Sunday Salon: Release
Wahoo! Though I love my job (part-time, seasonal, no-stress at a beautiful, interesting, elegant place), I am glad that it comes to a seasonal end as it did for me on Thursday. I’ll return in March.
But……job’s out for the winter!
And those who are still there working – some even full-time asked -- what are you doing with your time off?
I said, “Reading.”
And so Friday and Saturday I began in full powered mode.
First, play catch-up. Read back log of “core readings” of Coursera course, Witches, Plagues and Wars, which I can thank Karen of Booker talk for getting me into. Some wonderful sample chapters of James Fenimore Cooper, Charles Dickens and a great essay about Hilary Mantel – that reminds me I want to read Bring Up the Bodies.
Second, Continue with The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane, also for that course. I do not care for this book.
Third: line up future reading: Man Alive for book group in a few weeks; The Boys in the Boat ( favorite of sister-in-law); Fever (for the course); Year of Wonders (for the course); Cascade (someone recommended); and Richard Ford’s The Sportswriter (picked up for free).
And suddenly, I realize I have a TBR pile, which is unusual for me. Others talk about them all the time, but I rarely know what I am going to read next, and don't collect piles of unread books.
I finally posted my review of Life After Life – which I came to enjoy more as I wrote about it. I want to write about Mapuche, another Europa edition mystery, a book I had a lot of trouble with. My troubles interest me and are worth exploring.
Also the time of good movies is coming, setting up for Oscar nominations. We saw Captain Phillips yesterday.
And that, dear friends is October.