Sunday, 15 August 2010

The Sunday Salon – On Books, Age, Tech and Exercise….

It’s that time again to do the weeks round up. It feels like I slogged my way through the past few day – I am not sure why really, probably the weather.

It’s been muggy and all kinda overcast but the rain only comes down in short bust and it just spoils the day – literally. I really hope you guys had a better past few days than I did..

Upward and onward as they say…

On Books

I have gotten some books this week, but I have really been trying to just read and I have. Got through a few books that makes me wonder if there is actually any originality left in the industry. It’s all the same things dress up in a new suit of clothing with some new names as well.

I have also spend some time catching up on all the book news in regards to changes a coming from publisher like Dorchester and such. I have also had a chance to see people supporting a cause we all believe in and it make my heart glad when I see bloggers/readers band together to tell/demand publishers and editors to stand up and be counted or at the damn least DO THE RIGHT THING.

On Tech…

Chris - Stumble over Chaos has been my one woman contact in trying to find the e-reader that will suite me.  I was saying to her the other day that I want an e-reader with a bit of size, so something 7 inches or larger (does that sound greedy).

I know I will not be happy with the tiny things I see being marketed for cheap money. I want an e-reader for reading –  nothing else.  I find these manufacturers forget that you have people out here like myself who have simply taste. I don't want to listen to music on my e-reader. I don't want to view picture.  I don't want all the other amenities that seem to be “as standard”. I want an e-reader that I am able to read my eBooks on and do only booky related stuff on – that’s it, how freaking hard is that for one of these people to come up with. huummmp.

On Age

I know I am getting older but I am definately starting to think older as well. The last few weeks I find I am quite annoyed by things that I used to over look. Not only do I get annoyed but I feel like I am outside of everyday things.  Do you know there is a whole new language out there that I am not privy to it. My kids speak odd even at the best of time, but it’s this text language and this grunt like language – how did it happen without me even realising it. I don't text as standard, I am definately a speech sort of person and I talk to people as much as I can. I had to do some business for a few day on the trot recently and this lax language and lackadaisical attitude toward speaking properly is alive and well in every sector of society.. it is a sad day I tell you.

Then there is the thumping music that it seem like every dog and there owners HAVE  TO have in their car – the saints preserve us.  I am thinking chain link spikes across the road and a traffic warden to give out some tickets as soon as they slow down. another huummmpp

Audio Books and walking.

I have had to put my audio books away for the last few day because the boys were back home and they tend to be a bit clingy for the first few days.

Now that the summer is definately in swing, I rarely see them and I have gone back to my audios.. I am listening to Stacia Kane – Unholy Ghost. Even if I didn’t like the book, the narrator ( Bahni Turpin) would have sold me on it. She totally rocks. I try to do this walk thing in the mornings for about an hour while I listen – the last three days I walk about ten minutes and then stop by my neighbour’s hedge and plant my arse on the ledge and my additional 40 minutes is spend listening right there. LOL

It is bad – but I find when an audio book is particularly good I just want to sit and listen. Keep your fingers cross for me this week that I get more than 10 mins done at a time.

My Blog..

I have always owned the name, but have never changed the url from the that most blogger have. I was having something done to the backend of my blog a few days ago and the guy went zig when he should have went zag and he unclick the redirect button for the blog.

Readers of the blog should notice nothing different.. I just have to run around now and update everything with the .com name.

So this is just a heads up if you are getting a glitch (which I doubt you should), but if you do  please update your feed with the url..



Remember my clowns and my challenge to Face my Fears and have them no my desk top for two weeks.  Well Thursdays I just had enough. They had to go back in the closet.

Then I had a quick poll on 30 books before 30 a few days ago and all I will say is thank god for the school system – because most of us only read those books during our school years… I think none of those books would be on  our 30 books before thirty list..

I totally agree with Tam – how did “Cat in The Hat” not make the list, not even “Tom Sawyer” was there..

30 Books Everyone Should Read Before Age 30

1 - 10 before thirty 50%

11-20 before thirty 17%

21 - 30 before thirty 8%

Read most after thirty 0%

Not my reading taste 8%

None of those would make my list of "must read" before thirty 17%


That’s me off my soap box for another week.

Enjoy the weeks peeps…

Until next week – cheers

From  site –

What is the Sunday Salon? Imagine some university library's vast reading room. It's filled with people--students and faculty and strangers who've wandered in. They're seated at great oaken desks, books piled all around them, and they're all feverishly reading and jotting notes in their leather-bound journals as they go. Later they'll mill around the open dictionaries and compare their thoughts on the afternoon's literary intake....
That's what happens at the Sunday Salon, except it's all virtual. Every Sunday the bloggers participating in that week's Salon get together--at their separate desks, in their own particular time zones--and read. And blog about their reading. And comment on one another's blogs. Think of it as an informal, weekly, mini read-a-thon, an excuse to put aside one's earthly responsibilities and fall into a good book.

10 Speak To Me:

Chris on 15 August 2010 at 18:49 said...

I hear ya about ereaders - I want a simple, lightweight device on which I can read books. I LIKE eInk for reading - I find it much easier on the eyes than LCD.

Blodeuedd on 15 August 2010 at 18:56 said...

I hate thumping music, it makes me grind my teeth.

Oh and yes if I had an e-reader I would like to read books..just books on it. Nothing else

Rikki on 15 August 2010 at 19:13 said...

I showed my husband that list fo 30 books and you should have seen him. He ranted for hours about that list. I'm trying to convince him to write a guest post for my blog about it. That should be really fun! And he is one of those weirdos who probably have read almost all the books on the list.

Vegetarian Cannibal on 15 August 2010 at 21:19 said...

Yeah, I didn't like the list either.

As for the age thing, lol! I'm 21 and I HATE n00b speak and thumping music. Ugh! I just got a cellphone two or three months ago, but I resisted for a long time.

I honestly think I'm a 50-yr-old trapped in a 21-yr-old body. I prefer classical music to rap, letters to email, and cellphones, ugh! Don't get me started on cellphones! I could care less about Lady Gaga or farmville! But I would like an e-reader. :D

Erotic Horizon on 15 August 2010 at 21:36 said...

We are being flooded over here with ereader so - I am holding out until Sept, there seem to be a good range coming on the market with eink and colour....

Thanks for all the links...


Erotic Horizon on 15 August 2010 at 21:38 said...


Thumping music gives me a headache more than anything else...

Totally agree with you on the e-reader.. I cannot understand this craze to have a e-reader that does 10 different things..


Erotic Horizon on 15 August 2010 at 21:39 said...


I look forward to your hubby's post and I will be telling him you called him a "weirdos"

Yes I so will...

LOL... :)

Erotic Horizon on 15 August 2010 at 21:41 said...


Happy Sunday... n00b speak - perfect words for them....

**virtual high five * on the cell phone thing...

I am loving your entire last sentence.. totally perfect, I'd toss in a bit of jazz there for myself as well..


Lily on 16 August 2010 at 02:22 said...

My Sony can play music and hold pictures but I've never used those features. All I want is to read and read and read some more.

I know about the getting old feelings. I feel it as I look at my kids, now adults, and the kiddies which will soon be 7 and 4. :)

Erotic Horizon on 16 August 2010 at 09:44 said...


I am loving the Sony, pity the larger size isn't over here - I want something bigger than a 6 inch ....

I hear you on the age thing...looking at the kids really make you see your age in plain and living colour...