Wrap-Up: Bout of Books 25

Let’s see how long I can last with consistent blog posts!

Bout of Books wrapped up yesterday and it was a lot of fun to get so immersed in reading. It was a rough start because I got some tough news at the start of the week but I was still able to read quite a bit.

I was tracking my progress on Twitter so you can see that here but here are my final stats:

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Review: Wild Flowers by Michelle S. Smith

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First day of Bout of Books so what better time to post a long overdue review! I received this poetry collection last year from the author and it was a really beautiful read over the holidays. And then school happened and here we are! So about that review:

Wild Flowers: A Powerful Poetry Collection of Love, Loss, Healing and Empowerment by Michelle S. Smith
Genre: Poetry

This collection of Poetry and Prose is an explosion of femininity, empowerment, and personal growth. Michelle celebrates her triumph over mental illness and promotes resilience and self-love in her readers. 

Get it here: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

This was a really lovely collection, and quite easy to read through in one sitting. It does touch on some pretty heavy themes as the blurb and title indicate — loss, mental illness, abandonment, but also the other side of that in moving towards healing and empowerment.  The collection is grouped into several sections recognizing this movement – ‘Loss, Pain & Depression’, ‘Abandonment’ and then ‘Love’, ‘Empowerment’, and ultimately ‘Healing’.

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Let’s Read! Bout of Books 25

Hey all! Good news – school is done!

I’m officially finished with all my assignments and I’ll be graduating next month, then facing the job market. But until then, I suddenly have lots of time to read so I’ll be showing up more here and participating in my favourite readathon – Bout of Books!

bout may 2019The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly Rubidoux Apple. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, May 13th and runs through Sunday, May 19th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, Twitter chats, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 25 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

You can read at your own pace, which is perfectly fine with me. I’ve currently got 5 books on the go so I’ll try to finish a few of those, and get some long overdue reviews set up for the blog.

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