Saturday, August 04, 2007


The beach and books. They seem to go together. There are always folks on the beach, sitting in lawn chairs, under an umbrella, absorbed in their latest book. Those of us who live on the island don't have as much free time in the summer for reading, but do get to curl up with a good book every now and then. Right now I am reading American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer. Oppenheimer was the "father of the atomic bomb." It is a fascinating book.

Maybe our readers have suggestions for some of their favorite books, or even their favorite summer read. Leave us a comment if you'd like. And pleasant summertime reading!

Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is the story of the Black Squall, a brig loaded with circus animals that wrecked on Ocracoke in April of 1861. You can read it here.

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