All leaders are readers!
Not all readers are leaders but all leaders are readers.
Although we carry quite a few books on board, the vast majority of them are in the non-fiction category, typically maintenance related or cruising guides. Although these books are great for reference, as you might imagine, they really aren’t all that entertaining. One can only read about head repairs or electronic navigation so many times 🙂 .
When it comes to fiction, Rebecca seemingly has an easier time than I do finding books that she enjoys, preferring murder-mystery novels over many others. She is currently reading The Shadow of Your Smile written by Mary Higgins Clarke.
I, however, often find it difficult to pick out books that will capture my attention. I was a fan of the Rogue Warrior series, co-written by Richard Marcinko, a former Navy Seal, but I haven’t had a new one of those in a long time. Recently I was turned on to the The Hunger Games trilogy, and both Rebecca and I enjoyed those three books (and are looking forward to the movie that is due to be released next spring). Currently I am reading The Silent Sea, a Clive Cussler novel, passed on to us by our friend on Happy Times. It seems similar to the Marcinko novels which is probably why I am enjoying it.
Many of our cruising friends now have Kindles or other e-readers on board, which makes it easy for them to carry a huge library of books without sinking their boats. We have not yet made that jump although I’m sure it’s only a matter of time.