So, Brian has to read a lot of books to fulfill his Honor's Literature requirement. Sometimes, the books he read are interesting. Occasionally, they are completely addictive! Carry On, Mr Bowditch is not only well-written but is captivating. The characters are so likable yet human. The book follows the unlikely successes of Nat Bowditch. Nat's family is poor. To save money, Nat is "indentured" from age 12-21 as a book keeper for a sailing supplies company. He is extremely gifted with numbers, and this talent (coupled with his insatiable desire to learn) takes him on amazing adventures. I love it because it inspires me to learn better, and to teach others too. Brian and I read it together on journeys, for our FHE activity and every evening we were free. It took about a week. Great book.
Brian's also blogged about it. To read his comments, click here.