Hello August! Ahoy matey!

Greetings from the Outer Banks! It’s been a busy few weeks and I haven’t been blogging much of late, but I have been reading.

The other night I finished Anne Frank’s Diary.  It is on my Classics Club list and was one of those books that I felt like I should have read long ago. While reading, however, I realized I was reading it at exactly the right time for me. The high school me would not have appreciated the magnitude of Frank’s experience. So many thoughts and feelings circulating about it at this time.

I’ve also started reading Pride and Prejudice for Austen in August. I’m only 30% in and enjoying it very much. As I’ve said before, Jane Austen is one of those writers I’ve read more about than have actually read, so I’m thrilled to finally be diving in.  I’m reading her on my e-reader and also have Sense and Sensibility and Emma loaded and ready for action.

When at the Outer Banks I always try to read at least one nautical or ocean related book. This year I’m about to crack open Robert Kurson’s new release, Pirate Hunters: Treasure, Obsession, and the Search for a Legendary Pirate Ship. I read his Shadow Divers here back in 2008 (according to Goodreads) and that was an excellent book and one I highly recommend if you’re looking for an adventurous nonfiction/historical read.

Eventually I have to take out my summer bingo card and see how I’m doing with that.

How’s your summer reading going? If you have any nautical recommendations I’d love to hear them!

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