Traveling through your books
Ever get that longing for something in these winter months?
I try to satisfy this "something"...While it is warm, I try a walk in the park. I call my grandmother. I fix my family a healthy meal. All this is good, it just does not satisfy that “something.” So, I try a piece of chocolate, but that inner voice reminds me of my New Year’s resolution of one serving a day.
What is needed is a new place to go.
However, the wallet is empty, or not functioning on the idea of travel. Gas prices are going up another 40 cents and the news mentions a continual move upwards. Ah ha, one could venture to the library and begin cruising the travel magazines and books!
I pulled out a few travel books. The Insiders’ Guide to Cincinnati. I was not aware they had a Sign Museum! I then head further south to Georgia, Georgia Curiosities has some interesting pictures on the cover. I run across an interesting publisher I’ve not used before: the Moon Travel Guides. I pull out the Florida Beaches. Ohhh, does the cover look relaxing and warm and so inviting. As I mingle over to the books on Italy, I find one called Italy Out of Hand: A Capricious Tour. From Milan to Bologna to Florence to Venezia…it is a capricious tour all wrapped up in a little book! Full of history, pictures, famous visitors and translations of what street names really mean! Totally capricious!
I got to thinking about a few mysteries I have read recently that take place outside of Indiana. Speaking of Venezia, or Venice, I recall a mystery that takes place in Venice. The Good Thief’s Guide to Venice by Chris Ewan describes the maze of canals he had to mingle through during and after his burglary adventures. The main characters really moved around through interesting areas of Venice!
Then there are the fun Diane Mott Davidson’s mysteries taking place in Colorado. Great eating ideas as you get to mosey around Colorado solving crimes and enjoying her teenage son’s views on life.
Heading west to California, there is Harry Bosch the LAPD detective and all his adventures created by Michael Connelly. Harry likes to visit interesting places and interesting people.
Mo Hayder’s Hanging Hill takes one across the Atlantic to Bath, England. Ohhh what a page turner! On over to Norfolk, The House at Sea’s End by Elly Griffiths digs into history. You get involved in the lives of some interesting characters in an area rich in history and setting.
What have you been reading? Or What ‘cha Reading?