Accompany a Good Book with a Good Cigar
For some aficionados, sitting down to a good book can be nearly as relaxing as enjoying a high-rated smoke or playing 18 holes of golf on a gorgeous summer day. In all honesty, it would have to be a pretty darn good book to compare to teeing up on the greens but reading is a surefire way to stimulate the mind and provides a means of escape from worries and stress. Whereas some aficionados prefer to accompany that book with ice and a good Scotch, cigars are even better for appreciating well-written prose.
You can also match a cigar to your reading material. If you have a fishing-related book or magazine in your hands, a mild, Sumatra wrapped smoke will put you in that same sort of Zen-like frame of mind generated by wading into a creek in pursuit of wily trout. When reading the “Snows of Kilimanjaro” and other short stories by the adventurous Ernest Hemingway, what better stick to light up than Arturo Fuente cigars of the same name?
Whether reading your daily copy of the Wall Street Journal, enjoying good fiction, or perusing a magazine, a good cigar is going to add depth to the experience.