The past two weeks have been a juggling act of hurricane prep and a full schedule. So to set the goal of 5 books in the span of two weeks? What was I thinking? Luckily, I was able to pull through and reach my goal for the third year of my participation in Tackle Your… Continue reading #TackleTBR Read-A-Thon Wrap-Up!
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
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
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
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
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
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