Wednesday, October 15, 2014

What's Up Wed & Day 15

Hello readers,

What I'm Reading

I started and finished SOULLESS by Crystal Collier! It wasn't as scary as the first book because I've already been introduced to the villains in the first book. The revelations in this story shocked me. I didn't see it coming at all. I can't wait to see how it all wraps up in the third and last book.

Finally, DAMSEL DISTRESSED by Kelsey Macke was published yesterday! I got a chance to read it and even finish it. It was a bit hard to read in the beginning. It was an easy read but the topic itself left me anxious. It left me in tears. The music that goes with it helps make the story even that much more powerful. Reading this story I felt like I was in Imogen's footsteps, learning along side her. I love her friends. I appreciate that the author wrote about the topic of anxiety and depression. I felt like I learned more about it. Thank you for an inspiring story!

What I'm Writing > OctPoWriMo

Instead of following the prompt today, here is a poem inspired by yesterday's read.
We're all mad
Heavy with emotion
Not just about a summer love
A thousand times
A thousand years
I deal
With heavy emotions

God knows
I want you to put your arms around me
say no goodbye to me
through the dark
I need a pocketful of sunshine

You are all calling for me
I'm calling you
I'm in misery
as I'm on one fine wire
trying to remember
I'm blessed

My demons
I feel something about
being without me
I’m sinking
a thousand years

Calling you
Through the dark

Between the raindrops
All of me
Don't wake me up

You tell me
To try not to cry, little one
I’m bleeding out

I want you to try
To let me go

I need my strength

How to save a life
We both know
Human and brave

Unseen by me
Be free now
Fix you, fix me
Look into my eyes
Breaking at the cracks
Always speak too late
Breathe easy.

Love, Fida

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T. Drecker said...

Soulless is amazing...and there's going to be 4 books? Yay! Damsel Distressed sounds interesting too. Oh, my poor TBR list - just keeps growing and growing.

Michelle Liew said...

This was love in the darkness....a wonderful, cryptic mixture!

Kate Scott said...

Great poem, thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful week!

Crystal Collier said...

Thank you so much for the review, and what a wonderful poem! Just in the time I've know you, your talent has grown. Beautiful.

Erin L. Funk said...

Gorgeous poem! And hey, technically you're following the prompt because you showed us what you wrote rather than just telling us about it! Have a great week! :)

Stephanie Faris said...

Crystal's book sounds so amazing. I'll have to read the first one first, though. I'm working on three partials for my agent (don't ask!) and when I'm finished, I plan to do some "for fun" reading. A break from reading kids' books. I can't wait!!!

Angel Leigh said...

i loved your poem. My TBR list keeps growing. Doing What's Up Wednesday this year has exposed me to more books than ever before. And I love it.

Fifi Islaih said...

It's a trilogy, but will be having a companion novel afterwards.

Alison Miller said...

This makes me want to read Kelsey's book SO MUCH MORE! And great poem! Have a great week!

Gretyll Hus said...

A wonderful poem!
Oh, it's been so long since I've had the concentration to sit down and read a book. My life is very chaotic at this juncture.
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