Coffee Days, Whiskey Nights – book review

I read one, yes one, poetry book in April, National Poetry Month. (I actually started four other poetry collections, but didn’t get through them, so there aren’t being counted.) I’m trying not to shame myself too much for my lack of word intake, but I admit, it’s pretty hard as my TBR shelf looms overContinue reading “Coffee Days, Whiskey Nights – book review”

the bitter end – book review

The Bitter End by Kaliane Faye was a short poetry collection about the feelings of bitterness with a relationship that never had the time to bloom. Correction: it had the time but not the courage. At least, that was my takeaway. This collection was not for me. The style wasn’t my favorite and I keptContinue reading “the bitter end – book review”

Honeybee – book review

Honeybee by Trista Mateer is a WLM poetry collection that briefly goes over the lovesick feelings in a relationship, before moving through the confessional poetry of life during and after a breakup.  I’ve read one of Trista’s works before, The Dogs I Have Kissed, and really enjoyed the language in it, so I was excitedContinue reading “Honeybee – book review”

books i’ve read in 2021

I didn’t read many books in 2021, could probably count how many books on one hand, but I’m hoping that will change, and 2022 will be full of more moments of reading and reviewing. Let’s talk about the few books I did read, though. Some of these books I’ve left reviews for (others I eitherContinue reading “books i’ve read in 2021”

let’s talk book reviews

Let’s talk book reviews: Awhile ago, I saw an author practically shaming a review they got on their book. The reviewer gave one star and shared their reasoning in, what I would say, a very polite way. But the author disagreed and went off about how the reviewer should widen their tastes and put theirContinue reading “let’s talk book reviews”

books i’ve read in the month of june

Read: Em(body)ment of Wonder by Tanya Sangpun Thamkruphat: Each one of us is on a path to somewhere. But where exactly? Life is full of forks in the road, and we were not given a map or an instruction manual when we stole our first breaths of air from the atmosphere. But the heart isContinue reading “books i’ve read in the month of june”

Em(body)ment of Wonder – book review

Em(body)ment of Wonder by Tanya Sangpun Thamkruphat retraces the difficulties life presents and shares with us a series of lessons. The back of the book reads “Life is full of forks in the road… But the heart is salient-a compass pointing not north, but onward,” and I feel it describes the pieces inside perfectly. AsContinue reading “Em(body)ment of Wonder – book review”

Chameleon Skin – book review

Chameleon Skin by Breanne Weber is a collection of poetry talking about the darkness of depression and the monochrome perspective that comes with it, and how with healing comes the bright and vibrant colours of love. This is the first book I’ve read by Breanne Weber, and I kind of have some mixed feelings. I’llContinue reading “Chameleon Skin – book review”

the witch doesn’t burn in this one – book review

The second edition to the “women are some kind of magic” series by Amanda Lovelace, The Witch Doesn’t Burn in This One, is a heavy feminist collection talking about abuse, eating disorders, sexual assualt, and alot of fire. Amanda has the book split into four separate parts: the trial, the burning, the firestorm, and theContinue reading “the witch doesn’t burn in this one – book review”