send them to you via UPS. Just email me if you are interested @ [email protected]
Next up on my reading list for a future vacation are "Searching for Paradise" by Thurston Clarke which is a grand tour of the world's unspoiled Islands and "An Embarrrassment of Mangoes" by Ann Vanderhoof which promises to tell the tale of a 40-something couple that quit their jobs, rent their house out, move to their 42ft sailboat and set sail from Canada for the Caribbean. Both of these books are right up my alley except that I'm still doing the "work" thing. I love to dream when I am cruising!
When not reading travel-logs, I love detective/cop/mystery novels by various writers. And I enjoy those set in locations that we have visited, even as departure points for cruises. It helps when you feel like you know the "terrain".
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