How do you keep a record of your life? I love taking photos

How do you keep a record of your life? I love taking photos

10/21/2021, 4:13:19 PM
How do you keep a record of your life? I love taking photos and I have always been compelled to keep a journal (I bought my first journal when I was 8). My family is big into family history and there is a part of me that keeps a journal and makes memory books so people in the future can know us. I finally finished Addie LaRue and I think this compulsion I have to keep a record of our family for the future generations is what made this book hit my emotions the hardest. Because Addie cannot leave any trace of herself behind. Reading Addie seemed to touch on every memory I have of being lost, lonely, out of place, and desolate—and a book I didn’t think I could relate to, suddenly felt personal. I’ve mentioned before how I some times separate myself from a book to think about what my response to a situation would be, but I didn’t have to do that with Addie. It was like my memories rose up to meet Addie’s feelings and I carried my own past heartbreaks and lonely moments in time with the story. You’d think it’d be hard to relate to someone out of time, but it turns out she’s the easiest to relate to because she’s been through it all. I did not close this book shouting FIVE STARS! I closed it quietly because I was emotionally spent and wiped a tear out of my eye from the last chapter. For the past couple days I’ve thought over all the care and small details that Schwab put into this story and I know that it will resonate deeply with a lot of people. For me, Addie said: Hang in there, finding your way is a repeating life journey, you are influencing people all around you in small ways, eat good food, and cherish the people who really see you. #theinvisiblelifeofaddielarue #victoriaschwab #veschwab #bookreview

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