Love Looks Pretty on You
Filled with wisdom and encouragement, every single page is a testament to the power of words, and the impact they can have on the relations ...more
And if ever you find my name slipping from your memory, I can promise you, by the time this year is through, you will never forget it again.
Lang Leav was my first contemporary poetry love, and no matter how many collections she releases, I genuinely don't believe I'll ever stop adoring them. She always seems to know exactly the right things to say, and when I pick up one of her books, always, it feels like coming home.
Our salvation will only come if we stand together.
Love Looks Pretty on You ...more
Everything is a mess, and my mind is so loud that it's hard to breath. Lang's collection matched all my thoughts and emotions. Love and longing, loss and emptiness.
A Long Time Ago...more
Everything feels sentimental these days, every song feels loaded, feels somehow directed at me. Every emotion is heightened tenfold, your fingertips leaving burn marks on my skin.
I think it only feels this way for me when things are beginning or when they're ending.
Some of the poems and prose about love i ...more
Trigger warning: None up till the point I read.
I received this E-ARC via the publisher and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I’ve heard about Leav’s poetry collections. Most people rave about them. Having come across a review with some quotes that I really liked I requested it. Unfortunately I didn’t like it.
I hesitate to call this poetry. Some of it read like random thoughts that were penned right away. There were pages where there was only a sentence.
While I did l ...more
It's a decent poetry collection about all kinds of love. It's slightly better than the author's other collection but it lacked an emotional impact. However, there are a few standouts like: Vultures, What You Wish For, Loyalty, First Steps, Idols, and The Friendship Bond.
This spoke to me.
It was beautiful, raw and empowering.
I found myself wanting to stretch out and savour every page. Sometimes I'd gobble up a few poems right after each other and sometimes I'd read one and ponder on it.
This being my first Lang Leav collection, I am now excited to make my way through all her previous works piece by piece.
ARC received via Ne ...more
"I have buried myself so deep in my words that sometimes I don't know if I am the person writing or hiding between the lines"
I really enjoyed this collection! I had my eyes on Lang Leav collections for a while, but never picked them up because modern poetry are hit or miss for me.
And I am glad to say I liked this collection by her. I need to check out more of her works.
This collection is all about women empowerment and has lots of feminist themes, mixed with other poems about love and heartbr ...more
What I noticed as a whole is that it felt a bit detached, it lacks the emotion mostly present in her poetry books. Some love pieces that felt monotonous in voice.
However, it brought me to a strong impression of the uplifting and eye-opening encouragement I got from Love Looks Pretty on You. The author shone ...more
"Why do you take it so personally when she contradicts the version of herself that exists only in your head?"
Things I like:
Leav doesn't stick to one style of poetry. Some feel so modern and some rhyme and feel more antiquated and some are more like prose and so on and so on.
I am a big complainer about modern poetry having a lot of "filler", one or two line poems that are essentially just platitudes, and this is almost entirely lacking that.
There are poems about love (both current a ...more
This was not my first Lang Leav's book, I think I read all her previous poetry collections before this. Every time it's a nice surprise to find some of myself in her works. This book was no exception. There are poems that are empowering and others that are sweet and tender. But there are also poems about lost love.
If you enjoy poetry I highly recommend this collection.
To be honest, I haven't read much poetry before, but I've heard a lot about Lang Leav, so I wanted to give this work a try. The prose itself was beautiful and her prose and poetry on misogyny was well done, but overall I thought it was a bit shallow and contradictory. Perhaps I'm just not the right audience for this sort of work. I've never had an all encompassing love (sadly) so I couldn't truly relate.
However, I will say that some of Leav's poems...more
i don't know why i thought leav would've changed. why would she change when the old garbage has worked out so well for her? still, i found myself downloading this book from netgalley just to see.
and folx... it's still awful poetry. i really don't think much of it can even be classified as poetry.
what killed me was the poem where she put a disclaimer: 'written at twelve years of age.' it seemed to me at the ...more
I really liked this poetry collection, it was tender and very touching. I adored the themes in this one, how falling in love was represented here.
It's probably my favorite book from Lang Leav after Love & Misadventures, it restored my faith in the author and her writing.
This collection of poems was exactly what I expected it to be: a quick, easy read that filled my soul and calmed my brain.
What to call this book? Poetry, guide, reminiscence? Some poems were painfully adequate for me, others I could relate to with my past self (selves?). The poet actually does a lot of talking to her old self. What's more, there's even a poem she wrote when she was only 12! And it completely mat ...more
“She felt a surge of joy that warmed her so unexpectedly, so completely—it was as though it had been waiting for her all this time. Waiting among the flowers.”
Lang Leav is a famous name that is synonymous with modern poetry. Her works have taken the publishing industry by storm and influenced a lot of poets in the process. This is my first time picking up one of her works and this is the most cohesive of the poetry collections I’ve come across. I w...more
Thank you Netgalley and the publisher for providing a review copy.
Light yet emotionally deep, I loved this collection and cannot wait to order my next Leav poetry collection.
Thank you so much to Netgalley, Andrew McMeel Publishing, and Lang Leav for this advanced copy in exchange for an honest review.
Love Looks Pretty On You is the 7th book by Lang Leav. It is a mix collection of poetry and prose. Some are one liner, some are written in one paragraph and most are contemporary poems. As the leader of the pack, she has been consistent with her writings except this one.
For me, this book fell short. It was as if the author was forcing the creative juice to flow when her schedule might be ...more
Imagine wasting all those precious papers (224 PAGES!!!) just to write 50 words max on each side, compile them all together, and call it poetry.
When writing something like this; don't call it POETRY. Call it writing a DIARY.
This book taints the beautiful art of Poetry. It made me sad, and you should feel bad.
A copy was given to me via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Lang Leav is not for me.
I read my first Lang Leav book, Love & Misadventure, when I was broken-hearted (ha ha) and I loved every bit of it. But looking back, I’m not even sure if I would still think the same way if I read it again. My standard for poetry has changed and Lang Leav is not enough for me anymore.
I tried to give this book a chance. I really did. I tried to f ...more
The book is an odd mixture of supposedly inspiring quotes, tips, poetry and short prose. It’s not as cohesive as I would have liked, the collection has a sort of disjointed feel to it. I did not connect with most of it and some are just plai ...more
"You turn him into poetry because you can’t have hime any other way."
The book was so emotional and touchable in some poems but there are some other poems that I didn’t feel them at all. Frankly, this was my first poetry read ever so the genre is still peculiar to me but I think this book was a great start for me as it was so easy to fly through .
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Lang has been featured in various publications including the Sydney Morning Herald, the Strai ...more
You put her on a pedestal. Love her, adore her, crown her
as your queen. Then you watch and wait, for a slip, a split
second when her guard is down. You would tear her into
pieces just to claim a fragment of her story.
No one can be perfect all the time. Why do you expect her to
be any different? Why is she held to an impossible standard?
Why do you take it so personally when she contradicts the
version of herself that exists only in your head?
You think you know her, that she owes you somehow. That
her existence is only relative to yours. But she is her own
person. She lives and breathes, she hopes and dreams. She has
a life, a love, a family, a purpose. And she doesn’t owe anyone
a damn thing.”
Makes you sit up and take notice. Gives you a home to set
down your things.
What a blessing it is, to have music and dancing and poetry.
What a gift it is, to look at someone and say,
I’m so happy to have found you—at last, at last, at long, long