Dust bunnies that disappear under the couch and tea stained spoons are two of my least favourite things.  As from August, they will be banished from my life as then I am officially a retiree.  But once they and my too long Home Alone husband are ‘reordered’ what does a rusticating ex librarian do?

Fairly obvious – all those books  dutifully brought home for work related purposes – book recommendations being part of the job description – usually gracing the coffee table for a while before being reluctantly returned untouched will be READ.  There will be binge VIEWING of all the amazing TV series,  BROWSING  of countless magazines and ATTENDING of some of the various clubs and events run by the Libraries.

Cockburn Libraries previously a source of income will become my source of unbridled enjoyment and information.  Some unfinished reads are:

Inside the O’Briens/Lisa Genova – From award-winning, New York Times bestselling author and neuroscientist Lisa Genova comes a powerful new novel that does for Huntington’s Disease what her debut Still Alice did for Alzheimer’s.

South of Darkness/John Marsden – A riveting story of courage, hope and extraordinary adventure from award winner John Marsden

Orient/Christopher Bollen -Suspenseful and haunting, this is a provocative take on the troubled American dream in the vein of Lionel Shriver or AM Homes.


I will be watching the complete series of Downton Abbey and Orange is the new Black and capriciously flicking through copies of Good Reading, Filmink, Delicious and National Geographic.





The pastures  which I have elected to be put out to, suddenly seem greener.

Got to go – Retirement beckons.