I’m reading Cleopatra: A Life by Stacy Schiff, actually I’ve been reading it for the last week. It’s good, very good, but life’s been hectic so I haven’t spent much time it. Due to my unexpected reading delay, I thought I would instead talk about a new book I bought — Demon Fish: Travels Through the Hidden World of Sharks by Juliet Eilperin.
Confession time. I heart sharks. I just do. I don’t know why. On a trip to St. Thomas a few years ago, my husband and I went on a kayaking day trip and I was disappointed at not seeing a shark when we stopped to go snorkeling at a wreck. The wreck was a small speedboat so don’t be too impressed with me. Anyway, the barracudas were interesting and the tropical fish were very pretty but no sharks. While packing up and getting ready to head back our guide said, “Oh, look, a shark.” I dropped my paddle and kayak, ran back in the water, and got a glimpse of the said shark. It was a nurse shark. It’s wasn’t big, it wasn’t all that scary either, but it was a shark. Smiling, and very thrilled with my shark encounter, I picked up my kayak and got in for the trip home. My husband made fun of me all the way back, “Who runs in the water after a shark?” Hmm, I do. True story.
So this week I give you my summer reading, Demon Fish. My perfect beach book. 🙂