Sunday, March 18, 2012

Sunday Salon - March 18th

So another frantic week of  reading, catching up on reviews and blogs and basketball, and choir, and baseball, and hockey, and sewing, and swimming and my growing pile of World War I books. Even if I didn't count the 7 Maisie Dobbs I've read --there's a post coming up this week on Maisie Dobbs month, I've been reading "war" books almost constantly. One of my neighbor libraries down the road is having a facilitated discussion next month of a great new one To End All Wars: A Story of Loyalty and Rebellion, 1914-1918 so I grabbed a copy of that to add to my growing pile.

I'm determined to finish Omnivore's Dilemma for my  own book club this week, and The Beauty and The Sorrow which I've been reading on my Nook for the past month. In the meantime, I've been listening to a lot of mysteries in audio as I swim. This is March Mystery month, and I find that genre one of the most enjoyable to listen to. For instance, I'm a huge fan of Margaret Maron's Debra Knott series, and I'm trying to backfill the ones I've skipped over the years. I just finished Up Jumped the Devil - #4 in the series of about 20.  This one was so "old" I got it on cassette tapes - we did find an old walkman that still works, and I listened it last weekend while I worked on some needlepoint. Keeping up with Debra's 11 brothers and a town full of cousins adds to the fun while Debra tries not to get involved in solving murders. Great southern setting, fun characters, and a better than average story having to do with land development, and slowing down the inevitable march of "progress" which can so alter the complexion of a small town.

I also  managed to get tax software loaded, and get the library's annual report done, and I've been hitting the new pool almost every day.  Today, if the weather turns out to be as glorious as it's supposed to be, I'm going to take a stroll through our yard and woods to sort of mentally plot out what needs to be done to get ready for spring.  And you can bet I'm also going to be stretched out in my favorite chair (maybe on the deck) READING.   Til later darlings.......


  1. This unusually warm weather really stokes up one's energy level, doesn't it? Sounds like you have been very busy. I hope you do get to read on the deck today. We have thick fog this morning but it's still very warm.

    I'm a big fan of Margaret Maron's books, Debra Knott is one of my favorite fictional characters. I've just received a new stack of review books so I have lots of good reading ahead but meanwhile we can't tear ourselves away from the TV while March Madness is going on. Super games.

  2. Listening to an audio while swimming is a great feat. I wouldn't even try to try it! Congrats!


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