Sunday Salon: ‘Twas the Day Before Jury Trial

Posted 5 June, 2016 by April @ The Steadfast Reader in memes, musings

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Time // 8:54 A.M. EDT

Thinking // About how I have to take a case to trial next week that I really don’t want to. I get that the idea of overworked public defenders is a way sexier news story than overworked prosecutors. (Also, malicious/improper prosecution is way sexier than the thousands of prosecutors that do their jobs properly and within the scope of the law every day.) But let me tell you, my office might represent The State, but it’s made up wholly of people – just people – handling enormous case loads. I can assure you that the vast power of the state is not so vast in backwoods Georgia. Anyway. I really don’t want to take this case to trial next week. Such is life.

Reading // Things. Lots of things. About 60% done with The Fireman – it’s got shades of The Stand in it… I’m liking it a lot but unsure if I’m going to topple over into loving it. Finished a weird little book that I picked up at BEA, I plan to write a review on it after this. Also finished re-reading Justin Cronin’s The Passage. Now I need to re-read The Twelve so I can pick up the thrilling conclusion in City of Mirrors.

Beginning // To run again. I got my two runs in last week and am aiming for a Monday, Wednesday, Friday schedule from here forward (last Monday was a federal holiday, can’t run on federal holidays). It’s so dang hot and humid here I’m also considering taking up some type of swimming. The neighborhood pool is only about a half mile from the house and it’s big enough to do laps in – I don’t know, we’ll see if that works out.

So, that’s what I’m looking at, Reader. How’s your week? Anything exciting to look forward to?

April @ The Steadfast Reader


  • Bryan G. Robinson

    I’ve been intrigued by Joe Hill, but haven’t tried anything yet by him. Maybe The Fireman will be it. Hmmmm….

  • debnance

    I love my water aerobics class at the Y. The hardest part was appearing in public in my bathing suit!

  • That’s great that you’re starting running again…and possibly swimming! I’m training for a triathlon right now, so both are currently in my workout routine…they balance each other out nicely.

  • Leonie Clarkinaus

    Very impressed that u are reading the passage, I really loved the first one but didn’t like the second one, but am going to trust it will all come back to me , in the latest. as usual you are working very hard , I am enjoying the cold here am not exercising but am moving house very stressful after 13 years , although I can’t imagine the stress you are feeling right now in your work situation , so all the best, I am having to pack hundreds of books so that is hard , so distracting are those little blurbs on the back .!!
    Cheers for now
    Leonie in Melbourne

  • AnneBennett

    Oh man, sounds like the week could be a bummer. Hope you catch a few relaxing moments to read. My 20+Summer2016Challenge

  • Heidi’sbooks

    Good for you on starting to run! I need to check out my area pool too. I always have high hopes of going and I never make it a priority. That needs to change.