The Lovely Wild in Me by Hannah Herrera

The Lovely Wild in Me   Review: The Lovely Wild in Me has three parts it speaks to: Anguish, Yearn and Mend (Heal).  And within each section are poems that inspire you to see your own life from a different perspective.  You are left remembering those very things that hurt you, or broke you, but in the end did not define you.  They didn’t define you because you are still here.  You healed from it and you let it go.  Each section read, I gathered favorites and wrote them down, but in the Mend (Heal) section is where my favorites … Continue reading The Lovely Wild in Me by Hannah Herrera

To Be Devoured by Sara Tantlinger

To Be Devoured Review: “Having vultures minimized to the size of bacteria, have them placed in bodies, flying through the blood stream, veins, bones, organs, everything.  Having them soar through and clean out all the bad parts – the cancer, the tumors, the build up of what will one day bring our fleshy husks down into the unloving dirt.  Eat away the bad parts – for me, eat away my sadness, the sticky, bitter feelings with their rage inside my body, cloying my will to live some days.  Most days.” To Be Devoured certainly has locked its claws into my … Continue reading To Be Devoured by Sara Tantlinger

A Vow – A Collection of Love Poems by Aurelien Thomas

A Vow – A Collection of Love Poems Review: A Vow, not just a collection of love poems, but a magical journey of Love.  Each poem has its own thoughtful praise and recognition that is tied to a vow.  Many made me reflect on my own personal experiences back when I was dating, then when I got married.  Love is the center of all things in life and that’s what makes life so beautiful.  There are five parts to ‘A Vow’ and they are Love, Lust, Sickness, Health and We Belong.  In Love, I found A Rise (For Love is … Continue reading A Vow – A Collection of Love Poems by Aurelien Thomas

I’m Fine…And Other Lies by Whitney Cummings

I’m Fine…And Other Lies Review: Raw and Beautiful.  A true, inspiring memoir about mistakes, regrets and what true beauty is in a person.  Loving and accepting your imperfections, despite who might ridicule you because of them (including yourself).  This book has made me laugh, cry and think twice about the stories shared.  I commend Whitney for being so open about the uncomfortable parts of her life, that is what truly makes her human.  You are your hardest critic and once you can silence that critic, everybody else doesn’t matter.  There are both internal and external forces that help influence how … Continue reading I’m Fine…And Other Lies by Whitney Cummings

Saluda Reflections by Arthur Turfa

Saluda Reflections Review: In reading Saluda Reflections, one feels transported into another time that existed long ago.  The beautiful imagery makes one feel like you’re living in that moment, sharing in the memory.  Arthur introduces us to the inspiration behind the collection, including themes and past events that transpired, along with issues in the United States today.  The underlining tone grasped by the remarkable woods of Saluda County, South Carolina.  Favorites include Her Eyes, The Archipelago and The Sullen Expression of Growing Anger. Continue reading Saluda Reflections by Arthur Turfa