Glowing crystal buildings that spike to the highest reaches of the sky. Tennis played in the clouds. Glass domed buildings submerged under shark-filled water. It sounds like a place that sprouted from a fiction writer's head. But it's no fantasy and I'm heading to this real-life wonderland.
On a humid, but cool afternoon at a BBQ, I found myself having a long, in-depth conversation with two near-strangers about the topic of food and books, or rather, an odd graphic novel.
I am many things - mother, wife, reader, resister, writer, generally stubborn human being. I am not, as anyone who knows me can attest, a good cook. I have never been good at the art of cookery, even when I've tried. And yet for some reason, I tried again...
I love to sit alone at a restaurant or a cafe and read a book. I just love a good lit lunch. And one in a place with a bookish-theme is even better. You can find these kinds of places anywhere. Here's where I found a few and some suggestions for very bookish eateries around the globe.
January 1st isn't the only time to ring in the New Year. Many cultures celebrate different New Years throughout the world. Saturday, January 28, marked the start of the Lunar New Year.