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Sailing Alone around the World
4.09
I picked this book off the shelf a few years back, because I realized it was the story behind a song that loved.

This book really didn't do anything f
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May 2010
May 31, 2010
 
The Log from the Sea of Cortez
3.83
And with classes winding down, I have time to READ again!

Started in preparation for my own mini adventure sailing on the Sea of Cortez, finished on re
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Apr 2010
Apr 21, 2010
 
Bloody Jack: Being an Account of the Curious Adventures of Mary "Jacky" Faber, Ship's Boy (Bloody Jack, #1)
4.14
It's been quite a while since I've blitzed through a whole book in a single day. It took me a few pages to get into this one, but I actually enjoyed i ...more
Jun 2009
Jun 03, 2009
 
Peat Smoke and Spirit
3.93
A book I read in anticipation of a trip to Islay in Scotland. It interweaves chapters on each of the Islay whisky distilleries with chapters on the hi ...more
Aug 2010
Sep 08, 2010
 
Curse of the Blue Tattoo: Being an Account of the Misadventures of Jacky Faber, Midshipman and Fine Lady (Bloody Jack, #2)
4.24
Overall, I loved this. The characters are great in general (especially the head of the school, I loved her), the historical context is fun (given I li ...more
Dec 2011
Jun 03, 2009
 
Jamrach's Menagerie
3.55
This one grabbed me several times at Borders, so I finally took it home. It's kind of hard to nail down what this book is about beyond "boy goes off a ...more
Jul 2013
Jul 20, 2011
 
H.M. Submarines
4.00
Oh, this was a delightful find (well, as delightful as a war book can be). Kemp provides a thoroughly readable history of submarines from the British ...more
Aug 2014
Jul 28, 2014
 
Rapture of the Deep: Being an Account of the Further Adventures of Jacky Faber, Soldier, Sailor, Mermaid, Spy (Bloody Jack, #7)
4.25
This particular adventure reinforced how much more I enjoy Jaimy as an idea in Jackie's head than in reality. I can't stand them as a couple, and that ...more
Jan 2014
May 04, 2014
 
Whale Hunt: The Narrative of a Voyage by Nelson Cole Haley, Harpooner in the Ship Charles W. Morgan 1849-1853 (Maritime)
4.38
Yes, I can be an animal-lover and also love a book about whaling. Having been to Mystic Seaport nearly every year for the Sea Music Festival as far ba ...more
Jun 2008
May 26, 2008
 
Full Fathom Five: A Daughter's Search
3.85
This is not at all what I expected, and it is in turn reflective, exciting, and hilarious. Fowler uses her personal search to find out about her lost ...more
Jun 2014
May 13, 2014
 
Escape from the Deep: The Epic Story of a  Legendary Submarine and her Courageous Crew
3.99
This might really be worth 3 stars, but after reading so many first hand accounts of submarine warfare (or skillfully told works like Full Fathom Five ...more
Jul 2014
May 04, 2014
 
The Submarine Book
3.50
Read this one as research for a current work project. A good overview and introduction to submarine history, though nothing especially exciting about ...more
Apr 2014
May 05, 2014
 
Crash Dive: A Collection of Submarine Stories
3.50
If you want an overview of submarine service throughout history, this is an excellent "sampler" introduction. I never thought I'd be interested in sub ...more
May 2014
May 04, 2014
 
In the Belly of the Bloodhound: Being an Account of a Particularly Peculiar Adventure in the Life of Jacky Faber (Bloody Jack, #4)
4.30
Oh, this book made me love Jacky Faber again (which took some doing after the last book). The premise is totally over-the-top, but I have come to assu ...more
Nov 2012
Jun 03, 2009
 
Nelson's Blood: The Story of Naval Rum
3.50
An entertaining history of the "tot" (British naval rum ration), given in the context of surrounding naval history. It's interesting to see the shifts ...more
Jul 2010
Jul 07, 2010
 
Poseidon's Steed: The Story of Seahorses, from Myth to Reality
3.49
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Sep 08, 2010
 
Under the Jolly Roger: Being an Account of the Further Nautical Adventures of Jacky Faber (Bloody Jack, #3)
4.33
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Jun 03, 2009
 
Wake of the Wahoo: The Heroic Story of America's Most Daring WWII Submarine, USS Wahoo
4.34
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May 13, 2014
 
Master and Commander (Aubrey/Maturin, #1)
4.09
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Aug 27, 2008
 
No Ordinary Joes: The Extraordinary True Story of Four Submariners in War and Love and Life
4.04
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Oct 01, 2014
 
Kaiten: Japan's Secret Manned Suicide Submarine And the First American Ship It Sank in WWII
3.86
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Oct 01, 2014
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