To kick off this summer challenge, I wanted something short to get me in the mood of reading. There are so many time-consuming tasks in my life (as I am sure with you all) that sometimes I get intimidated by a hefty page number.
This e-book was even shorter than advertised. It seems my Bergen County Library System has switched from using the Overdrive app to a new site called Hoopla and I’m still learning how best to navigate it. What was claimed as 40 pages, was really 34 after I downloaded it, which was really like 25 after acknowledgements, publication details, writer bio, and title pages. It was a good collection of poetry nonetheless. I admittedly don’t read all that much poetry. I think because I’m a creature of extremes. I either want a more drawn out story or to ruminate over a single line. Here is the most moving line from this collection (in my opinion):
“I don’t want to be the mouth of a princess
that gets kissed to remove the taste of a bad book”
-Sweta Srivastava Vikram