Saturday, 15 December 2018

Things I learned in the Night by Emily Byrnes*

Things I Learned in the Night is a beautifully illustrated poetry collection and a tribute to young love in a society that so often tries to invalidate it. Many of the poems in this book are exquisitely woven with nature imagery; a subtle reminder that through our struggles and joys we must all remember to take deep breaths and run in the rain every now and then. '

What a lovely little book, what a beautiful collection of poems. 

I love reading poetry. I was so excited when Emily contacted me to ask if I would like to review this book, as I have been a big fan of her poems over on Instagram for a while now (In case you didn't know, I regularly share the work of others over on my book-themed Instagram, I even have a highlighted story section full of all my favourites).

I love Emily's poetry and her words often speak to me, you can really feel her heart pouring onto the page. I loved the layout and simplicity of this book, it was a lovely little read which I will definitely be reading over again in the future. I read it 2x in one sitting, the words are beautiful and I can't recommend this book enough. I enjoyed the illustrations throughout and, as always, absolutely loved the flow of her poetry. I found that I could relate to a lot of the poems, I loved the use of imagery and I enjoyed the appearance of 'Romeo and Juliet' and 'Of Mice and Men' which are two of my favourite stories.

A snippet from each of my favourite poems from the book:

               Earth Day Thoughts                                                                      Ripe

              'Their love is unconditional                                                        'But go to the mango tree,
              and we are children of the Earth                                                 seek out a fruit,
              who've not yet learned                                                                and tell me you won't pick the
              to appreciate our mother.'                                                           fullest, ripest one.'

To purchase 'Things I learned in the night' click here.
To check out Emily's other books (which is what i'll be doing!) click here.

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*I was sent this book to review, all comments and opinions are my own and 100% honest.

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