It’s hard to believe that autumn is almost here, but I’ve noticed the sun is very definitely lower in the sky – mists and mellow fruitfulness to follow.
One thing I loved about my previous life as a city girl was libraries. I would regularly go and draw out as many books as I was permitted, and then start reading them all at once, finishing first the one that held my attention the most. Though we have a book swap shelf at Nový Mlýn, and there are swap shelves in hostels and restaurants in Prague, this really hasn’t given me the range of reading material I needed. Mike recently bought me a Kindle – and this, combined with Project Gutenberg has been my literary saviour.
Previously my genre of choice had been travel writers, however on Gutenberg I am beginning to explore authors who can help me here and now. Gutenberg contains thousands of books which are out of copyright – meaning that the author died more than seventy years ago. So far, I’ve found several books by people who have, like us, moved from city to countryside. To hear these voices ring out clear and true is a strange experience – they are long dead, but I am so grateful they wrote about their lives. We have so much in common, and I have so much to learn.