Words that make you feel.

I think it’s time to focus on some poetry this time. Contemporary poetry. I chose Love and Misadventures by Leav Lang because the cover is absolutely adorable, I mean look at this:

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Rating: 4/5.

I love poetry but contemporary poetry is my favorite and I always devour the poems. This book sent Lang Leav to a special place in my heart and I can’t wait to read some more but I have to take it slow cause I don’t wanna read all of them in a single day lol.

I’ve read many bad reviews about this one and I sincerely don’t get it. I know it’s not your typical shakespearian and sophisticated play of words but it really does its job, it makes you feel things. It sends you on a rollercoaster and it’s full of emotions. It’s so crazy relatable to a lot of us, it was an amazing read.

No it doesn’t have complex poems but I don’t think you need complexity when you know how to write and what to say and the author nailed it. The words are real and raw from the heart. No time to pretend.

 

RISE RED AS THE DAWN!

So I’m not really able to post a lot because my laptop broke since october and I’m kinda struggling to write posts on my phone but I feel like I really have to. And the first post of the year goes to Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard.

Rating: 5/5.

I felt so good returning to this story! Especially because I loooveeed the first one so much, I just had to read this one as soon as possible. There are just so many things happening, you wouldn’t even believe it! Victoria knew how to hit the readers. You know I post spoiler-free reviews but I gotta tell you, if you haven’t started the second one, you really should. And nothing will prepare you for it.

By the way, I’m gonna share with you guys the trailer for the third book, The King’s Cage (Click on the title of the book).

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23174274-glass-sword?ac=1&from_search=true

3 o’clock blues

I’m not a huge fan of modern poetry but I give it a shot sometimes when I’m in the mood and I couldn’t have chosen a better book than The three o’clock in the morning sessions by Angie Martin.

I was scrolling on Amazon Kindle’s free poetry books and the title, let’s face it, it’s pretty catchy. So I downloaded it and I’ve made myself cozy and started reading it and soon enough I finished it.

There’s so much beauty in it, you have to check it out. It’s like a collection of ballads and every poem gives you a certain feeling. They’re short but Angie has the right words to share whatever she felt at that moment. You can feel that she’s really pouring out her soul and feelings. You feel her sadness and you can also relate to those poems.

What made this book better than some others are the short narrations. You’re gonna find 2  great short stories as deep as those poems are but embrace yourself for the last one. I wanted more of it.

Totally recommended!

Rating: 4/5

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/21873689-the-three-o-clock-in-the-morning-sessions?ac=1&from_search=true

BOB DYLAN FOR PRESIDENT!

All my respect for this man. I always loved him and listened to his songs for years and I appreciate him for what he is and finding out today that he won the nobel prize in literature just made my heart smile.

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I’ve seen there were many people complaining that he didn’t really deserved it, that maybe Murakami should’ve won. These people are the ones that never actually read his lyrics. I really recommend them to take a break on hating and just check out some of his songs or just read the lyrics and it might change their minds.

I’m a huge fan of Murakami myself and I would’ve been happy as well if he would’ve won but there’s something unique about Dylan’s writing

“… and songs, to me, were more important than just light entertainment. They were my preceptor and guide into some altered consciousness of reality, some different republic, some liberated republic.”.

It’s so awesome seeing a songwriter and folk artist at the same time being included between novelists and poets (writing songs it’s still poetry tho’), I guess the times they are a’changing.

Congratulations, Bob Dylan! May your legacy reign forever.

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September’s favorite reading

I’ve been so tempted to start reading it but I always postponed it and I didn’t really want to start a new series. After finishing the book before it, I really had no idea what book should be the next one so I tried a few books to see which one’s gonna make me continue.

Of course my curiosity made me choose Red Queen. And it caught me right from the beginning so I thought some dystopia wouldn’t harm anyone.

I already wrote a review for it and I don’t really know what’s more to say but I know many people couldn’t really feel empathy towards Mare Barrow and they also didn’t buy anything that actually happened, but that’s not my case and I’m happy because I really wanted to enjoy it and man I totally did. It just hit the spot.

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“Literature is my utopia”-Hellen K.

Hellen Keller’s Story Of My Life had a great impact on me. You’ll never see someone with a soul as beautiful as Hellen’s soul. Every page radiated gratefulness and beauty. I didn’t read some words, I’ve seen one of the most beautiful person’s life rolling in front of my eyes.

 

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Losing your sight and hear at a young age (she was not even 2) it truly is a tragedy but she is the one that knew how to deal with it and never feel inferior to others. She loved her life every second and tried to make the best of every moment especially after she met her teacher Miss Sullivan when she was 7.

I’ve been fascinated by Miss Sullivan’s patience to teach Hellen everything from writing to recognizing notions like love and other stuff. I can’t imagine how hard it was for her to accomplish everything.

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Hellen and Miss Sullivan

Of course she had her times of loneliness and darkness but she always knew how to keep her faith in God and always look at the bright side. If you’re looking for strength to go on with your life and always get some life lessons, her biography is the book for you.

She ended up as a very respected woman and she deserved all of it from being the first deaf-blind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree to all the campaigns she attended and fought for women too. She will always be a symbol of courage, hope and strength.

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Hellen meeting Charlie Chaplin, 1919.

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Hellen Keller listening to Beethoven’s Ninth.

 

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/821611.The_Story_of_My_Life?ac=1&from_search=true

War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength.

My favorite book of all time, 1984 by George Orwell.

Rating: 100/5.

This book is the one that started my love for reading and the one that made me want to read some more dystopian books.

Orwell is considered a prophet of literature, writing the book in 1948 and being so accurate years later.

1984 is truly frightening and it can destroy you. After finishing it from time to time I was having some flashbacks from it. Living in totalitarism where the society is controlled by the Big Brother is no joke. And by controlled I mean literally your every move was watched.

You won’t get how awful this is until you see it through Winston Smith’s eyes (the main character). He tries to live his life like any other person, drinking coke, smoking his cigarettes…falling in love eventually with a girl from the anti-sex  group…but you know what they say…you can run but you can’t hide.

They eventually fix him in the end.

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By the way, don’t watch the movie.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/5470.1984?ac=1&from_search=true