I am following the Tour de France and blogging about it on Adventures of American Julie. I brought a couple of books to read during the down times on trains and planes and while waiting for the racers. I reread The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz on the plane from LA to London. So Trek Travel guide Sam was willing to trade me his copy of Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
It is a heavy book for traveling and I just started it. I am already addicted. The writing is so compelling, like this passage: "She did not tell him this, because it would hurt him to know she had felt that way for a while, that her relationship with him was like being content in a house but always sitting by the window and looking out."
I also like that this particular book has history. There is a signature from the original owner, Sam's train ticket, and now I will add something before trading with someone else for a new book.