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The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion

"Life changes in an instant.

The ordinary instant."

A spent the morning lost in a book...lost in emotion.

The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion has been on my list of Must Read Before I Die books for a few years now. I can actually remember the moment I decided I needed to read it. I knew the impact it would have on me. I was sitting on my couch, watching a documentary about Joan Didion; one directed and created by her nephew; one with an acutely personal touch; one that touched my heart (Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold).

I have never forgotten her or this book.

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Literary Adventures: September Reads

September was the beginning of cozy season here in Saskatchewan, Canada (also known as fall/winter). So, when I was not editing books, I was reading them. Coffee in hand (like it had to be said) and comfort at optimal levels (slippers on).

Here’s what I dove into this month.

***No spoilers, I promise***

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You are a Creative Genius. Yep, you.

Words are a special kind of magic. I have understood this for my whole life. Every day, lives are changed through songs, stories, speeches...memes. For me, they have most touched my life through books. Through pen and paper. Ouf. The hold books have had over me in my life. It's kind of hard to describe. But, suffice it to say, it's some real next-level love affair type stuff. They have guided my life. Have comforted me. Have taught me. Gave adolescent me unrealistic perspectives on men and relationships (Beware of Young Adult Fiction). And, have been a window into countless new perspectives, worlds, histories, minds, and lives.

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Literary Adventures: August Reads

This month has been an intuitive reading month for me. What I mean by that is I read whatever I felt like reading in the moment I felt like reading it. As per usual, it means I read a lot of fiction and imagination expanding books.

It also means I read, A LOT. Aka best month ever.

Here are my 3 favourite reads this month: All written by badass literary females.

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Review: Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor

It has been quite some time since I’ve gotten so lost in a book that I’ve let the world drop away for a couple of days. That I just let myself get fully lost in the magic world coming to life on the page and in my imagination. Meeting new characters (making new friends, really), exploring new worlds, with new tastes, new smells, new languages.

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