The Great Pumpkin
Had a great Thanksgiving and stayed with good friends who own the ranch that inspired the setting for Casa Dracula
. When I woke up yesterday morning, the satellite connection to the internet was down, but the landscape was stunning, the fields white with the season's first frost.
We had our first heavy rains of the season, and I'm particularly fond of reading while I hear rain pounding on the roof. But I like reading anywhere. My memories of my favorite books are connected to places: Ian Fleming novels
on the balcony of an Italian villa (they were the only books in English there); Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter
on a chaotic trip to Palm Springs; To Kill a Mockingbird
in a tent in the redwoods; The Portrait of a Lady
sitting on the floor of my dorm room...Do you remember where you read a favorite book?