I have a lot of time to read so I figured why not pass on my reviews on novels, non fiction and travel books and apps. I hope it helps you find something to calm your day like reading does for me.
The Via Fancigena has been on my wish list pretty much since I finished the Santiago De Camino. The Francigena starts in Canterbury in the UK and ends in Rome through France, Switzerland and finally Italy. This young man took it a step further and walked all the way to Jerusalem.
His journey is incredible and the stories are heartfelt and often amusing, but I did wonder if he noticed or attracted some very left of field people because he has had his own mental illness challenges, or if they were just the people he ran into?
I often find that I'm disappointed with the ending in these "pilgrimage" books sometimes but I wasn't here. His journey is not only remarkable because he walked it, but for its timing. He managed to have so many one off unique experiences along the way that you can't help but believe that he was meant to do it at that exact moment in time.
It's not for everyone and it does delve and get a bit gray at times but I thought it was a fantastic read and I loved the risks he took in putting it on paper.
I really love reading, however I read to escape mostly & while I did read Che Guevera's diaries (I was in Cuba at the time) most of my reading is lightweight and fast paced.