Sunday, January 25, 2009

Winter Reading,...

If you aren't a skier, winter time here in the Adirondacks is a great time to do some reading. My grandson, who is at college in SUNY Cobleskill, was assigned this book. When he told me about it I immediately wanted to read it. Just finishing a book, I'm now ready to start this one. And today when reading Betsy from Tennessee's blog she was talking about a book she and her husband are reading. She invited others to share their current books. What great timing Betsy!


"Maiden Voyage" by Tania Aebi, 1989. ... "an exciting tale of an extraordinarily brave and romantic adventure", a quote from Walter Cronkite on the front cover. The back cover describes the story as the tale of an eighteen-year-old girl without a life goal. Her father offers her a challenge of either a college education or a twenty-six-foot sloop. But only one. She couldn't have both. The catch was that if she chose the sloop she had to sail around the world alone! Even though this book is now 20 years old I think it will have excitement and lessons for life within the pages. Those things are never outdated. I can't wait to turn the first page later today after my weekend chores are done!

I ordered mine used from Amazon.com for $6.99 and was very happy with the nearly new condition. OK,.. I'm off to do laundry and then settle down with my book!



6 comments:

Shellmo said...

This sounds like an interesting read! I love adventure stories as well as nature.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Wow--Friends we must be, Cedar!!!!! With both of us doing 'book blogs' today--well, that is incredible. Hope you get some time to snuggle up with your new book and read and read!!! Sounds interesting.
Hugs,
Betsy

diana said...

I'm going to the bookstores today, will check for this one at Half Price. Thanks!

spiritualastronomer said...

Sounds like a fun book, Cedar, and I'll find it. Reminds me just a little about another book, "The Life of Pi," about a boy from India who finds himself alone on a small lifeboat in the middle of the ocean with an assortment of zoo animals, including a tiger.

Carole said...

Wow, that does sound like a really interesting read! I love personal stories. Right now I'm reading "Eat This, Not That", heh!

troutbirder said...

I love adventure stories which sometimes turn into survival stories. Good read!