June’s Book Of The Month: Milk & Honey

 

The book is a self published debut collection of poetry, that was released in November 2014, and is a New York Times bestseller.

‘Milk and Honey’ is divided into four chapters. Each chapter serves a different purpose (violence, abuse, love, loss, & femininity). On that note, I would like to place a note here that the collection may be triggering for some that would potentially reading it.

I, honestly, understood where she was going with this. The theme’s in the collection are topic’s that are hard to go through for a human. On that note, a lot of people in their reviews around the web have been other highly critical or were absolutely enthralled. I tend to fall right in the middle of the grey area.

The poems are relateable, sure, but that’s where it comes to an end for me. This book seems to be a series of extremely cliche sentiments about self-love, romance,  and social issues, that are chopped up to look like poetry.

Just know that this book is not going to be for everyone, or a larger audience, and I would strongly recommend for a parent to at least have a once over through the book before allowing their preteen or teenager have a go at it. I would also go as far to say, It was snippets of things that happened to the young author that should really not happen. Just because its emotionally charged – and edited in a different way does not really make it poetry, or good for that matter.

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Zephirah’s Adventure: Episode 3

 

Show Notes for May 23, 2018

Intro: In This Episode Books, Blissful beats, Battle Pet’s & Beta!

Intro Music:

“Alchemists Tower” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Podcast and Community Spotlight: Update’s!

The podcast will now be recorded every Wednesday night and will be hosted in the blog’s discord server. I will be looking for a permanent co-host as well. The Community Spotlights will be once monthly for the podcast! For those of you that are live in the discord during the podcast, please remember that the podcast will have music played in between segments, and will not be on any other form. Feel free to check out and support the artist, music, band, video game, book, or art! I do not own the content being provided for the podcast and would strongly urge you to support them whenever you can!

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Book’s:

May’s book of the month is Wonder by RJ Palacio, it is about a boy that was born with a facial deformity & his journey in life.

June’s book of the month will be “Milk and Honey” by Rupi Kaur! A review will be posted to the blog! If you are interested in listening on hearing the author reading her work, please watch the video click here!

Music:

WoW News:

  • My Beta Invite!
  • Collector’s Corner: Battle Pets My pets!
  • Battle Pet Changes in BFA: Wowhead

Shout Outs:

My shutouts for this week are Medros for helping me with the blog, show notes, and listening to a dry run of tonight’s episode. To my raid team “The Rubber Chicken Coalition” for being a wonderful group of people, really! For Draven Dresden and Evaric for picking a song for this weeks pre-show music.

Also, to Xortz, my favorite goblin with that huge mole on his nose – they both will be celebrating a birthday on June 2nd. Make sure to tweet him your birthday wish’s @xortzthegoblin on twitter and follow him on twitch at https://www.twitch.tv/xortzthegoblin

Closing Music:

Alien Restaurant Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Wonder: Book Of The Month

wonder.jpgWonder is a children’s book about August Pullman and his story about his life with a facial deformity.

August, a home schooled fifth-grader living in North River Heights in Upper Manhattan with his parents, details a bunch of medially needed surgery’s, the passing of his dog, and starting to go to an actual school.

As sad as I am for August and his circumstances, you see how bright he is. The book is laced with a few laugh out loud moments. Its about life and how some kids can be cruel but how a child works through these times of their life’s.

It really worth a read no matter your age, it will provide you a different perspective on life.

Book Of The Month: The Girl On The Train

The_Girl_on_the_TrainThe Girl On The Train is a psychological thriller novel by author Paula Hawkins that was released on January 13, 2015. The story is a first-person narrative told from the point of view of three women. Rachel Watson is a 32-year-old alcoholic, Anna is young stay-at-home mother, and Megan Hipwell who has a troubled past and who lives down the street.

The film rights for the novel were acquired in March 2014 by DreamWorks Pictures, that was released on September 20, 2016.

I was looking to read something to read for April and ran into a few ideas. For this month I had decided to grab the audio book via my local library’s app on my iPad. I have read a bunch of reviews that were incredibly positive. I will watch the film after I listen to the book.

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Friday’s Book In Review: The Martian!

Andy_Weir_at_NASA_JSC-cropPreface: In Early November, I visited my local Goodwill (a thrift store) to see what I could purchase for family and friends during the Christmas season. When you first walk in there is a set of bins that you can shuffle through. Mostly old phone cases, small bags, scarf’s, and hats. I came across a purple iPad mini case that was purple. Purple is my favorite color, so I picked it up and it was slightly heavier then I thought the case should be. I flipped open the case, and found a kindle inside. I was sort of stunned. I payed three dollars for a five dollar case and a one hundred dollar device. The great people at amazon helped me update the firmware and reset and register the device under my name. Thank you Amazon. You guys rock!

The Martian is a science fiction novel by Andy Weir that was self published in 2011 that was adapted into a film featuring Matt Damon in 2015. There were several place’s around the web, including Good Read’s that has suggest this book to me. The story follows an American astronaut, Mark Watney, as he becomes stranded alone on Mars in the year 2035 after the rest of his crew believes he is dead after a dust storm.

Mark Watney is logging everything he can and tries desperately to repair the communications dish to let NASA know he is alive.

I do not want to spoil the story for anyone who has not read the book or watched the movie; however, Weir was very much inspired by science to wright this book. He worked very hard to have accurate information. There is not a lot of fluff. It is very clean in its approach to the science. I really am enjoying the pace of the book so far.

I just started reading the book but as you can see I am really enjoying it. After reading the book, I will definitely watch the movie.