Susan Marie Molloy

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Moving Along

This past weekend was a busy one.

Sure, there was the usual cleaning house and running a few typical errands (no grocery shopping, though!), and a little relaxing.

That relaxing part was pretty important. I’ve been pushing a lot of activities, well, they’re really necessary home-type-tasks, but I found myself lately not taking time for myself and activities I enjoy to unwind. It became time this weekend to set aside those moments.

I finished up adding books to my Kindle that I want to read. It’s upwards of 400+ books as of now. I plan to keep writing my reviews and sharing them here on this blog, and on Goodreads and Amazon, too. There are sure to be surprises there, just like my discovery of John Philip Sousa’s books.

The amount of books in my Kindle might seem daunting, but I don’t have nor watch television. That leaves a lot of time to read. I do have some DVDs of good old shows that I either remember watching years ago and old ones I newly discovered. Putting on an episode here and there while I’m crocheting or folding laundry is OK with me.

The Internet service where I live is unreliable, and I’m trying to figure out the best times to post and research on the Internet. If it’s storming, though, forget it. It’s down with little hope of coming back until the storm passes. It’s something I have to work around for now.

I’m still working on my book, and thankfully I don’t need the Internet for now while I’m writing.

As I was straightening out my bookcase, I found a bunch of old paperback books my dad had. They’re all World War II history books and novels, and are part of my to-read list. Some of those paperbacks were a whopping 50 cents when he bought them.

It’s good to be busy. I just need to remember that relaxing is a good balance.

November 14, 2016
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Author: Susan Marie Molloy

Hi, and welcome to my blog. I am a published writer, poet, photographer, freelance editor, artist, and career analyst. Growing up in a bilingual family helped me foster my love of languages. I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Political Science, a Bachelor of Arts degree in English, and Master of Arts in History. My short stories, poetry, and photographs have been published in the Emerald Coast Review (18th and 19th editions), newspapers, and in many other publications. I enjoy Pre-Code films, photography, music, travelling, history, reading, and living each day to the fullest in The Oasis. My publications include Engaged (an anthology of my poems), The Crowd of Turin, God of the Sea: A Short Book of Poetry by the Seashore, Grapes Suzette and Other Poetic Epicurean Delights, Gallery Night, Indigo Fantasy, The Green Gloves, Puppy Love, Supreme Theater, and others. I am currently working on an anthology of my short stories, including a roman à clef tale, and am in collaboration with another artist in writing a novel. My books are available through Amazon. Check them out. Buy them. Read them. Send me your thoughts. I look forward to hearing from you.

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