It is interesting to note Internet is redefining the book reading experience.
I’ve been reading Bill Bryson’s UK travelogue ‘The Road to Little Dribblings’ about his travels in UK along a mostly straight line route. Page after page he provides plenty of references with names and coordinates of the inns, taverns and shops he visited en route (and people he met too when required).
It is all along a rewarding experience for me to read a chapter of the book, visit the web pages and blogs bearing a mention by him in that chapter (laudatory or coming down harsh upon) and the delayed reaction mostly from the restaurateurs named and famed or shamed.
This evening I finished reading the chapter on his Cornwall visit. He makes a honourary mention about a Mewagissy car park owner Matthew Facey with a keen interest in landscape photography. Bill also informs about his visiting Facey’s web page.
Well, I just said hi to Facey through social media. That’s an interesting experience – in a way, a paradigm shift from being a passive reader to an active one, becoming a part of the book, a happening book, that is.
Awaiting discussing with Facey about Doc Martin, another Cornwall phenomenon