Jane, have you read this book, or another one like it? One of them is a novel, the other is more non-fiction about the city of Tuscany. I read the novel, and half of the other, it sounded so beautiful out there, I wanted to pack up and move to Tuscany.
I love to read books. Usually nonfiction
> stuff, mountain climbing, traveling
> adventures, etc. But occasionally novels
> like Gone with the Wind, The Thornbirds,
> Shogun, Harry Potter.
> Right now I am reading three books at once.
> The Italian travel book I read one chapter
> every night. That way I can savor it longer
> instead of rushing through it. I like to
> imagine that I am still there in Italy,
> drinking the cappucinos and hearing the
> strangely cool wail of the emergency sirens.
> The second book is Walking the Bible. I read
> it after the Italy book and usually fall
> asleep while reading it. It's about some guy
> who decided to walk through the areas
> covered in the books of Moses. Parts are
> interesting. Parts are boring but I figure
> that I am probably just too sleepy by then
> to give it my full attention.
> The third book is called Reading Lolita in
> Tehran. It's by a Iranian woman who was
> educated in the States and went back to Iran
> to teach literature right before the
> revolution. She went through some
> exasperating scary times and through it all
> still kept her interest in literature and
> teaching alive. She started a secret book
> club for women at her home. During the story
> we get to know many of the students she
> works with and how they deal with the
> wierdness of the country during the
> transitions of power. I read this book when
> I wait for the little red to come out of
> school and during her tutoring time.
> My room is a little library with three book
> shelves but I really need more. Some books
> are still stacked on the floor in the hall
> closet and hidden in the back bedroom