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One of the joys of cruising, is the
opportunity to read! No matter how or what you read, it's better at
anchor, floating on a sea of possibilities! If you have seen our DVD,
we talked about this.
We will ONLY recommend books that we have read and enjoyed!
For the past cruising, we have read hundreds of books, mostly paperbacks. Recently we bought 2 E-Book readers. Jill bought the Sony PRS-505 some time ago and has been using it long enough to give a good user overview. I have just purchased the new Barns and Noble, Nook, and will try to provide a few words about it.
|NOTE: In keeping with honesty, if you click on the book photo, you will be taken to a place you may purchase the book. If you do decide to purchase it from that link, we get a few cents from the sale. It helps the cruising kitty, we wanted to be honest with you.|
Reviewed by GregDuring our cruising in Mexico, this is one of the BEST book I have read! It was a bit hard to get started at first, but as I got into it, it captured me totally. It also answered a lot of question I had about the past in Mexico.
Aztec, by Gary Jennings
The main character in this book became my best friend for the time I was reading it. I was sad when I had finished it. Gary Jennings did a superb job. It is also one of the few books that I have read that has multiple endings. If you read the full book, you see all of the endings, if you skip through it, or only read parts, you miss some of the ending!
A MUST read.
|Aztec Blood is a follow on book.|
|Aztec Autumn is a follow on also.|
|Aztec Rage is the next in the series.|
|All Books by Gary Jennings||OK, So once I have read 3 books by the same author and liked each one, I tend to think I will like the rest. So, any book by Gary is OK by me.|
1421 By Gavin Menzies
Reviewed by Jill and Greg
This is one VERY interesting books.
It's more like fact than fiction. Mr. Menzies sure does bring all his finding together to provide what make a very sound case that a GREAT fleet/fleets from China discovered not only the Americas, but the whole world! A VERY good read and wonderful for sailors to have fine discussions about.
|Spartan Gold (Fargo Adventure Series #1) by Clive Cussler, Grant Blackwood|
|Valhalla Rising (A Dirk Pitt Adventure) by Clive Cussler|
|Trojan Odyssey by Clive Cussler|
|All Books by Clive Cussler||OK, So once I have read 3 books by the same author and liked each one, I tend to think I will like the rest. So, any book by Clive Cussler is OK by me. I do like the Dirk Pit adventures more than the others.|
|Eye of the Whale: Epic Passage From Baja To Siberia |
We read this book on our way down the outside of the Baja. It was very very enlightening! We didn't know how much we did NOT know until we read it. The history alone was worth the read.
It's the story of how the whales were hunted and reveals how the politics of today may make matters even worse!
Our later trip to do whale watching made it even more soul touching!
You want to see our video short on Whale Watching (in the major area talked about in the book by clicking HERE.
|King of the Moon: A Novel of Baja California |
This is a wonderful book that centers around a fishing village on the Baja. Once you read it, and if you anchor in Agua Verde, you will KNOW the inspiration of the book! You can't miss it!
|More to come|
VERY old and/or HARD TO FIND BOOKS
The Venturesome Voyages of Captain Voss
Venturesome Voyages Of Captain Voss [IMPORT] (Paperback) ~
Captain J.C. VOSS (Author)
|Stars to windward (Hardcover) by Bruce and Sharedin Fahnestock|
We found this book when we were doing some Gennelogy research into Greg's family. We managed to get a signed (by both brothers) copy. It's a VERY good book . It follows the true adventures of the two who departed the East coast and into the South Pacific. The voyage took place before and at the start of World War II. One fun event for us was reading about their visit to the Galapagaos Islands, then later reading a couple of other old books by people who visited there and talked about meeting the Fahnestocks!
|I ran away to sea at fifty (Hardcover) by Mary Sheridan Fahnestock|
After reading Stars to windward (above) this was a real treat to read. It is about Bruce and Sharedins's mother and in a few places tells the same event, but from her (a mothers) point of view. What a GREAT way to learn about ones familys past.
The voyage of Kristina
|Voyage of Kristina|
As you know, we have a Nor'Sea 27, so this book was of great interest to us. It tells the story of a family of 5, the father, mother, 2 daughters, and MOTHER-IN-LAW. All cruising 15,000 miles aboard a Nor'Sea 27. they travel the Atlantic, Caribbean, and Pacific. This is a very well written book about
Voyage to Galapagos
|VOYAGE TO GALAPAGOS by William A. Robinson|
Blue Water Vagabond: Six Years' Adventure At Sea
|BLUE WATER VAGABOND by Dennis Puleston|
Hurricane's wake: Around the world in a ketch
|Hurricane's Wake by Ray Kauffman|
|CAPTAIN COOK by Alistair MacLean|