Do you have a favorite book or movie genre? Of course you do. I do too - I just didn't know what to call it until last year when I came across a youtube documentary on Magical Realism.
"That's it!" everything in me yelled.
I've always been drawn to books that have a touch of magic - but that magic is mixed into the absolute normalcy of life. I like fairy tales and some fantasy but this is different. The magic is just there. A part of day to day life, if you are observant enough. Think Matilda or Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium, Chocolat, or even Groundhog Day. (among some of my favorites) The book Night Circus and the book and movie, Mrs Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children are others that I just thought I liked, but didn't really have a connection.
I love the idea that there really is so much more possible, so many magical things happening all around us that we just chalk up to coincidence. I am very patient. And I am watching.
Side note, funny story - I used to review books as a part of my job. One day I was sent Mrs. Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children - for some reason the book blurb I received did not clue me in to the fact that this was a type of fantasy novel.... I was a little surprised and confused to say the least. (read it, or watch the movie to see how quickly this idea was squashed)
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