poetry

The Nightingale and I

That little nightingale

has read my mind

and know’s when I’ve cried.

Her eyes water

just like mine

and then

sings me a lullaby.

That nightingale

and I

are one

in the same.

We share

a soul,

we share

a brain.

Emotions alike

hardship

and strife,

nothing can

cut our

bonds like

a knife.

 

Reviews

Jaiden and Anjali Medina and the Mythical Kings by Felix Alexander-Review

Hi, everyone!

I was once again given the opportunity from the people at Booktasters to review one of their up and coming books. This week I’d like to talk about Jaiden and Anjali Medina and the Mythical Kings by Felix Alexander.

Synopsis

Jaiden and Anjali’s father has disappeared the day after the Day of the Dead. Thinking that their father was just running late, the siblings head to the library. Once someone hears about their father’s disappearance, they discover their father is a member of a secret group called the Order of the Scribes. The Order of the Scribes has existed since the first library in history was constructed. To find their father, they must remember everything he has taught them about mythology and legends in order to find the Mythical Kings.

My Thoughts

I did enjoy this book very much. I would’ve enjoyed it more if I was younger. Being in my late teens, middle grade books don’t really appeal to me as they used to. Though, this does not affect my views of this book.

I thought the book had a very interesting concept, but at times the text was a little too chaotic. There was too much going on at once.

I loved the idea and the plot line.

I wish there was more character development and a little more depth to the characters themselves. All we know is that their father went missing and they have to find them. There wasn’t really a backstory to build off of.

I enjoyed this book, but not as much as I hoped to. (I feel as if I’m being too harsh. 😦  )

 

Until next time,

Hannah Stoffield

 

poetry

Jagged Rose Petals

You see those jagged

rose petals

you hold in your hand

every night

hoping that the

rose would bloom again,

those same jagged petals.

 

Why don’t you ask

it to sing

something sugar

sweet,

honey bees

and quiet daydreams?

 

That rose will never

bloom again.

For you forgot

to water

her and

open the blinds.

Can she sing

as sweetly as before?

 

Days and days

will pass and

your quaint pot

of daisies

and lilies

will wither away.

 

You haven’t been home.

 

Where were you

when they uttered

their last breath?

 

Now you hold

those jagged rose petals

within your hand

and wonder

how long has

it been.

poetry

Leaving the Moment

Tell me where

I can hide

from those

barren pastures

and dark

clouds looming

in the sky.

 

Tell me where I

can forget your

tortured face

until

nothing more

but a

memory

tucked in between

pages and songs.

 

Leaving that moment

behind me

and opening

some other

portal or

some other

estranged story

I left behind.

Reviews

Thirteen Reasons Why-My Opinion

Wow, it’s been a while *walks in with a cup of tea and skids to the screen* I’ve missed you all! (Work, rehearsals, and school have taken over my life. ONCE AGAIN) *laughing emoji because I’m typing this on a desktop computer*

I have a funny story before we begin!

Today I purchased one of those Unicorn Frappuccinos from Starbucks. Many social media platforms have been exploding of photos and videos and advertisements. That’s what happens these days..mostly memes hit the internet harder than frappuccinos. I basically bought the frappuccino to try it.

When I got home, I looked at the side of the cup…it said “Hannah Baker”. I was laughing for at least two minutes because I didn’t even notice that someone wrote that (my name is also Hannah and spelled the same way) and I love the show Thirteen Reasons Why.

I’d like to discuss that show.

Synopsis of Show

This TV drama follows a boy name Clay who receives 12 cassette taps on his doorstep. These cassette taps were recorded by a girl named Hannah. Each tape is a new reason why she committed suicide (I actually tear up thinking about this.). Clay listens to these tapes throughout the entire show.

The Debate About Thirteen Reasons Why

I’ve read a lot of reviews about Thirteen Reasons Why while scrolling through Facebook and Twitter. Some have said the directors should not have portrayed the suicide in such a fashion. In certain episodes things can get graphic…but it really does happen out there.

There are people out there who are willing to make others suffer whether it be physically or mentally. It may hit close to home and trigger those who have gone through this sort of pain/trauma.

I think the motive was to educate those who haven’t suffered themselves but who know someone who is struggling with this issue. The makers of Thirteen Reasons Why were trying to educate us all, not offend.

Of course filming this sort of show is difficult. So difficult. You have to keep in mind that these people were being brutally honest.

The Second Big Debate With This Show

I saw one particular post about this subtopic. Sadly, I don’t remember where I read it or what it was called. All I remember is that one critic said that Thirteen Reasons Why justified pining the reasons for suicide on other people.

That was just Hannah’s circumstance. She was bullied beyond her breaking point. Everyone’s life story is different. What we go through isn’t the same to those we surround ourselves with.

There are warnings for those who might be triggered by such actions in the beginning of the episode. If anyone is affected by this, they shouldn’t watch. It will just spur more negative emotions.

*rant over*

Thanks for reading! I hope to be more active over the next few weeks.

I’ll be posting a new poem within a few days.

Keep reading my friends,

Hannah 🙂

Updates

Bit of Writer’s Block 3.21.17

It’s that time again.

I have writer’s block. I haven’t been able to write anything down. 😦

What do you do to get rid of writer’s block?

Some believe that writer’s block isn’t a thing. Do you believe it is?

Sorry for the shortest blog post in Fables and Tea history..but I’d like to know your thoughts on Writer’s Block. Let’s start a conversation in the comments!

Thank you so much for reading,

Hannah the writer who unfortunately has writer’s block

(I wonder how many times I can say “writer’s block” in one post…teehee let’s not find out.)

*stay tuned for a new poem tomorrow…possibly another snippet from my book*

poetry

The Golden Sea 3.15.17//Fables and Tea

The Golden Sea

Jump into the Golden waters of your darkened past.

Take a leap into the golden sea.

Swim with the mermaids,

With scales a shimmer.

They peel off one by one,

Revealing nothing but purple veins,

And prominent bruises.

The golden sea,

Where you can escape your greatest miseries

And the sorrows that keep you awake until midnight.

~

I think I wrote this poem two years ago. Somehow I never came across my old manuscript of poems until now.

Write on,

Hannah the bookworm