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Booktube-a-thon Day 1: Reflections

[TRIGGER WARNING: Contains discussion about suicide and depression]

Hey Bibliomaniacs,

This is literally my favorite time of the year besides my birthday, and winter. But,  booktube-a-thon time is upon us once more.

For today’s adventures, I like to say it was not too shabby of a day considering that I was busy working and attended a little fam dinner with my cousin and few friends.

I am cuSuicide Letters from beautiful Girlsrrently still 54 pages away from finishing “Suicide Letters From Beautiful Girls”. This is definitely not what I expected at all. I honestly judged this book by the title and was expecting to have a collection of suicide letters. Call me morbid, but I think that would be a cool collection to read. Instead what I got is a real page turner of mystery. This book has had me captivated, and its been difficult to put it down. The characters are all very interesting and the plot definitely had a few surprises for me. I posted on my instagram story that I didn’t take the book with me to work because I liked the suspense so much that I was trying to savior it. So, I plan on finishing it tonight. (I’ll post an update tomorrow letting you know if that actually happened.)

Ariel

The other book that I talked about on my instagram story was Ariel, which is a collection of poems by Sylvia Plath. Its no secret that I have enjoyed Sylvia Plath’s writing in the past. The “Bell Jar”, till this day is one go my favorite books. This collection of poems is a manuscript that her husband published after her death. The newer edition of the manuscript has an introduction written by her daughter, explaining her mother’s struggle with depression which later led to her committing suicide. I only read a few poems and it made me wish that Sylvia Plath added commentary to her poetry as to why she wrote a particular poem. However, most of them are very dark and you can see the internal battle that she was having with her depression through the words that she wrote on paper. However, although her words are dark there is a type of beauty that is only seen through pain. I personally really connect with her writing and I curious to further explore the depths of such a complicated, dark and unique person that she was.

STATS:

Current Total Page count: 188

Current Total Books Finishing During Booktube-a-thon: 0

Graphic novels: 0

Novels: 0

Poetry Collections: 0

Classics: 0

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