My Mum taught me to read and both my parents instilled a love of books which I have always been grateful for. The skipper has built several book shelves into Tarquilla and the Kindles we bought at the start of our adventure have been well used. I have to admit to not being keen on the idea of them at first, I do like to hold a book but it has definitely grown on me. The children like using them too; we’ve even had good picture books on them for the youngest.
|Bulging bookshelves in the deckhands cabin.|
For us books are a very important part of our cruising; for a long time before we left sitting and enjoying a book was something we just did not have time for and really missed. We have all enjoyed working our way through lots of fiction, biographies and tales of adventures. Our shelves reflect a very eclectic mix of historical fiction, chick-lit, science fiction, classics and many other genres. Often completely unlikely shelf fellows end up next to each other.
So today on World book day we will be celebrating books and reading and treasuring the opportunities we have to read and really enjoy books. Our boys are avid readers and I hope that the love they have for books now will stay with them all for the rest of their lives.
|From first readers to classic Arthur Ransome, an eclectic mixture of books.|