8.06.2007

Staggering toward normalcy

As regular readers know, I've taken a new job. The deafening silence of this blog has been due to transitioning. I don't remember other job changes feeling this difficult, but I'm sure much of the overwhelmingly blecch feeling is because I have been under duress with my previous position for so long.

So, I'm staggering toward restoring some regularity to my blogging and other areas of my life.

Somehow, in the midst of all the change, I've managed to finish several books, including For Whom the Bell Tolls, which I loved. I feel rather passe, unfashionable and middlebrow for admitting to loving Hemingway, but there it is.

For anyone interested in the Iraq situation, I highly recommend Imperial Life in the Emerald City . While heartbreaking in its outlining of exactly how Bush & Co. got it wrong in Iraq, it is important and absorbing.

I have got a lot of blog reading to catch up on! Hope all is well out there for you folks. I'll be on track, sassing about the lit scene, very soon...

12 comments:

Sarah said...

glad you're back! I'm trying Hemingway's Farewell to Arms for the Unread Authors challenge this fall, and I'm looking forward to it!

Dorothy W. said...

I like Hemingway too ... glad to see you're back!

Smithereens said...

We've been missing you! Hope everything's fine with your new job

Dark Orpheus said...

Ah! You're back! Was wondering what mattered for a while then. Glad to have you back, and hope everything is settling down for you.

Nothing wrong with Hemingway. One of my Japanese colleagues once told me that Papa Hemingway is one of the most read authors in English-to-Japanese translation in Japan. So, you're in good company. With the Japanese.

Kate S. said...

It's lovely to see you back LK! I'm glad to hear that you've continued to enjoy your reading despite time and energy being in short supply during your job transition.

Amanda A. said...

Hooray! Your Alive!

Courtney said...

I've been wondering about you! Good luck with the transition and good for you for breaking out of your comfort zone and making the move.
I am goign to be reading all of Hemingway's works beginning in September and blogging about them - looking forward to your thoughts!

Andi said...

Another Hemingway fan here! I had a friend in grad school who once gave a paper on one of Hemingway's stories on a women's studies panel. Needless to say we were worried about his safety.

Anonymous said...

I missed my bookclub meeting today I just realized ! oops. But knowing you're back helps. I'm taking a list of books from your blog to the library on Thurs.

Thanks

Ched

Tara said...

I've always found job changes exhausting, myself. I just want to get to the point when I can feel I know what I'm doing.

d. chedwick bryant said...

while you've been slaving away, I had a week off --during which I read nature stories mainly, and tons of them. very soothing but thought provoking stuff. do you have any favorites in that area? I posted about Henry Beston today. I hope you can can some vacation time soon, even if only a few days. miss you.

stefanie said...

Glad you're back! Hope the new job is going well.