italian neighborhood
Tuesday, May 24th, 2011
It seems everyone who goes to Italy wants to move there. Relocating to a new country is very different from vacationing there -- one really gets the opportunity to experience the culture and people of the country intimately.
lotus thumb
Tuesday, December 7th, 2010
Ever since my brother was injured in battle, I've avoided movies and books set in Vietnam. Somehow the fictionalization of a war that so changed our family cheapened what had happened there. When my book club chose Tatjana Soli's novel, The Lotus Eaters, I loaded it to my Kindle without knowing a thing about the story or where it was set.
eat pray thumb
Tuesday, August 10th, 2010
If they ever make a movie of my life, I hope Julia Roberts is chosen to play me. Getting Julia Roberts to portray her in a movie is just one of the good things that have happened since Elizabeth Gilbert decided she didn't want to live a boring suburban life and left her husband. Her run of luck started when she wrote a book called Eat, Pray, Love about leaving said husband and traveling around the world in search of inner peace.
river thumb
Wednesday, June 16th, 2010
Peter Hessler's grandfather, a Benedictine monk who grew up in Arkansas, was sent to Rome in 1929. He wanted to go to China so much that when the church refused to send him, he left the order, returned to the U.S.
travelers gift
Sunday, January 31st, 2010
Do you have a shelf or drawer or cabinet that holds all the books you buy that you intend to read.....someday? I do. In fact, I have several. And every once in a while, something happens that lights a bulb over my head, reminding me of a fabulous book collecting dust in one of the many waiting rooms of unread books in my house.
Friday, May 29th, 2009
The new Kindle is generating a lot of excitement.
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