Thursday, December 17, 2015

Book review: Life-Changing Magic, a journal

Well, the author of this book chose an intriguing title, but failed to follow up with intriguing content.

This is a small book, designed not like a journal, but like a diary, as it goes from January 1st to December 31st.  There is "space" in which to write, for 3 years.  It allows you a measly five lines of writing space... all three years squeezed into one page.   Diaries utilize daily, dated entries.  Journals should be more free-wheeling.

There are mostly uninspiring quotes every two weeks or so.  Cliched at best.  Some examples:
Only you can know what kind of environment makes you feel happy.

Things that are cherished shine.

Being surrounded by things that spark joy makes you happy.

Apparently, the author, Marie Kondo, has also written a best-selling book, called The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up.  If this journal is supposed to be a companion book of some sort, I fail to see the relation. 

 If you enjoy journaling, do yourself a favor and go buy a nice blank book in which to write.  Not only will you save some money, but you'll also have some room to write.

Nothing life-changing here!

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 I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.

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