I have not read much during the holidays, but now I am back to my more normal reading routine. Today I finished The Bastard of Istanbul by Elif Shafak, the fourth book in this new project I am doing, reading one book from every country in the world.
I finished the book on the bus home from work, and the first thing I did after dinner and my regular afternoon nap, was to open my blog Books on the Menu and write about the book. Even before I had finihed, I got an email from my blogging friend in Istanbul, Pinar, where she shared her thoughts about Elif Shafak and her writing. Several emails back and forth between us, and also several messages on the Visiting the World Through Books´facebook page, and I added Pinar´s thoughts to my blog.
The deeper I get into this reading project, the more clearly I see how life changening it is going to be. The more I love it.
The photos today are from when I met Pinar in Istanbul, we had coffee at Pura Palace Hotel, the hotel where travellers on The Orient Express were taken and where Dame Agatha wrote her thrilling Orient Express murder. After we finished our coffee, Pinar read my fortune in the coffee cup.......and she found an angel, do you remember?