On the advice of my friend Marie who has been living in Hawaii for the past 12 years or so, I have read about Hawaiian history. And it wasn’t just me looking it up on Wikipedia. I got an actual book written by an actual history professor. I was a little slow to read this, but I’ve been dealing with a pretty serious Xbox addiction, so I think I’ve done pretty good. The book is called “Shoal of Time”. It was wonderful to read – very good narrative… like someone was telling me the story of Hawaii’s history. It starts with the arrival of the first European explorers (led by James Cook), and ends with Hawaii’s statehood.
I’m so glad I read this book. I feel like I know so much more about Hawaii now. And I’m excited to see the places I read about. I give this book a strong Bradaptation recommendation for all you people who like history and for anyone curious about Hawaii. But you can’t borrow my copy just yet. My mom already claimed first borrow. It’s going in the mail today.