When we travel, I load down the suitcases with a lot of books – never want to be without a book on a vacation or at an airport. So my sweet husband bought me an iPad – no more heavy books, just weightless e-classics and e-modern fiction to my heart’s content. (Buying me an iPad is like my son buying me a football for Christmas — I hardly ever see the device. But that’s another story.)
Life is good – we spent the month of June in Tuscany where we rented a villa and hosted several couples who signed up for the bella Belast, bella Toscana special. The first day was filled with sunshine of the indescribable Tuscan kind, so off to the pool I went with my new toy and ready to read the day away. No one tells you that sun reflection is not good for iPad reading; further being near the water gives me the heebie-jeebies that I will drop the electronic gadget in the pool, and that will be that! The moral of this story is that hard copy still cannot be beaten.
Belfast also holds to this mantra; indeed, Belfastbound is a weekend devoted to books: new, used, rare, all kinds. With several new book stores opening in our little town, the festival weekend , July 29-31,will celebrate reading, writing and publishing. Our Inn will participate with personal tours of this 1840 Greek revival manor house and the chance to purchase Historic Maine Homes. Ladies and gentlemen: open your books!
The White House Inn