I don't know how to describe what this book did to me.
My feelings are divided into two odd camps, and I'll attempt to express them both with due care.
To begin with, this book felt like an indulgence read, in the best and oddest imaginable way…
Most books are geared towards two kinds of people: readers, and writers — who are generally readers by default. This book is different.
For the Love of a Word is a series of poems and love letters directed at writers. It is meant to target the various aches and joys that assail our souls, the transports and the despairs that wring us head to foot. It is a compilation of works by sixteen different authors who want you to know that you are not alone.
I did not have high hopes for this book.
I mean, look at that cover. I may be the odd one out, but I am not attracted to the cover style that is supposed to appeal to the YA audience. And at first glance, that was definitely what this looked like. A female model dominating the cover in a full-length pose…