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Old June 18th, 2003, 02:23 PM
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What are some of your favorite books, authors, etc. to read while on a cruise?
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Old June 18th, 2003, 03:28 PM
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Try King Fortis The Brave...its a liitle like Lord of the Rings... also an easy read.
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Any of Clive Cussler's Dirk Pitt series. Good, fun, nautical, scuba-spy, he-man novels. Light hearted reading and the bad guy always loses.

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Old June 18th, 2003, 03:49 PM
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You must have an inside cabin?? ;-) Anything W.E.B.Griffin..
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Old June 18th, 2003, 03:56 PM
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The must read book before or during a Panama Canal cruise is
The Path Between the Seas by David McCullough.
You will appreciate the canal SO much more having read this book.
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Old June 18th, 2003, 06:29 PM
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"Skipping Christmas" This is a intriguing story about a couple trying to skip Christmas by going on a Caribbean cruise. It is a very fun and easy read that is not too long either.
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Yes!! SKIPPING CHRISTMAS by John Grisham. The perfect cruise book.
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Old June 18th, 2003, 07:14 PM
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Nope, actually, we have an outside balcony!
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Old June 18th, 2003, 07:58 PM
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Well, Harry Potter #5 is coming out on Saturday, that'll be a good read, but at 768 pages, you'll have to book at least a 14 day cruise to get through it! (not a bad thing...)

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Old June 18th, 2003, 08:15 PM
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We're leaving in three days on a cruise to Alaska. (H.A.L. Amsterdam) I'm taking "Three Junes" by Julia Glass. I've read a few chapters and cannot wait to have the luxury of finishing this wonderful book.
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My Body Lies Over the Ocean -J.S. Borthwick
No Honeymoon for Death - Mary Kruger
Murder on the Atlantic - Steve Allen
Decked - Carol Higgins Clark
Birds of Prey - J. A. Jance
Murder on the Lusitania - Conrad Allen
Murder on the Mauretania - Conrad Allen
Cruising for Murder - Susan Sussman
The Case of Cabin 13 - Sam McCarver
Death in a Deck Chair - K.K. Beck
To Davy Jones Below - Carola Davis
High Seas Murder - Shelly Freydont
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Don”t Stop the Carnival
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You Belong to Me by: Mary Higgins Clark
The Gift by: Julie Garwood
Going Overboard by: Christina Skye
Separate Cabins by: Janet Daily
Princess Charming by: Jane Hellar
Skipping Christmas by John Grisham
Nora Roberts (Sanctuary, The Villa, The Reef, Homeport, etc.),
Mr. Perfect by Linda Howard.
Tropical Getaway by Roxanne St. Claire


I have not read all of these personally, but I made a similar post a couple of years ago and this list resulted. I have read some and have really enjoyed them.

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Wow! that's some list Jennifer! you'd have to take an awful lot of cruises to read all those.....hmmmm....not a bad idea!

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Anything by Nora Roberts and Mr. Perfect by Linda Howard are great cruise reads!

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I just thought of a couple other page turners.

Coaster by George Foy---if you can find it. A former British submarine captain develops a severe case of claustrophobia. Becomes a marine insurance investigator; ends up in some tight spaces.

French Atlantic Affair by Ernest Lehman. Former aerospace employees hijack a cruise ship. Beware! Lots of steam, intrigue, and gore. Definitely not for kids.

That should be enough to get you started.

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I also love to read on sea days. Here are a few of my favorite "cruise reads."

I like light, frothy reading while I'm on vacation. The book I always pack for a cruise is "How Stella Got Her Groove Back" by Terry McMillan. I love the tropical setting and laid-back writing style.

Then there's "If I Were Not Upon The Sea" by Joyce Adamidis. She's an American who is the wife of the captain of the Celebrity Millennium. A little personal at times, but it gives you an interesting view into behind-the-scenes life on a cruise ship. I bought it on board the Millennium, but I think you can get it at her website.

And of course, one would be amiss without mentioning "Cruise Control" by a certain Pam Kane. It's a good thing I'm not cruising soon, because I lent my copy to my future mother-in-law a few months ago and it hasn't been returned yet.

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The funniest book ever written - "Naked" by David Sedaris
Extremely interesting and funny - "A Confederacy of Dunces" by John Kennedy Toole
Wonderful - "Everything is Illuminated" by Jonathan Safran Foer
Exciting and fascinating - "The Perfect Storm" by Sebastian Junger
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Just read skipping Christmas, definitely helped me cool off in this heat, picturing all of that snow! Was a cute book, I reccommend it for all of those people out there who would agree that Christmas is wayyyyyy too commercialized. I enjoyed it! Thanks to whoever recommended it.
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