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As I mentioned in my previous post, I was reading Jessica Watson’s True Spirit. Well I managed to get to the end with a couple of days to spare. A literary masterpiece it’s not, but still the story of Jessica Watson’s solo circumnavigation of the globe is something that I’m glad I read. It’s not a book I would have normally chosen, but as it was this month’s selection for our book discussion group, I had to make an effort. I admit that I had preconceived ideas on whether or not Jessica was adequately prepared for her sea voyage, and was surprised how much work she had put into getting herself and her equipment ready. Having said that it was still an extremely dangerous journey. However, I digress. As I said in the beginning, not a great book but easy to read. As it was basically in the form of a blog and there’s only so much that can be said about sailing off into the wild blue yonder, I felt it was somewhat repetitive and was glad to reach the end.

Edit: I’d be interested to know your opinions, whether or not you’ve read the book. It might be stale news now, but still worthy of discussion I feel.



A new blog and my first post, so here we go. Wish me luck!

I was given an ereader for Christmas. I thought it would be fun. It wasn’t. Sadly I’m struggling to work out how to use it, so it’s sitting forlornly on my bedside table. But that’s not what this post is about. Can I read fifty-two books this year? Maybe. A couple of years ago I was getting through a couple a week; but that was in the midst of my Nora Roberts/J. D. Robb frenzy. Boy can that woman write. It’s a wonder she doesn’t have RSI or something. But I suppose she’s been doing it for so many years she has the routine down pat.

However, I have joined a book club again, so at least that will give me the impetus to at least read one a month. Our first book is True Spirit by Jessica Watson. A friend in Queensland followed Jessica’s travels religiously and read the book, which she told me was enjoyable. Stay tuned to find out my thoughts.