As you can probably tell, 2020 took a lot out of me, including blogging and reviewing. I did manage to write one letter to a book in the fall, and it’s a book I still can’t stop thinking about. So here’s my letter to The Midnight Library by Matt Haig!
Here’s the text:
Dear The Midnight Library —
Sometimes books drop into your life at the exact right moment. You were that for me. I’m in a period of question marks, so Nora’s story really resonated with me. I’ve always been someone who can get stuck in the “what ifs” – I wish I could go back to change things or I wish I could somehow see what would’ve happened from a decision, like a fast forward. Nora got the opportunity to do this – of course it came at the expense of her trying to take her own life (something I wouldn’t do, just FYI). Nora’s story makes you appreciate living in the moment more, and learning to trust yourself, and I really needed to read that. I liked being able to drop into her parallel lives with her, and I could feel when she’d decide to leave them. Just like Nora, I’m learning you have to want to put in the work. Thank you for being there for me.