Monday, January 3, 2011

January-Turn the page Tuesday

 December has been a fun reading month for me. I've read several young readers & received some fantastic reading material under the Christmas tree (more on that next month)

 My favorite book this month was Will Hobbs "Leaving Protection" This book is about a young man who leaves his family's house boat to work the wild Alaskan sea's on a salmon troller. The water is ruff & tough as is Robbie's boss Tor Torsen, who at times seems more like a pirate than captain of a salmon boat.

 This book intrigued me as my Grandpa & Grandma Sannar where commercial fisherman in South East Alaska, the same area this book takes place in. They mention the town of Craig that I have heard in conversations many times and even mention Ketchikan where my family lived when I was a young girl.

 This book starts out:
 "Strange, how it all began. Silence hung over breakfast like a spell. Somebody would make an attempt at cheerful conversation and then it would die out like a campfire built with wet wood."

 If you like a good adventure about boats & fishing I would recommend "Leaving Protection" by, Will Hobbs.

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lisa said...

Sounds like a good book for the hubby or my son!

Adrienne said...

It's so cool when you read a book and you are familiar with the area/landmarks - it makes it more real. I bet my father in law would like this book. Thanks for participating!

Paula said...

That does sound good! It's the one you were telling me about the other day, isn't it?

Jill said...

Ohhhh! This might be one for my hubby - or me - another one to add to the list.

Happy New Year!