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Friday, August 6, 2010

Book Beginnings on Friday: Blue Latitudes

Book Beginnings on Friday is a meme hosted by Becky at Page Turners. Anyone can participate; just share the opening sentence of your current read, making sure that you include the title and author so others know what you're reading.

Blue Latitudes: Boldly Going Where Captain Cook Has Gone Before by Tony Horwitz

from the Prologue:
"Just after dark on February 16, 1779, a kahuna, or holy man, rode a canoe to His Majesty's Sloop Resolution, anchored off the coast of Hawaii."

from Chapter One:
"When I was thirteen, my parents bought a used sailboat, a ten-foot wooden dory that I christened Wet Dream."

1 comment:

cleemckenzie said...

Loved the way Blue Latitudes started. Also loved that cover! Must read this one.