En route to Fiji
01 October 2007 | 60 nautical miles east of Oneata Passage
I had been looking forward to reading a recently acquired book about a young woman and her Great Dane; fiction, by a #1 NY Times 'Bestselling Author'... almost 500 pages long, but once I start a book, I like to finish it. I read it today (yesterday) and now I wish I hadn't read it at all. That's saying a lot coming from a cruiser, a breed who will pretty much read anything they can get their hands on. I've read many many books since embarking on this trip; most of them good, but it is amazing the mediocre stuff in print by a "#1 NY Times Bestselling Author".
I would feel bad printing the book title here, since my review doesn't really mean much, and I am not a impartial critic due to my feelings about dogs. (The dog didn't fare well in the end). As much as I disliked the book, it still had value as a time filler / distraction. That's how it goes. Paperback book sales would soar if cruisers actually bought their books. They circulate among the fleet however; the book you traded in Hiva Oa is likely to find it's way back to you, offered as a trade - 3000 miles later in New Zealand.
That's all for tonight. I miss my dog.