There is nothing quite as exciting as reading a book when the setting comes to life.
Suddenly, you are right in the middle of a bitterly cold Canadian street. Where you can feel the icicles on your skin, the numbness in your fingertips, the bleakness and despair of the winter freeze. (Thank you, Louise Penny).
This is one of my favorite things, and I have the utmost respect for authors who are able to bring their settings to life.
Over the past few days, I enjoyed two books with this lovely talent on display, and one amazing film: Babette's Feast.