Poems of Sappho

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Author: Sappho

Translator: John Maxwell Edmonds

Publisher: Dover Publications

First Published: 15 February 2018

Rating: 5 stars

Professional Reader
“For those I have done good to

               Do me the greatest wrong,”

 

I will start by saying that I was given an ARC copy in exchange for an honest review. These opinions are my own. Thank you so much to Dover Publications and NetGalley!

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April 2018 Wrap Up

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I am here with April 2018 Wrap Up and it’s on time and everything! Who knew? Two months in a row!

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January 2018 Wrap Up

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I am here with my extremely late January 2018 Wrap Up! My one big goal of the year was to me more consistent with posting 😂 which has worked out so well but hey I can only go up from here since things are calming down at my new job.

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October 2017 Wrap Up

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I am here with my October 2017 Wrap Up! These are the book I read in October, I kinda failed on the horror, spooky reading but hey Halloween is every day so I’ll get to all those spooky books sometime.

I read a total of 11 books which was way more than I thought. I read 1 Poetry Collection, 1 Middle Grade, 1 Historical Fiction, 1 Horror and 7 Fantasy.

Onto the ratings!

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peluda

Author: Melissa Lozada-OliviaPeluda

Publisher: Button Poetry

Published: 26 September 2017

Rating: 3.5 stars

Professional Reader

“…maybe: the Cloud is historical memory

                     the reason i wince when some people touch me

or:                 the reason i need to be touched…”

 

I will start by saying that I was given an ARC copy in exchange for an honest review. These opinions are my own.

I really enjoyed this collection. I adore getting a look into backgrounds different to my own. I don’t have much knowledge about that Latina culture so a lot of the Spanish words and phrases went over my head. Despite this, the raw heart Lozada-Olivia pours into each poem still hits me in the chest, still resonates with me because, despite the cultural differences love, feminism, body hair and wanting to fit is universal for young women. Ultimately this collection is about what it’s like to be human.

This is a collection I will read over and over again. Highly recommend.