Sunday Salon: Cloning Benefits
I do tend to listen to books when I am walking around or on a train, so today, since I am doing neither, I am reading a real book: The Ancient Guide to Modern Life by Natalie Haynes, but I can say little more about it since I was sent it by the publisher and see on the accompanying press release that it is embargoed until publication date which is the 4th November, so I guess I better keep quiet about it until then.
I have also got a couple of books lent to me by friends that I am dying to read: A History of the World in 10.5 Chapters by Julian Barnes (been meaning to read this book for years); and China Road by Rob Gifford. Then I have novels written by people I know: Sue Guiney's Clash of Innocents; Elizabeth Baines's Birth Machine and Gladys Mary Coles's Clay. I want to read them all, at once... and then, of course, there is my own writing that I want to do.
An editor told me recently that he needs to clone himself - and at the moment I feel like that too. I need a clone to do my reading, another to do my writing, another for the housework, another to do the socialising and visiting, another to do the talks, and then another to do the exercise to keep the rest of the clones fit. Then, once in a while, the clones could get together in a special decloning device and all the benefits shared. There would be a really vibrant, toned and balanced individual - ready to be cloned all over again.