Monday, October 20, 2008
Ahoy, Avast, Aweigh, Awash!
Get your sea legs the easy way! Amble on over to Bernardsville Public Library's new display, Seaworthy Tales, for some exciting nautical stories. An enticing collection of booktapes, book cds, novels, and dvds have been grouped together in the video section of the library and feature some of the great sea sagas of all time. C.S. Forester's Horatio Hornblower novels, for instance, are showcased here along with the Aubrey/Maturin series by Patrick O'Brian, of which Master and Commander is the first book. In addition, you'll find the tales of Rudyard Kipling, Joseph Conrad, and Nathaniel Philbrick. For these authors, life at sea proved to be the true test of character and grit. Ah, can't you just smell the salt air from here?