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Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Reading about reading

I've been taking it for granted that Maritime Compass readers are also Sea Fever and Compass Rose Review readers, but if that's not the case, here are some very good reasons to click over and add them to your rss feeds:

  • Sea Fever's excellent post about Sailing and books that mentions enough books to keep you busy most of the summer with a link to 101 more
  • Compass Rose Review's Music of the sea that includes a bibliography of sea chantey books
  • Compass Rose Review's Read all about it post with a list of sixteen watershed nautical works

And don't stop there--read the other posts--Peter A. Miello at Sea Fever and Peter H. Spectre at Compass Rose Review are consistently entertaining and informative.

And if you get hooked on any of the series mentioned, check out Kent District Library's What's Next? Books in Series Database. In the "Series" search box, enter any word, such as "Hornblower," and the result will be the author's name--click on that, and you'll get a list of the books in the series, in order. As a resource this database lacks the comprehensive coverage of a review article, or Wikipedia article, but I see that as an advantage: if I know I want to read the series, I don't want spoilers. I don't want to read someone else's review or outline; I want a list like the one provided by this database, and, better yet, one I can highlight, copy, & paste into my library catalog's search box.

3 comments:

Buck said...

Thanks for the heads-up. I'm going to add both blogs to my RSS feed straightaway.

Sea-Fever Consulting LLC said...

Wow Heather, thanks for the kind words especially considering where Maritime Compass finished in "Who's the smartest maritime blogger of them all?" research project.
http://sea-fever.org/2008/02/01/whos-the-smartest-maritime-blogger-of-them-all/

Can't argue with that. ;-)

Thanks and keep up the great work at Maritime Compass!

Heather said...

Thanks for the comments, guys--it's wonderful to hear from readers!

I think Maritime Compass' high score in the your research project, which makes me smile to this day, comes from how often we use highbrow words like "museum." Museum. Museum. Museum.:)