Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Shakespeare & Company

Vienna, June 2005

No, it's not the famous, original Shakespeare & Co. Bookshop in Paris but Vienna has it's own version. It must be the sign of a true bibliophile who searches out bookshops even while on holiday? Anyway, on this bookish note, I'll wrap up my Vienna revisit. I had a lot of fun looking back, and imagining being there instead of here. Thanks for coming along!

Back to real life- H and I are on holiday this week, due to the Japanese celebration of Obon. Last year we went to Sendai during this time but this year we decided to stay home. It was actually my ultimatum after last year's trip, which was interesting, but oh so too very hot! So I declared that this year it was either somewhere distinctly cooler or nowhere! And nowhere it is!! If only I could sleep better it would be a great time to relax and enjoy being sloths. But we are getting some reading time in and we're almost finished our Prison Break Marathon, so it's not entirely wasted! I do believe we're going to brave the dreaded heat and venture into the big city today. I'm in serious need of some book retail therapy!


  1. I've enjoyed your virtual holiday in Vienna. At least on your actual holiday you've got some reading done. You're not the only one who looks out bookshops on holiday - there's me for one.

  2. OK, I have a stupid question, do you speak Japanese?

    Just wondering. LOL.

    I see you are reading Jonathan Strange! FABULOUS book!!!

  3. I hope your holiday is fun!! Speaking of heat, it was like 1000 degrees in Florida when we were there!!

    It feels good to be back, but I've missed reading all my favorite blogs! I have a lot to catch up on.

    I see that you read Maisie Dobbs. I have this on my TBR. Actually it's been there for awhile. One of these days....

  4. Oooh, 'Prison Break' marathon! I'd be all over that. T-Bag just makes my day. You just never know when he's going to do something truly evil.

  5. I know that bookstore!! I loved to browse there, but I rarely bought anything as those English language imports were out of my budget!! I've thoroughly enjoyed seeing your photos!!

  6. BooksPlease,
    I imagine there must be quite a few of us who look for bookshops even on holiday. I don't always buy but it's always fun to look!

    LOL! It's pretty darned hot and icky here too! After yesterday's venture outdoors, I think we'll be staying closer to home today.

    We were just talking about that last night, how sometimes you actually kind of like T-Bag, with some of his comments, but like you said, you're never sure when he's going to something nasty! Good character. We're always behind on TV so it's Season 1 that we're almost done watching and I have the feeling we'll want to continue on to Season 2 before long.

    Thanks. I didn't buy anything either that I remember, especially since we were only there for a few days and then it was back to England. Always fun to look though!

  7. Mailyn,
    Not a stupid question at all! Unfortunately I don't. I've studied a little bit but haven't made much progress. I really wish I could but lack the motivation at the moment to do anything about it. One of those vicious circle things.
    I read Jonathan Strange earlier this year. Very good. Have you read her book of short stories, The Ladies of Grace Adieu?

  8. Oh, wow. I want your life. You've been so many fabulous places.

  9. Nancy,
    I have been pretty lucky. Of course there are still lots of other places I'd like to go. :P

  10. I've been looking through your past posts of your trip. The pictures are divine. It must have been wonderful seeing such beautiful sights. I'm glad you had a good time and returned safe and sound.

  11. Booklogged,
    Thanks. It was a fun trip and I'm glad I got the chance to go. Maybe I'll get to go again someday?

  12. Nat, I have so enjoyed your pictures from Vienna! It looks like a gorgeous place and I would definitely love to visit the city some day. The shot of the Austrian National Library took my breath away!

  13. Lotus,
    Thanks! It was fun to revisit it in pictures. It's a great library, isn't it?


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