Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Book: Pleasant Places

Today’s book was written by a friend. So, yes, I liked it. Yes, I overlooked any aspects that professionally published, hot-shot books have. Why? Because it’s written by a friend, self-published, and worth reading.

Bloggers are an interesting mix when it comes to writing. Some bloggers write too long and convoluted for the Internet attention span. Others write just right for that blink. Some have nothing to say, and use so many words to say it that your head spins.

Some, though, have something good to say. This is what I would say of my friend, Anthony F. Russo (not sure why he needed his middle initial in there) and his book Pleasant Places.

A little background is in order. Anthony was once a more active spirituality blogger, but that pastime had to give way to various responsibilities. He then took the best of his writings for the Internet, edited them, and created this book.

It is perhaps best considered as a travelogue of his spiritual journey. Life is here, warts and all, and in Russo’s life we experience part of our own. Some of the “essays” (they were blog posts, once upon a time!) will not touch your heart or stir your thoughts.

Others, though, are well-worth your consideration. You’re not dealing with a long book here, nor with one that taxes your attention span. It’s inexpensive and inspiring.

Grab a copy today, you will enjoy it.

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