Reading is Good

I always look forward to the Festa delle Letterature where for a few hours on a balmy evening, I can listen to excerpts from great books while chilling like a rock star (yes, it feels like rock-n-roll) in the Basilica di Massenzio, Foro Romano.

Last year, one of the big names at the event was Zadie Smith, who has been living near Campo de' Fiori for the past several months. This year, Isabel Allende, Scott Turow, Vikram Chandra and several more authors will be in Rome, discussing their novels.

I have a hankering for some Turow.