|Subject: Re: Travel books|
I was supposed to be going to Sicily this fall, but am not. In anticipation, I picked up Thucydides to read his account of the Peloponesian Wars, but haven't started it yet. I will get to it as soon as I can arrange the trip again!
When I went to Turkey, I brought along the Illiad. It was fun to (a) read it as an adult instead of as a clueless teenager, and (b) to read about it on the way to and after the visit to the excavations that are believed to be Troy.
Traveling usually inspires me to find books about the places I am going to or coming from, or books that include the place as the setting for a novel, biography or history. Often I find that reading those books (fact or fiction) is much more interesting after the trip.
Lisa in Chicago