August 23, 2006
I love to read!!
Book stores and Pharmacies - two places I cannot resist when I go shopping and I rarely walk out empty handed.
I sometimes avoid logging into Amazon in fear of ending up with a huge pile in my shopping cart – they do tempt you though ….people who bought this also bought this and then show you 5 gorgeous books you just want/need and have to have!!
What are you reading now??
I think I need a new book to read on my upcoming trip (14 days to go!!) ....Would love to hear of any good ones!!?
Im currently reading ‘Bitter Lemons’ by Laurence Durrell, it’s wonderful so far as Laurence writes about living and building a house in the sweet village of Bellapais, Cyprus, in the early 50’s.
This is extra special for me as beautiful Bellapais nestled in the fragrant hill side is my grandfather's birth village.
The chapter on how he bought the house from the Cobbler’s wife is hilarious and he even mentions a character by the name of Frangos which is my grandfather’s mother’s maiden name so I quickly rang my grandfather to talk to him about the book and he remembers the British author and the house he built on the hill!
Im definetley going to explore the village once we get to Cyprus!
Bellapais Abbey (image from Flickr.com)
my mother spent her childhood summers in the village where her grandparents lived.
Top image is by Jesse Wilcox Smith