Abby Orbeta playfully enumerates the different memories she wants to forget through something we're all familiar with—taking shots of alcohol. She put together her humor, dark fantasies, and heartaches in "Cheers to Forgetting.
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It helped one to understand what some of the inspiration for the poems were found in the music that she listened to.
Overall, I felt that this book of poetry was not one of my favorites but not poorly written for the purpose of it. The purpose of this book was for her to express her emotions and she was able to share her emotions and thoughts. The only thin Thanks to Netgallery for the copy of the book for an honest review. The only thing that I thought at times were some of these poems sounded like something I could have wrote in high school about a boy that I used to like. A lot of those poems had that vibe but then again I am not percent sure of the authors age or when she wrote the poems.
She could have very well written some of these in reference to things that happened to her at a younger age. As always, I'm not a big fan of this new age poetry, or rather the way in which it's written. But this collection was lovely to read as the words flowed naturally. If I had read this last year during my hard time, I would've loved this with my whole heart. I'd recommend this to people who are in love, just suffered a breakup or are having a tough time.
May 22, Angela rated it really liked it. Music can be poetry and it was lovely to read these emotional poems that were inspired by music. Very thoughtful and lots of feeling. Jun 06, Anna rated it it was ok. This was a bit of a complicated read for me. The subtitle really drew me to this book: Poetry Inspired by Music. Music is something I care about and connect with, while I often struggle with written poetry.
I hoped that reading this would make poetry connect for me in a new and rewarding way. But the author didn't use music in the way that I expected. I was hoping that this book would be a love story to music - something that I, as a great lover of music, could connect with and understand. Instead This was a bit of a complicated read for me. Instead, the author offered a list of favorite songs and a poem inspired by each song. While this is still an interesting and unique idea that I haven't seen done before, it greatly lessened my enthusiasm for the book.
I got a bit excited when I'd see lines from the songs used in new ways in the poems or when I could see the author taking the theme of the song in a new direction. It certainly made me think more deeply about a lot of the songs. But I think the author's song selection really hurt their poetry. Many of the songs that were picked were good songs and I really appreciated being able to learn about some new music.
But the main theme through most of the songs was heartbreak and loss - which is a theme that's widely used in many art forms. The problem here was that a lot of the poems blended together due to such simple, shallow themes. Heartbreak and loss can be deep and moving and meaningful - but a lot of the songs dealt with loss in shallow and uninspired ways, so it didn't inspire deeper exploration from the author. I think broader themes would have made this a more interesting book of poetry.
The poems themselves were A few stood out and caught my interest, but for the most part, I was kind of bored. Repetitive themes being dealt with in similar ways doesn't make for interesting or moving reading. I think this may be a good step to practice writing poetry, but this poetry left a lot to be desired. Again, choosing inspiration with more ambiguity or depth might help inspire new horizons for the author. Overall, this was an interesting exercise that caught my attention with its unique model.
I don't think casual poetry readers will be very moved or impressed by this collection. I made a playlist and made a point of listening to each song before reading the corresponding poem. And while I truly appreciate the playlist, I believe it's also what made it so difficult for me to connect with the poems. The author and I didn't agree on much apparently, to the point where I I made a playlist and made a point of listening to each song before reading the corresponding poem.
The author and I didn't agree on much apparently, to the point where I felt like some poems were conveying the opposite of what the song is supposed to mean. Obviously though, music like poetry is subjective so I can't actually say I'm right and the author isn't. It did make it so much harder to appreciate the poems though. I am a very lyric-oriented person, so maybe that's why it bothered me so much. One thing I feel is important to know beforehand as well is that this is a very modern form of poetry, which means there's little rhyming and loads of broken up sentences.
I usually don't mind and quite enjoyed some of the poems, but I still believe I might have enjoyed them more if I didn't link them to a specific song. Two details I disliked as well: 1 some poems felt like repetitions because I assume they were written around the same time about the same situation, but it made me feel like it wasn't about the song at all, but more about a generic feeling the song causes. I know it's an exaggerated reaction but I actually physically recoiled at some of the 'your' instead of 'you're' or 'their' instead of 'they're' or even 'there' or 'then' instead of 'than'.
It's just something that makes the product seem carelessly put together or unfinished. Overall, I can only say that you need to try it and see if it's something for you. It wasn't for me but I'm still grateful to Netgalley and the publisher for giving me a chance to find out. Jun 01, Octavia Mason rated it it was ok. Ella Rye, an author of various poetry collections, brings her audience this collection of free-verse poetry inspired by music ranging from Taylor Swift to Imagine Dragons. Rye attempts to show the inspiration music can have on poetry, whether it be from a song's word or melody.
Rye has a talent for bringing her emotions out and placing them out in poetry form with beautiful imagery and rawness. On a few occasions, I found myself re-reading a poem simply because the words unfolded a story of twist Ella Rye, an author of various poetry collections, brings her audience this collection of free-verse poetry inspired by music ranging from Taylor Swift to Imagine Dragons.
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On a few occasions, I found myself re-reading a poem simply because the words unfolded a story of twists, turns, and emotional rides. In a time where some poetry is limited by shallow purpose and passion, Rye manages to bring raw emotions to her words with ease and understanding. Despite Rye's talents and use of words, I found continuing the collection difficult. Whether due to the open-ending of a poem, the trailing off of a subject, or the lack of cohesive thought, I struggled to stay in-tune with most of the poetry.
As a reader, I wondered if I had misunderstood the poem or if the change in direction was purposeful by the author, and if so, for what reason. When I requested for this book, I was drawn to the art cover and the concept of this modern poetry, Other than reading, I also enjoyed listening to songs and connect with the songwriting and melody which is why this appeals to me so much.
At the beginning of the book, you'll see a playlist of songs that inspired the poetry inside the book, again great concept but not for me. I am pretty hard to please when it comes to poetry and I feel like the poetry inside the book is probably more suitable fo When I requested for this book, I was drawn to the art cover and the concept of this modern poetry, Other than reading, I also enjoyed listening to songs and connect with the songwriting and melody which is why this appeals to me so much.
I am pretty hard to please when it comes to poetry and I feel like the poetry inside the book is probably more suitable for teenagers. May 23, Mahi rated it it was ok. Thanks to NetGalley I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.
I liked the idea of having a playlist I can listen to while reading the book. The music rhyme and rhythm of this collection was not satisfying for me. I dont have any problem with modern poetry with no music but this one was inspired by music after all so I expected more. The poems were easy to understand but definitely written for teenage audience. I think teenagers will totally like this. Angela Shockley rated it it was amazing Mar 08, Emily Shaw rated it did not like it Jun 18, Carla rated it it was ok Jun 10, Mani rated it really liked it May 04, The theme of this collection appealed to me instantly, along with its stunning cover.
Poetry and music are closely related - cousins, I'd say - so the idea that this was a book of poems inspired by music drew me in from the onset. Unfortunately, the poems in this book didn't really speak to me. As I mentioned, the association between music and poetry in this book is a huge asset, and I liked the inclusion of a playlist at the beginning of the text, as I felt it established a good tone and gives y The theme of this collection appealed to me instantly, along with its stunning cover.
As I mentioned, the association between music and poetry in this book is a huge asset, and I liked the inclusion of a playlist at the beginning of the text, as I felt it established a good tone and gives you the chance to listen along while you read. Since I was already familiar with a lot of the songs listed, I didn't choose to do this, but I can see how that might have added an extra dimension to the poems. In the first part of the collection, the poems resembled songs in a lot of ways, using rhythm and rhyme in a way that gave the book an interesting sense of musicality, and repeating certain lines in a way that's reminiscent of a chorus or a bridge.
Sadly this wasn't something that I feel followed through to the conclusion, and the author did mention in a note at the end that she finished the second half of this collection a while after she began writing, with quite a long break in between. This made a lot of sense to me as I felt that the link to music became a little hazy towards the end, when later poems lacked the cadence that they seemed to possess in the beginning.
The writing didn't particularly stand out to me, unfortunately. Simplistic writing styles can be effective when words are used to evoke deeper meaning, but that wasn't something I personally gained from reading this - it just didn't evoke any strong feelings in me. It was also a pretty repetitive reading experience, with many of the poems following a very similar structure and subject matter. This writer clearly has a very cohesive style, but I would have liked to see more variety as I felt a lot of the poems blurred together.
Towards the end I began to skim through collection as the poems just weren't holding my attention. I also felt the book could have used a few extra read-throughs as I spotted quite a lot of spelling and grammatical errors. Sadly, this book wasn't to my personal taste. I'm pretty hard to please when it comes to poetry, and unfortunately this book didn't deliver what I wanted from it, but I appreciated what the writer was trying to do and I think there were a few moments where the intended theme shone through - I would just have liked to see that theme carried more cohesively throughout the book in order for it to really reach its full potential.
I'm a big fan of writing inspired by music since so much of my own writing is inspired by music. However, this book started out promising and soon dragged on and became far too repetitive for my liking. All my thoughts can be summed up by this: It wasn't very good.
I felt no connection to the writing, and barely noticed that it was drawn back and inspired by music. Unfortunately it wasn't very good. Booksiren rated it it was ok May 17, I'm afraid I really didn't enjoy this. I thought the poems were very immature, like the musings of a hormonal teenager.