Poetry Review- Glimmerglass Girl by Holly Walrath

 

Glimmerglass Girl
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Glimmerglass Girl by Holly Lyn Walrath

 

  • Genre: Poetry
  • Length: 30 pages
  • Pub Date: August 3rd, 2018
  • Source: I received a copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review
  • My Rating: ★★★★☆

The short version: These poems are so well-written, and even the poems I didn’t personally connect with were strikingly beautiful.


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A Great Read to Kick off the New Year!

New American Best Friend
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Title: New American Best Friend
Author: Olivia Gatwood
Type: Poetry
Length: 160 pages
Published by: Button Poetry
Pub date: March 28th, 2017
Source: I purchased a copy for myself from BD.

My Rating: ★★★★★

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The short version: I always get a little nervous whenever I pick up a poetry collection that’s been written by a performance poet. But, in this case, Olivia Gatwood is absolutely incredible in whatever form her poetry takes.Read More »

Monthly Wrap-up: December 2017

Happy New Year, everyone! I hope you all had fun bringing in 2018! I’m sending you all my best wishes for the new year!

My 2018 reading goal is set, new blog ideas are running rampant in my head, and I’ve already gotten a head start on January posts (let’s see how long it lasts!)

But before I get too far ahead of myself, here are the highlights of what happened here at Ryann the Reader during the last month of 2017!


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Top 5 Books I’d Give for Christmas!

Happy Tuesday everyone!! It’s time for another Top 5 Tuesday, hosted by Shanah, the brilliant Bionic Bookworm herself! This week’s Top 5 Tuesday is extra special, because it’s the last one of the year!

But, I have a bit of a confession to make. The actual topic this week is “Books I Want for Christmas,” but, like the terrible book lover I am, I actually don’t really enjoy getting books as gifts. It’s crazy, I know, but I’m always so picky about my books, and sometimes even if I’ve wanted a book for ages, it ends up sitting on my shelf because I just don’t feel like reading it. And then I feel bad because someone bought me a book they thought I’d love, and 8 months down the road, I still haven’t read it.

So, I’m gonna change it up just a little bit, and instead of listing five books I’d like to get for Christmas, I’m gonna share five books I’d buy other people for Christmas, even if they’re as picky as me!

So, without any further ado, here are the Top 5 books I’d want give for Christmas!


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A Decent Written Collection From an Incredible Performance Poet

Depression and MAgic Tricks
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Title: Depression and Other Magic Tricks
Author: Sabrina Benaim
Type: Poetry
Length: 160 pages
Published by: Button Poetry
Pub date: Aug 27th, 2017
Source: A digital copy was provided via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

My Rating★★★☆☆

 

 


The short version: I cannot recommend Sabrina’s poetry videos highly enough. Her written work… I’m not so sure.Read More »

A Well-Titled Collection for a Great Emotional Roller Coaster

Chaos of Longing
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Title: The Chaos of Longing
Author: K. Y. Robinson
Type: Poetry
Length: 160 pages
Published by: Andrew McMeel Publishing
Pub date: Sept 26th, 2017 (This was an updated and further edited edition of an already published book)
Format: PDF
Source: A digital copy was provided via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

My Rating★★★★☆

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The short version: There were a few poems that I might have cut out, but overall, this collection is incredible, and I could find a piece of myself in nearly every poem.Read More »

Top 5 Tuesday- My Favorite Book Quotes

Happy Tuesday, all you awesome people! The air here has finally gotten chilly, and we are most definitely into fall weather. Around here, that usually means it’ll be snowing in a couple weeks. But I am ready for sweaters blankets and reading by the fire, so I’m actually a little excited!

I’m also excited for this week’s Top 5 Tuesday Topic – My Favorite Book Quotes you’re welcome for this cheesy yet smooth transition hosted by the awesome Shanah @ Bionic Bookworm. It’s gonna be hard for me to choose just five, but I’ll do my best!

So, without any further ado, here are 5 of my favorite book quotes!


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