Last Week in NetGalley

So I had a 4-day work week, and that meant I really got through some of my NetGalley books! If there is anyone over here who doesn’t know what NetGalley is, NetGalley is a website you can use to request ARCs, or Advance Reader copies. It has some of the biggest publishes and some reallyContinue reading “Last Week in NetGalley”

Book Review: Avidly Reads: Poetry by Jacquelyn Ardam

Avidly Reads: Poetry by Jacquelyn Ardam I’m not familiar with any of the other books in the avidly reads series, but I would check them out on the basis of this one. Ardam is a good writer, clearly very knowledgable, and I think her experience as a professor gives her the ability to recognize whenContinue reading “Book Review: Avidly Reads: Poetry by Jacquelyn Ardam”

Book Review: Between Lost and Found and Infinite by Kathy Kimbray

Between Lost and Found and Infinite by Kathy Kimbray So if you follow me on insta, you’ll know that I’m now on my third post for this book! Over here, I think this may just be my second! This means that for this book tour, I’m now on the part where I need to reviewContinue reading “Book Review: Between Lost and Found and Infinite by Kathy Kimbray”

Book Deal Alert: Between Lost and Found and Infinite by Kathy Kimbray | Book Tour

I’m part of another book tour you guys! So basically some time ago Book of Matches Media let me be part of the cover reveal tour for this book. Basically, the cover got me and I really really wanted this book. I’m genuinely sure they thought I was insane because there I am specifying onContinue reading “Book Deal Alert: Between Lost and Found and Infinite by Kathy Kimbray | Book Tour”

Book Review: unlock your storybook heart by Amanda Lovelace

Why did I do this to myself? The thing is, I’m really sure everyone will want to read Amanda Lovelace. She’s a fairly popular poet with 5786 followers on Goodreads and a lot of books, including some that have been translated to other languages. And I also really wanted to tank my NetGalley US feedbackContinue reading “Book Review: unlock your storybook heart by Amanda Lovelace”

Poem of the day: After Death by Christina Rossetti

I recently finished the Goblin Market and Other Poems by Christina Rossetti and this poem just reminded me of something I’d read about Lord Byron and how he treated his daughter. When I read ‘Strange Antics: A History of Seduction’ by Clement Knox (can’t find my my beautiful hardback copy which I’m annoyed by soContinue reading “Poem of the day: After Death by Christina Rossetti”

Poem of the Day ~ Everyone Sang by Siegfried Sassoon

Everyone Sang by Siegfried Sassoon Everyone suddenly burst out singing;And I was filled with such delightAs prisoned birds must find in freedom,Winging wildly across the whiteOrchards and dark-green fields; on – on – and out of sight. Everyone’s voice was suddenly lifted;And beauty came like the setting sun:My heart was shaken with tears; and horrorDriftedContinue reading “Poem of the Day ~ Everyone Sang by Siegfried Sassoon”

Diomedes Speaks of Fame ~ Burt Porter

For some reason I’ve decided to end the year by regularly reading something on Jstor; why I picked this as a hobby is a good question because I have no idea. But here we are. But I’ve always been a big fan of the Trojan War, and at some point Diomedes was someone I reallyContinue reading “Diomedes Speaks of Fame ~ Burt Porter”

Of Mutability by Jo Shapcott | Unmemorable Poetry with A Moment | Review

What does it mean when I can’t remember you the next day? Of Mutability by Jo Shapcott Insomnia and night shift have done wonders for how much poetry I read. I can focus on things enough to get through them, or my brain registers more easily that this is not worth a deep read andContinue reading “Of Mutability by Jo Shapcott | Unmemorable Poetry with A Moment | Review”