the carrying review.

Ada Limon has done it again. I've had poetry that has left a strong impression on me, but this collection cut me to my core. Limon is a master of making you feel. I re-read numerous poems because I couldn't get over the way she captured emotion. I reviewed bright dead things a few months … Continue reading the carrying review.

valentine’s day.

Happy Valentine's Day bookworms! I hope your day includes some sweet treats and love. Love shows itself in an array of ways. Romance, friendships, family relationships, and most importantly: self-love. So let's celebrate love today in whatever way we can. Here are a few poems that reflect the theme of love in many aspects. Enjoy … Continue reading valentine’s day.

the paris review fall 2019 review.

It's no secret that The Paris Review is one of my favorite literary magazines. Every season I eagerly await the release of a new issue. I've found that reading The Paris Review has given me the opportunity to be exposed to a variety of authors, writing styles, and unique stories. Each issue is filled with … Continue reading the paris review fall 2019 review.

sea of strangers review.

In a sea of strangers,you've longed to know me.Your life spent sailing to my shores.The arms that yearnto someday hold me,will ache beneaththe heavy oars.Please take your timeand take it slowly;as all you dowill run its course.And nothing elsecan take what only ---was always meantas solely yours. I was in the mood for some poetry … Continue reading sea of strangers review.

getting into a reading habit.

Since starting a full-time desk job, I have noticed my reading time plummet. Not ideal for someone running a book blog/instagram. Trying to find a balance of love for reading and fitting it into a busy schedule can be tough. So I decided to write up a few ways to realistically get into a habit … Continue reading getting into a reading habit.

something bright, then holes // bluets review.

Today is all about the great Maggie Nelson. I decided to make this post about both of her poetry collections, because there aren't enough days left in April to do individual posts. (Math clearly isn't my strong suit.) I have had something bright, then holes sitting on my bookshelf for far too long without reading … Continue reading something bright, then holes // bluets review.

the complete poems of anne sexton review.

From the joy and anguish of her own experience, Anne Sexton crafted poems that told truths about the inner lives of men and women. The Complete Poems was a treat to read through. Few other American poets have written so many kinds of poems, on such different subjects, while successfully capturing the attention of the … Continue reading the complete poems of anne sexton review.