Review of We Died in Water, Meg Flores by Kristiana Reed

Originally published on Reedsy Discovery. Flores' memoir is a stunning collection of prose and fragments which, through the use of the ocean as an extended metaphor, document the end of two relationships and the beginning of another when all is thought to be lost. "But so much of any love is questioned because of other … Continue reading Review of We Died in Water, Meg Flores by Kristiana Reed

Review of Visions of a Quantum Woman, Margaret Duns by Kristiana Reed

  Originally published on Reedsy Discovery.  Duns' Visions of a Quantum Woman is unlike anything I have ever read. I am not normally one to choose a book which is autobiographical, let alone one which explores Quantum Physics. However, I am incredibly glad I did. Duns' sensitive and honest documentation of her visions and what they have … Continue reading Review of Visions of a Quantum Woman, Margaret Duns by Kristiana Reed

The Importance of Content/Trigger Warnings In Books & Book Reviews (& More) – Brittany the Book Guru

Brittany the Book Guru wrote the thought-provoking piece below and has graciously agreed to have it republished on the Go Dog Go Cafe. I apologize in advance for how long this post may end up being, but I think it’s an extremely important topic and one that has many facets and areas to discuss. I … Continue reading The Importance of Content/Trigger Warnings In Books & Book Reviews (& More) – Brittany the Book Guru

Review of The Terrible, Yrsa Daley-Ward by Kristiana Reed

ARC review for Amazon Vine Daley-Ward is a writer I have been longing to read since I began to explore contemporary poetry and fiction. She has often been cited as an inspiration so I jumped at the chance to read and review her newest release. In The Terrible, Daley-Ward recounts her coming-of-age experience; the trials, … Continue reading Review of The Terrible, Yrsa Daley-Ward by Kristiana Reed

Review of The River in the Trees, Jacqueline O’Mahony by Kristiana Reed

ARC review for Amazon Vine The River in the Trees by Jacqueline O’Mahony really is a special read; think Cecelia Ahern but grittier and subtle in how it weaves Ellen and Hannah’s stories together. O’Mahony’s use of dual narrative is a triumph as it showcases the parallels which exist between lives even one hundred years … Continue reading Review of The River in the Trees, Jacqueline O’Mahony by Kristiana Reed

Review of An Uprising in Rome, Richard F. Novak by Kristiana Reed

Originally published on Reedsy Discovery.  An Uprising in Rome is driven by Novak's straightforward storytelling and his rich knowledge of sculpture and the city of Rome. The narrative seamlessly follows Charles, Piero and Maria; three characters who lead very different lives in the beginning yet soon come together thanks to the strong binds of love and … Continue reading Review of An Uprising in Rome, Richard F. Novak by Kristiana Reed

Review of Death of a Good Girl, Michelle Marie Jacquot by Kristiana Reed

Originally published on Reedsy Discovery.  Jacquot’s Death of a Good Girl is unlike any poetry collection I have read. The pieces span across several pages and many read like song lyrics - discarded thoughts which hold within them a power only those words in that order can manifest. In the author’s note, Jacquot explains how releasing this … Continue reading Review of Death of a Good Girl, Michelle Marie Jacquot by Kristiana Reed

Review of somewhere between shadow and light, Mariesa Faer by Kristiana Reed

Originally published on Reedsy Discovery.  somewhere between shadow and light harnesses the power of short sentiments and detailed illuminations of the soul. Love, lust and sensuality float alongside loss, grief and fury in this collection; showcasing the kaleidoscopic nature of human experience. The theme I felt permeated the entire collection, however, was liberation. There are pieces … Continue reading Review of somewhere between shadow and light, Mariesa Faer by Kristiana Reed

Interview with Writer, Blogger, and Author JoAnne Macco #amwriting #interview #nonfiction

Good Morning, and welcome to another writer and or blogger interview. I’m excited to share with you an interview with a newly published author, JoAnne Macco. I think you’ll love her blog and her book as much as I do. As per usual, this interview will also be featured on my blog Mandibelle16. JoAnne’s blog … Continue reading Interview with Writer, Blogger, and Author JoAnne Macco #amwriting #interview #nonfiction