Saturday, May 24, 2014

Oh, honestly...

There are so many books in my queue that I don't know what to pick up next, so I suppose it'll be a short classic, one of the many I am too ashamed to admit I haven't read. And as I prepare to delve into that, the bombardment of flashing advertisements heralds the coming of the next Richard Kadrey book. These books are not my usual fare at all, and yes, they sound ridiculous, but--the new Richard Kadrey book is out. Eventually, I will need to know what becomes of Sandman Slim.

Meanwhile, there are much more serious works of literature out there that I've snubbed, or not much liked at all. For example, a few years back, I read American Rust, by Philipp Meyer, and--didn't get it. Actually, I liked the writing style that many people objected to, and even thought the author captured the aura of western Pennsylvania (the little I've of seen it). But--I simply failed to gain insight into the characters and thought the plot was an iffy drag. I'm thinking of this right now because Philipp Meyer has a new book, too--a serious one that I might really like--and because I feel like a total zero for not having the majority opinion about that first tome, which is a silly way to feel, but there it is.

Oh, but wait, hold on: the last book in the All Souls Trilogy, The Book of Life, by Deborah Harkness, is coming out in July, and before that, Cormoran Strike and his smart assistant Robin Ellacott are back for J.K. Rowling's second detective novel, The Silkworm. Major distractions will forbid the reading of too many older books this summer, for sure.


Hey, something has to turn your wheels, right? And speaking of going places, I've discovered running skirts. Sounds silly, but wait: they are very comfortable, with lightweight mesh shorts underneath a very lightweight dark skirt. The skirt covers a bit more than ordinary shorts without feeling long or baggy, plus it covers up the worst of the sweating I do. Oh, and there's a hidden pocket on the side of the hip. Nice feature.


No, it's not ruffled or plaid. I'm not out of my mind, just a wee bit self-conscious in my old age.





6 comments:

TLP said...

What old age?????? You're so pretty and have a great shape.

The skirt looks cute, btw.

Karen said...

Honestly, Sharyl, you should be confident of aging with grace.

I mean your mom must be at least 75-years-old by now and she still is so pretty, just like you!

And you were smart to have moles removed, especially if they were growing irregularly. The doctor must have told you they're a sign of Melanoma, caused by too much sun exposure.

actonbell said...

Thanks, Mom :)

Thank you, Karen. And I will be more careful with my skin...

Karen said...

I hope I wasn't offensive. Living in the "Sunshine State" has me overly-sensitive to skin cancer. Too many people I know here have had bouts with it.

Doug Pascover said...

Wow. I didn't know this was still up and running. Rss doesn't work on m new Mac and I thought all blogs had ended. I'm excited. And you're young on the outside which is all that matters.

actonbell said...

Aw, thanks, Doug :)