Overcoming Bloglessness

In A Timely Manner


Daily PromptOff the Shelf.
Take a look at your bookcase. If you had enough free time, which book would be the first one you’d like to reread? Why?

I want to reread all those books I loaned out and never saw again. My Susan Jacoby books and my Ingersoll book that I loaned to Marcia; my bird books, loaned to Karin.

 It’s my own fault.   I’m too eager to share good books with people I like; people with similar interests. I loan books to people who I’m sure will return them. People who, I assume,  live by the code of always returning borrowed things in a timely manner.  

But stuff happens. Marcia had to escape a psychotic roommate. I couldn’t ask her to go back in for my books.

Karin asked me if I needed my books back and I said, Oh, that’s okay, take your time. I keep thinking she’ll have them, next time I see her.  I don’t think she’s reading them.  I wonder if she even knows where they are. 

I want to keep all the books I really like, even if I never do re-read them.  

I’m telling you this to avoid writing a book report.


Author: Susan B Raven

For many years I have suffered from debilitating bloglessness, only writing in my head, while everyone else posted and shared with ease. Previous attempts at recovery have failed, my secret journals edited to death, pages torn out, crumpled and trashed. I will not succumb to this embarassing condition. I will continue to struggle against the rampant backspacing and endless blank staring. I refuse to relapse into the void that is bloglessness. I can do it. I am doing it. I am Overcoming Bloglessness.

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