2018 Reading Challenge, Book 26 – the witch doesn’t burn in this one

Hi, Hey, Hello!

And I bring to you another panic read that I got done in a day (and has in the grand scheme of things done nothing to impact my standing with this reading challenge because I remain two books behind because no book I have on this list is actually small it feels. 300 pages plus…)

Anyway, I loved the princess saves herself in this one very much. It felt like it just wormed its way under my skin and took up residence in my bones. So many of the poems in there struck a nerve. And this one did that even more so.

This one felt like I connected with it a bit more. There were some that read like 3 or 4 times just to really let them sink in because I knew that once they did that they would stay with me on some level.

The talk about sisterhood and what it means to be a woman in this here world was just stunning to me. I loved how the whole collection felt both incredibly personal to lovelace but was also something that almost every woman could connect to on some level. The amount of anger that was the basic undercurrent of this collection felt stronger then it did in the last one. Maybe that is just to me because I connected with it more than the first one, but yeah that anger felt real.

And I loved that.

I just love how unapologetic lovelace is within her work. Women (especially) spend so much time apologising and this does not do that. It’s angry and it’s annoyed and it’s celebratory. It’s complicated and yet also pretty damn simple. The poems don’t up much space on the page, but goodness do they pack a punch.

Just like with lovelace’s first collection I cannot recommend this one enough. It is so good.

4/5 stars

Parentheses count: 2. See you tomorrow!

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Sophie, twenty-something, avid reader, writer, really good at watching whole seasons of TV shows in one weekend and using 10 words where 5 will do, overzealous user of the ellipsis and parentheses, starts too many sentences with ‘and’ and ‘so’, living in a continual state of Wanderlust.

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