In the High Peaks

Friday, January 27, 2012

January 2012 Reading Table

It's impossible to know how to "pick up" the blog after such an embarrassing hiatus.

Better not to go into the mournful details, but:

I enjoyed reading The Obamas by Jodi Kantor (2012) and The Rose Garden by Susanna Kearsley (inexpensive on the Nook) while continuing to make progress with Travels in Siberia by Ian Frazier.

The Rose Garden has been so much fun because it's set in Cornwall, one of my beloved foreign places. I've visited twice, but never long enough to come close to satisfying my appetite. A couple of days once, a few days twice just didn't do it! I long to walk the coastal route. I also want to hop over to one or two of the Channel Islands.

I think I should just do it--in late May to early June--just take a "card" and run it up. Problem is, I have other places in Europe I'm DYING to visit. Prague is at the top of my cities list.

Problem is, I keep wanting to return to England, so beautiful a land! I've loved every bit of it I've visited: Yorkshire, Northumberland, London, Kent, Devon, Pembrokeshire, Cotswolds, on and on, and yes, I love London, too, though primarily for the theatre first and the museums second.


  1. I love Cornwall too, have you been to Tintagel? I haven't read The Rose Garden yet. You didn't mention Scotland!!

    We're going to Lancashire soon and then Oxford and Stratford-on Avon, haven't been there before. I quite fancy Prague too - sometime.

  2. Katrina,
    Yes! I've been to Tintagel twice, and loved it each time. If I go to Cornwall, I'm tempted to take the train to Edinburgh, meet you there, and traipse the used bookstores. But, financially speaking, this may be a stretch for me this trip.

    I haven't been to Oxford, but I found Stratford-on-Avon to be terribly touristy. I would go to Cornwall or Devon instead!


  3. It would be great if you could get to Edinburgh some day. I'm hoping Stratford won't be too bad in March, there are quite a few places we want to visit around there, Oxford isn't far from Stratford. Cornwall is such a long drive from Scotland but we're footloose and fancy free so you never know!