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Old March 14th, 2002, 01:33 PM
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Default What do you like to read while on a cruise?

I love to read magazines and mystery novels while cruising. You know, something that doesn't require any committment to study, such as work-related or current event -related stuff. Just pure entertainement. And if said mystery novel happens to involve a cruise ship, so much the better! Upcoming reads are (not necessarily all on the Let's Get Lei'd Cruise):

Murder on the Atlantic by Steve Allen
Separate Cabins by Janet Dailey
Decked by Carol Higgins Clark
Birds of Prey by J.A. Jance
The Case of Cabin 13 by Sam McCarver

And, of course (I've been saving it rather than reading along as the chapters came out), our own Patricia Hagan's Ocean of Dreams.

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Old March 14th, 2002, 02:03 PM
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Anything by Nora Roberts is perfect cruise reading!
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I'm partial to the Janet Evanovich Stephanie Plum mystery series as I grew up in Trenton where they take place and it's a hoot to remember the locations.
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Old March 14th, 2002, 03:13 PM
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I love Dorothy Sayer's detective novels and re-read most of her Peter Wimsey series once a year or so. That said, give me a good travel book any time, Paul Theroux or Jan Morris; I'm saving "Trieste", Morris' last book, for the 5/13 Summit cruise, but will probably also pack a couple of biographys as well.
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Old March 14th, 2002, 03:21 PM
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I'm not one for mystery novels, but I do like adventure books that are shallow, entertaining, and nothing close to literary masterpieces. I've been known to read some of James Michener's books at sea (Caribbean, Hawaii, Alaska, etc), but that's not the norm for me. Usually, I tend toward Michael Crichton, Clive Cussler, etc.
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Old March 14th, 2002, 03:42 PM
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Old March 14th, 2002, 05:02 PM
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Right now I'm reading the newest John Grisham book, so far very good. Would definately bring one of his books on a cruise and also any Danielle Steele book, have her newest one too :-)

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Old March 14th, 2002, 05:24 PM
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I'm with you Divetex. I like to read Clive Cussler and Jack Higgins while on a cruise. Almost forgot, John Grisham is good too. Won't be long when this happens on Summit.

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Old March 14th, 2002, 06:49 PM
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I'm with Donna. Grisham is already in my bag (The Summons). I just finished "Skipping Christmas"... a cruise classic. Cussler is also a non-stop adventure. I get tired reading those.

Book of the year: RiverGod Wilbur Smith Ancient Egypt backdrop of twists

Runner up: The Eight Katherine Neville Everything relates to Chess!
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Old March 14th, 2002, 07:23 PM
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Hey Diverkym,
How was "Skipping christmas"? Almost picked that one up, but am enjoying The Summons.

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I'm with Kuki!
The menu.....plus, the daily program!
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Old March 14th, 2002, 09:14 PM
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Good one Jeff! You two Kuki. I take after those two guys.

My fav books are espionage thrillers, sci fi, and for a cruise, okay well I'll admit it a trashy romance novel or two.
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Thanks for the great ideas on books, dzertcruiser!

My favorite type of book is any early 19th Century or late 18th Century classic that I haven't already read!

I also enjoy the Jane Austen Mysteries series and also C.C. Benison's mysteries.
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Old March 14th, 2002, 11:48 PM
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Excellent, funny, easy read. Life can just be so funny sometimes.
Premise: Daughter is gone for Christmas. The parents decide to skip Christmas and go on a cruise instead. Sounds great... alas Murphy raises his ugly head... how does it turn out? You'll have to see.

Leave for my cruise tomorrow. Will start the Summons on the plane. Can't wait!
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I've already put Decked (Carol Higgins Clark) and Beyond Eden (Catherine Coulter) aside to take on our April 7/Grand cruise, but will definitely look into some of the ones y'all mentioned. Can always count on Nora Roberts. Last cruise read The Mulvaneys, an Oprah Book, author???, and it was too heavy ---not cruise material, but made myself stick with it.
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I'm with Jeff and Kuki on this one, the less I do, the more I relax.....
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Biographies -- any of 'em. I also find that you can usually get some dinner table chit-chat from discussing some bit of trivia or knowledge.

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I'm so busy on a cruise I don't take time to slow down and read much,,,,,but do take along John Grissom's or Daniell Steel's latest stuff,,,,,just in case I have some spare time. Guess I need to slow down and smell the roses eh? !!! Jo
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