Wednesday, January 28, 2009

ABC Wednesday: "B" is for Book

Every day during lunch at work I spend pretty much the same way - while I eat I spend the first 30 minutes studying an industry continuing education program book to prepare for my next exam, and the last 30 minutes reading something fun: generally historical non-fiction, historic fiction, or - more rarely -neither of the previous two.

At the moment I am reading "The Old Patagonian Express" by Paul Theraux, written in the 1970's when Mr. Theraux boarded a train Boston, Massachusetts and continued by train (except where impossible due to there being no train for short stretches) down through Mexico, Central America, into South America, eventually to the literal "end of the line" in the Patagonia of Argentina - the last train station on the line, where you can go no further south by train.  If you enjoy travel books, trains, Latin American culture, or just some good old sarcastic whit, I'd recommending picking it up from the library sometime and giving it a read. :)

Visit the ABC Wednesday blog for links to all of this weeks fun.

(The above photo taken using a delay timer on the shutter release with the camera propped up on the table slightly by my wallet.)

11 comments:

Karyn said...

B is for books.....that was my second choice for a photo since books are something I cannot live without!

Rinkly Rimes said...

What a good idea! I would probably have just laid the book on a table and snapped it!

Jay said...

Now that is an original photo for 'book'! Looks like an interesting book, too.

Life with Kaishon said...

I just LOVE a good book! I could read all day. Quite contentedly! Great B

Carol said...

That's a fun photo...and a good way to relax at lunch...

Fotosekken said...

Books are a necessity in life! =o)

Linda said...

This is a cool picture of you. Very clever of you.

Robert V. Sobczak said...

I've heard good things about him, but sadly I don't have you reading discipline. I rarely make it past the WSJ and NYT. A book a month would be a good resolution.

ChrissyM said...

What a great way to spend your lunch hour.

Thank you from the ABC Wed. team for sharing.

Carolina said...

'Sounds' like a great read. Thanks for the tip.

Tumblewords: said...

Enjoyable post! I've heard of the book and, indeed, may have read it years ago! So, I'll be checking it out...