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Old 21-09-2016, 15:51   #1
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Idea for longer trip crews

Everybody bring the best book you ever read and pass them around through the journey
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Old 21-09-2016, 16:10   #2
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Re: Idea for longer trip crews

I think yours is a great idea!

I can, however, see some challenges here.

A challenge can be most people today do not read books. Many read crap books.

I, for one, would not like to read a pulp fiction novel, even if someone found it great.

So, I am in if you sail with a group of educated and well read people.

I am out if you consider the average.

And how do I know all this wisdom? Well, I live on book swaps in the marinas ... ;-)

Not sure many people could read or understand 'Thinking Fast and Slow' or 'The Selfish Gene' either ... ;-) ;-)

HOW ABOUT ... they bring their favourite beer ... huh ???

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Re: Idea for longer trip crews

Stock the boat with classics of literature that no one has ever before had the time to read.

War and Peace

A tale of Two Cities

The Travels of Marco Polo

The Complete Works of Shakespeare

Etc.

And for fun...

Jaws

The Deep

Hoyles Book of Card Games (with a deck of cards)

Etc.
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Stock the boat with classics of literature that no one has ever before had the time to read.

War and Peace

A tale of Two Cities

The Travels of Marco Polo

The Complete Works of Shakespeare

Etc.
Read those by the time I was 16.. also the Iliad, Rudyard Kipling and quite a few others..
And for fun...

Jaws

The Deep

I'm with Barnakiel on these..

Hoyles Book of Card Games (with a deck of cards)

Make sure its an Ocean crossing.. else they'll jump ship at the 1st port.
A 64GB stick with some good movies and music is much better.. and headphones.


Etc.
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Re: Idea for longer trip crews

Add Marcel Proust to yourlibrary . For the non-literary folks it'll also help resolve insomnia and keep the watch schedule.
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The way society is headed you better bring lots of illustrated novels for those who don't read.


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I do read a ton when under sail. Mostly due to space limitations I read ebooks and might bring along two paperbacks. Of course I swap them out when we hit the marina. Nice thing about the classics steady hand mentioned is that the copyright is expired so you can download them for free.
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Add Marcel Proust to yourlibrary . For the non-literary folks it'll also help resolve insomnia and keep the watch schedule.
Brilliance! Playing Wagner also helps with the watch schedule and rouses any malingering sleepyheads.
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Stock the boat with classics of literature that no one has ever before had the time to read.

War and Peace

A tale of Two Cities

The Travels of Marco Polo

The Complete Works of Shakespeare

Etc.

And for fun...

Jaws

The Deep

Hoyles Book of Card Games (with a deck of cards)

Etc.
What about

Karl Marx, Das Kapotal

Milton Friedman - any book

Selected works of Mao Tse Tung - full volume set

Adam's

Writings by Leon Trotsky

Mutiny on the bounty

Aristotle

Plato

Tsun Tset Su - Art Of War

Some of the books I read by age 15. Makes for great discussions and debate that can last for years.
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Brilliance! Playing Wagner also helps with the watch schedule and rouses any malingering sleepyheads.
I never listen to Wagner out of principle. Mozart, Brahms and Tchaikovsky. To name a few. Arias of all genre - great to sing along with.
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How about Captain Cooks' Journals? We have "keeper" books on board, and they are an eclectic collection.

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I never listen to Wagner out of principle. Mozart, Brahms and Tchaikovsky. To name a few. Arias of all genre - great to sing along with.
I assume then that you also avoid von Karajan recordings out of principle? A shame as some of his Haydn and Beethoven recordings are legendary. I use to avoid Nestle products out of principle, but one day I bought a Kit Kat and still slept well that night. I've had a few more since then.
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I am buying books off the Best 100 Novels of all-time and their Cliff Notes. Since the internet is not readily accessible, it is nice to have the Cliff Notes to explain the stuff you would normally Google.

I was in Cuba reading Great Expectations. It was a rough read because it was so old (and difficult to get internet), but a terrific tale.
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Re: Idea for longer trip crews

I'm working on John Muir, the naturalist's stuff right now. Specifically MY First Summer In The Sierras http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/32540

Found it at the Gutenberg Project, where there are all kinds of books available for free downloading --> www.Gutenberg.org
Plus of course it's availble on Facebook, & Twitter... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_Gutenberg

BTW, some of the comments in this thread are intriguing. I may even have to start another thread due to some of them Such as those on the wisdom of keeping a lot of Comic Books onboard (yeah, paraphrased I know). LOL, er, Groan!

If you want a lot of "free" Movies & TV Shows for viewing, & download (for your hard drive), there's:
www.tubeplus.ag
www.viooz.ac <-- Be advised, I'm told that this one runs some malware at times.
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I have enjoyed reading the posted comments so far. Good wit, good reading, and good advice.

Boatman's (wise and funny as always) comment about the preference for a thumb drive with movies (and headphones) struck me as a particularly good one. An inexpensive ($120) tablet loaded with movies and including headphones for each person (think airline freebies) could be a very popular item for guests and crew.

The availability of the classics on Gutenberg is a good one too. I have downloaded a few on my iPad for this very purpose (to have on future voyages) but I can see how that would be good to have on a "boat tablet" too, instead of many paperbacks.

The list of books and movies made me think, with a bit of mischief or dark humor, which books and movies should NOT be on the boat.

In order to keep this thread on a positive note, I will start a new thread on that topic.

More on that in another thread, posted here: http://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/...86#post2218686
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