Blogger Book Reviews in a Nutshell: Karen and Dee

Blogger Book Reviews in a Nutshell on Mental Health @ Home

I’ve read and reviewed some great books written by members of our blogging community, so I wanted to share them with you again in a nutshell version.  Click the book covers to be taken to my full reviews.

This week we have two books of poetry by Karen Horsley and a book by Dianna (Dee) Kelly.

book cover: Kaleidoscopic Beauty by Karen Horsley

Kaleidoscopic Beauty

I liked the range of vocabulary that Karen used, and the beautiful combinations of words that make the whole process appear effortless.

I particularly liked Karen’s choice of final poem for the book; I Rise gives hope that rising from the ashes is possible.  This book as a whole is a wonderful reminder that from life’s greatest challenges can come great beauty.


Book cover: I am the stars in the sky by Karen Horsley

I Am the Stars in the Sky

The poems are grouped into six sections: fear, despair, isolation, change, peace, and hope.  The poems move gradually from darkness towards light, carrying the reader along on the emotional journey.  The words chosen are powerful ones, so that even the shortest poems feel very descriptive, and often evoke vivid images.




Book cover: Thriving Not Surviving by Dianna KellyThriving Not Surviving

Dee offers support in moving toward forgiveness, suggesting ways to shift thinking and take responsibility for one’s own happiness.

The book includes a lot of recommendations on changing thinking, but it’s also very action-oriented.  It’s like having a combined coach/cheerleader on your e-reader.


All of the books I’ve reviewed are listed on my book reviews page.

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