Wednesday, July 1, 2009


Although I have started a new month of reading, I am not yet done reading The Geography of Bliss, so I will continue to post about that as well. It fits the theme of travel as well as last month's theme of "the perfect place". Frances Mayes book was written a few years before Weiner's and I wonder if Weiner read it. He points out, as she does, that the words "travel" and "travail" have the same root. I checked this out in the Oxford English Dictionary (remember January's theme?) and it appears to be true.

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