Weekend reads and Moby Dick...

We're about to get on the road for a little weekend getaway, the first since having our Little Reader.

We're heading to New Bedford on the Cape for the 19th annual Moby Dick Marathon, hosted by the New Bedford Whaling Museum. (You might recall that my wife adores Moby Dick; it's our nursery theme and for our babymoon, we went to Arrowhead where Melville wrote the book.)

Needless to say, my wife is over the moon. We're signed up to be back up readers should one of the scheduled readers bail (fingers crossed!) We've got Little Reader covered, too: lots of nautical-themed clothes for the weekend, and two board books inspired by Moby Dick.

My weekend read is essentially Moby Dick although I am bringing Alex Myers' Revolutionary in case!  What are you reading this weekend?

Be sure to check out my top ten reads of 2014 and let me know what yours were!


  1. Your weekend sounds fun! Love the cute little Moby Dick inspired clothes you have for Little Reader :-) I'm looking forward to your thoughts on Revolutionary, as I've been wondering about that one.

    I'll be finishing up Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor, a book that has been sitting on my TBR for ages.

  2. Sounds like you've got a fun weekend planned! Such cute clothes for Little Reader, too! I haven't started my first fiction book of the year yet, but in nonfiction land, I've been reading SYLLABUS by Lynda Barry.

  3. Oh my gosh, your weekend sounds like so much fun. I hope y'all get to read!

  4. That sounds so fun! I love those little BabyLit books. My little reader has a couple of those too!

  5. Have fun! Hope one of you does get the chance to read :)

  6. Have a fantastic weekend! I just finished reading Nathaniel Philbrick's Why Read Moby Dick? which was delightful. He fully convinced me that I must reread this American classic. Still not sure I agree that it is THE great American novel, but it is definitely one of them.

  7. What a great experience. I love Moby Dick and must put this event on my calendar for next year. I hope you blog about it on the flip side.

  8. I've been seeing those FB posts about the Moby Dick reading. You guys have some stamina!

  9. I am extremely impressed along with your writing abilities, Thanks for this great share.


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