Genki Kawamura’s debut novel, If Cats Disappeared from the World, falls in the category of books that ultimately, through different manners, put things into perspective when it comes to aspects regarding human connection and, generally, the meaning of one’s life – or rather the lack of it and what each individual defines as “meaning”. Already … Continue reading If Cats Disappeared from the World by Genki Kawamura | Book Review
The Beautiful Librarians by Sean O’Brien | Book Review
The Beautiful Librarians by Sean O’Brien is a poetry collection designed to be a celebration of “unsung but central figures in our culture, often overlooked by both capital and official account”. Some lyrical, some thought-provoking, some rather confusing and lacking a proper meaning, O’Brien’s poems are considered to be the embodiment of a lifetime of … Continue reading The Beautiful Librarians by Sean O’Brien | Book Review
Why the Water Is Sweet where the River Meets the Sea by Enrique Posner | Book Review
Why the Water Is Sweet where the River Meets the Sea by Enrique Posner is a poignant, astonishingly outlined story revolving around a young girl and her friend, River. Exploring the complexities of growing up through what some might define as an odd relationship - that between a human and a body of water - … Continue reading Why the Water Is Sweet where the River Meets the Sea by Enrique Posner | Book Review
Christmas book haul: All the books I got for Christmas!
If goodness was counted in books received, it would mean I was on top of Santa's Nice list, for I got quite a few books - some were on my wishlist, some were pleasant surprises.
love yourself, Galatea
My inspiration for this poem was the Pygmalion myth. Simply put, the myth revolves around a sculptor who carves an ivory statue that is the representation of his ideal of womanhood and falls in love with her. Consequently, his prayers of Galatea becoming a real woman are heard and answered and the goddess Venus brings the ivory statue to life. Essentially, the myth has a happy ending, with them marrying and having a child; however, it only has a happy ending if you are willing to look beyond certain aspects – that being, misogyny, stereotyping and false images of womanhood
The Poetry of Louisa May Alcott | Book Review
The Poetry of Louisa May Alcott is an anthology of more than 100 poems from the renowned author many of us celebrate for Little Women, which I have reviewed in the past. This anthology was sent to me by Libris in exchange for a review. Louisa May Alcott is obviously one of my favourite classic … Continue reading The Poetry of Louisa May Alcott | Book Review