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Offer a brief synopsis along with the title and author (also include copr date if relevant) of your most recommended reads (fic and non-fic).

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Non-sailing fiction

Started by Mary F. Last reply by Mary F Mar 22, 2010. 6 Replies

Sailing-Fiction

Started by ___/)ances With Sails. Last reply by zeehag Mar 21, 2010. 6 Replies

Sailing-Non-fiction

Started by ___/)ances With Sails. Last reply by Liv Dec 12, 2009. 14 Replies

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Comment by Bob Chaisson on December 31, 2009 at 9:37pm
Happy New Year to all!
Comment by LOLA on September 11, 2009 at 11:32pm
What a good idea
Comment by Richard on July 28, 2008 at 8:57pm
The problem of books on board is that they take up valuable space. Even books on tape or CD, while taking up less space still need storage.

But I just found something great; Audible.com. Down load directly to your Ipod and chthink it's great...oose from literally thousands of titles. You can find Joseph Conrad, Slocum and tons of others that will get you through those dark mid watches when your bored out of your tree and can't have a light on to read a book.

And the prices are pretty good, too, compared with Itunes audiobooks. A couple of days ago I downloaded just over $90 worth of books for a little more than $30. All told 80 hours of good stuff.

Anyone else use Audible or another audio book source?
Comment by Richard on July 3, 2008 at 5:39pm
To me, this is the best approach to getting off the dock. . .

Sensible Cruising: The Thoreau Approach by Don Casey and Lew Hackler. Available through Amazon and most book web sites.

For years of browsing and great nautical knowledge little beats The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea.

Don't pass up The Mirror of the Sea by Joseph Conrad.
Comment by LOLA on July 3, 2008 at 3:48pm
AN ISLAND TO ONESELF which you can read on line at :

http://www.janesoceania.com/suvarov_tom_neale/index.htm

and ISLAND OF DESIRE.
Comment by ___/)ances With Sails on July 3, 2008 at 1:46pm
I have been informed of a couple reads already on this site alone, both of which top my list of latest (informative) finds.

I am anxious to know what else is out there awaiting my hungry brain!
 

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