Reading was not a problem until we reached Myanmar.
There, an absence of cash machines forced us to carefully ration every single kyat of our monthly budget.
Yet my partner had overlooked my penchant for carting withered paperbacks on our travels, and he left no stipend for the thick tome that beckoned from a bookstore in Nyaungshwe.
“Do you want to eat tonight, or do you want to read?”
I chose the book.
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This world is often ‘too much for words’; of such extremes, it cannot be described.
Do you ever notice how the grandest adventures are better captured and best remembered through the quotes you stumble upon, the movie scenes you relate to, the lyrics you overhear in some back alley cafe?
But the right book, song or film can capture our emotions perfectly, or send us to the exact place we were meant to be.
Too Mutch For Words is not a book store. Instead, think of it as the coolest library you’ll ever visit.
And I’m your exuberant librarian – also, hopefully, the coolest you’ll ever meet.
Reading and traveling are inseparable to me, and I’ve been doing both since I can remember. A member of the world’s largest book club, I’m a regular blogger for Wanderlust And Lipstick, and give playlists as birthday presents. Because no one could ever pronounce my last name, do as my friends and call me Mutch.
Whether you’re at home or on the road, planning a trip down the Amazon or shopping on Amazon, I hope Too Mutch For Words will convince you to travel every day.
If not on feet, at least in words.
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