October 10, Friday evening -- Reading Erik Larson

At a bagel shop on 16th Street

Reading Thunderstruck, by Erik Larson. Before this, she read his other book -- The Devil in the White City. She likes how he takes two different events from a time period and weaves them together.

If she were to write her own book, it'd be a mystery, solved by a Sultana in a harem in Istanbul. She's been to Istanbul several times. Throughout her life she's made travel a priority, putting it above houses and cars, and has been many places. Recently she came back from Greece and grieved that this may be the last trip, with the increased price of fuel and concern for the environment--we need to start thinking about our personal carbon footprints. An era is coming to an end, which is sad, she said. You can learn about places from the internet, but you can understand better if you visit.

How do you see travel in the future?


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Princess Haiku said...

I loved the photo of the young reader intent upon the page. A young bibliophile touches my heart.

berenice said...

hi, I have read The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson too, what a fantastic book but what a terrible story, in The Devil in the White City, Larson ties the Chicago International fair with the story of one of the 1st serial killers. The research behind Larson books is amazing, he goes into the smallest details to describe an era. Great reading!

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