What books are you taking on your cruise?
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Me - no book, no paper, nothing! Cruise to get away, completely. It takes effort to read the daily cruise bulletin
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Agatha Christie's books are great for travel, she's an excellent author.
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I take a couple of books on my Kindle. Murder mysteries usually. Not too light but nothing so involved I can't put it down and come back easily. First cruise I took The Lord of the Rings. Never got out of the first chapter. I kept getting interrupted watching people or just watching the ocean. Couldn't stay focused. And I love that book.
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I'm with you. I always take a book or two with me and NEVER read them. (and I LOVE to read) Between activities and meeting/speaking with new people, I never seem to get around to it. The other thread on "books", there are a lot of very "heavy" reading material books. I don't know how people are able to concentrate...lol.
Right now I'm listening to The Frontiersmen by Allan Eckert, nonfiction that reads like a novel, takes place in VA, WV, KY.
I also like the Amanda Peabody mysteries by Elizabeth Peters.
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This time I will browse for a book at the QM2's extensive library and find something to hold while I gaze at the water and the people...
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I'm with you. I always take a book or two with me and NEVER read them. (and I LOVE to read) Between activities and meeting/speaking with new people, I never seem to get around to it. The other thread on "books", there are a lot of very "heavy" reading material books. I don't know how people are able to concentrate...lol.Me either, LOL. Any serious reading would have to be done in my cabin. And what's the fun in that?
I have a Kindle and belong to Amazon Prime. Before a cruise I load up on my free Prime titles. I don't go for cruise-style literature. I'm more about mysteries and detective novels. On a 7-day cruise I read 2-3 books depending on how long they are.In all seriousness...and NOT being facetious...how in the world do you have time to read 3 books on a 7 day cruise and are able to concentrate.
In all seriousness...and NOT being facetious...how in the world do you have time to read 3 books on a 7 day cruise and are able to concentrate.I guess it would depend on how many sea days are in that 7-day cruise, and what else one likes to do. I certainly can and have finished a book on a sea day, if it's good enough to hold my attention.
I guess it would depend on how many sea days are in that 7-day cruise, and what else one likes to do. I certainly can and have finished a book on a sea day, if it's good enough to hold my attention.On a day off....at home...no distractions.....I can do this also. BUT on a cruise?
I can't use an e-reader, so I stock up on books from used book stores and leave them behind in the ship library when finished.
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