Tuesday, March 30, 2010

A Book to Linger Over with a Nice Cuppa

When Wanderers Cease To Roam by Vivian Swift is page after page of beautiful watercolors, snippets of information, and daily musings on living for one year in a small village on Long Island.

The author had spent years traveling the world, and decided for one year to stay in one spot.  Her observations of the simple things that surround her are illustrated with her incredible watercolors and funny, touching stories about her cat, the weather, and the people she becomes friends with in her village.  These short stories are mixed in with special memories of hiking through Europe and her  experience as a Peace Corp volunteer.

This is not a book that you can flip through; it's a book that requires a comfy chair, time to spare, and a nice cuppa.  I wouldn't be opposed to some shortbread on the side, either.  You linger over each page--it's just simply stunning.  Oh, to be so talented!

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