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Old 01-04-2012, 10:30   #31
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Try to find "Cosmic Bandidos" if you would like a quick read. It is dry funny and is an adventure of sorts... Lol
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Old 01-04-2012, 10:49   #32
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Re: Any good E reads?

Ship of Gold in the Deep Blue Sea by Gary Kindler. Excellent.
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Old 01-04-2012, 11:04   #33
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I don't know if anyone else has brought this up But if ya have Internet anywhere your at and ya have a Library Card, almost all librarys now have online ck out of books !! for free !! at least Louisiana do !! and some in Cali where Connie has Cards and she cks out any books she wishs and no waiting for hard to get books like the top 10 ect !! justa thought !! Connie really likes useing the Library she say's if she had known the Library did this she would never bought the Kindle deal LOL Justa thought from Cheap Old Cruisers
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Old 01-04-2012, 11:58   #34
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Just finished Alvar Simon's North To The Night eBook: Alvah Simon, Jon Eaton, Michael Custode, Tom Foley, Jim Sollers, Diana Simon: Amazon.co.uk: Kindle Store

stunning read, although you have to question some of his decisions:-)
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Old 01-04-2012, 12:13   #35
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Just finished Alvar Simon's North To The Night eBook: Alvah Simon, Jon Eaton, Michael Custode, Tom Foley, Jim Sollers, Diana Simon: Amazon.co.uk: Kindle Store

stunning read, although you have to question some of his decisions:-)
Agree fun rad but who stands up to a polar bear?
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Old 24-05-2012, 16:39   #36
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Re: Any good E reads?

The Sporades Sailing Pilot...... got loads os stories and features in it! I started a new sport called schism hunting which is squeezing a yacht between reefs, rocks, into caves etc without scratching the thing.... Some of the 'schisms' are in the ebook on kindle, coming out on google and ibooks shortly!

The Sporades Sailing PIlot eBook: David Nairn: Amazon.co.uk: Kindle Store
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Old 24-05-2012, 17:36   #37
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Re: Any good E Reads?

On a delivery recently, well offshore, we did an out-loud reading of "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner," which is available as a free e-book. Great fun.

You can also get free e-books of "Moby Dick" and all of Melville, all of Conrad, stories by Lincoln Colcord, "Captains Courageous," "The Riddle of the Sands," "Treasure Island," Slocum, Jack London. . . . And throw in as much Dickens and Austen as you like, plus a few good Trollopes . . . .

Love them public domain e-books!
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Old 24-05-2012, 17:47   #38
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Not nautical, but "a walk in the woods" by bill bryson is really funny
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Old 24-05-2012, 18:49   #39
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Mark Twain's epic "Following the Equator" is a free read in Apple's iBooks store. Not sure if it's free on the Kindle, but even if it's not, it's worth the price of admission!
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There is a series wrItten by Clive Cussler that involves a rather unique vessel called "Oregon". These adventures are of modern times, high spirited, action adventure.
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Anyone mention "Sailing Faith"? Not a novel but of a family dropping out and circumnavigating the globe. Not a lot about sailing, but more about the life and what can be learned. Granger spends a fair amount of time talking about the unfounded fears American cruisers have about foreign lands and people. I think it's free for,Prime members.

http://www.amazon.com/Sailing-Faith-.../dp/B0061GWRRG

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Just finished "Swirly World Sails South" by Andrew Fagan.
"In 2007, Kiwi musician and radio personality Andrew Fagan set sail in his 5.4 metre plywood yacht, Swirly World, to circumnavigate New Zealand. And just to make it more difficult, the outspoken Fagan included a leg to the sub-Antarctic Auckland Islands in the notorious Southern Ocean. All in all he sailed over 3000 miles in two months. Facing such potentially lethal conditions in such a tiny..."
I found this a great read Andrew Fagan has an easy way of writing that takes you along on the journey, he also has guts doing this voyage in such a tiny plywood boat.
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Author: Richard H. Dana
Published: 1840
Language: English
Wordcount: 168,921 / 456 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 65.1
LoC Categories: PS, G
Genres: Nautical, Adventure, Harvard Classics

Sailing to California from Boston around Cape Horn, Two Years Before the Mast is both an adventure and an eloquent account of life at sea in the early nineteenth century. Richard Henry Dana is only nineteen when he escapes the patrician world of Boston and Harvard for the arduous voyage. The result is an astonishing book, filled with vivid descriptions of storms, whales, and the ship's mad captain, terrible hardship and magical beauty, and fascinating historical detail.
Lots of different formats available, and at the cruiser-friendly price of....free. 660 different nautical titles on that site. Enjoy!!!

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Two absolute must reads are South the story of Shackelton's failed trip to the South Pole and The log of the Bounty as written by by Capt William Bligh that includes his impressive transPac crossing in an open boat.

They tell stories of two great seamen and one great leader.
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I really enjoyed Joesph Conrad's Within the Tides:
THE BIANKA LOG BLOG: ON CAPTAIN MIKE'S KINDLE: Within the Tides by Joesph Conrad
A collection of short stories about sailors and what can happen if they spend too much time on land.
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