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:
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
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’.
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!
The 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.