I'm not much of a reader, but after spending time in a deer stand I can sure relate.
Can't yor let the deer sit down
I do better than that...I let them lie down for a while before hanging by hind legs. Either way, they never complain.
All I know is that after reading a jerrycoin restaurant write up or a kharada46 food album, I'm hungrier.
The La Pergola, in Rome was a really special experience! Had some wonderful meals this year, but this was the most memorable. Will always remember how nice and professional the staff was!
Erc, the dining is in a Hilton, so sorry it was not a Marriott! But a wonderful place to dine! Thank-you for the mention, I really love fine food and wonderful company!
Absolutely beautiful, Jerry!
I have always been a voracious reader, but now I can justify my reading (when I should be cleaning up the house, doing laundry, using the elliptical, finishing up some work, etc.) by explaining to my exasperated husband that I'm boosting my brain function!
sledchick completely agree with you about preferring a book, and neglecting everything else.
And Pompeii is one of my favorite books!
A real cliff hanger, which also prepared me for my visit to Naples and the drive down the Amalfi Coast. Also learned alot about aquaducts, which I was just reflecting on in the write-up on Trevi Fountain which is a terminus for 2 aquaducts.
Amen to that!!!
I haven't read Pompeii yet but sounds like I need to add it to my list!
Pompeii is an amazing book (as is Vesuvius), only matched by their original sites.
I wouldn't know how to function if I didn't have a book to read.
Anytime I'm out to eat by myself, I've got my e-reader with me. Traveling the way I do, it is essential. Gotta have something to read, always.
Ditto. I don't read history books when I travel, but mysteries, and usually take my kindle. My history books are still real book books. But I simply couldn't live without books. They gave me the life I have and helped me live in other cultures even before I'd ever ventured outside of Pennsylvania.
me too! I read a novel every 2 weeks or so. love mysteries. reading the new Patterson book presently.
Readers!!! Don't forget about GemPrincess 's excellent compilation of travel reading suggestions:
Re: Favorite Travel Reading (Recommendations from many MRI)
Since we're on the topic, my favorite books from 2013 that were set in interesting places include:
For DC folks and Moscovites (Moscowfiles?) I recommend a new novel, "You Are One of Them,"by Eliott Holt. Writing her first novel in first person is a double challenge, and she has been rewarded for it by garner several awards.
I have been going through the beginning winter of desperation as I finished the last of Donna Leon's mysteries based in Venice. I downloaded a bunch of other French and Italian based mystery series, but am finding my reading for my second semester courses (all new) as interesting. Happily, I just got an email from amazon that Donna Leon has a new Brunetti mystery coming out in February.
I will add your suggestions to the list.
Together we will learn more about the world which adds to the enjoyment of our trips, and improves our minds!
I wonder if participating in MI has the same effect as reading a book?
Maybe Marriott should provide a grant for a study on this. Get the folks that did the study on reading Pompeii to test us after our MI participatino???
We need a federal subsidy, so let me work on that Princess.
Very interesting. Thanks for the post and the message it carries. While I'm not surprised, it's good to have some objective evidence to reinforce ones beliefs.
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