Poetry · Review · Science Fiction

Mini Reviews: ‘Radi Os’ and ‘Paradises Lost’

I am writing mini reviews for the first time. To start my first mini reviews off, the theme is Paradise Lost because the books I’m reviewing are adaptations (as they were called in my class) of Milton’s epic. The first that I will review is Radi Os by Ronald Johnson. It’s blackout poetry of the first four books… Continue reading Mini Reviews: ‘Radi Os’ and ‘Paradises Lost’

Classics · Poetry · Review

Paradise Lost by John Milton | Epic Poetry with a Great Villain

I love reading a great villain, and that is what you get with Satan in John Milton’s Paradise Lost. He is actually the hero of the epic because this is mostly his story. Milton’s twelve book epic focuses on the fall of angels and man, and it shows us humanized characters that seem beyond that in theology.

Nonfiction · Poetry · Review

The Princess Saves Herself in This One by Amanda Lovelace

This memoir/novel-in-verse tells the tale of a princess who saves herself. Told in four parts (the princess, the damsel, the queen, you), the author shares her life story in the first three parts and a message for the reader in the last. The Princess Saves Herself in This One by Amanda Lovelace poetically narrates a life of survival then triumph.

I saw this book at the library on display with a fairy-tale-and-lore theme for April, and I felt in the mood to read poetry.

Contemporary Realistic Fiction · Poetry · Review · Young Adult

Rumble by Ellen Hopkins

Synopsis from Inside Cover: Matthew Turner doesn’t have faith in anything. Not in family — his is a shambles after his younger brother was bullied into suicide. Not in so-called friends who turn their backs when things get tough. Not in some all-powerful creator who lets too much bad stuff happen. And certainly not in… Continue reading Rumble by Ellen Hopkins

Poetry

Poem of the Week (PotW): “A Dream Within A Dream” ~ Edgar Allan Poe

“Take this kiss upon the brow! And, in parting from you now, Thus much let me avow– You are not wrong, who deem That my days have been a dream; Yet if hope has flown away In a night, or in a day, In a vision, or in none, Is it therefore the less gone?… Continue reading Poem of the Week (PotW): “A Dream Within A Dream” ~ Edgar Allan Poe