My New Rabbit Hole: Mariner Adventures

I fall into historical rabbit holes, which are the best kind to fall into! I had so much fun reading about the Titanic a few years back. Also reading about Wade McClusky and the battle at Midway. After that, I went head-first into military history, mainly the Korean War and Mao’s China. I’ve since had to stop reading such books, because after giving birth, my emotions just cannot handle war books…

Anyway! I recently found this book AND I’M LOVING IT!!

Time for adventure!

Yes, I read mostly on Kindle. I know you book-sniffers out there love the scent of books ๐Ÿ˜ but 1: history books begin at least at 500 pages and that’s very heavy, and 2: I have to read on-the-go because I’m a mom to an active child who doesn’t know the meaning of “tired” ๐Ÿฅฐ

I first heard about trips to Antarctica from an old Spanish song from the 80’s. I was a child then, 6 years old, and I was engrossed by the adventures that were sung about in such a passionate manner. (I’ll post the song below in case you want to hear it.)

I still find time to read with a baby.

The book just happened to be on sale, so it was a pretty random purchase, but I’m so glad I bought it. Ever since reading Treasure Island, I’ve been so interested in reading about sea voyages. I find myself looking forward to having some quiet time when I can sneak away and read about Roald Amundsen, Adrien de Gerlache, and other brave adventurers of the time ๐Ÿ’–

Dreaming of the faraway adventures of brave men…

Just like my Titanic phase (on my old blog), I might come back and write more about this adventure, but it will take some time because the book is 500 pages. Right now, I’m just enjoying learning about a part of history that’s a little easier on my heart than WWII or Mao’s China.

Do you like to read history? Are you a paperback sniffer??? ๐Ÿ˜ LoL

Take care and God bless,

โœฟ Lovely Panda Mom โœฟ


โ˜๏ธ This song is about a different crew, the English who failed on being the first on the race to Antarctica. It’s about Wilson, Scott, Evans, and Oates.

24 comments

  1. Bonafide book sniffer here ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ Iโ€™m not as big a history reader. I love fantasy and have been in the mystery thriller genre lately! I canโ€™t read on kindle, I do try though. Reading is hard with 3 kiddos.

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  2. LOL, at book-sniffersโ€ฆthatโ€™s me. I can read on kindle, but donโ€™t prefer it. Iโ€™ve been slacking on my reading lately. I mostly read urban fiction, but Iโ€™ve been trying to venture off into different genres. I bought the books, just havenโ€™t read them; not enough time in a day.

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  3. I do enjoy history, and I’m in a book club where most prefer historical fiction so we’re read some good ones recently! I used to love the smell of books, but when I learned the musty smell was due to mold, I switched to an e-reader and have come to love it.

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  4. Greetings, I used to have physical books. I now have primarily converted now to electronic books. I read Kindle books but not on a Kindle Reader. I use my laptop or my iPhone.

    I do my Bible research on Logos software. I love it because of its usefulness.

    Shalom.

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  5. I love history too; historical fiction is my favorite genre–as long as the author sets the story accurately within the events of the time. You might enjoy The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown. Though I knew little about rowing teams, this book grabbed me. And Brown definitely did his research! P.S. For the record, I’m another book sniffer! ๐Ÿ˜

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  6. Itโ€™s amazing that you find time to read long books! ๐Ÿ˜Š I prefer non fiction too and from time to time fiction. I do like the feel of a book rather than a tablet but I also understand the need to be pragmatic with a little one.

    Love fireplace photos by the way!

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  7. “Dreaming of the faraway adventures of brave menโ€ฆ” Oh gosh, this is an amazing post!!! You know, as someone who also loves reading history, I’ve never thought to explore the mariner genre. I looooove anything about the seas, so this was very helpful to me! It’s so cool that you also like this genre! I love to live vicariously through such tales… ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’– Love your photos!!! It very much captures your book-loving essence.

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