Books v. Cigarettes

I am still managing to have a lunch break at work and I have been keeping one book aside to read only during this time. The book is ‘Books v. Cigarettes’ by George Orwell. It is a collection of a number of short essays on different topics such as ‘bookshop memories’ and the title essay. This was his musings about his spending on books versus cigarettes in response to suggestions that reading was an expensive pastime. I am enjoying the book immensely. It was very interesting reading his assumptions on his spending on both books and cigarettes/beer and his comparisons of the cost per hour of entertainment.

Proust is on the back burner at the moment, but I expect I will return to the next book in the series at the weekend. I should have plenty of free time, barring anything unexpected arising.

Not much else happening at the moment. I did however buy a digital camera the other day. My first one. I wanted something to take photographs with in order to remember things that I see that I want to write about. I have never been much of a photo taker and am not sure whether I will actually get a great deal of use out of it. Still, if one picture paints a thousand words then having pictures of locations that I want to use in my writing will hopefully allow me to better craft more descriptive narrative than just trying to remember the images and feelings I have of a place. Providing a prompt if you will.

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