Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair. That’s what I’m starting with for Savvy Verse and Wit’s Poetry Reading Challenge. I’ve read a couple of Pablo Neruda’s poems, and am somewhat fascinated by the mix of ethereal verse and frank sensuality. Here’s one of my favorite bits:
“I awoke and at times birds fled and migrated
that had been sleeping in your soul.”
Beyond Neruda, I’m not sure where I’ll head. Any suggestions? I’m terribly ignorant when it comes to poetry.
Saying I’ll be reading fantasy novels in 2015 is the equivalent of writing “eat a piece of decadent chocolate cake” on my TBR. The much (much, much, much) anticipated sequel to Seraphina, the second Young Elites novel by Marie Lu, anything by Maria V. Snyder I get my hands on… There’ll be plenty of fantasy reading on my end that’ll plop nicely into the Flights of Fantasy challenge.
Ever since I expressed an interest in not burning things in the kitchen, an alarming amount of cookbooks have been gifted to me. In some cases, just to make space on the other person’s shelf (1980 Southern Living recipe book, I’m looking at you). Finding out which books are keepers will be a challenge and give me a chance to Cook it Up!
“We want to relate, empathize, and be challenged by the situations and personalities we don’t know.” So begins the intro post for Dive into Diversity, perfectly summarizing my motivation for joining the challenge.
I chose to officially limit myself to four challenges this year though I have many more reading goals, like reading non-fiction, listening to audiobooks, reading classics, and finding yet another book that’ll blow me out of the water.