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Old March 25th, 2004, 02:25 PM
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Default Good book to read on cruise?

I'm cruising in 10 days and I need to find a good book to read on the ship...any suggestions? Something fun that I don't have to think too much about!!!
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Old March 25th, 2004, 02:31 PM
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Anything by Danielle Steel. I just read her new one Ransom...........very good.
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Old March 25th, 2004, 03:06 PM
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The Shopaholic books by Sophie Kinsella, Confessions of a Shopaholic, Shopaholic Takes Manhatten, and Shopaholic Ties the Knot, are great fun ...Anne George, The Southern sister mysteries will be good to take, Murder makes Waves, Murder Gets a life, Nancy J Cohen also writes an easy light murder series , one of which is Murder by Manicure...If you fo back to past threads by me, you will also see some cruise related mysteries I have suggested....Bon Voyage..Trip
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Old March 25th, 2004, 03:17 PM
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If you want to learn about cruise ships and the cruise industry, books that will provide answers to the questions you might have are:

death By Chocolate by Ross A. Klein
Cruise Ship Blues, The Underside of the Cruise Industry by Ross A Klein

Both are Paperback, under $20 and available from AMAZON vie the Web
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Old March 25th, 2004, 03:28 PM
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Any Patricia Cornwell is a keeper !! Love Dr. Scarpetta !!
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Old March 25th, 2004, 03:32 PM
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"Running with Scissors" is a new book out by Augusten Burroughs. It's a humorous true story about Burroughs' eccentric upbringing. The cover caught my attention.
This is my book for my cruise April 4-11 Oosterdam.

Have fun!
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Old March 25th, 2004, 03:47 PM
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Anything by Nora Roberts (she also writes as JD Robb) or The DaVinci Code.
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Old March 25th, 2004, 04:30 PM
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Was going to suggest DaVinci Code, but also the other Dan Brown books in paperback. Paperbacks are out by Georgette Heyer, as well, if you like Regency Romances.

If you want to learn about the cruise industry, look for something by John Maxton-Brown, author and cruise lecturerer.

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Old March 25th, 2004, 06:12 PM
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Take along a Dave Barry book - so funny - he even has one about a cruise ship - sort of - it's a gambling ship out of Miami - but it is so funny TTFN Jennifer
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Old March 25th, 2004, 07:20 PM
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Any Nora Roberts, JD Robb, Elizabeth Peters, Jayne Ann Krentz, Patricia Cornwell, Iris Johansen, Catherine Coulter (the FBI series), Lisa Jackson or Tess Gerritsen. Can you tell I love romantic mystery? Also anything by Ann Rule (true crime).

I think it really depends what genres you enjoy. I read enough "serious literature" when I was younger and like a more exciting read nowadays.

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Old March 25th, 2004, 08:53 PM
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I've said it before, I'll say it again: "Skipping Christmas" by John Grisham. It may be out-of-season, but it's short, it's light, it's very funny and it has a cruise theme to boot - what more could you ask for?

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Green Eggs and Ham by Dr Suess. Its not to long so it won't take you away from real fun. Who would want to read a novel when on vacation that is for people that are bored

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Old March 29th, 2004, 01:39 AM
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I am actually taking this one on my cruise....
Death Cruise: Crime Stories on the Open Seas [Paperback] by Block, Lawrence
It is a compilation of short stories, all having a "Cruise" or "at Sea" theme!
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"How Stella Got Her Groove Back" by Terry McMillan. It's light, entertaining, and about being on vacation.

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