Currently on my bedside table, there is a lovely pile of reading. I have just started Mrs Lincoln's Rival, the latest from Jennifer Chiaverini. Set just before and during the time Mrs Lincoln's Dressmaker, it is an interesting read about the election of President Lincoln, the Civil War, and the rivalry between Mrs Lincoln and Kate Chase Sprague, whom the Washington Star declared "the most brilliant woman of her day. None outshone her".
And in the dreaming pile is the Mr and Mrs Smith Hotel Collection. This book reviews luxurious boutique hotels around the world. The one I am reading is for South-East Asia, and I tell you, if I had the means I would be packing my bag and heading off to some of these hidden away places in Cambodia, Bali or Vietnam. Most rooms/villas seem to have private infinity pools and personal butlers. There are luxurious spa treatments and lavish complementary toiletries. Luckily I have discovered that my library has a few more of these books for various other parts of the world, so I shall be requesting them too, and vicariously experiencing how the rich and famous holiday at these fabulous places.
What are you reading at present?
Where are you dreaming of escaping too?