Paperbacks. Feel a little bit closer

When you just finished the Kindle edition of an absolutely wonderful book, and an hour later you still feel like you’re head is spinning and you haven’t quite learned how to function in the Real World again, so you go out and buy the paperback version for a re-read, because this time when your eyes move along the page and your hands grip the pages and you smell that wonderful book smell, you’ll be able to slip a little bit deeper into the author’s marvelous Story World.


I Dreamed I Lost You

“Some days the loss is as fresh as the day the love left. Some days, you can breathe, not think of it for a stretch, sometimes just for an hour or a few minutes, sometimes for days. Sometimes you’ll go a day or a week without breathing once because the loss is suffocating. It takes different faces: anger, hurt, longing. Sometimes it’s bittersweet joy, because for a moment, you had it all. I want to tell you the pain gets easier, but it doesn’t. You only learn to bear it. But there’s comfort in knowing you loved and were loved in return . . . ” Staci Hart, A Thousand Letters

I’m Not Embarrassed To Admit It: Amazon, I Love You!

​When you haven’t ordered anything from Amazon but a package arrives with that insta-recognizable half smile logo.


Little-bursts-of-happiness start firing in your brain. Amazon! I have a package from Amazon!

You pick it up, all smiles, because the Amazon Fairies must know you’ve been a good girl.

But . . .



It’s not for you.



Crushing disappointment ensues, but you try to be brave, because, hey, you knew you didn’t have a package coming.


It still hurts, though.

Damn you, Amazon Fairies! Why couldn’t you have sent me something?!