Sunday, November 18, 2007

At the Airport - Departing

I'm at the airport now. Just checked in, and waiting to board the plane. Free internet access is available here, even if it's only for 15 minutes.

Just an update on the books I actually brought with me:

  1. Sodom and Gomorrah, Marcel Proust
    Obvious choice, since it is the first book I packed.
  2. The Man Who Was Thursday, G.K. Chesterton
    It's packed nicely together with Proust in a zip-lock bag. Just in case.
  3. Fathers and Sons, Ivan Turgenev
    It's a library book that will be due around the time I return. I decided to pack it along and read it on the way. I'm actually a little paranoid that I might lose it on the trip.
  4. The Moon and Sixpence W. Somerset Maugham
    I just packed it in. Forgot about it until I unzipped my backpack - and lo and behold - it is here.
  5. A Voice from the Attic, Robertson Davies
    I was reading it before I set out for the airport. The truth is, I couldn't bear to put it down as I just packed it along for the trip

Cheers, all. I have about 5 minutes left on the free internet terminal here.

11 comments:

Nymeth said...

Have a safe trip!

Dorothy W. said...

Have a great time!

Chris said...

Have a great trip! And happy reading ;)

Stephanie said...

Have a great trip!! Be save and have fun!! Glad to see you brought along some good reading material!

iliana said...

You know, I never can take a library book with me on a trip because I always fear I'll lose it. Not that I ever have lost a book but I don't want to chance it :)

Anyway, have a super time. Can't wait to hear about your travels and see pics!

Matt said...

Have a safe trip. Enjoy Hanoi and the food and the sight-seeing, and the books! :)

Dark Orpheus said...

Hi Everybody! *Waves* Thanks for the well-wishes. I'm safely in Hanoi - and I think I am gaining weight with all that eating.

Matt said...

Gaining weight already? But I can relate. :)

I skip lunch when I'm in Asia.

Carl V. said...

I'll be interested in your thoughts on the Chesterton. I really enjoyed it when I read it. It was just bizarre enough to keep me turning the pages.

jean pierre said...

have a good flight and happy reading!

jean pierre said...

hold on - dinosaur reflexes - you'd written this 4 days ago...

anyway, i'm glad you HAD a good flight and arrived safely!