Hello to my booksharks, fellow bloggers and writers, loyal readers and everyone in between!
I’m back again, this time with the first review I have posted in a while. I’ve had a problem recently reading books, and not including a review after. So this is me starting to try to review everything I read from now on, starting with a wonderful book I was sent through Net Galley of Sharon Kernot’s The Art of Taxidermy.
Buckle up, and let’s dive on in to my review!
This book, is a collection of poetry-like prose, put together to form a story of the Art of Taxidermy. As someone who finds taxidermy extremely interesting, and someone who is a major fan of the occult and the spooky, this book seemed to be right up my alley. I was thrilled when I was given access to an ARC through NetGalley, and I flew through the book in less than a shift at work.
Sharon has a way with words, a way that creates an atmosphere where you feel as if you are right beside her, seeing what she sees, smelling the scents she smells. It is an eerie feeling that she creates with her words and descriptions of what bring the Art of Taxidermy to life.
My favourite of the bunch would probably be “Annie I” – it reminds me a lot of myself, and how I’ve been viewed by people in my life before, merely by my appearance. Another one that stayed with me after reading this collection was “Jeffrey I” – a reminder to me that no matter how different we are, there is someone out there that will appreciate the beauty you see in something others may not even glance at.
All in all, I really enjoyed this book. I am thrilled to have been given a chance to read, and review it through NetGalley, and I look forward to finding more of Sharon’s work to add to my always growing library collection.
Until next post, may your coffee be strong, and your books take you some place magical.
Stay wild, moon children, and remember to creep it real, witches!🌙🔮