Sadhvi Sez: A Good Summer Read: Saturday Comes: A Novel of Love and Vodou, Mercury is Retrograde, and…


…I can’t remember the 3rd thing!!!  Mercury is SO retrograde!  I also can’t remember when I read a book from front to back, but I do know it’s been a long time.  Maybe I just needed to get lost in a good book, which used to be a lovely pleasure of mine when I was younger.

So I subscribe to a blog I like called “Fifty is the New”.  It’s women over 50 writing things that have meaning for them and, they are always interesting posts.

One of these women from “Fifty is the New” wrote this book, and her name is Carine Fabius *

This was a good book that was hard to put down because the tale that Carine weaves is one where you just never know what is going to happen, or has happened, and then there’s this touch of Voodoo that makes it kind of addicting.  Oh, and there is the love and sex.


Saturday comes is an “atmospheric tale of love and hate; of Haiti’s long-smoldering societal and class issues; of the magic, which reigns over the everyday lives of the Haitian natives, and of the unseen forces that draw humans together.”

I couldn’t have described it better!

It’s the kind of book that if you feel like getting away, or taking a break from your normal life, you can just start reading it.

And since we are in this interesting mercury retrograde period, you might as well click here and order it right now, because according to those that read the stars, THIS particular retrograde period is one where we’re all going to need a lot of time to be alone.

Tosh, if you’re reading this, an astrologer that I follow on FB had this to say today that is relevant for you with your Sun, Mercury, Jupiter, and Mars very close to 10 degrees Leo:  “Anyone with anything at 10 Leo is going to feel quite bonkers today. I advise sticking your head in a box for the entire Mercury retrograde, as this period is especially nutty for you. Warn your friends.”

That’s it for me this week.  I hope you are enjoying the space of what is.  And let me know if you have a good book that you’d like to share.  Or an interesting incident to report about your experience of mercury retrograde!

* Saturday Comes is the fifth book by Carine Fabius.  She is a contemporary ethnic art dealer, museum curator, body art pioneer, and blogger on issues relating to the arts, culture, and lifestyle.  You can read her blogs at, and, and at  She is currently at work on a collection of short stories.  A Haitian native who grew up in New York, she currently lives in Hollywood, California.




About Sadhvi

Sadhvi's trying to find the balance in life over 50 without having any surgery, taking any pills, or killing anyone. She doesn't want to look or feel the way she felt when she was 20 or 30. Trusting that everything is really OK unless you think about it helps her make it through each day. Also realizing that nothing can be done, and, that nothing matters really helps. Gardening (and weeding), poppies and flowers, painting on things, baking, and sharing on Oops50 helps to make it all right too.

7 thoughts on “Sadhvi Sez: A Good Summer Read: Saturday Comes: A Novel of Love and Vodou, Mercury is Retrograde, and…

  1. Hey Sharon! Will call the library and get your book titles too…thanks for sharing. By the way, I have 23 tomato plants in my garden, mostly Cherokee Purple (which I found out is not resistant at all to the blight – bummer!). We’re getting tomatoes, but, oh how sad. Next year, IF I decide to garden, I will plant 3 tomato plants, and I WILL use copper sulfate and the other one…my friend, Judi, knows…I will tell you next year.

  2. Hey Mike, Good to hear from you. Just thinking about you makes me smile. Will check out the book titles you recommended. Glad you are “Doin’OK”.

  3. I’m in the middle of “Chalktown” by Melinda Haynes and “Local Dollars, Local Sense” by Michael Shuman. Talk about diversity of interests. :)Thanks for the recommendation.

  4. Hey Sadhvi… nice post.
    I’ve been on a reading binge again lately…just now re-reading The World According to Garp after about 30 years!
    Also read lately and highly recommend:
    A Visit from the Good Squad, Jennifer Egan
    The Terror of Living, Urban Waite
    The Art of Fielding, Chad Harbach

    All my best to you and Sakshi!

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