Jul 19, 2013

Ship Ahoy!

I have been sailing lately, hence my absence from the blog world.

Ever since I'd reluctantly picked up Richard Woodman's Wager - a tale of two racing ships, from China all the way to London carrying a cargo of tea in the mid 1800's, I haven't been able to get off the ocean. Like a current it pulls me in, making a "sailor" out of me.

I have gone ahead and purchased the complete maritime collection by Richard Woodman; thanks to ebay I got it for a fraction of it's original price. I highly recommend these books to anyone who is "land sick" and could use some ocean breeze.

Switching gears I had read Little Bee an escapade of an African refugee in England, Gifted Hands - an autobiography of Dr. Ben Carson, Pseudonymbous Bosh's The Name of this Book is a Secret, and lately To Kill a Mocking Bird by Harper Lee. Catcher in the Rye is lining up next.

These came at a time when I had feared I had lost interest in printed material altogether. I am so glad I have not. It is like opening the flood waters, my reading adventure, have been lost in their worlds completely. There are worlds to visit, oceans to sail, races to win, secrets to keep, growing up to do, among books.

I am sorry I have missed your posts. Tons to catch up I am sure and promise to visit you all soon. However, if the wind is right I might just start sailing again... You take care; I will be back!

Until next time,

~ NRIGirl


anilkurup said...

That tells about the mysterious absence from Blogs.
The Seafarer tales seems tempting. Let me see if it is possible to grab them.

NRIGirl said...

Please do Anil. If you can't get them let me know; I can send you mine. You will definitely enjoy these books.

adithyasaravana said...

Nice to see you on blog.. and the books... Since I am not able to spare time at home , I just read downloads from mobile. . Scrolling doesn't give me the satisfaction of opening pages and reading

NRIGirl said...

Glad to hear from you Dr.Saravanan.

Never the same I am sure, reading an e-book. However I see many people have adopted to the idea.

I guess it is part convenience, part embracing the new technology.

So, how is Conversation with yourself going? I quickly checked; there are at least two posts I have missed. Will return to read and comment.

Sanand said...

Not much of a book reader except for law books but I have to say that The Seafarer seems interesting. Thanks for the recco. Personally, I have always wanted to go on a long cruise but my wife is terrified and I am still in the process of convincing her to try it. Maybe the book that you mentioned may help change her mind. Welcome back to blogosphere, its good to see you back.

....Petty Witter said...

How exciting, I was wondering where you had got to. Glad to have you back, I look forward to reading more of your adventures.

Amrit said...

I still live hard covered books. I recently read one and enjoyed it a lot. :))

NRIGirl said...

Sanand,Tracey & Amrit: So glad to hear from you. You have made my day! Thank you!

MomWith aDot said...

Came around checking what had taken you away from this space......well, now I know :) Happy Sailing !!

dr.antony said...

After so long !
Good to know you liked the sailing. It was a fascination for me too! I am seriously thinking on doing it.

Havent done much of reading these days.
Good to see you again !

eye in the sky said...

Hi. Sometimes real life takes us away from our "alternate existence". Great having you back. :)

NRIGirl said...

Doc! Eye in the Sky! Glad to hear from you both. Sailing still. Should anchor shortly. Hope all is well and your ends.

~ NRIGirl

Haddock said...

I would set sail if Capt Haddock is aboard. Nothing like some adventure.

strange.friendships said...

what better way than to read to refresh mind... ;)

ashok said...

keep going!

R. Ramesh said...

heyyyy nice to c ya back yar..i was also away for a while..and like tracy, I also look forward to reading more of your adventures..keep the cheers and stay connected buddy

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