I fear the spoken word

Saturday, 6 June 2015

Author's note: After reading Slammed by Colleen Hoover I rediscovered my love for poetry and in particular, slam poetry. I felt inspired and decided to take a stab at my own piece of slam poetry so here it is - a rough first draft. I hope you enjoy it. Don't forget to leave a comment.
I fear the spoken word
The way it trickles, tumbles, fumbles its way
Out of my mouth
And into the world
Stilted
Broken
Trying
Lost in a perpetual state of trepidation

I fear the spoken word
the way it roars within me
Fighting against an ocean of terror
A tidal wave of judgement
Striving
To
Break
Its confines
Dying to be heard
Amongst the breeze of the warm summer sun

I fear the spoken word
the words that have so long been dormant
In a body too frightened to be noticed
In a class of loud noises
Violent voices
Angry laughter
Because there is no after
As I continue to sit here mute
On this raft lost out at sea
Dying
begging to be heard

I fear the spoken word
And how I remain trapped in this bubble
Of a life I call life
Saying nothing
Drifting through this existence like a speck of dust in the wind
Inconsequential
It’s time to:
Speak up
Fight back
Scream out into the rafters
Because there is a point
A crux
Significance
You are important
In every essence of your being
You matter
Every particle, molecule and cell
Has the ability to transform
Create
Transition
Be important

Voices have the ability to change the world
Let yours out
And warm the hearts of those who
Surround
You

Because
your
voice
matters

Top Ten Books I'd love to see as films/TV Shows

Tuesday, 2 June 2015


(This is a weekly meme by The Broke and the Bookish)

1. In Death series by J.D. Robb
If I get no other book I love turned into a film/tv series for this series then I won't mind one little bit because this series is everything. I highly recommend everyone read this series regardless of the fact it encompasses more than 30 books. It's worth it. So worth it. If you like crime, romance, passion, mystery and a nice thriller then you will love this book series. Every. Single. Book is amazing (bar a couple but in the grander scheme of things you can ignore those).

2. The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon
I absolutely adore the thought and intelligence behind this fantasy series. The film rights have already been sold and it looks 95% likely to make it to the big screen and I could not be any more excited.

3. Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
Does it count if there's already a film out? Because I want a do-over. The 2014 film was a serious let down. The acting was just abysmal. It felt like there was too much focus on the fact that they had the director of Mean Girls and were trying to channel the spirit of that film instead of the story they had and it failed. Epically.

4. Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover
Urgh, this book was just amazing, angsty, wonderful and I just need a film. There's currently an indiegogo campaign for this to become an actual film that I can actually see so if you've read the book, loved it, treasured it, then get your money out and donate. Plus, they've got Nick Bateman to play Miles (aka the lead male) and I could not have asked for anything more. Forget 50 Shades of Grey, Ugly Love is where it's at.

5. Six Years by Harlan Coben
This was the first Coben novel I have ever read and it was absolutely amazing. Full of suspense and intrigue and hopefully should it ever make it to the big screen, it would have the same affect.

I've only chosen five instead of ten as these are the only books I can think of that I really, really want to see.

May Round-up

Monday, 1 June 2015



The titles I have read this month are:



A review for Ugly Love (and probably all of the Colleen Hoover titles for that matter) are on the way. How are your 2015 reading challenges going? I'm finally in my reading grove and just ahead of schedule.


aspiring author attempting world domination with a bit o' magic and some kickass moves.