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I love to read and cruise!! I wish I could cruise more than I get the chance to though!! My favorite book series is Little House on the Prairie. Yes, I'm adult who loves this series!! I read through it about every couple of years. Right now I am reading through the Harry Potter series.

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I love to read and cruise!! I wish I could cruise more than I get the chance to though!! My favorite book series is Little House on the Prairie. Yes, I'm adult who loves this series!! I read through it about every couple of years. Right now I am reading through the Harry Potter series.

 

Hello fellow reader......I too wish I could cruise more...I think I might be addicted to cruising AND reading... :D My favorite genre is Cozy Mysteries....however I too love the Little House on the Prairie series...and yes I am adult too. I haven't read any of the Harry Potter series....would you recommend it?

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... I haven't read any of the Harry Potter series....would you recommend it?

 

I recommend the Harry Potter series. I’m an adult, and enjoyed them very much. Super easy reads and feel written well that you get immersed quickly. I couldn’t put a few down until I was finished! I was fortunate to read some before they hit the big screen; I also recommend that if you have not seen the movies yet wait and read the books first 😊

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Yes!! I would recommend Harry Potter!! Like SunshinesJ says, they are very easy to get into and hard to put down. I also agree to read before seeing the movies if possible. The first few books they were able to fit into movies but as they got longer and longer the movies miss alot that you learn in the books. I also like James Patterson and Sue Grafton and some of Nicholas Sparks.

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Thanks for the info on Harry Potter, I am going to have to read them. Do you have any cruises planned in the future? My next one is March 15.

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Thanks for the info on Harry Potter, I am going to have to read them. Do you have any cruises planned in the future? My next one is March 15.

 

 

 

My next one is March 15, 2019 on the Anthem

 

 

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I am a school librarian...basically I turned my love for books into a fabulous career! I read at least 4-6 novels a month during the school year and probably 8-10 a month during the summer! I love all sorts of genres, but tend to lean towards Young Adult, Historical Fiction, Fantasy, Horror & Action. My most favorite books are: IT by Stephen King, To Kill a Mockingbird, and the Harry Potter series :)

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I work at a high school and I am always in the library checking out books. I just read To Kill A Mockingbird about 4 years ago and was so good!! I really enjoyed it.

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I work at a high school and I am always in the library checking out books. I just read To Kill A Mockingbird about 4 years ago and was so good!! I really enjoyed it.

I’m a high school librarian so your post makes me super happy!!!

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I’m a high school librarian so your post makes me super happy!!!

 

My mother was a middle school librarian for 10+ years. ;-)

 

Can you recommend some historical fiction books for someone who enjoyed My Brother Sam is Dead and Johnny Tremaine?

 

Thanks!

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Love reading! I’m now picking out my reads for my cruise on the Magic in a few days. I love those cliche Fabio cover romance novels. I know they are cheesy but I just can’t help myself.

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Love to read. One of the best things about a cruise is lounging and reading or sitting on your balcony reading to the sound of the ocean. I’m a middle school teacher.

 

 

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Harry Potter is an absolute must! Don't let the hype of movies/books make you feel like they may be overrated . I can assure you the hype is well deserved!

 

Happy Reading!

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My mother was a middle school librarian for 10+ years. ;-)

 

Can you recommend some historical fiction books for someone who enjoyed My Brother Sam is Dead and Johnny Tremaine?

 

Thanks!

 

Hi :) Here are a few historical fictions I recommend: Rifles for Watie (American Revolution), Night (Holocaust), One Thousand White Women (1800's), Salt to the Sea (WWII), The Underground Railroad (American Slavery), The Brothers' Story (1863/Europe)

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Just back from a cruise on the Pride. I took a copy of "Dangerous Crossing" by Rachel Rhys. It was fantastic.

I read each afternoon for a break from all the activities and excitement. The warm days out on deck and the cooler ones in a comfy seat somewhere by a window.

I finished it and am now longing for more books along the same lines. Any suggestions?

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I've been a college librarian for 30 (yikes) years. Whenever we sail, I take lots of paperbacks with me - some are romance and some are action.

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I love to read. During my non cruise days (too many) I don’t have the chance to read like I would like. So I pack my kindle usually 20 books and read 5-8 while traveling. Mysteries historical settings are my favorite...especially if I’m headed there!

 

 

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Wow...I love this thread. Has anyone read Starboard Secrets by Hope Callaghan, thinking about taking it on my next cruise.....11 more days........I CANT WAIT.,

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There was a really good thread about novels that had cruising in them....might try and find it later :)

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We love to read both at home and on a cruise. We each have a kindle. I have about 650 books on mine and that is with deleting books I have finished (Amazon still has them for me). Before each cruise, I get us each 3 kindle books from our local library and share them so we both have all 6 on our kindles.

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We will read on cruises.

 

I will use the Kindle app to read books and my wife will listen to audio books while walking on board the ship.

 

Keith

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Hello Fellow Cruisers:

 

I am an avid reader and cruiser. I would like to know if you are too...............:cool::cool:clear.png?emoji-cool-1690

 

I love to read! We take cruises with lots of sea days so besides bringing books I am at ship's library first thing to see what's available.

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For a 7 day cruise I download 4 books which I may or may not complete in that amount of time. For our upcoming Alaska cruise with all the sea days I'll download 8 books to be safe. Nothing worse than running out of something to read!

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Can anyone recommend a fictional read on Casablanca or Madeira ?

 

 

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Can anyone recommend a fictional read on Casablanca or Madeira ?

 

 

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I don't have anything specific, but I couldn't help but think of Ernest Hemmingway. I was addicted to his books when I was in high school.

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I don't have anything specific, but I couldn't help but think of Ernest Hemmingway. I was addicted to his books when I was in high school.

 

 

 

Thanks small side note my mother was from Spain and met him once. :)

 

 

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I love reading. I have about 140 on my Nook right now waiting to be read. I mostly read sappy romance novels - hey, I'm single so doesn't hurt to dream! :) I do enjoy cozy mysteries too. I do have Anne of Green Gables waiting to be read. I'm sure by the time I get to my cruise next year, most of these current books will be read and I'll have downloaded 100 more! (Got to love BookBub and some of their freebie books!)

 

My mom also loves reading, but she still prefers real books - although I like real books too, just mostly travel books these days. I'm sure we'll be finding a nice cozy spot with a glass of wine and enjoy each others company while reading and watching the people and the sea.

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I love reading. I'm a sci-fi fan currently working through The Expanse series. But, I'll read anything. I love the informal book exchanges that form on longer cruises.

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I love reading. I have about 140 on my Nook right now waiting to be read. I mostly read sappy romance novels - hey, I'm single so doesn't hurt to dream! :) I do enjoy cozy mysteries too. I do have Anne of Green Gables waiting to be read. I'm sure by the time I get to my cruise next year, most of these current books will be read and I'll have downloaded 100 more! (Got to love BookBub and some of their freebie books!)

 

My mom also loves reading, but she still prefers real books - although I like real books too, just mostly travel books these days. I'm sure we'll be finding a nice cozy spot with a glass of wine and enjoy each others company while reading and watching the people and the sea.

I was a real book reader until my husband bought me a Kindle. Though a skeptic, I became a fan when I could stop filling a small suitcase with books before a cruise. I love my Kindle, though I admit to missing the days of browsing through book stores and boxes of books at yard sales.

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DD & I both have a coffee mug that says " A day without reading is like...Just kidding, I have no idea"

I also have a T shirt(DD has a tote bag) from Monticello (Jefferson's home) that has one of his quotes "I cannot live without books"

About 10 years ago, we took a 9 day trip to WDW in Florida, so my younger DD (11 @ the time) & I filled a small suitcase with books for the trip! Of course, this was before the days of baggage restrictions--sigh.

Another vote for the Harry Potter books -- saw the first one many years ago @ a book sale at my daughter's elementary school-- looked interesting, so I bought it. I immediately bought the next 2 in the series after that, pre-ordered 4, 5 & 6 when they were available to do so, & went to the midnight party @ my local Barnes & Noble for the last one (DD came with me for that one). We actually sat in the car & read for about 10 minutes before driving home & I actually stayed up til 5am to finish it (keep in mind, I had to be at work @ 730 am after that!)

I read historical romance, mysteries, YA fiction -- loved The Hunger Games, & also The Atlantis Grail series -- hoping the last one comes out before the cruise, although I don't think it will. Rick Riordan's various mythology series (Percy Jackson/Heroes of Olympus/Trials of Apollo (Greek/Roman), Kane Chronicles (Egyptian), & Magnus Chase (Norse)) are also fun to read.

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I have an E-Reader (Kobo, more flexibility than a Kindle), and lately I've been reading the old uncopyrighted classics that you can download for free. I think a good read for a cruise would be The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, since he's a sailor and it's full of action and adventure. I also enjoyed Great Expectations by Charles Dickens, and Vanity Fair by William Thackeray.

 

As for newer books, the best one I read in awhile is a Swedish novel, in English it's called "The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared" by Jonas Jonasson. It's like a Swedish Forrest Gump, and it was very funny for people who like history.

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Just back from a cruise on the Pride. I took a copy of "Dangerous Crossing" by Rachel Rhys. It was fantastic.

I read each afternoon for a break from all the activities and excitement. The warm days out on deck and the cooler ones in a comfy seat somewhere by a window.

I finished it and am now longing for more books along the same lines. Any suggestions?

 

You might like most any book by Dominic Dunne. Also books like The Woman in Cabin 10, The Girl Who Came Back, The Magpies, The River at Night, All the Missing Girls, Follow You Home.

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Although I am relatively new to cruising, I have been a voracious reader forever. My tastes are widespread, both in fiction and non-fiction. If I had to pick a favorite genre it would be good historical fiction, where the history is not twisted out of shape.

 

That said, if you have never dipped into Patrick O'Brian's Aubrey/Maturin series I commend it to your attention. If you ever saw the movie Master and Commander, it was a mash-up of 2 of the books. And while entertaining and enjoyable, it hardly did justice to the series.

 

Jack Aubrey is an officer in His Majesty's Navy in the French Revolution/Napoleon era. Stephen Maturin is his ship's surgeon, Particular Friend, and unbeknownst to Jack for several volumes, one of the most valuable agents of British Naval Intelligence.

 

The series encompasses 20 full volumes plus an unfinished 21st. While the driving thrust is the naval adventures of Jack and Stephen, one of Patrick O'Brian's favorite authors was Jane Austen and it shows, as romantic intrigues during periods when our hero's are ashore abound.

 

One of the interesting things is that if you just picked up one of the books and started reading you would swear that it was written at the same time as Austen, Gaskell, Eliot, et al. Yet O'Brian wrote them post 1950. But he has absolute mastery of the older style of writing.

 

Anyway, if you want to read about high adventure on the high seas you'd be hard-pressed to find better.

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I'll admit to not liking the ereaders. I'm still stuck on actual books. I tuck them into my luggage. Pass them on when I'm done with them (airline stewards and pilots, room stewards, informal book exchange) and have the extra room for any souvenirs I'm bringing home.

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I've mentioned on another post, the Louise Penny detective novels, set in Canada. My husband enjoys thrillers, but last week said he was getting tired of all the gore and nastiness in some, so he's started reading Penny's books on the kindle, and is absolutely engrossed. It's the lifestyle of the people, as much as the mystery involved which is gripping him.

BTW, the mention of Edward Rutherfurd's "New York"- this taught me a lot about the great city- things about which I'd no idea, such as the ancient city wall becoming Wall Street, or Queen's being named after the reigning queen- obvious, I suppose..maybe not as great as Sarum, but a good read just the same.

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