Something a little festive on Life Of A Nerdish Mum today, my review of Poetry For Christmas by Orna Ross. Big thanks as usual to Anne Cater of Random Things Tours for having me along.
Poetry For Christmas And Other Beginnings
This poetry book makes a perfect holiday gift or stocking filler.
Whether you’re marking the Christian Christmas, the Chinese Dongzhi, the Jewish Hannukah, the Hindi Makaraa Sankrānti, the Irish Meán Geimhridh, or any other mid-winter festival, the hibernal solstice is a celebration of rebirth and renewal.
The ever-present potential for beginning anew, as signified by the return of light, is the theme of this chapbook. In it, you'll find a poem for each of the twelve days of this season when the days start to get longer again, that will encourage you to rejoice, reflect and recharge.
I don't often read something christmassy, so when I do, I choose wisely to make sure it's something I know I'm going to enjoy and Poetry For Christmas sounded just my cup of tea.
I loved how there are a few ways to read this collection. You can read it the whole way through like I did. You can dip in and out, reading one poem at a time. Or you can read it in the four separate sections that the collection is split up into.
Each poem is wonderfully written and the tone fits lovely for each one. Each subject fits the time of the year, from the more poignant to ones of hope.
I really enjoyed this collection and will be pulling it out each year to read and enjoy again.
I gave this book 5 stars.
About The Author
ORNA ROSS is an award-winning writer, an advocate for independent authors and other creative entrepreneurs, and “one of the 100 most influential people in publishing” [The Bookseller]. She writes novels, poems and nonfiction guides for creatives, and is Founder-Director of two popular online communities, the Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi) and The Creativist Club. She lives in London and writes, publishes and teaches around the globe. When not writing, you'll probably find her reading.
Website : http://www.ornaross.com/
Twitter : @ornaross
Author Page on FacebookInstagram @ornaross
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