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The Hungry Ocean: A Swordboat Captain's Journey
by Linda Greenlaw | Biographies & Memoirs
Registered by wing6of8wing of Silver Spring, Maryland USA on 2/14/2011
Average 8 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by Knox9thFloor): travelling


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3 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by wing6of8wing from Silver Spring, Maryland USA on Monday, February 14, 2011

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I absolutely loved The Lobster Chronicles, Greenlaw's second book -- so full of interesting characters and humor -- that I could not resist this book about her 30 day swordfishing voyage. 


Journal Entry 2 by wing6of8wing at Silver Spring, Maryland USA on Thursday, July 30, 2015

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This is Greenlaw's first book, but the third that I have read.

Adding it to the Bio/Humor VBB. 


Journal Entry 3 by wing6of8wing at Silver Spring, Maryland USA on Tuesday, August 11, 2015

8 out of 10



An enjoyable read and a chance to get a real inside glimpse of the world of commercial fishing boats. I did find some of the technical language challenging, because I kept forgetting how she had explained terms in the previous chapter. I have always known I am not cut out for a life at sea, even though I don't get seasick, and the stories of fish guts and long nights and little sleep and limited hot water or time to myself reinforced that idea. I would prefer to just sit by the water and read books like this. I did appreciate the way she dealth with challenges that came up and her humorous stories of the clash of personalities in a small space. Anyone who reads this book and enjoys it would also like her other two books, The Lobster Chronicles and All Fishermen are Liars. 


Journal Entry 4 by wing6of8wing at Gaithersburg City Hall Concert Pavilion and Grounds in Gaithersburg, Maryland USA on Monday, May 14, 2018

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Released 1 mo ago (5/19/2018 UTC) at Gaithersburg City Hall Concert Pavilion and Grounds in Gaithersburg, Maryland USA

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Journal Entry 5 by wingResQgeekwing at Alexandria, Virginia USA on Monday, May 21, 2018

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This was one of about a hundred books left over at the end of the day in Gaithersburg. It came home with me for release elsewhere. 


Journal Entry 6 by wingKnox9thFloorwing at US Patent & Trademark Off. - Knox Bldg in Alexandria, Virginia USA on Monday, May 21, 2018

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Released 1 mo ago (5/21/2018 UTC) at US Patent & Trademark Off. - Knox Bldg in Alexandria, Virginia USA

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

This book is available on the Book Exchange shelf in the pantry in room 9C68 of the Knox Building (USPTO employees and authorized visitors only - this area is not open to the general public).  


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