returning is difficult

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Returning to work and schedule is always difficult for me. Today it was more so, perhaps because it was (earlier) a rainy post Tisha b’Av after a week away Monday. It’s sunny now and two very large loads of laundry are done (though not yet folded and put away). I’m happier but still have much to do before I feel that I’m even slightly caught up on Work and home and Life.

I’m going to try something different with my review this week. I’m cutting and pasting from what GoodReads provided (though cleaning up a little as I don’t like how it looks). Together E and I read another book this past week, but it was such a terrible travel guide (for us anyway) that I don’t even want to mention it here.

In Short: A Collection of Brief Creative Nonfiction In Short: A Collection of Brief Creative Nonfiction by Mary Paumier Jones
My review:
rating: 5 of 5 stars
How do I review a book I enjoyed so much that moments after reading through it once I immediately started back on some of the shorts I really enjoyed and found inspiration from?

What words can I choose to describe a book that proves to me that essays need not be the length of the average New Yorker article to be powerful?

The essays chosen and the order they were laid out (which the editors stress is not the way one needs to read them in) left me with a braid of stories, of thoughts, of words which left me yearning for more.

I hope one day to write and pull my writings together with half the skill displayed within these soft covers.

Please go find this book and read it. I suggest purchasing it (or having a wonderful friend gift it to you) as you might not want to return it to the library.

(if you care to you may view all my reviews, though I’ve not posted many yet.)

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2 Replies to “returning is difficult”

  1. Wow – I’m going to dive in!
    Welcome back.

    melanie recently wrote mindfulness is not enough.

  2. And which travel guide was it?

    As for the laundry … I’d say I dread seeing all that I have to do but, um … it’s all in the car and I know exactly how much there is. Three bags and six days worth of clothes. For four. My plans are set once we get home later …

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