Oh Ship!

Oh Ship!

by Lori A. Moore


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Oh Ship! by Lori A. Moore

Ship happens.

Cruises can be quite the adventure within an adventure if you keep your eyes open and watch the little dramas that are going on among the several thousand passengers and crew members aboard the ship. Reading author Lori A. Moore's true tales of things that happen on the high seas will have you saying, "Oh Ship!" From stories of passengers pepper-spraying other passengers to grown men fighting over glass figurines of penguins, you'll laugh until your ribs hurt.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781682548813
Publisher: Tate Publishing & Enterprises, L.L.C.
Publication date: 01/26/2016
Pages: 134
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.29(d)

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Oh Ship! 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
SherryF More than 1 year ago
If you are a people watcher, Oh Ship by Lori A Moore is chock full of people…some nice and some not so nice…that had me laughing and shaking my head at their antics.
PlsPassTheBooks More than 1 year ago
Oh Ship! is a short compilation of travel clips, written by the globetrotting Lori A Moore. Filled with bite-sized stories, Oh Ship! is less of a traditional book or travelogue, and more of a micro-story collection—easy to pick up for a quick taste of the author's experiences, and delivered with interesting quips at the end of each tale with a handy travel tip. As a prolific traveler myself, I enjoyed some of Moore's experiences and perspective. We all view the world (and everyone in it) through different sets of eyes, and I understand the outlook will be angled based on our own personal upbringing, culture, and exposure to life outside the one we were raised in. Early on in the read I realized Oh Ship! wasn't really for me...but that doesn't mean it isn't for you. I personally found the tone of many of the stories to be a bit acerbic, to the point (sometimes) of condescension. I know the intent is to be silly and sarcastic, but it went beyond that for me. Moore's perspective rings as generally conservative (ie: some shock over nudity, correlating short haircuts to being mistaken for a lesbian, etc), and that was where I felt like I needed to jump ship. But here's why you might not: Oh Ship! will definitely appeal to more conventional cruisers over the backpacking explorers—as it well should. There is a great deal of difference between those who enjoy hitting "a country per day" on a dreamliner, and those who prefer to immerse themselves in a single spot for longer periods. My grandmother, a retired travel agent, has toured most of the world as a cruiser, and this is a book I would absolutely get her as a Christmas gift. For me, it didn't tickle my fancy in the same way it would her. That, again, boils down to perspective—and Lori A Moore does a pretty darn good job portraying her own in Oh Ship!. I rate this THREE STARS, but Gran would probably give it FIVE. So let's say FOUR, shall we? Thank you to Pump Up Your Book and the author for providing a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review, which this is.
MaureenST More than 1 year ago
Be ready for quite a few chuckles, and some serious information that is provided, like about the morgue on ship. Guess I never thought about there being one, but guess they could be necessary, you sure wouldn’t want a body in with the food! If a book can make you want to take a cruise, this one sure can, the author has sure been on a lot of them. I never knew about decorating your door, and although I’ve only been on two and it has been a few years. She gives some really valuable hints at the end on each chapter, things you don’t think of and can be very beneficial to heed. This book is only 134 pages long, but filled with experiences that will keep you page turning and wanting more, my main complaint is that I wanted a bit more. Come along and travel with Lori and her friends, you will feel like you are on these marvelous trips with them, want to dance? I received this book through Pump Up Your Book Blogger Tours, and was not required to give a positive review
lauralovesreviewingLT More than 1 year ago
A must have travel companion for all happy cruisers. Even seasoned travelers will find this book informative. Plus, there’s plenty of laughs. Lori is a globe trotter, on the high seas. In the back of the book she lists all the places she’s been, and I was envious. Her little book is chock full of true adventures. The chapters are brief, one to two pages, which makes this a fast, fun read. After bursting out laughing several times, I knew Lori would be a wonderful person to hit the seas with. Watch for her if you ever go on a cruise. You’ll have the time of your life. FYI! If you see two women sprawled out on a staircase, don’t worry. It’s just Lori and her travel friend having a good time. This book is 132 pages, packed with adventure, photos, and handy dandy travel tips at the end of each chapter. The title cracked me up too. Just change one letter. Ahoy! This book may just save your life. Just kidding. But it is a great addition for your travels, so make sure you pack it in your suitcase.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Ryan Jordan for Readers' Favorite Oh, Ship! Tales of a Cruising Chick and Other Travel Adventures by Lori A. Moore is a compilation of short stories about various things the author has seen and experienced in her life as a world traveler. Near the end of the book is a list of countries she has visited, including all fifty states, and it is clear that she is well traveled. Near the beginning she states that this isn't a travel guide book, but rather a collection of personal experiences she wants to share; however, it is sprinkled with travel suggestions and interesting tidbits about things like camels, penguins, the Eiffel Tower, and several other things. Many of the stories are very short, under two pages, and very easy to read quickly. There are a lot of pictures spread throughout as well, illustrating the situations and presenting a human face to the stories. This was very helpful, particularly because the writing style is so conversational. It felt like the author was talking directly to the reader, telling stories about her trip the same way she might tell a family story to a group of friends around the dinner table. Unfortunately, this means that a lot of stories don't necessarily get the attention they deserve. There is a story about a woman who 'only maced the person once' where the actual story itself takes place over just a few sentences. It lacks the build up and delivery of a good joke, and occasionally the story is only a punchline, followed by trip advice or a lesson learned, or even sometimes a jump to a completely different story entirely. That being said, the stories never fail to entertain, and Lori A. Moore has a very entertaining group of stories on her hands with Oh, Ship! Tales of a Cruising Chick and Other Travel Adventures.
AliTheDragonSlayer More than 1 year ago
Each section is 1-2 pages explaining what her & her friends have been doing. Maybe it’s because I am from the UK & don’t share the same sense of humour but I can honestly say for a book that is supposedly meant to make you laugh I personally found it rather lacking in that department & a touch condescending. She makes the assumption that everyone travels or would know ship etiquette .. I have travelled extensively but have never been on a cruise & this book isn’t likely to alter my opinion or encourage me to do so. On a positive note there are some photographs to break the text & at the end of each ‘drama’ there is a useful ‘travel tip’. This is ideal to have in a dentists waiting room, read a tiny bit in short bursts or dare I say it leave it in a restroom for a few minutes distraction! The one element that did fascinate me was the fact a large ship has it’s own morgue .. I guess I had never considered that possibility before .. so I did learn something! Thanks to the author & Pump Up Your Books Tour Hosts for the opportunity to read this in exchange for my honest opinion sadly on this occasion it just wasn’t my type of book but no doubt it will appeal to some.