Dad is still in the nursing home and seems to slowly show signs of improvement... very slowly... I try to go see him at least 3 times a week, usually after work. I had to, for the first time, get an EZ tag on our vehicles. I have to (gulp) go through 3 tolls there and back to go and see him after work. It takes me 45 minutes to get there, but if I did not use the toll roads, it would take me no less than 90 minutes.
Anyway, once I am there, we catch up on all the family news and make some small talk. It could get a bit quiet some times and then I remembered something. My Father used to read to me when I was in the hospital; both when I was only 9 and had a terrible case of pneumonia that left me confined in a private room for 2 weeks and even when I had a ovarian cyst and we were just hanging out in the ER.
So, I know that he loves non-fiction and adventure. After all, in his life, he has sailed, scuba dived, climbed mountains and even done some repelling on cliffs! I remembered reading a small expert on this book, 66 Days Adrift.
I purchased it through e-bay and started reading it just last week. I read 1 or 2 chapters every time I visit..and WOW.. this is an amazing book. Two people, one being a very skilled sailor, decided to sail around the world at their leisure, extending the trip into a 4 year journey.
On the longest stretch, they met extremely unusual circumstances in which they lost their boat and were, in every sense of the word; castaways...for 66 days!
This is the raft they escaped to.
I not only wanted to recommend this book to you, but also ask your advice about a new book, (like this one) that we may read next. We have already read Alive, the true story of the soccer team that crashed in the Andes Mountains. Any suggestions???