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Book Review: The Year of Magical Thinking

“Life changes in the instant. The ordinary instant.” 

― Joan Didion, The Year of Magical Thinking

When a friend recommends a particular book, I take note, and read.

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The Year of Magical Thinking

“I know why we try to keep the dead alive: we try to keep them alive in order to keep them with us.

I also know that if we are to live ourselves there comes a point at which we must relinquish the dead, let them go, keep them dead.”

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qotd: instant

Life changes in the instant. The ordinary instant.

—Joan Didion, The Year of Magical Thinking

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It Happened that Thursday

Thursday, October 19, 2017.  3:22 PM.

The cheery jingle of an arriving text message caused no alarm. Just another afternoon heading home from campus. Youngest sister checking in. 1,245 more words


(Much Delayed) June Reading Wrapup

Number of books read: 4
Number of pages read: 900ish
Best book: The Book of Essie by Meghan MacLean Weir
Most disappointing read: Speak No Evil by Uzodinma Iweala… 50 more words

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The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion

I hadn’t read Joan Didion since high school, and I thought it was high time for that to change. I may have picked the wrong book to start with. 178 more words

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Well, lucky for you – I’ve decided to continue my musings on death. I’m sure this is getting to obsession level, but thankfully no one reads this. 658 more words