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First of all, I am reading books, usually historical fiction, that remind me of the names and places I visited. Here are a few:
Moloka'i by Alan Brennert is about a young girl who lived most of her life at the leper colony on Molokai. I loved all the historical facts that were entwined in the story.
When I finished Moloka'i, I had to read another of Mr. Brennert's books. This second book is about a girl from Korea who went to Hawaii as a picture bride. Again, I am learning so much about the culture and history of this island community.
The Last Aloha is a novel by Gaellen Quinn. This book takes place in 1886 when a young girl travels to Hawaii to live with missionary relatives she's never met. She becomes involved in the turmoil as the Missionary Party tries to topple the throne and Hawaii's last queen, Lili'uokalani.
I have also purchased several CD's and find that listening to those before I go to sleep, brings soothing nights. Here are the ones I have:
- 80 Minutes: Hawaiian Surf Guitar by Massage Tribe
- Sounds of Kauai
- Lifescapes' Listener Favorites---Just Relax: Maui
So, a hui hou (until we meet again). Hopefully, you enjoyed our tour and are now planning your own. Aloha, see you in Hawaii