Home Feed
Home
Search
Search
Add Review, Blurb, Quote
Add
Activity
Activity
Profile
Profile
the princess saves herself in this one
the princess saves herself in this one | Amanda Lovelace
From Amanda Lovelace, a poetry collection in four parts: the princess, the damsel, the queen, and you. The first three sections piece together the life of the author while the final section serves as a note to the reader. This moving book explores love, loss, grief, healing, empowerment, and inspiration.
Amazon Indiebound Barnes and Noble WorldCat Goodreads LibraryThing
Pick icon
100%
review
Gryffleclaw95
post image
Pickpick

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I‘ve read this book of poetry once before, and I‘m a bit sad to give it a lower rating this time around. Even though some of her poetry is only a couple of lines on an empty page, Lovelace can still effectively paint the heartbreaking experiences of her life. There was a good chunk of poetry that I couldn‘t relate to, which lowered my rating. However, the last section, titled “you” basically redeemed part of the book for me.

quote
Gryffleclaw95
post image

quote
Gryffleclaw95
post image

quote
Gryffleclaw95
post image

quote
Gryffleclaw95
post image

quote
Gryffleclaw95
post image

Louise What an unusual choice to evoke the Biblical imagery of a crown of thorns but give it a completely different significance. In a way, it feels like something is missing here. What do you think? 1mo
Gryffleclaw95 @Louise that is an excellent question! In my humble opinion, I don‘t think there‘s any reference to the Bible. My take on is it is that Lovelace implies thorns in general (like from a bush, on a rose etc.) and turning them (something painful and ugly) into a symbol of power (a crown). Overall, I‘m inferring that the theme is empowerment and self-worth. 1mo
Louise Yes, I think you‘re right that the point of the poem is empowerment. However, it seems to me (IMHO) that the image of a crown of thorns is such a powerful archetype that it‘s a risk to ignore its deeper meaning in a poem that evokes it. It leaves the poem in the shallows rather than the depths. When I think of empowerment in this context, I would want to see the thorns more powerfully transformed than simply woven into a prickly crown. . . (edited) 1mo
Louise . . . Such a crown is to be overcome and eventually replaced with one of gold! 🤓 My two cents. 1mo
8 likes4 comments
quote
Gryffleclaw95
post image

quote
Gryffleclaw95
post image

quote
Gryffleclaw95
post image

quote
cassiecharman
post image

the only things

quote
sgornick
post image

So good. Words are most important.

7 likes1 stack add
review
Bookwormjillk
post image
Pickpick

This poetry collection really spoke to me, to the point where I had to stop reading on the metro because I was crying and my kids thought it was because I didn‘t want to take them to the zoo. This was really heartfelt and relatable.

review
hjreviews
post image
Panpan

⭐️1/5
While I understand why some younger girls will love this poetry collection, it felt more like a collection of diary entries cut up and pasted together with line breaks for me. When I picked it up, the title had me hoping it would poetry about retelling of classic fairy tales. Instead it‘s just Instagram poetry. And not skillfully done.

Sweetkokoro This is good to know, I had this on my tbr for while but I had no idea it was a poetry book. Poetry isn‘t something I seek out but I think I‘ll pass on reading sloppy Instagram poetry. 3mo
hjreviews @Sweetkokoro I picked it up because it is poetry. But as someone who loves poetry for its style, this was a hard read 3mo
68 likes2 comments
blurb
ulrichyumiodd
post image

@Amabear Thank you so much for the #helpmefindnewbooksgiveaway! I love everything you chose for me! ❤️

I ordered lots of books for my PhD exams before leaving for a one-week trip to Niagara Falls with my boyfriend. Three packages were in the mailbox when we came back tonight, so I assumed they were all books I ordered. I was VERY confused when I opened that one without looking where it came from 😂

Amabear LOL I‘m so sorry it was so late 😂 4mo
ulrichyumiodd @Amabear No worries! I look forward to reading the book and trying on the socks and necklace! Thanks again :) 4mo
Amabear @ulrichyumiodd awesome! :) so glad you like it all 4mo
31 likes3 comments
review
Crinoline_Laphroaig
post image
Pickpick

Last night Princess and today Witch. Feeling Powerful! 👸🏅🧙‍♀️
#goodreadssummerreadingchallenge
#goodasgold #goodreadschoiceaward

43 likes1 stack add
review
MaggieCarr
post image
Pickpick

Books written in verse and poetry are always stumbling blocks for me to read myself. Thank goodness for audiobooks when it comes to these genres, even better... when they are narrated by the author. So much emotion translates through the words.

blurb
PurpleyPumpkin
post image

New month, new book! May was a month of chunksters, and while I made decent progress in my reading, I ended up finishing a total of three books. That‘s quite a bit fewer books than normal for me. I thought I‘d start June off with something a bit lighter. Well, at least in terms of word count. I have a feeling that this book is going to tug at my emotions.

quote
Purrsistently
post image

When I had
no friends
I reached inside
my beloved
books
& sculpted some
out of
12 pt
times new roman
-and it was almost good enough
#bulletjournal #bujo #poetry

review
Purrsistently
post image
Pickpick

There was some great stuff in here. I loved it.

review
Kathrin
post image
Pickpick

For me, this is “Fight Song” #poetry

I used this for task 24 of the #RHC (A collection of poetry published since 2014).

I have been listening to short books over the last couple of days, because I should have some library holds come through soon and I don‘t want to break into anything big. 🤓🤓🤓

review
GivenLemons
post image
Pickpick

I found that the beginning of this collection made me sad, but by the end it was a cathartic experience. I‘ve seen a lot of people debating whether the simple style excludes it from poetry, but I found that it achieved the goal of poetry - to engender emotion in the reader.

9 likes1 stack add
blurb
CrowCAH
post image

#MayMovieMagic #SaveMe
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=T8dyxGiBx3g

As the title states no one needs to save the princess, she saves herself.

Cinfhen This collection was so powerful and moving‼️I really enjoyed it. Wasn‘t as much as a fan of her follow up 5mo
rohit-sawant 🖤🙌🏼🖤 5mo
CrowCAH @Cinfhen it was only okay for me. I went into the book thinking this was going to be a story about a princess told in verse, but it was a personal piece, so I was disappointed. Though, I could identify with some of the poems. 5mo
Cinfhen Definitely NOT what you were anticipating 😉😬 5mo
59 likes1 stack add4 comments
blurb
CrinolineDream
post image

Haul from local indies. Really stoked about the Tessa Dare novels, it‘s difficult to find an entire series in secondhand bookstores, in good condition. Score! 👏🏼

#IndependentBookstoreDay #bookhaul #usedbooks

JohannaRose Awesome!! 5mo
19 likes1 comment
blurb
AprilMae
post image

blurb
cleoh
post image

✨✨✨

quote
VioletMoonBooks
post image
20 likes2 stack adds
review
tealwish
post image
Panpan

The best
thing about
this book
is the title.

-my opinion

BookNAround Your review gave me a good chuckle. 7mo
tealwish @BookNAround Awesome! 7mo
danimgill Hard same - love the review! 7mo
See All 9 Comments
SW-T 🤣🤣🤣 7mo
CouronneDhiver 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 7mo
julesG 👏👏👏👏👏 7mo
batsy Ahahaha! Love it. 7mo
hes7 😂😂 7mo
rretzler 😝 Great review. Too bad about the book 7mo
86 likes9 comments
blurb
VioletMoonBooks
post image
review
megnews
post image
Pickpick

Reminiscent of Rupi Kaur, this collection really spoke to me today. Now waiting on “the witch doesn‘t burn in this one.”

Book 98/165 3/17/19

22 likes1 stack add
blurb
megnews
post image

Next up in #poetry. Anything that starts off with a love of books should have good things in store.

review
TheBookKeepers
post image
Panpan

Sadly this book missed the mark for me. A few poems resonated with me, but as a whole I found this book of poetry lacking. I enjoy when poetry books have a flow that resonates with the authors life & to feel their despairs and triumphs along with them. The storyline within this one felt jumbled and the moment the poems started to get deeper they bounced back into randomness. Such an alluring title, but I won‘t be reading more.

MysterySleuthReadsAgain I loved this book, but I'm a poetry guru. I'm sorry you didn't like it. You may enjoy Her, Him, or Journals From The Sea. 7mo
TheBookKeepers @NightSparrowReads thanks for the recommendations 💛 7mo
MysterySleuthReadsAgain @TheBookKeepers I hope you find one you enjoy. 😊 7mo
mariaku21 I was the same with this one. 7mo
100 likes1 stack add4 comments
review
sebrittainclark
post image
Pickpick

4/5

It took me a ways into this book to understand the format of the poetry, and I suspect it might have been easier to read in a physical copy, which is a frequent issue with poetry books. The poetry was beautiful, and a lot of the imagery really spoke to me. I want to check out the rest of get volumes to see where she goes from here.

#readharder #readharder24 - poetry collection published after 2014

KathyWheeler I‘ve read all of her books as ebooks, and I‘ve had a format issue with all of them. Come to think of it, all the poetry I‘ve read recently has been in ebook format and it‘s been an issue with most of them. 7mo
hjreviews I won‘t read poetry as ebooks for that exact reason. Plus format is so important to poetry I fear I‘m missing out if I‘m not seeing it the way the author originally wanted 7mo
TrishB @KathyWheeler @hjreviews same! Can‘t read poetry on my kindle. 7mo
See All 7 Comments
sebrittainclark @TrishB @KathyWheeler @hjreviews I read it on Hoopla, which has even more formatting issues than kindle too. 7mo
KathyWheeler @sebrittain I read it on Hoopla too. I didn‘t know they had even more formatting problems than other ebook platforms. 7mo
sebrittainclark @KathyWheeler It's more of a personal opinion than an actual fact. Hoopla just doesn't offer as many formatting options as kindle. 7mo
KathyWheeler @sebrittain I‘ve noticed that problem with all of the poetry but I didn‘t think about it being Hoopla in particular. 7mo
75 likes2 stack adds7 comments
review
Tashaxlynn
post image
Mehso-so

I was really excited to read this collection of poems, but they don‘t feel quite like poems to me. It seems more like she‘s try to tell a story in the confines of a sentence. She clearly has a message she is trying to get out. However, some of them are meaningful while others just felt like fluff.
I will still go on to read her other collections and see how they compare.

review
danimgill
post image
Panpan

So this was yet another collection of what was basically instagram caption poetry that I was suckered into reading based on glowing reviews that didn‘t amount to anything special (looking at you, milk and honey! 🙄)

Her emotions and the sentiments and the feminism are obviously valid, and I did genuinely like this very Litsy first poem in the collection, but I cannot get behind this sparse tumblr poetry book nonsense trend #sorrynotsorry

8little_paws I can't either. I wish she had written a traditional memoir. He life seems interesting and sad and she is clearly a reflective person. 9mo
danimgill @8little_paws I totally agree! There was a lot she talked about/alluded to that I would have loved to know more about than a couple broken up sentences. Maybe she will someday! (edited) 9mo
Weaponxgirl I read this when I was first getting into poetry and liked it but now that I‘ve been reading more poetry in general I just see what is lacking. Don‘t think I‘m ready to give much instagram poetry a try now 9mo
See All 14 Comments
danimgill @Weaponxgirl I can‘t fault it for being an accessible gateway into poetry for people, that is definitely something good about it! 9mo
Weaponxgirl @danimgill I also found it only worked reading in one setting and just burning through the authors feelings. Now I like to sit and chew over poetry. 9mo
danimgill @Weaponxgirl Yes! I read this through in one sitting too but I definitely prefer lingering over poems (when there‘s enough to linger over lol) 9mo
Weaponxgirl @danimgill I still feel so new to poetry so throw any suggestions out there please! 😄 I loved Plath and Warsan shire so far. But I‘m always looking for new stuff. Trying to keep to one book of poetrya month (edited) 9mo
danimgill @Weaponxgirl What a fab goal! I‘m no poetry expert (trying to read more myself!) but I loooved Sylvia Plath. Pablo Neruda almost feels like a cliche to recommend but I think his stuff is so gorgeous. I also enjoy Emily Dickinson a lot if you‘re feeling 1800s-y! I‘ve got some Nikki Giovanni and some Mary Oliver on my poetry TBR but I haven‘t read anything of theirs yet (edited) 9mo
Weaponxgirl Mary Oliver is on my list too as is Anne Carson. I‘ll keep a look out for what you are reading 😊 9mo
merelybookish @Weaponxgirl Garrison Keillor has some poetry anthologies that I like. A wide range of poets, some old, some new, and most of it is very accessible. I dip into them all the time. 9mo
merelybookish I've never read any Instagram poets. Hard to fault anyone who is making poetry more popular but I don't think it's my cuppa. 🙂 9mo
danimgill @merelybookish That‘s exactly how I feel! I added your Good Poems rec to stack as well, thanks for sharing that 😊 9mo
Qpri Thanks for that jab at milk and honey. I was feeling a bit left out with everyone raving about it! 🤦‍♀️ 9mo
danimgill @Qpri You are so welcome! I thought I was going crazy when I finally read it after all the hype and hated it - I gave it a pan review on here and found some other people who backed me up on the feeling which was nice haha 9mo
51 likes14 comments
review
KirstieE
post image
Mehso-so

The first half I couldn't really relate to. It was sad and very hard to read, but the 2nd half I found myself resonating more with. That being said I am very picky with my poetry though so it's hard for me to really enjoy certain poetry books

3 ⭐️

GondorGirl I liked the poems well enough, but what's with the little italic addendums at the end of each one? We're those the titles? Why are they there? I personally felt they detracted from most of the poems. 9mo
Shley9225 @GondorGirl I haven‘t read the book, but I‘ve seen previews and yeah, I‘m pretty sure those are titles. I found them hard to get used to but I liked their effect after a while 9mo
67 likes2 stack adds2 comments
blurb
Booksnob
post image

Look at all my fingerprints on the black cover. Loving the book but it‘s not as good as the 2nd one about the Witch

15 likes1 stack add
blurb
GondorGirl
post image

Pippin fell off one of the bookcases today and got quite a scare (and a sore leg), so we're having evening snugs while I finish this volume of poetry.

#CatsOfLitsy

Crazeedi Awww, I hope she is doing ok, I hat my kitties sick or hurting, breaks my heart 9mo
Reviewsbylola Poor thing. ❤️ 9mo
PrezBookster Hope she gets better quick! I have this on my TBR! 9mo
See All 6 Comments
TiredLibrarian Poor baby! 🐱💔 9mo
GondorGirl @Crazeedi @Reviewsbylola @PrezBookster @TiredLibrarian He's doing a lot better already. I think it scared him more then anything... I'm pretty sure it was the first time he's fallen off something that tall. I'd like to say hopefully he learned his lesson and doesn't climb that high again... but he's a cat, so... 😹 9mo
minkyb Oh no. Hope she feels better quickly. 9mo
85 likes1 stack add6 comments
quote
GondorGirl
post image

Addison_Reads 💚 this was one of my favorites in this collection 9mo
73 likes1 comment
quote
imperfect1989
post image

A few poems in this book hit me hard. I read it last year when I was struggling alot with my weight and relasionship I had/have with food. Such a strong poetic book!

Cinfhen I loved this collection ~ very powerful! Have you read Roxane Gay‘s memoir about her relationship with food/weight? I thought it was absolutely brilliant and incredibly raw. 9mo
imperfect1989 @Cinfhen Hey! No I haven't read it yet. I have seen it a few times. Always mean to pick it up but I never do. Was never really sure what it was actually about. But now you mention it.. Will add it to my thr list. Thanks ! 9mo
Cinfhen It does have some TW: (abuse, rape )in case those subjects are uncomfortable for you. But her prose and honesty is so real. This book was a real eye opener. I thought it was incredibly brave. 9mo
See All 8 Comments
RaimeyGallant Hunger the memoir is great. So too is 9mo
RaimeyGallant And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. @LitsyWelcomeWagon
9mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I'm not really into poetry, but I liked this collection. Welcome to Litsy! 📖💙 9mo
DebinHawaii Welcome to Litsy!! 🎉📚🎉Hope you enjoy it here! 9mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy. 🤗📚 9mo
30 likes1 stack add8 comments
review
Addison_Reads
post image
Pickpick

My insomnia reared its ugly head last night and it gave me extra reading time to indulge in this wonderful book of poetry. From the very first page, I was hooked. Very relatable, extremely heartfelt, and will leave you with all sorts of feels.

She does touch on some darker topics, such as suicide, so if that's a trigger you may want to pass on this one.

This also satisfies my Letter L for #LitsyAtoZ. 😁 That's 2/26 so far.
@BookishMarginalia

BookishMarginalia 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 9mo
27 likes1 comment
blurb
ForeverReading
post image

review
KrystleTheBookSlayer
post image
Pickpick

Playing review catchup! This is collection of prose poetry that touches on loss & relationships while weaving in fairytale elements. It reminds me of a young girl who uses poetry as a tool to alleviate the pain of life. Although fairly simple, it elicits emotion as all poetry should & some of the poems are really very gut-wrenching. Trigger warning for sexual abuse, suicide, cancer.

45 likes1 stack add
blurb
vicgreentoriafield
post image

Annnndd... go. I used to follow this author on Tumblr before she WAS an author. It's great to see people achieving their dreams.

It's raining and a perfect day to binge short books but I'm finally seeing Mary Poppins today so I'll have to break after this one. At least I'll finish- I am I am I am - on my drive to the movie.

JuliaTheBookNerd I have the same Kindle case 💙😍👯‍♀️ 10mo
vicgreentoriafield @JuliaTheBookNerd I love their cases, this is my 4th one. I've been eyeing the hobbit case but I'm waiting until my Ravenclaw case falls apart before I get another. 10mo
Lmstraubie Enjoy Mary Poppins! It was sweet. 10mo
vicgreentoriafield @Lmstraubie thank you! It was so cute. Emily and Lin were amazing. I found myself tearing up. 10mo
Lmstraubie @vicgreentoriafield I'm glad I wasn't the only one 😥😉🙂 10mo
33 likes5 comments
review
ChristySevern
post image
Pickpick

This book of poetry was not what I expected but in a very good way! Weaving aspects of fairy tale with real life brings Amanda Lovelace's words into vivid reality while touching on topics of love, loss, and life in general.

A great short and moving read!

review
Purrfectpages
Pickpick

Are you annoyed with all my posts yet? 😝 Fueled by my recent discovery for short stories (and a desire to finish what I started), I was able to finish this one in record time. I found the format interesting considering it‘s a collection of individual poems that come together to tell a story. And what a sad story most of it was. I also learned some extraneous information about the author and that she lives in the same state as me. I‘d read more.

quote
ChristySevern

"he
opened me up
like a book
& poured the
poetry
back into
me.

- my personal pen & paper"

blurb
Purrfectpages
post image

Poetry books are not what I typically read, but this one has been pretty popular so I‘ll give it a whirl.

Cinfhen I really appreciated this collection 10mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I don't do poetry either but I enjoyed this one. And it's a quick read. 10mo
ChristySevern Just finished this one in one sitting! I really loved it 💓 10mo
47 likes1 stack add3 comments
quote
ChristySevern
post image

amb I loved this collection 10mo
ChristySevern @amb I've heard a lot about it so I was very excited to see the first one to read free with Prime! 😊I'm enjoying it so far! 10mo
33 likes2 comments
blurb
ChristySevern
post image

But first, some more quick poetry!

I've read quite a bit of poetry this year and I've found some really enjoyable books! Plus they're super easy to get through in a sitting or two, which is a welcome break from my longer reads.

Anyone read this one yet? I also have "Pillow Thoughts" by Courtney Peppernell queued up next.

Purrfectpages Just read this today! 10mo
ChristySevern @Purrfectpages I loved it! 10mo
36 likes2 stack adds2 comments
blurb
ForeverReading
post image

Light reading for a car ride. One of my Christmas gifts. How was you Christmas? Did you get any good books? I got a few!!