This travel purgatory can, however, be eased if you are able to kick back in an annoyingly precious but very comfortable airport-supplied rocking chair with an amazing collection like No one belongs here more than you. Stories by Miranda July.
I'm in total lit crush for it.
Smart without being overly intellectual, crafty without being too smart for their own good. July's stories are quick, sharp and just substantial enough to feel like a meal and not pure dessert.
Better, I bought it in the most fantastic bookstore I have ever been in.
And why is that?
Because they mix new and used books.
It's the fourth "R." Reduce, re-use, recycle, re-read.
The next time you're in Portland, ME (1) grab lunch at the Dry Dock (2), window shop at Abacus American Crafts and buy many, many fantastic books at Longfellow Books where...wait for it...the folks that work there?
Actually read. Books (3).
1. You never know.
2. If you look it up you're only going to find reviews from folks that hate it. I'm chalking this up to them being "from away"...because I can.
3. Yeah. I'm still not done with that.