September Wrap Up | 2018

September was a wild month for me. It kicked off quickly with my work experience period starting. I was trained up in reception skills to be useful and underwent some work with the marketing girls. I did so well that the workplace offered to hire me. I will now be working in a casual position but I am so ready to get some money in my pocket and learn more!

I didn’t think I would read that much due to working most days of the week for work experience. I managed to shock myself and read 20 books which equalled 6236 pages. I managed to finish a couple audiobooks this month too on the bus to and from work!

As it is with these wrap-ups, most of these reviews will start appearing in the next few weeks so keep an eye out!

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The Witch Doesn’t Burn in This One by Amanda Lovelace | Review


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Thank you to NetGalley for providing me with an eARC in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are my own.

Rating: ★★★★★

Release Date: March 6th, 2018

Trigger Warnings: they are stated within the first pages of the novel, be careful and practice self-care. 

Pages: 208

Goodreads blurb:

2016 Goodreads Choice Award-winning poet Amanda Lovelace returns in the witch doesn’t burn in this one — the bold second book in her “women are some kind of magic” series.

The witch: supernaturally powerful, inscrutably independent, and now—indestructible. These moving, relatable poems encourage resilience and embolden women to take control of their own stories. Enemies try to judge, oppress, and marginalize her, but the witch doesn’t burn in this one. 


Warning: this review will be really short, I just wanted to promote this collection of poetry because of how much it touched me.

Reviewing a poetry collection is difficult. Like, extremely difficult. I’m not sure how to even describe how Amanda Lovelace’s poetry makes me feel. It brings out so many things I’ve kept hidden in myself. The poetry itself is raw. It is beautiful and it is personal. I understand poetry collections aren’t for everyone, I do, but both of this author’s collections have touched me so strongly. The Princess Saves Herself In This One left me sobbing and The Witch Doesn’t Burn In This One left me feeling emotionally drained from holding back tears.

Amanda Lovelace incorporates such important messages into her poetry. The main one being that you are a woman and you are powerful, that the world should hear you roar and shy away from you. That a man should never be able to poison you despite his venom. It is incredible, honestly.

If I can recommend one author’s poetry collections you should read, it would be Amanda Lovelace’s. Her voice is so unique. So original. So inspiring.

So many poems in this collection touched me that to list them, I would basically be listing the entire book. I am so excited to get my hands on this collection physically.

Happy reading everyone!

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