One reason why I was excited to start writing for this blog was that I saw tea reviews alongside the book reviews. I love tea and books about equally (and they go so well together), so I knew this was the place for me. I also knew that it was the place to review Darjeeling, which had been on my TBR list for a while.
Title: Ozone Journal Author: Peter Balakian Genre: Poetry, Fiction Length: 92 pages My rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ Ozone Journal is unlike the majority of poetry I have read in my entire life. Balakian’s style is lyrical and linguistic, drawing attention to social issues that remain prevalent in our lives: AIDS, genocide, cultural breakdown, and memories, woven intrinsically. History is told through his words and you get a sense that you are one of many, gathered around an orator by the fire, hearing of worlds you never knew about before. Balakian certainly used words I didn’t understand but it made me […]