Thursday, February 22, 2018

From the Den: January Edition

From the Den is a feature to showcase the books that I don't post reviews for on the blog, whether I liked them or not. I read so many books that never make it onto The Fox's Hideaway, so I wanted a feature where I could still tell y'all about them. :)

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I read 23 books in January. TWENTY. THREE. It helps that I'm competing with Val because it's making me read more. (Of course, there were many graphic novels and a few poetry books, but whatever. Still counts). Haha. But that also means a lot of books that I won't be reviewing in their own posts, so here we go!


Poetry
This didn't really do much for me? It was a collection of poetry about mental illness (specifically eating disorders), being a woman, and pain/heartbreak, but it was so short that it was lacking a cohesiveness to it. And it didn't feel finished.
Rating: 2.5 Paw Prints!


I liked this, but there didn't seem to a rhyme or reason to how the poems were set up. They were pretty, though. 

anger walks on one side of me.
love on the other.

even cleopatra was sometimes
just a human
weeping in her bedroom
begging for another queen
to lift
her burden.
Rating: 3 Paw Prints!


Badass Women of History
Gah, I love books like this. I knew about many of these women already, but it was fun to get more information, and also meet others whom I barely knew or knew nothing about. I love that it was about them and their achievements, and the way that they've all done things to change the face of society and the world. They were (and are) revolutionary. I want more books about powerful and amazing women being bad and breaking glass ceilings and living their lives fearlessly and passionately. HERE FOR IT.
Rating: 4 Paw Prints!


A Tale as Old as Time
I *finally* read this timeless tale, and I appreciated seeing where all the retellings of it originated. And this version of it made the experience even better! I LOVE illustrated books. But yeah, the second half of it was hard to push through, because it was basically just them telling how it all happened, and like it was between a good fairy and evil fairy? idk, but I was glad to see that some of the biggest elements of the Disney classic came from this (especially the theme of not judging people based on appearances), and it was definitely worth a read!
Rating: 3.5 Paw Prints!


What books did YOU read in January? Have you read any of these stories yet? If so, what did you think of them? Let's talk! :)

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