Whee! I can’t believe six hours have gone so fast! I’m about two-thirds of the way through High Fidelity, and really, Mary, you should just make up a list of books I need to read and I will go read them. Even the ones full of death.
The Hour 7 mini-challenge at The Adventures of an Intrepid Reader is to talk about armchair travelling, which is a fun way to spend your days while saving up for real travel. 🙂
Pretty much every book I read makes me want to go to the place where it’s set, whether it’s to Paris or Dublin or Montréal or Iowa. I always feel as though being able to see what the author saw when writing a wonderful story would just make that story even more wonderful. I know for sure that I felt like I understood things just a little bit better when Mary Doria Russell mentioned John Carroll University in The Sparrow because I had been there and knew people that graduated from there and lived not very far from there for several years.
And even if I didn’t develop some greater understanding of a book, at least I’d be in a new and different place, right?
Now, back to London!