Friday, March 28, 2014

Top Ten Poetry Bucket List

Hello Poetteers,


Earlier this week book bloggers participated in a Top Ten Tuesday where they shared their bookish bucket list and I thought I should do one for poetry, so here goes!

1. Write a poem in every format: see here.

2. Publish a poetry collection (I self published two books, A TO Z POETRY and HER OLIVES)

3. Be a professional poetry editor

4. Do a poetry book signing

5. Do a spoken word performance

6. Make a spoken word album

7. Have a poetry section on my bookshelf

8. Lead a poetry workshop (I co-lead one at a camp)

9. Meet some poets

10. Make a poetry short film

What do you have on your bookish bucket list? What have you crossed off? What should I add to mine?

Stay inspired,
Fida

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Poem - Let it Go

Let it go
stop thinking of the past
and how you can change it

Let it go
remove the layers of dark
and see the light

Let it go
you don't have to be isolated
with your quiet self
see others still love you.

Let it go
it's okay to be upset
distance is okay too
if you come back

Let it go
let the fears and limits go
see the strengths you have
those weaknesses
are strengths in disguise

Let it go
you are the universe
and here you'll stand and stay.

*Inspiration came from this poetry jam.

Love and thank you, Fida

Friday, March 21, 2014

A to Z Theme Reveal

Hello Poetteers,


The A to Z Challenge is coming back in April and it'll be my second time joining in!

Last year I wrote poetry and it turned into a collection that I self published, obviously titled A TO Z POETRY.

I'm still going to write poetry this year since April is also poetry month. You might have seen or not this tweet of mine:


You might be wondering how I'll do all of that.

My NaNo project is a novel in verse. I will be sharing alphabetical excerpts as I write the novel. I hope you enjoy it!

Love and thank you, Fida

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Review: COUNTING TO D

Hello Poetteers,

Counting to DCounting to D by Kate Scott

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I would give this book more than five stars if I could. This is a unique story. A concept I think hasn't been done before. (I have not read a profound amount of books, yet).

I'm glad she has a close friend that pushes her and another that reads to her. And I love her number tactic. I love all three girls and their little quirks. I love that she quickly found a group in her new school. I can't wait to see how this nerd group goes. I already thought Nate was cute. He got cuter when he accepted her dyslexia. And has a love for books and poetry. I can relate to him, me being the quiet one.

I myself love poetry and puzzles. I myself am living with a learning/physical disability. This book spoke to me as it helped me relate and take advice.

You may hide from the truth, but once you reveal it you realize who your real friends are and not many of them will leave you. I love her bravery.

I'm a sensitive girl and scenes in this book made me cry. I really see myself with these special ed students. I remember back in high school I used to help them just like she read to Yesenia.

And I love the great Gatsby references. I love the surprise of finding a friend in a girl you didn't expect to be with.

Every few pages/chapters I read I had to stop to comprehend it all. I love this book! I'm sure it'll leave me with a hangover.

Love and thank you, Fida

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

What's up Wednesday

Hello Poetteers,

What I'm Reading?


I finished reading ELEVATED by Elana Johnson on Monday. My rating: 5 of 5 stars. You can check out my review.




Yesterday I finished Learning to Swim (Hearts Out of Water #1)Learning to Swim by Annie Cosby

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I started reading. It had no action, and was slow. Taking it's time to set up the story. For us to know the characters well. Then I got distracted, didn't even think of it, didn't rush back like I usually do. I picked it up again because I needed something to do.

Like I said it was just introducing the characters. But bits here and there gave some action. Not until past the halfway mark. I guess that happens in a series but this is the first series I felt that, this slow.

At halfway and after is when the relationships really started to form and give the action I wanted in a story.

I can relate to her sensitivity. I love her bravery. Her want to travel. I don't like Owen but I do love her relationship with Rory. And the mystery of the old lady that's unfolding? I love how she (Cora) finally found her way to her mom and vise versa. Then the old lady died! I want to read the next book to find out about it and more about Rory.

What I'm Writing?


I'm working on my new WIP to take my mind of the other WIP I have been revising and planning to write a sequel for. This new WIP is about two best friends taking a road-trip to find themselves. Check out my inspiration board.

What's Inspiring Me Right Now?



The heavy, no thunder rain. Spring around the corner and the sun and long days it brings. The cold days have made me exhausted. I thrive off of the warm days.

Love and thank you, Fida

Monday, March 10, 2014

Poem on ELEVATED

Hello Poetteers,


The book
the characters
the poetry
it all made me hurt
made me think
relate to them.

I know of isolated young ladies.
and I like sensitive young men.

I love the little things that happened. Like rooftop talks. Video games and cooking. I want more of their world.

Inspired me to write
made me think
of my own isolation
silence
different, maybe similar
I want to reach out
help each other
yet it does help me.

Cry, smile
fresh air to breathe
a house
a family and friends
to love
places to go
and come back to

thank you, Fida

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

New Cover: A TO Z POETRY re-release

I think two weeks after my second publication (HER OLIVES) is a good time to make some announcements.

A TO Z POETRY in ebook is on sale at Smashwords for their ebook week.

A TO Z POETRY in paperback is no longer being sold.

BUT...

It has the same poems, just a new format and like the title says, A TO Z POETRY is getting a new cover!!

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Thank you Heather for designing it!

It's available on Kindle. And will be available in paperback next week.

Buy new edition: CreateSpace | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo

Besides that I've been back to reading a lot!

Dragonfly (Dragonfly, #1)Dragonfly by Leigh Talbert Moore

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


I love all the characters and their artistic talents. I can't wait to read more!

I kind of want Lucy and her (Anna) to become a better friends but for Jack to leave. But that's what makes the story interesting. I love all the little mysteries in the beginning and how a bigger one unraveled later on. Ahh!! Now I want to read the rest of the series!

Now I have to be honest and say I'm not much for the cover but it does tell you a lot about the story. Some of the biggest changes happen on the beach. I also love the seeming reason behind the title. You are just going to have to read it to find out!

View all my reviews

Love and thank you, Fida