Reading Check-in

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Hey there,

The weatherman here has made a forecast of a big snowstorm to hit the city (I’m still waiting for this tempest).

In preparation of more snow, I gathered these lovely flowers to brighten the blog.

Anyways, we are into March and the books I’ve read thus far have been a little disappointing. Sometimes I wonder if it because my tastes have changed and the content of the books don’t match where I am in life (that’s sounded deeper than I meant to).

With that being said here are a couple books you could try out:

  1. The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur

This is Kaur’s second book of poetry. I really enjoyed her first book Milk and Honey, so I was excited to read this book. Kaur uses the life cycle of flowers (wilting, falling, rooting, rising, blooming) to discuss a variety of topics including love, migration, femininity, abuse, and family. This book disappointed me slightly as I had a harder time connecting because I felt the author was dumping too much on the reader.  The last two chapters of the book were special and stunning. She had some beautiful lines and creates thoughtful images with her words. This book is accompanied with illustrations.

2. Losing Cadence by Laura Lovett

This novel to brought to us by an author from Calgary, Alberta. I somewhat hesitate to recommend this novel because I thought the action was so incredible and inconceivable, that it bothered me as a reader.

However,  due to it’s grandiosity I was intrigued as to how the story would resolve (basically I stayed up late telling myself, one more page – until I finished the book) and I’ve made it a conversation topic with others (meaning my mom).

In the novel we meet Cadence, an accomplish flutist, who is abducted by a man she dated in high school ten years ago.  The story is told through flashbacks and present action. Essentially, it is a story of an unstable man forcing his love on a woman and how she tries to escape from him. I’ll stop there as I might divulge major plot twists. There is a second book that continues the story (Finding Sophie) and I have decided that I will read this book.

Well, the snow still hasn’t come. In any case – HAPPY READING!

 

 

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