Yesterday I perved* a copy of travel writer Justin Fox's just-published The Marginal Safari (Scouting the Edge of South Africa). I turned the book over once, twice, then put it down.
Today, over coffee and cake, I perved it again, bought it.
This beautiful and sunny Saturday afternoon I'm thinking there's nothing nicer than to begin reading, and thus the journey with Justin... then, eventually, to doze off.
* 'perved', I suppose, is slang for 'lusted'. (Googled it, ha-ha, and it turns out it's Australian slang and means to give a person an erotic look.)