I’m back! There was internet on the cruise but unfortunately it was very expensive, and there was no “unlimited” option. The most we could get was 500 minutes for $150 (!!!), so we said no. I did a lot of good reading so there’s 4 reviews I need to write/finish:
- A Conspiracy of Kings by Megan Whalen Turner
- Spellbound by Barbara Ashford
- The Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen (borrowed from the cruise ship’s library!)
- Forget You by Jennifer Echols
- and I started River Marked by Patricia Briggs on the plane ride back, so that review should be coming soon
I did do a lot of sightseeing, but since I’m a book nerd, I also peeked at some bookstores in different lands and took pictures. This is an image heavy post. Click to embiggen.
I mentioned the cruiseship’s library right? I totally got a room RIGHT NEXT TO IT. 🙂 Yes, on purpose. Thought it would be quiet. Sadly it was also right above the nightclub area and they played music till the wee early morning hours. I got used to it but night one I entertained thoughts of murder.
This is the inside of the cruise library. Quite swanky no? These 3 bookshelves were the fiction section in english. I was impressed by the book selection – only books released in the past 3 years, but some books were mid-series.
The library had big windows to look out. The air filter there is because the library doubled as a cigar smoking lounge from 9pm to midnight. I was appalled. Books and smoke? The air filters do a good job though, the smoke smell was very very light. But still. This side had non-fiction and non-English books. The center bookshelves (not pictured) also had more non-fiction/non-English plus a book swap section.