Book Review: Versions of the Self by Christy Birmingham

A new review is in for my latest book Versions of the Self, and I’m so proud of it! What a weekend treat πŸ™‚ Thank you to James of This Is My Truth Now for the depth with which you read my book, as shown by the review. Thank you as well to all who support this blog and my books.
β™₯ Christy

This Is My Truth Now

A book review on a collection of poems…

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OverviewΒ 
The ~115 page book is a collection of 80 poems organized by 8 sections, all relating to the concept of β€˜self.’ It covers individual views, relationship views, sadness and joy; the full range of emotions. At times, it was something light and easy to comprehend, but at others, it was diverse and complex. Some of the lines call to you, urging you to compare your own life to the narrators. It’s personal and introspective β€” all the things I like when someone shares part of the self. Given this is a different type of work, I’m not writing a normal review where I cover plot, characters and setting. Instead, I offer a few lines that really spoke to me:

β€œI want to alter my recipe,

Lighter on the ridicule and

Heavier on the gratitude

If I am here to speak,

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54 thoughts on “Book Review: Versions of the Self by Christy Birmingham

  1. I think I’ll reread them,each time there is something to reevaluate and put it deeper into the soul,my dear Christy.Btw,what about your new book?Hope it’s soon available.

  2. A poetry book that touch you deep, with lines as beautiful as one here picked at random:

    ‘I wonder when your eyes will
    Fully open to my spirit, and
    Whether I will be here when
    The last daisy petal falls.’ πŸ™‚

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