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Book Review: A Five-Year Journey by JD DeHart

12 Nov

Autobiographical in nature, these poems are memories and musings from the author’s life. When he was a teenager, DeHart began writing and publishing. Some years ago, that desire dwindled. Then, about five years ago, his love of words was rekindled.

 

 

My Review

I chose to read this book after receiving a free copy. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.

A Five-Year Journey is full of poems that are observations and experiences of the author. Some of the poems are simple, some are a little more complex. Some of the poems were okay but I really liked others. This is one of my favorites:

Collector’s Items

They lined the shelves,
these tiny icons of childhood
from which I constructed stories.

I moved their joints and swiveling
features to fashion scenes after the films I had seen,
the books I had read,

until the day came when wielding
plastic no longer made sense.
No one else my age still played
with toys.

So I put the toys away and started
playing with words.
I collect them in journals,
often
the first part of a process:
words I like,
words that sound
interesting.

Bits of material that can be formed
together like clay with other bits.

Book Review: Our Reflections by Ron Baratono

8 Nov

Title: Our Reflections
Author: Ron Baratono
Genre: Poetry, Religious, Inspiration
Publication Date: July 19, 2018

 

About the Book

Our Reflections is a look at our own lives in a collection of powerful and inspirational poetry, quotes, short stories, and prayers. It will guide you on a reflective journey as you relate the book to situations you’re currently going through or have gone through in the past. Our Reflections explores not only God’s grace but every aspect of our lives, love, family, friends, and people we interact with. Our Reflections gives the reader a greater understanding of why a situation turned out the way it did and how to best serve that situ-ation to create calm in his or her life and mind. Our Reflections takes you on a journey through your own relationships and situations of love, happiness, hardship, addiction, depression, and faith and gives a clearer understanding of our emotions as they unfold in our lives.

 

 

My Review

I chose to read this book after receiving a free copy from the author. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.

Our Reflections is a mixture of poetry, quotes, and reflection. As I grow older, I appreciate poetry more and more, especially the type that is inspiring, tells a story, or provides visuals that you don’t see in prose. The author has accomplished all of these. The reflections at the beginning of the book are interesting and give the reader something to think about. I’m not sure if I like the poetry or the quotes at the end more. 

I wanted to share my favorite quote but there are so many good ones I couldn’t pick out a favorite. Here’s a good one though: “The greatest compliment in the world is your adult children telling you they had a wonderful childhood.”

Our Reflections is a book full of inspiration that can be kept to go back to especially when you need a bit of inspiration.

 

 

About the Author

Ron’s latest book, “Our Reflections,” is a look at our own lives in a collection of powerful and inspirational poetry, quotes, short stories, and prayers. It will guide you on a reflective journey as you relate the book to situations you’re currently going through or have gone through in the past. “Our Reflections,” explores not only God’s grace but every aspect of our lives, love, family, friends, and people we interact with. “Our Reflections.” gives the reader a greater understanding of why a situation turned out the way it did and how to best serve that situation to create calm in his or her life and mind. “Our Reflections,” takes you on a journey through your own relationships and situations of love, happiness, hardship, addiction, depression, and faith and gives a clearer understanding of our emotions as they unfold in our lives.

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