Thursday, July 14, 2011

Reading retreats

Padua, Italy, from our honeymoon trip, October 2005.

I think it's a sign that I've been working too hard recently that this was so appealing, I almost wept:

Reading retreats: Paradise for book lovers - How to get away from everything but your books in a country house or an Italian castle
"The exceedingly independent -- if not downright antisocial -- might follow the example of Natalia, who writes a travel blog called No Beaten Path. A harried mom seeking a reading getaway that involved "as little interacting with other people as possible, no housework, no cooking," she recently rented a "simple" room at Glasshampton Monastery in Worcester, England, run by the Society of Saint Francis. Even the meals there are held in silence."

Yes, please. I assume there is no Internet, either, right? Sign me up. I sometimes daydream about this, too.

Next week I'm having all 4 wisdom teeth extracted. I guess I can make my own (medicated, liquid diet) reading retreat out of that, right?


1 comment:

  1. I did mine 2 at a time over 2 summers. It is not fun.

    Best smoothie ever:
    1 cup cherries, pitted
    1 banana
    1 cup chocolate almond milk (or chocolate milk)

    Freeze both cherries and banana (instead of ice cubes, it makes a more intense flavour). Blend all ingredients together. Makes 2 cups. Drink (without a straw!!)

    Speedy recovery please. :)