November 4, Election Day Morning -- Reading Peter Fleming

Fifteen hours and two blocks from ebullience
Reading News from Tartary, while waiting in line at the polls (30 people deep at the Salvation Army at 7:20am).
The book is by Peter Fleming, the brother of the guy who wrote James Bond, and is about the authors' travels in Asia.

He bought the book in August before going to China for the Olympics, and followed part of the Silk Road described in the book.

A favorite -- Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger.
What did you read while waiting in line at the polls?

8 Comments:

Anonymous said...

There was no line when I voted, but I had my sample ballot ready in case I needed a laugh.

Jennifer said...

I read about half of The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. What a pleasure to read and what an outcome to the election!! America did the right thing, I am so proud.

Matt said...

I started Jane Eyre while I was waiting at the poll---a good 20 minutes!

America is definitely in for a change. I'm so touched and excited.

Heather said...

I read part of Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman. I lined up at 6 a.m. EST, but it didn't get light enough to read outside (where I stood for 95 minutes) until about 6:45, but that still gave me over an hour in line to read.

PONZI said...

Great day........Becky reads Catcher once a year just to keep it real. Love, PONGRATZ

Ronnica said...

Sadly, I only was reading a book I had to for school. But every minute spent reading that when I'm out and about means one more minute I can read something I love when I get home!

Jess said...

I took a book but there wasn't a wait.

Anonymous said...

Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser. I took it to the Barack Obama election eve rally in Manassas, VA. It was a 6 hour wait but I didn't read much!