I haven't read the book yet
I hope I do it this week, because we have 6 days off and if I don't read it now, I won't have the time for at least a month. And I haven't read the Girl with the dragon tatoo either and I don't think I ever will.
Oh, my, that boudin thing, yuckyuck, we have those too! They're called krvavice, which litereally means blood-y. Many people actually like them and my great grandmother was once telling me how she used to have to stir the blood so it wouldn't get sticky... They cooked them for us at my elementary school once a year - I'm still traumatized.
Sarah, I agree with you on the warm toilet seats... I wouldn't sit on them anyway, but they do sound kind of fascinating.
And I also hope you get the time off you want to get! Where are you planning to go?
Also, kind of random... were you on all continents (aside from Antarctica...)?
I totally ovecooked my pasta writing this