Whenever I go to a bookstore or a grocery store, I see magazines for current events, and for almost every hobby humans conjured. I say almost because I’ve seen magazines about books, book recommendations, and writing. This is the first time I came across about readers, on how reading and books have impacted their lives.
Books and reading always take me through a roller coaster of emotions. I firmly believe that they are still an integral part of our lives. I’ve always wondered if there are others that felt the same. This magazine proves that.
We are basking in the safety of daylight so that the La Llorona won’t get us.
I’ve never heard about the La Llorona up until seeing the movie that came out in 2019, and reading this book.
We don’t have a “weeping woman” in our legends, but there is a similar theme of a woman scorned, revenge, and a curse in the Philippines.
We also have that underlying message that children shouldn’t play when it gets dark, and that they should go home. That men should be virtuous once married. That hell has no fury, like a woman scorned.
I couldn’t wait to get my hands on this book! And the wait was worth it. It has all the feels! By the time I was done reading, it made me feel that they were my friends too.
Beauty maybe in the eye of the beholder, but mainstream media sets the standard. Even I get swept up from time to time in keeping up with the standards. The eruption of social media definitely upped the standards even further.
Being a woman, what would it take to have it all? Or is that a ghostly illusion that we as women constantly chase the after? Would we be happier if we have everything we wanted? Would we be better off having it all? Are all of our sacrifices worth it?
Title: Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the Most Dangerous Man
Author: Mary L. Trump
# of Pages: 240
Nothing like your own family member to let it all out. Part of me would like to know that he should have known that she is writing the book about it. And even with his own title, he couldn’t not stop the publishing.
I would have done more that Mary if I were in her shoes. But it does seem like an out of body experience when you are going against your own family.
Still, she’s very brave for exposing her own family’s darker history and be able to somewhat move on. If it means that writing a book is the way to expose her truth, then so be it.