Sunday, April 7, 2013

Sunday Salon update: April 7, 2013

Greetings all,
            Activities that have gotten in the way of blogging: trips up the coast to visit family, starting work again (seasonal and part-time), working again, an extra little temporary job, exercise, reading, gardening, spring cleaning.
I knew all but the first were going to hit me again – but still I was unprepared as ever.  That is I let all these other activities get in the way of blogging. Truth is I like all of these activities so it is hard sometimes to keep blogging a priority. (Cleaning I only “like” sporadically, but for some reason it’s been high on my must do list lately so I need to take advantage of its appeal while the appeal lasts.)
And then I have another excuse for not blogging– an intermittent internet. I finally called our provider, who sent a technician who looked at the modem, the router and the connection outside and told me the problem is in the line underneath the street to our house – and they will have to dig up the road sometime next week to fix it. (Now, that’s a problem—but not ours, thank goodness.)
In the meantime, I listened to Tana French’s Broken Harbor and then moved on to David McCullough’s John Adams (still listening). My husband and I share the kindle now so I am slowing down in getting through books. We both are interested in brushing up our history as we live in area permeated by Thomas Jefferson.  
In pursuit of my new love for Europa Noir Editions, I read Hangover Square, a reissued London crime novel by Patrick Hamilton, which I plan to review this week and Jean-Claude Izzo’s Total Chaos, the first book in his Marseilles trilogy. I am reading my way through Europe – dark Europe and recent history, dark history. I love it and am getting a new itch to plan travels.
Sunday Salon is a group of book bloggers who meet onFacebook.

1 comment:

  1. I believe I read David McCullough's John Adams several years ago and enjoyed it. I've read other McCullough, especially Truman, which is one of my all-time favorite historical biographies.