#Review: Reaching for the Moon, by @ReginaPucket

Title: Reaching for the Moon
Author: Regina Puckett
Rating: 4/5 stars

No description for this book. But to find a list of the poems in this collection, they are listed on the Goodreads page.

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This was the first time I’ve read poetry from Regina Puckett, but I don’t think it’ll be my last.

This collection contains a variety of poems that all follow a similar rhyme scheme and length that made it flow nicely from one poem to the next. At times the rhyming worked great, though I’d have liked a little variety at times (I’m not a huge fan of straight-up rhyme in poetry, so this is just personal taste).

The poem covered a few different topics, but there was an overall positive, almost inspirational theme to them that gave a nice feel to it, as a whole. It’s great for readers who enjoy short poems that get to the point, having just a hint of something bigger that makes multiple readings that much more enjoyable.

I’d also like to make mention that I both read this collection and listened to the audiobook of it. Hearing the narrator read the poems, and comparing them to the way I read them, allowed me to see a few different interpretations to various aspects of the poems. The narrators accent also made for an interesting reading.

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You can grab a copy of this collection from:

Amazon | Audible

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About the Author:

Regina lives in Tennessee. She has been a writer for as long as she can remember. The only way she knows to shut the voices up is to tell their stories and to let them live among the pages of her books.

She loves writing in many different genres because life is too short to be stuck in a rut.

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#Review: Looking Back, by Marcia Carrington

Title: Looking Back
Author: Marcia Carrington
Rating: 3/5 Stars

“An elderly lady looks back on her life from her childhood, until the present day.” (description from Goodreads)

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You get what the description of the story says. It’s the recollection of a well-lived life of an older woman.

The author wrote it well, and made it believable to even be a non-fiction piece. It was a little on the lacking side, in the sense that this woman’s life was just outlined, there wasn’t much of an apparent conflict and life went by smoothly. The later years put some strain on the life being lived, and that’s when my interest was most grabbed.

It’s a good introduction to this author, I think. I’m sure given more words to work with and space to expand a story, I’ll enjoy more of this author’s work in the future.

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You can grab a copy of this story from:

Amazon | Smashwords | Kobo | B&N

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About the Author:

Romance novelist, interested observer of popular culture, fan of cinema from all eras, especially 1920s-1980s, soap opera aficionado, food connoisseur.

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