Monthly Archives: September 2015

Love and Misadventure by Lang Leav – Review

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I’m trying to expand my reading and had heard a lot about Lang Leav on Tumblr and her Poetry collection Love and Misadventure. I liked the idea of a writer ( let alone a poet) made famous by Tumblr or social media in general it seemed very modern and a great thing for the medium of poetry.

Love and Misadventure Amazon description –

Lang Leav has an unnerving ability to see inside the hearts and minds of her readers. Her talent for translating complex emotions with astonishing simplicity has won her a cult following of devoted fans from all over the world. Lang Leav is a poet and internationally exhibiting artist. Her work expresses the intricacies of love and loss.

My thoughts-

I really wanted to like this I think it was a  mixture of an author made famous via social media and the topic of her poetry collection, love. I thought it sounded interesting, had promise, I don’t know what I was expecting but I really wanted to like Lang Leav. Sadly it wasn’t to be, the poems are not much better then the standard roses are red violets are blue that every child knows. There was no layers to her ‘art’ or double meaning just a rhyme and her butchered way of saying she loved a boy and he loved her or not as was sometimes the case…

Heart on the Line
Love is good,
it is never bad—
but it will drive you mad!
When it is given to you,
in dribs and drabs.

Arthur

Love and Misadventure wasn’t for me but there are plenty of positive reviews out there I think it’s just a question of taste as with anything.

Paint and Butterflies rating – 2/5 Butterflies

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Happy reading everyone!

September TBR

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I have high hopes for September and really feel it’s going to be a great reading month. There is so much I want to read at the moment so my theory is chuck it all in my September TBR and endeavour to read it ALL! (Maybe there are some flaws in this plan? We will see…)

I am in a bit of a weird reading mood at the moment where I keep flitting from one book then another, I don’t normally read more than one book at a time but at the moment I have quite a few things on the go all of which I am hoping to finish in September.

  1. Draganfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon #2 Outlander Series

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The second book in the Outlander series, if you haven’t read the first one… what have you been doing and of you haven’t seen the show… guys you are missing out on this guy. Enough said.

2. A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin

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3. Ariel by Sylvia Plath

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Ariel is a short poetry collection which I am already nearly done with and I am sure will be reviewing soon.

4. The Lion Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S Lewis

I am currently reading the Chronicles of Narnia as part of my The Problem of Susan Challenge click here to find out more. I am reading the books chronologically hoping that will give me a better insight to the books and to Susan.

5. The Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes

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I keep hearing great things about this series and this book has just been sitting patiently on my shelf. I have read the first three chapters and I think it’s something I’m really going to enjoy and look forward to reviewing!

6. Stonemouth by Iain Banks

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I watched the BBC adaptation of Stonemouth earlier this year and LOVED it. This is a Scottish Romeo and Juliet with gangsters, what more could you want?

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I hope I can get through all these month as well as leaving some time open for some random reads. I’m really excited about my September reading.

Happy reading everyone! x