Sunday, May 26, 2013

Sunday Salon update, May 26, 2013

 Good morning Saloners,
The cool weather has set in. It is perfect for working outside and spreading the 10 yards of mulch I had dumped in the front yard.  My method, at my age, is to do a little at a time, alternating with reading online and my new book, Jane Gardam’s Old Filth, which I am finding delightful. The mulch will likely take me all week. The book, just one more day.
This method accomplishes two things. It gives me both exercise and prevents excessive couch sitting.  Sitting, I read this week somewhere, is the new smoking; it will take years off your life.  Oh well, I guess I’ve already done quite a bit of that damage – reading and working in offices.
I posted my review of Solea, the third book of the Jean-Claude Izzo’s Marseilles Trilogy this week and I am ready to move on to something other than noir for a bit, though I’m not sure what. 
I’m in the gathering ideas stage. Next book, after Old Filth, needs to be a newish one. (I am sure I will be returning to Gardam to read the next three in that series – but I want to interrupt this Europa pattern for a while.)
Time for a library visit.


  1. Reading is the new smoking?! I had no idea. It's too late for me because I can't stop. :-) I hope you enjoy your weekend.

  2. Yeah I've been out gardening too today. I think I can only do a couple hours at a time but there's so much weeding to do -- before I can plant! Enjoy your library visit. I'm a bit all over the place with my reading lately. cheers.

  3. No Vasilly. Sitting is the new smoking! But presumably you are sitting or perhaps lying somewhere when you are reading. There are those who read while on the treadmill at the gym, but I am not one of them.