Blogger: Michelle Ule
Locatoin: Home, Santa Rosa, Calif.
It’s hard to know if the literacy numbers are higher all over the world these days with so many other things to do besides read. But I saw a lot of books in Europe this summer, titles you all would recognize.
The prices varied: You could buy classics like Pride and Prejudice for the equivalent of US$7, or even a hardcover Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince for the equivalent of US $33 (the highest priced book in the Brasov, Romania bookstore). Bookstores, old and new, abound in London, and English-language novels were easy to find in Italy’s major cities.
I didn’t take any books other than Rick Steves’s guidebooks with me on my last summer trip; Everything I wanted to read was loaded onto my i-touch Kindle application. I kept the charger with me at all times, however!
How does your reading change when you travel? Do you read more or less? Do you chose specific books for your location, or do you just take whatever is handy? Tell us about books from around the world as you traveled recently. What’s the best book to travel with that you’ve ever read?