Sunday, January 13, 2008

Rockbound

Yesterday's workout was cardio but I didn't post it because I got sidetracked after leaving the gym. I did a run of 4 km in 22 min and a bike of 11 k in 25 min. Kinda slow but the heart rate was elevated which was a good thing.

Afterwards I showered and ate supper as usual. Then I made the mistake of looking through the book shelf to see if there was anything new. Usually there isn't anything there that interests me but I found a copy of Rockbound by FP Day. It is a novel written in the 1920's about a Nova Scotia fishing community. I tried it without any expectation that I would like it but was surprised to find that I couldn't put the book down. I ended up reading until late last night and then finished it off today. Great book, I recommend it if you want something a little unusual to read.

2 comments:

patricia said...

I'll look for 'Rockbound' at our local used book dealers. Thanks for the tip. I have just finished 'The Places In Between' by Rory Stewart. In 2002, weeks after the fall of the Taliban, he walked across Afghanistan from Herat to Kabul. His account of the people he met and places he passed through is an interesting and quite scary look at tribal life and politics in the small villages along the way.

Balcony Babe said...

Mr. Stewart must have had a lot of courage to walk through a place like this during those turbulent times. He is lucky to have come out unscathed. It must be an interesting story to read, though.

I wonder if you have ever thought about writing about your years in Africa. That would make wonderful reading and personally I would love to hear more about your adventures there. I think the boys would love to hear your stories too. I know that writing would be a lot of work but it might be very rewarding to put all those memories down on paper and reflect back.