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#SummerReadingProgram Book 5: Afterlife by Melissa Jennings

Rating: Four out of five stars I finished this book minutes before the local Summer Reading Program ended. I didn’t reach the goal of six books, but I read five books just the same. The fifth book is Afterlife, a collection of poetry by Melissa Jennings. This chapbook is a small collection of poems about… Continue reading #SummerReadingProgram Book 5: Afterlife by Melissa Jennings

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#SummerReadingProgram Book 4: Envelope Poems by Emily Dickinson

Rating: Five out of five stars I found this book while on a random trip to the bookstore. I entered with no intention of buying anything, and left with a treasure. Emily Dickinson has always been my favorite poet. Her rhythm and imagery captured my soul since I read her work as a child. I… Continue reading #SummerReadingProgram Book 4: Envelope Poems by Emily Dickinson

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#SummerReadingProgram Book 3: Love & Misadventure by Lang Leav

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars Contemporary poetry intrigues me. It’s either a hit or miss. As a writer of contemporary poetry, I love getting my hands on any such collection. Sometimes, contemporary poetry is raw and full of straightforward passion. Other times, such poetry is vague with simple rhyme that leaves a taste in my mouth.… Continue reading #SummerReadingProgram Book 3: Love & Misadventure by Lang Leav

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#SummerReadingProgram Book 2: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? by Edward Albee

Rating: Four out of five stars I borrowed this book from a friend naively thinking it to be a play about Virginia Woolf. Wow, was I wrong. At the beginning of my reading experience, all I could think of was the first note I wrote down: “242 pages of an older couple arguing about their… Continue reading #SummerReadingProgram Book 2: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? by Edward Albee

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#SummerReadingProgram Book 1: Wires and Nerve by Marissa Meyer

Rating: Five out of five stars (Slight spoilers ahead.) As I wrote about in my last blog post, I joined my local library’s summer reading program after finding out they offered the program for adults! This particular summer reading program sets the goal of six books by July 29th. I’ve been wanting to read more… Continue reading #SummerReadingProgram Book 1: Wires and Nerve by Marissa Meyer

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Book Review: The Poet’s Cookbook by Dan Gilbert

Rating: Two out of five stars When I first saw an inexpensive ebook titled The Poet’s Cookbook, I purchased it with the expectation that it was one long metaphor comparing writing to cooking. I thought prompts would be presented in recipes, that poems would be described as delicious dishes. Unfortunately, the cookbook metaphor ends with… Continue reading Book Review: The Poet’s Cookbook by Dan Gilbert

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Book Review: Prodigys Promise by Madison Key

Rating: One out of five stars Attention: mild spoilers ahead. I started reading The Helmsworth Project series last year; previously, I reviewed the first book. I avoided reviewing the rest of the series because every book declined in personal rating. I gave the first three stars, the second two stars, and the third one star.… Continue reading Book Review: Prodigys Promise by Madison Key