It's a good book, but it's not my Typee...

Monday, November 28, 2011


The day has come. I'm picking out the eReader I want for Christmas.

I adore physical books. Technology can never replace paper for those of us with souls.

But I love books in all their forms: brand new from Barnes and Noble, old and dusty from used book stores, downloaded for free from, or recorded on CD and nestled snugly in my car's 6-disc changer.

And if a Kindle or NOOK can make it possible to read in even more places, at more times than I can now...then bring it on. I am, however, also shopping for a cover for the contraption that will make it look like an actual book.

Monday, November 21, 2011

The Wake of the Bounty

In reading about the Bounty mutiny, I came across a reference to the book The Wake of the Bounty by C.S. Wilkinson. It describes a conspiracy involving Wordsworth which rescued Fletcher Christian from Pitcairn Island and returned him to England.

The theory sounds quite ridiculous, but fascinating nonetheless. It appears The Wake of the Bounty is a rather rare book, so I'll have do some looking around to find a copy.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Gift from the Sea

Anne Morrow Lindbergh's Gift from the Sea is one of those books you're supposed to love. As a woman, I'm supposed to melt at the thought of it. It's soothing and inspiring, right?

I'm only a few chapters in, but so far the statements are vague and I'm more concerned about the sand fleas that must be crawling out of Mrs. Lindbergh's marine decor than I am about gleaning advice from seashells. The only complaint I've heard from others seems to be that the book is outdated and not feminist enough. I have no problem with things that are outdated, but I fear I'll finish this "inspiring" book without gaining any useful insights.