About Me


My name is Lola Leighton. I'm an American bibliophile who reads a lot, and writes a little, too. Soon, I will be moving to Reykjavik, Iceland to be with my partner, who shall remain nameless, but certainly not initial-less. For the sake of this blog, I will call him 'B'. Iceland, as luck would have it, is very fond of authors and the written word.  

I grew up in Washington County, Maine, which is very far away from many things. As a child, this was a nuisance. As an adult, Washington County has become my Walden Pond. I come from a family of writers and artists, painters and pressman- people who were, and are, deeply sensitive, creative, and humorous.   

My goal with this blog is to have a place to write about two things: my life abroad, and the literature I've read and will continue to find throughout my travels. 

Enjoy reading my notes from abroad.