Monday, September 29, 2014

REVIEW -Chasers of the light - Poems from the Typewriter Series - Tyler Knott Gregson

I've been a huge fan of Tyler Knott's poetry for years.

I stumbled across a haiku on his Tumblr and it was love, immediately.
He is an incredibly gifted writer and there is such a rawness in his writing that is refreshing.

He started what he calls the "Typewriter Series". Which is essentially a lot of poems typed out on a vintage typewriter he found at an antiques shop. What makes them more special is he types them poems on random loose pieces of paper; receipts, restaurant menus, old book pages, really anything paper that's in reach. On top of that they're unedited, which makes them even more fabulous and whimsical!

Chasers of the light is his first published book (2014) of his Typewriter Series and it's gorgeous. Simply gorgeous. I highly recommend buying if for yourself. Or buy two! It would make a really exceptional gift.

A peek at a few of the poems in the book.

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Sunday, September 28, 2014

"I'll Give You The Sun" - Jandy Nelson - Book Review

I'll Give You The Sun
Jandy Nelson
371 pages



A little about the novel via Amazon:

"Jude and her twin brother, Noah, are incredibly close. At thirteen, isolated Noah draws constantly and is falling in love with the charismatic boy next door, while daredevil Jude cliff-dives and wears red-red lipstick and does the talking for both of them. But three years later, Jude and Noah are barely speaking. Something has happened to wreck the twins in different and dramatic ways . . . until Jude meets a cocky, broken, beautiful boy, as well as someone else—an even more unpredictable new force in her life. The early years are Noah's story to tell. The later years are Jude's. What the twins don't realize is that they each have only half the story, and if they could just find their way back to one another, they’d have a chance to remake their world."

This is my first time reading Jandy Nelson and will not be my last. Her writing is gorgeous and this story is one you'll remember long after you've finished the book. This is her second novel. Her debut novel The Sky Is Everywhere was published in 2011 and I will be picking it up soon, crossing my fingers it will be as good as this.

"I'll Give You The Sun" centers around twins Jude and her brother Noah. The novel reads from their viewpoints; jumping back and forth between them. It's a riveting story of these two lives, heartbreaking one minute, magical the next. It twists and turns throughout, but Jandy has a glorious way of bringing the story full circle at the end.

No spoilers here. Just a tremendous recommendation to read this book. It's breathtaking. Memorable. I absolutely loved it!


Jandy Nelson

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