Fingers crossed that poetry can pull me out of this funk
Not quite as good as fangirl, but I still cried, so there's that...
What a wild ride! Totally worth the second wave (the 20th anniversary edition came out a few weeks ago) buzz!
This book has everything. Dogs. Mad scientists. Revolutions. General unease...
Seriously worth a trip back to the 90s...or the 90s picture of 2011, really.
I've read a lot of this year and to me this collection is a mixed bag. There were poems that took my breath away and poems I skimmed. Luckily for me those catch my breath poems were enough to make up for some of the flops.
If you've ever had a long distance relationship, this is worth picking up.
I've been in quite the reading funk. Everything I usually read is full of beautiful paragraphs, deep musings, and usually a little despair. My roomie came to the rescue with a few books I wouldn't have pickedm
So last night I stayed up until the wee hours of the morning finishing this fun, wonky gem. It was the perfect escape from all of my real world problems.
I really need to remember that reading is supposed to be fun, not a struggle.
Sometimes it is just nice to see yourself reflected back on the pages in front of you. That's what these poems feel like. Heartbreak can be an isolating experience, but Leav finds a way to capture the hurt, the questions, and the nostalgia and wrap them all up in a lyrical bow.
I don't read a ton of sci fi but this collection is so thought provoking and well written that I can't get it out of my mind!
FYI the work Arrival was based on is the title story. It's a rare case of the movie being better than the book, even though the story is easily the highlight of the collection.
I can't think of a more perfect time for this book. It gave me a greater appreciation of the women that are always in the background of American history and was a quick and enlightening read.
Gotta say I have some new favorite white house figures, and a lot of new trivia facts!
Currently reading about some incredibly strong women 😍
Last year I was a reactor. I dropped the ball on some things (like reading) and excelled at others. I had my heart broken and minor organs removed. I lost myself some where along the way.
This year I am living for me, with books and stories and laughter.
I'm starting today.
There are many more eloquent than me on days like today when it feels like nothing will ever be right again.
I was awoken at 3am by either my phone or a newly discovered gallstone to the news of our new president and then spent some 7 hours at the hospital.
I have never needed the comfort of JK and Hogwarts more.
My #readathon prize came yesterday! I'm all heart eyes and TBR piles. 😍📚😍📚😍
When I can't sleep I tend to gravitate towards things of comfort. lately that has meant Harry Potter audio books. Over the last week I've made my way through Sorcerers Stone and a few chapters into Chamber of Secrets while willing myself to catch some extra sleep. I guess if I am going to be tired I might as well be tired and at Hogwarts !
Lauren Groff is a powerhouse. I still think about last Fates and Furies about once a week, despite finishing it a year ago. This collection of short stories is a perfect taste of the proses I loved mixed with stories of life and regret which seem to be the most constant themes among the nine works here. favorites included L. Debard & Aliette and Blythe
Do you guys remember Foer? The guy who was writing those heartbreaking (or heartwarming? ) stories about Jewish identity and melancholy and world tragedy? I named my dog after one of his characters...Anyway he's back!
And he wants you to remember that the American dream is miserable.
And that the world is still tragic.
Also, he is still Jewish and prolific and wonderful.
Oh, but now he is also long winded...