Book Review: Close To ShoreΒ 

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By: Michael Capes

Found this gem on sale at The Christmas Tree Shop, one of my favorite stores ever. This book is basically about the terrifying shark attacks of 1916 which was the influence for the movie Jaws. Not gonna lie I was quite terrified to read this book since I have a huge fear of being attacked by a shark. I was never a fan of swimming in rivers, and its doubtful you’ll ever see me in one again after reading this book!

Anyhow ,what I liked most about this book was that it was full of Jersey Shore history! (I do love my history) It mentions how the Jersey Shore became a place for rest for people, which hotels they stayed at, how bathing costumes came about etc. The most interesting fact to me was the evidence of the worlds first shark attack dating back to seven hundred years before Christ, found on pottery in the Italian island of Ischia, a place I have been too! If you are from Jersey, like history and the Jersey shore I highly recommend this book.

XOXO

CC

So if you are looking for a good book…

So anyone who knows me knows I LOVE to read. My nightstand is piled high with books I can’t wait to read. Books comfort me. I have quite the library. I love getting books as presents. Every Christmas I usually get around 10 so that lasts me until the spring if I am lucky. Β I read a little bit of everything but am a huge fan of history anything related to yoga and biographies. Below are just a few of my favorites from 2015.

Speak Milk Drink Wine by Denise Pirrotti Hummel

The Rocks by Peter Nichols

Brain on Fire by Susannah Cahalan

Yoga Girl by Rachel Brathen

If Walls Could Talk by Lucy Worsley

Yoga Bitch by Suzanne Morrison

Children of the Flames by Lucette Matalon Lagnado and Sheila Cohn Dekel

Do Dead People Watch You Shower by Concetta Bertoldi

How Yoga Works by Geshe Michael Roach and Christie McNally

Can I Say by Travis Barker

Wild by Cheryl Strayed

xoxo

Biggest nerd ever