Both texts provide the prefect avenue for mental escapism. Both inspire additional thoughts and speculations. Both detail heroic journeys experienced by ordinary people. Both stories capture an almost unquenchable sense of hunger…one for Turkish Delight (BLECH!) and another Brains (BLECH?). Both books are masterfully coming to life via my IPod (three cheers for audio books) and provide entertainment and companionship in a variety of times and places.
Today, I'm grateful for the power of books and their ability to transport, transform, inspire, remind, provoke, relate, and reward.