Friday, October 12, 2012

Book Beginnings: Krakatoa


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MY BOOK BEGINNING

 
Though we think first of Java as an eponym for coffee (or, to some today, a computer language), it is in fact the trading of aromatic tropical spices on which the fortunes of the great island's colonizers and Western discoverers were first founded. 
 -- Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded: August 27, 1883 by Simon Winchester. Even though I've had this book on my TBR shelf forever, I am listening to the audio version from the library because it is read by Winchester himself. He is such a favorite of mine and I preferred to have him read to me than read this one with my eyes.

13 comments :

BookPlease said...

I'm interested in this book and look forward to seeing what you think about it. I don't often listen to audio books - unless I'm on a long car journey (which is only rarely).

ShaReKay said...

I've read Krakatoa twice and *love it*. It is my favorite by Winchester. Happy reading!

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Sounds fascinating!

Bev Hankins said...

Hmmm. Learned something new about java!

JC Jones said...

I like to listen to some book rather than read them too. This book looks interesting.

Carin Siegfried said...

I listened to the audio of Krakatoa, too! Several years ago. Enjoyed it very much.

Sandy Nachlinger said...

I've read a little bit about this event and found it fascinating, so I'm sure I'd like this book too. I'll look for it.

Rose City Reader said...

Thanks for participating!

I love all Simon Winchester books, and hearing him read the audio version is a special treat.

Amber said...

Sounds very cool. The title is a good one..I don't know anyone who refers to coffee as java.

Kristin said...

This sounds like it will be an interesting book. Hope you are enjoying it!

LibraryBaby (Deondra) said...

Sounds interesting! I saw part of a PBS program about Krakatoa once. Happy reading!

srivalli said...

Sounds like an interesting book! Happy Reading!

William Stanger said...

This sounds like an interesting one. Hope you enjoy it.

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