Besides the hot shower and people who speak fluent English, the best thing about the Peace Corps province house is the bookshelves. The living room wall is covered with books, and there are little stashes in other rooms full of gems. Trevor is reading Lost Grains of Africa and I just picked up Barbara Kingsolver's Poisonwood Bible, which I've read before but I think will speak to me in a different way since I'm in a neighboring country to its setting of Congo.
I have an armload of things like Sense and Sensibility and Middlesex to take with me to the hut.
But last night at the dinner table, what was everybody passing around? US Weekly. We're following the Patrick Swayze cancer drama pretty closely.