Time to Write Now By Julaina Kleist-Corwin

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A Quote About Travel

book open to first page

“The world is a book,
And those who do not travel,
Read only a page.”

By Saint Augustine

To me, reading a book is traveling. When I read Aegean Dream by Dario Ciriello, I felt as if I had gone to the Island of Skopelos. When something reminds me about the book, I can imagine the places he described as if I were there. I hear the people speaking Greek, I feel the outside and the insides of the buildings during the day and night. I smell and feel the soap his wife made.

I finished Jane Smiley’s Some Luck and I know that Iowa farm plus the neighboring farms. She wrote a series and I bought the second book so I could return to Iowa.

Our reading group chose Run by Ann Patchett for this month’s book. I’m right there– Massachusetts in the snow (even if it’s a hot day where I live in California).

I’ve traveled to many countries and states in the past, but with all the hassle to fly these days, I’d rather be home with a book. It’s my favorite way to travel.   What do you think of Saint Augustine’s quote?book and candle

Comments

  1. Reblogged this on William Chasterson.

    • Thanks for reblogging my post, William. I read your take on the quote about just not caring. Very interesting and I agree with you. It’s nice to learn about you.

  2. ladywinfred says:

    With all the hassle to travel anywhere by any means these days makes travelling by book definitely my mode of choice these days. Loved the quote.

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