I’m off to my European vacation so I won’t be posting again until September 4th.
I’m headed to Florence, Cinque Terre, Milan, and Paris for a belated honeymoon and a friend’s wedding.
(photos via ExPress-O)
To get inspired for this trip I read BEAUTIFUL RUINS by Jess Walter. It’s a gorgeous read, set on a small Italian island close to Cinque Terre. I highly recommend it if you’re pining for a little escape too. Just looking at the cover makes me happy.
I’ve fallen into this delicious habit of reading books based in places I’m about vacation in. I feel like books help me get to know a place on a more emotional and intimate level than travel guide books. Anybody else feel me on this?
Cool places to buy a copy of BEAUTIFUL RUINS:
Book People of Moscow in Moscow, ID
I Love Books in Delmar, NY
Upstart Crow Bookstore & Coffeehouse in San Diego, CA
The Bookshelf & Gallery in Thomasville, GA