Goodmorning Monday! ✨ BOOK REVIEW: The Year of Magical

Goodmorning Monday! ✨ BOOK REVIEW: The Year of Magical

9/14/2021, 4:29:29 AM
Goodmorning Monday! ✨ BOOK REVIEW: The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion
RATING: 💛💛💛 “A single person is missing for you, and the whole world is empty.” I've always heard about Joan Didion, how great of a writer she is. So when I finally got a copy of one of her well known works, I was so happy. I wasn't expecting much but I did expect something. Something to click and move me. I had just finished a fiction book about grief, so maybe The Year of Magical Thinking is a great book but bad timing for me. I couldn't not finish it though. I was hooked by her beautiful writing from the first ten pages. I instantly felt her loss, but sixty pages in, something still hasn't clicked to me. You know the feeling of getting through a book to get through a book? That's how I felt. I told myself, "Maybe it's because I haven’t lost, the way Didion have lost." It wasn't until I had watched her documentary on Netflix when I finally felt connected to this memoir. It finally clicked to me. I finally know the people mentioned in the story. Reading through her stream of consciousness was something raw and special to me as a reader. I didn't need to like it, it was just as if I was there for a friend who have lost too much, trying to comprehend how the world would continue, if we had lost the people we most care about. This was about real life. “We are not idealized wild things. We are imperfect mortal beings, aware of that mortality even as we push it away, failed by our very complication, so wired that when we mourn our losses we also mourn, for better or for worse, ourselves. As we were. As we are no longer. As we will one day not be at all.” ps. @coffeeandsanity here’s my review ☺️💕 I recommend to add it to your cart HAHA #thecozynookreads

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