Spark Book Review & Poem Snippets (ft. a farm girls life)

Hey guys! Ahhh, I’m so excited to announce that my friend Allison has published another poem book, and oh my word, it’s just SO GOOD! Seriously! For today’s post I’ll be reviewing the book and giving a few aesthetic poem snippets. I’m also excited to announce a super exciting giveaway featuring fuzzy socks AND fairy lights…

Eep, is the cover just SO AESTHETIC!? I mean that is pure talent right there. 😁

Alright, now that I’ve flailed over the cover some more, let’s talk about the book itself. And I’ll share some poem snippets, you know, to get you interested. πŸ˜‰

I honestly usually don’t like poetry very much. So why am I reviewing a poetry book? Because this books poems are different. Allison captures real and relatable feelings in her poetry. Which is one of the reason I enjoy it so much. πŸ™‚

// my favorite poems //

(in no particular order)

  • cliffhanging
  • new
  • summer drive
  • narrow niceness
  • blind colors
  • applesauce
  • spark
  • falling behind
  • don’t save
  • daffodils

// poem snippets //

you know the glorious moment when that terrible task looming ahead of you just vanishes from you mind, and you can’t remember what you were about to do for the life of you? – forgotten

i’m hanging from the edge of this cliff; the bridge to the other side is crumbling before me. Lord, do i need this plot twist? maybe mine isn’t much of a story, but it hurts to let go, you know. it’s breaking my heart, Lord. are you breaking my heart, Lord? my wonderful, perfect Author, i know you write the best stories. – cliffhanging

purple – the air is cool and moist with the promise of dew, but it carries a last, golden warmth in it’s hands – blind colors

yellow – there it is again, the perfect square of sunlight streaming through the window and covering the floor like a welcome mat – blind colors

orange – a restless fire burns the soft bits of clouds from the sky, flames licking farther and farther until the mountain waves wash them out – blind colors

juice running all over the counter; sticky fingers, sticky pans, steaming pots of fragrant apples boiling on the stove, filing the kitchen with whispered sweetness that temps the tongue – applesauce

i resolve never to lose my wonder – spark

some seeds can’t grow without a fire. burn the face of my soul clean now. grow beauty from these embers. – wildfire

just a reminder that no one has it all together. the people who seem most like they do might just need the most love. – the brave ones

it weaves a sticky web around anything it touches, one lick and you’re trapped: back for some more – marshmallow

we quickly grow bored when surrounded by things, but when all else is gone, ideas take wing – the cure for boredom

// about the author //

Allison Beery is a Christian teen with a passion for creating and capturing beauty, whether it’s through writing, art, photography, or taking a walk in the woods. She lives on a big farm in Central Virginia with her parents, four siblings, and a multitude of pets. She strives to glorify God in everything and love people genuinely. Learn more about her at her blog, A Farm Girl’s Life, or stalk her art Instagram @thecolorboxstudio.

// the blog tour //

Make sure to check out the rest of the book tour, I love how each post so far has been different and so unique! πŸ™‚

October 25 (Friday)

A Farm Girl’s Life – Blog Tour Announcement, Author’s Intro, + Giveaway Begins

October 26 (Saturday)

Aria Lisette – Book Review

October 27 (Sunday)

Crazy A – Book Review, Author Interview, Poem Snippets

October 28 (Monday)

Pananaw – Book Review, Snippets, and Author Interview with a slight twist

October 29 (Tuesday)

The Chocolate Box – Book Review & Poem Snippets

October 30 (Wednesday)

A Barefoot Gal – Book Review

November 1 (Friday)

The Striped Plaid – Book Review & Poem Snippets

November 2 (Saturday)

Charis Rae – Mini Book Review & Instagram Q&A

November 3 (Sunday)

The Frozen Library – Author Interview

November 4 (Monday)

Clara & Co – Book Review & Author Interview

November 5 (Tuesday)

A Farm Girl’s Life – Blog Tour Wrap-Up + Giveaway Winners!

// the giveaway //

There is a super exciting giveaway going on ft. the book Spark itself, fairy lights, fluffy socks, CHAI TEA, and extra bookish cozy items! Ahh, it’s so aesthetic and cozy and just wonderful!

// where to find the book //

I’ve been talking about this book so much and you’re probably like, “Where on earth can I even get this wonderful book?” Well my friends, the book is available for purchase here, and Allison’s other poem book is also available for purchase here. πŸ™‚

I hope you guys enjoyed reading through this little book review, make sure to go check out the other bloggers posts, because they are absolutely wonderful! Oh, and don’t forget to comment your answer to the question below for extra giveaway entries! πŸ˜€

πŸ’™ Hannah

What’s your favorite food/drink for book reading? (Mine are plain rice cakes and blueberry, pomegranate, aΓ§aΓ­ green tea. πŸ˜‰)

46 thoughts on “Spark Book Review & Poem Snippets (ft. a farm girls life)

  1. Wonderfully done Hannah!!! Bravo!! *clap* I love reading all the snippets from all the posts! This has been such a great blog tour! Wonderful job guys!

    Favorite snack for book reading? Hot tea, and hmm…….maybe some crackers?
    Great job! You seem to have done a wonderful job! I can’t wait to read it!

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  2. YAY! Allison’s book is so BEAUTIFUL and if I don’t win the giveaway (which is likely, lol) I’m definitely putting it on my Christmas list! πŸ˜€ ❀ ❀ My favorite snack for reading is… well anything we have handy, and I like to drink tea, too! I actually like coffee more, but tea just seems more cozy. Mmmm. :😊

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  3. Great post, Hannah! I loved reading snippets of Allison’s wonderful poems; how she can write such masterpieces are beyond me!
    Favorite snack while reading? Tea! More specifically, Vanilla Chai or Peppermint. Does that count? XD

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  4. Oh I loved all those poem snippets! Especially End and Marshmallow! πŸ˜›
    I love to read! (My blog is about books, after all. XD ) And when I do I usually drink mochas, hot chocolate, and sometimes tea. My favorites are chai or sweet and spicy tea from Good Earth. πŸ˜› And I don’t snack a lot, but goldfish crackers, popcorn and cookies are some good reading snacks! πŸ˜€

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  5. Oooooh, the snippers are so, so good! I don’t usually eat or drink when I read because I’m terrified of spilling something, but graham crackers are nice, except for the crumbs they get in the pages. XD

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  6. I really enjoyed reading your post…why? I am not a *huge* fan of poetry either, but this made me think Allison’s book must truly be very wonderful if even someone who doesn’t care for poetry in general likes her book. πŸ™‚ This book looks amazing!!! My favorite drink/snack with reading? Hmm…I like peppermint or Bigelow’s sleep tea ( YUM! πŸ˜‰ IT’S THE BEST TEA EVER, REALLY!! πŸ™‚


  7. AHHH!! YAY!! Spark looks AMAZING!! I am going to add that to my “gift ideas” list for SURE. πŸ˜€ I love how you did this post! The pictures are sooo pretty! My favorite thing to eat while i read are salt and vinegar potato chips. XD XD Awesome post!! πŸ˜€

    -Laura ❀ πŸ™‚


  8. I love the cover so much! In winter, my favorite drinks to read with are coffee, chai tea, or dandelion root tea. In summer, nothing beats a cup of ice water. I can’t wait to read Spark!


  9. Hannah,
    I really liked the poem snippets you shared – especially the ones from Cliffhanging, Applesauce, and The Cure for Boredom! My favorite reading snack would possibly be pretzels because they are crunchy, yummy, and they don’t get your fingers messy so that you feel like you can’t touch your book πŸ™‚ My favorite reading drink would be Mamma’s special coffee or hot chocolate. Or tea. That’s kind of everything though XD I enjoyed reading your thoughts about Spark!


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