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on grief and writing

In her stunningly written memoir of grief, The Year of Magical Thinking, Joan Didion writes, “Grief, when it comes, is nothing like we expect it to be. 658 more words


I have to stop reading distressing books for awhile

Books are not life, correct?  Just like reality TV is not reality. Sometimes, it’s hard though when I relate to the characters or real life people. 151 more words

Podcast recommendations #6: This Week I’ve Been Listening To…

This week I was working from home a lot so that meant less time on buses and less time listening to podcasts. Boo! Still, I managed to pack in a few quality conversations… 739 more words


My reading life

It’s been a couple of weeks and not a blog post in sight. I’ve been indulging in the fine art of procrastination, plus I felt I had nothing to write about. 1,039 more words

Cheryl Strayed

#AmReading: Joan Didion’s The Year of Magical Thinking

‘Give grief a chance’, the text seems to say. Five chapters in, Joan Didion’s The Year of Magical Thinking presents a generative exploration of mourning whose writing combines an impersonal detachment with an underlying layer of devastation. 859 more words


South and West ~Joan Didion

Rating: ehh???

Such a short read, this book feels incredibly dated, which was to be expected, as it is from Didion’s travels in the 70’s. … 334 more words

Book Review

Podcast recommendations #4: This week I’ve been listening to…

This week’s podcast recommendations involve flappers, fiction and fate. Enjoy! 642 more words