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Old May 30th, 2006, 12:42 PM
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It is time to decide on what books to take. I was wondering if you could recommend something you are reading now, or have read in the last couple of months.

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Luanne,
I have several that are cruise related books.
A salty Piece of Land by Jimmy Buffett
An Embarrassment of Mangoes by Ann Vanderhoof.
food and crusising, what could be better.
My dh is a fan of Michael Crichton and read State of Fear.
Travel books about the countries to visit on a cruise.
Like Insiders guides
many more will come to mind later.
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I read "the body box" by Lynn Abercrombie during my cruise last week. I rather enjoyed it. It's a crime thriller, if you like that sort of thing. (I do.)
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I Love Cruise books.... As I was waiting for a reply from everyone, I received the mail, and inside was two of my favorite authors with their new books. James Patterson, and Patricia Cornwell.

Let's not stop the post though. Many people reading this might also want to know what to take.

Thanks to all for there choices.

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If you can get Marian Keyes books in the Good Ol' USofA then make sure you read at least one of her novels.

Most are based around an Irish family of five sisters and the heartbreaking yet hilariously funny trials and tribualtions they endure. The humour is as mad as a box of snakes. I have all her books and have reread all of them. She is HUGE over here.
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Nancy B Cohen, has a great series called, Bad Hair Day Mysteries..The main character is Marla, she is a beautician, and the series is set in Lauderdale.

These books make for a great cruise read. vut read then in order is what I would suggest.

Elaine Viets has another great series, Dead End job Mysteries...set in Lauderdale too, easy breezy cruise books..Ya gotta love them!
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I just finished "Skinny Dip" by Carl Hiaason. Perfect cruise reading! What a romp!!

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Just went to the bookstore for my upcoming cruise and here is what I will pack:

Velocity - Dean Koontz
Kill the Messenger - Tami Hoag
Resistance - Daniel Kalla
In the NIght Room - Peter Straub
Judgment Calls - Alafair Burke

Most that I wanted to get are in hardback now and don't want to take those on a cruise!

Also want to reread DaVinci Code before I see the movie!

Nothing better than reading on deck with agood book and a drink!

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That reminds me of something I wanted to pass along. If you are cruising with your books, and are not one to reread them, then give them to the cruise ship, or your cabin steward. They ship can always use them, and the staff fight over new ones.

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"Turning Angel" by Greg Iles..takes place in Natchez Mississippi about a 17 year old teenage girl who is found dead and the fair hair 42 year old well respected married doctor is discovered to be having an affair with her and is accused of murder

It has several turns in the plot and is one of those that once you start reading you can't put it down

Next up ...The Unknown Story of Mao by Jung Chang and Jon Halliday it's 630 pages so I'm saving it for my plane ride to Europe
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If you like romance with a little mystery mixed in pick up a Nora Roberts book. She had a great one pretty new about Alaska, but that would be strange to be reading in the tropics. I read it last summer and was so absorbed in it I was surprised to look out the window and not see a blizzard!
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Hi guys,

I'm new on this forum and I don't know if it's OK to blow your own trumpet. First I want to say that the library on the QE2 has all the new hard-cover books so you don't need to carry any with you. When I gave the library a copy of my new book, it was swiped the next day.

Get into my website at www.valeriewhiteson.net and read about CRUISING THE WORLD IN STYLE: A JOURNAL FOR THE SAVVY SINGLE TRAVELER. I'd love to hear questions, feedback, reactions. The book has three levels: it's a desription of a World Cruise on the QE2, it's a romance and lots of advice and suggestions for new cruisers. There are lots of lovely colored pictures.

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Hi Valerie, The site will not open up, and when I tried to google it gave me the site for books for students. What am I doing wrong?

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Hi Valerie, The site will not open up, and when I tried to google it gave me the site for books for students. What am I doing wrong?

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Hi there,

the correct website URL is :

www.valeriewhiteson.com

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Thanks Valerie. I am buying the book now. Thanks for the tip.

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