A good day for reading

Today is a grey, overcast day.  It really looks wintery although the temperature is about 50, I think, so it doesn’t really feel wintery.  The forecast says we’re to get a mix of rain and snow later today so that will definitely feel and look like winter.  Days like this are good for curling up with a good book.

Currently I’m reading Frances Mayes’ A Year in the World.  You may know this author from her book Under the Tuscan Sun.  In my current book, she and her husband are traveling “in the world.”  I haven’t gotten very far yet so I’m not sure how much of the globe they explore.  But the book starts with their traveling to Spain.  What a joy it was to read their impressions of cities I visited when I was in Spain.  Their experiences brought back many happy memories of that trip. 

Now they are in Portugal and although I didn’t travel as much there, their accounts of the Alfama in Lisbon brought back memories of the streets so narrow you could touch the house walls on either side of them — and not have your arms fully extended. 

I’m sure I’m going to enjoy the rest of this book.  It’s a book to be savored and enjoyed in sips, not gulps.  Today is a good day to join Frances on her travels and explore another town, another region.

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1 Response to A good day for reading

  1. Robbyn says:

    That sounds like a delightful book. I have always adored people’s accounts of their travels and this sounds like a perfect addition to my collection. Thanks for mentioning it!

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