• Poetry Book Review

    Milk and Honey

    Warnings: Abuse, Discussions of Sex My Thoughts When I put out a survey on Goodreads asking my fellow users what poetry books I should read Milk and Honey was overwhelmingly recommended to me. I had heard the author’s name and seen the book cover but did not know what to expect when I picked it up. This has by far been one of the best book recommendations I have ever received, so thank you to all the lovely readers that brought the book to my attention! Milk and Honey is an outstanding collection that strikes that perfect balance between pain and healing. The book has been divided into four sections,…

  • Graphic Novel Review,  Webcomic Review

    Herding Cats

    My Thoughts As mentioned in previous reviews, it’s hard to scroll through a social media feed without having seen at least one of Sarah’s Scribbles reblogged at some point. If you’ve read my previous reviews of Adulthood is a Myth and Big Mushy Happy Lump then you already know that I’m a fan of this comic series. Sarah’s Scribbles is a comic about one artist’s everyday struggles as an awkward and introverted millennial. I’ve always found the comics to be cute and extremely relatable so I’m usually quite happy to read them as they come up. “If something is too harsh to say to someone else, maybe make sure you…

  • Graphic Novel Review

    Fangs

    Also by this author: Adulthood Is a Myth, Big Mushy Happy Lump, Herding Cats Warnings: Discussions of Sex My Thoughts Fangs makes my little goth heart happy. It was a surprisingly down to Earth love story between a vampire and a werewolf that was just so wholesome I couldn’t help but melt a little. The book follows Elsie and Jimmy as they meet and fall in love through a series of one-page vignettes, keeping in line with Sarah’s signature comic style. “You let me be me.” I adored the main characters, Elsie is quirky and morbid, while Jimmy is sweet and a little goofy. The book is filled to the…

  • Graphic Novel Review

    Big Mushy Happy Lump

    Also in this series: Adulthood Is a Myth, Herding Cats, Oddball Also by this author: Fangs My Thoughts For the uninitiated, Sarah’s Scribbles is a webcomic series about an introverted and socially anxious millennial named Sarah. Her comics are wildly popular on social media and are well known for being relatable to many millennials. I didn’t think I could like a comic collection more than Adulthood is a Myth but I honestly feel that Big Mushy Happy Lump improved greatly from its predecessor. This volume definitely contains some of Sarah’s strongest body of work, many of the comics were genuinely funny that had me smiling the whole time. There was…

  • Book Review

    Sisters’ Entrance

    Warnings: Violence, Racism, Islamophobia, Trauma My Thoughts I’ve struggled to gather my thoughts on this collection, I was just so blown away and overwhelmed by the emotions elicited by this book. The poetry collected here comes from a very personal place for the author, who is a Sudanese refugee that survived the war and genocide in Darfur. Some poems were heavy and spoke of her traumatic experiences such as in People Like Us and The Bride. Others, like Why I Haven’t Told You Yet, were more light-hearted but still carry a strong message. All of these poems pulled together shape the author, her family, her experiences, and her outlook on…

  • Poetry Book Review

    Worlds of You

    My Thoughts Worlds of You is perhaps one of the most romantic collections I’ve read in quite some time. Everything about this book oozes romance and feels very personal as the author reflects on his life and experiences with love. I had to admire Taplin that not only is he self-aware but he has a good head on his shoulders and knows exactly what he wants out of both life and love. The first 75% of the book is dedicated entirely to passages and poems about romance, heartbreak, desire, and moving on. The last quarter of the book centered on the author’s own reflections about himself and how important it…