Merry twelfth day of Christmas!
The last and final day of Christmas has come and I am a little sad about it.
On the twelfth day of Christmas my bookshelf gave to me
twelve months of grieving,
eleven (times two) piggies,
ten typing fingers,
nine winning pointers,
eight worlds (plus Asgard),
seven billion people,
six little children,
four family foes,
three old friends,
two shrinking twits,
and one big Holy Shit! moment!
For the twelfth day of Christmas I read…
The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion*.
This was kind of a sad note to end the twelve days on. My bad. I wanted to get at least one of the books from the Gilmore Girl list into this twelve days!
This book was written by Didion after the Death of her husband John. It goes through her process of mourning throughout the first year following the death. While mourning she was also coping with her daughter who was suffering from a brain injury. She adds in some psychology with her anecdotes to explain her grief as she replays the time leading up to his death over and over again. It shows how easily one can get stuck thinking there was something they could have done differently that would have changed to outcome drastically, when in actuality there was no way to avoid it.
As one who enjoys a good cover, initially looking at this one I thought simple; but not too simple. Upon really looking at it, I noticed four of the letters were written in a different color than the rest: Joan Didion The Year of Magical Thinking. Which spells John, the name of her late husband. I thought this was such a sweet touch that probably goes unnoticed more often than not. Subtle things like this make me like a book more. I can’t explain why, they just do.
Well, that’s a wrap on the gifts from my bookshelf.
Not really, my bookshelf is the gift that keeps on giving day after day!
However, typing up daily book reviews sounds like a lot and I don’t think I am that great at it. So I will just leave it at these Twelve Days of Christmas.
Are you tackling the Gilmore Girl reading list too?!
Have you read this book?!
*click on the book cover or title and it will link you to where you can purchase them! these are affiliate links, so if you make a purchase my blog will make some money and then i can keep on blogging! so that would be awesome!*