I have just managed to find an internet cafe in Tel Aviv so sent a few emails to tell everyone am ok and thought I would do a quick blog post on here to let you all know I am well and absolutely loving Israel even if it is slightly too hot for a northern british boy like myself. The people are lovely and the scenery is stunning, its a real mix of modern and old. If you love the 1930’s you must visit as walking through ‘the heart of Tel Aviv’ is like being in a film it unreal. Complete Art Deco heaven. Anyway I have had lots of questions from friends with book themes such as ‘have you read a lot’, ‘what are the book shops like if there are any’ and ‘have you managed to by more books than you can bring back’? All will be revealed when I get back.
One email I saw was the next book group choice email, sounds like an interesting book group was had discussing Armen’s choice ‘Voice Over’ by Celine Curiol. I was sadly not there as am here but my thoughts should be on the blog any minute now so you keep your eyes peeled. Claire was next to choose and she has chosen ‘I Served The King of England’ by Bohumil Hrabal which I have never heard of but sounds very interesting. “Sparkling with comic genius and narrative exuberance, “I Served the King of England” is a story of how the unbelievable came true. Its remarkable hero, Ditie, is a hotel waiter who rises to become a millionaire and then loses it all again against the backdrop of events in Prague from the German invasion to the victory of Communism. Ditie’s fantastic journey intertwines the political and the personal in a narrative that both enlightens and entertains.” Sounds like an unusual read which I am very much looking forward to. If you want to join the face to face group do email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Right best be off back to the beach! Hope you are all well? Have I missed anything majorly bookish so far? Having no internet (it costs a fortune here) has been very strange as am missing catching up on your blogs and comments (which will do when back Sunday) and yet its nice because you forget how distracting, in the nicest ways, it can be and also feel out of the loop!