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Subject: Beach/ Sea Side themes
Date Posted: 11/6/2007 9:06 PM ET
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I love reading books that take place on the beach, sea or tropical areas.  Especially, when the author paints a picture in my mind of the waves, the breaze, and the sea glass on the beach. What are the books that you have recently read that have a sea side, or tropical setting?

Date Posted: 11/6/2007 10:38 PM ET
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THE LIFE OF PI.     You can look at it as a fable that takes place on the sea, or a sea nightmare!

THE PERFECT STORM.   The book is better than the movie,....and the movie was great!

GRANUAILE: IRELAND'S PIRATE QUEEN     By Anne Chambers, if you enjoy history.

Date Posted: 11/8/2007 1:48 PM ET
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This is not historical fiction and they find a lot more on the beach than sea glass . . .

 

The Sex Lives of Cannibals – nonfiction. Interesting, often humorous account of living on an equatorial atoll in the South Pacific.

Date Posted: 12/2/2007 10:53 PM ET
Member Since: 6/8/2007
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Where is Joe Merchant?

 

I read it a while back and you may have already read it,

Date Posted: 12/3/2007 7:30 AM ET
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Books set on the sea are one of my favorite things! I tend to go with the books that feature the murder, mayhem, and cannibalism that accompany shipwreck though. If you think you'd like books like these, I can give you a whole list. I've probably read about 20 historic sea stories this year. If you want the list of those and the ones on my shelves, I'd be happy to post it. It's a long list! ;-)