I have always imagined that paradise would be a kind of library.
Not all books are written equal. Some are meant to be greater than others. The hardest part is figuring out which one is which.
I’ve never had this much conflicting feelings over a book as I did for this.
Did I enjoy it? No.
Did I like it? I’m not sure.
Did I think it was good? Yes.
Before I begin this review, please note that this book deals with a sensitive topic: abortion. If you plan on reading this, I suggest that you do it with an open mind.
Lang Leav is not for me.
I read my first Lang Leav book, Love & Misadventure, when I was broken-hearted (ha ha) and I loved every bit of it. But looking back, I’m not even sure if I would still think the same way if I read it again. My standard for poetry has changed and Lang Leav is not enough for me anymore.
I tried to give it a chance. I really did. I tried to feel the emotions that the poems were supposed to convey. But I just couldn’t do it.
If I were to describe this book in two words, I would say:
entertaining and honest.
If you want to write a memoir that is not boring, this is how you do it.
To be honest, I don’t even know how to properly describe this book. I haven’t read anything like it. I wouldn’t really say it’s poetry but it is written like a poem. The kind of poetry that annoys me the most are those that attempt to sound like poetry but are actually just sentences separated into lines.
But interestingly, it works for this book. Maybe it’s less about the format but more on how it was written. Benjamin has a way with words that makes it feel natural.
People don’t choose books. Books choose people.
What might seem great for you might not be the same for others. And what might seem terrible for some, might just be the right one for you.
★★★★★ – One word. PERFECT.
★★★★☆ – Lacking just a tiny bit of something.
★★★☆☆ – Good but not great.
★★☆☆☆ – Disappointing.
★☆☆☆☆ – Terrible.
Everything on this blog is my opinion.
Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book.
– John Green
Below is a list of books I’ve read recently that I loved. Check them out!
See all recommendations here.
One thousand years ago, the great Kami Dragon was summoned to grant a single terrible wish—and the land of Iwagoto was plunged into an age of darkness and chaos.
Now, for whoever holds the Scroll of a Thousand Prayers, a new wish will be granted. A new age is about to dawn.
Raised by monks in the isolated Silent Winds temple, Yumeko has trained all her life to hide her yokai nature… More
Sadie hasn’t had an easy life. Growing up on her own, she’s been raising her sister Mattie in an isolated small town, trying her best to provide a normal life and keep their heads above water.
But when Mattie is found dead, Sadie’s entire world crumbles. After a somewhat botched police investigation, Sadie is determined to bring her sister’s killer to justice and hits the road following a few meager clues to find him… More
When seventeen-year-old Evie Dasher is caught up in a raid at a notorious club known as one of the few places where humans and the surviving Luxen can mingle freely, she meets Luc, an unnaturally beautiful guy she initially assumes is a Luxen…but he is in fact something much more powerful. Her growing attraction for Luc will lead her deeper and deeper into a world she’d only heard about, a world where everything she thought she knew will be turned on its head… More