Pillow Thoughts
Pillow Thoughts is a collection of poetry and prose about heartbreak, love and raw emotions. It is divided into sections to read when you feel you need them most. Make a cup of tea and let yourself feel.

Pillow Thoughts Details

TitlePillow Thoughts
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseOct 5th, 2016
Rating
GenrePoetry

Pillow Thoughts Review

  • Sarah
    January 1, 1970
    Dear Life, you are exhausting at times. You throw more tantrums than I have ever known possible. You slow down, you speed up, you take time and give time. Sometimes there is sunshine and other times there are storms. So I try to break it up a little, take risks, love a lot and find comfort in trying new things. But you are never the same Life, always changing, always keeping me guessing. So I will live you Life, to my absolute potential.
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  • Beatrice Masaluñga
    January 1, 1970
    Thank you Andrews McMeel Publishing for providing an ARC in exchange for an honest review.Sadly, I didn't enjoy this poetry collection as much as I wanted to. They're like rundown sentences, often times cheesy and it lacks substance especially on the first half of this collection. I like some pieces on the second half but it's forgettable and it didn't leave a huge impact on me.
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  • Emma
    January 1, 1970
    This was a nice poetry collection. It’s really short and quick to read and it is divided into sections that are introduced by some really nice illustrations of jellyfish. I liked reading about the themes dealt in this little book and I also quite enjoyed the writing style of the author. Overall it was a pleasant read.
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  • Daniella
    January 1, 1970
    I DNF'ed after like 50 pages of not highlighting or underlining a single poem. That's really unlike me, I'm usually easily pleased with poetry but this really was lackluster.
  • Hirdesh
    January 1, 1970
    5 Shining Stars.Review soon.
  • Calista
    January 1, 1970
    There were some poems in this collections that did touch me deeply. Some things rang true. Overall, I did find this to be a bit lackluster. It did not ring out in me and resonate the same way as other recent poetry collections.I think Courtney does have talent and she has put together a beautiful collection. I love the Jellyfish theme throughout this. As I said, there were several that rang like a pure bell calling me to a higher truth. That didn't happen often for me in this one. It could be me There were some poems in this collections that did touch me deeply. Some things rang true. Overall, I did find this to be a bit lackluster. It did not ring out in me and resonate the same way as other recent poetry collections.I think Courtney does have talent and she has put together a beautiful collection. I love the Jellyfish theme throughout this. As I said, there were several that rang like a pure bell calling me to a higher truth. That didn't happen often for me in this one. It could be me. Not sure. If you enjoy poetry, I think this is worth the read.
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  • Hiba Arrame
    January 1, 1970
    It's almost 4am and I've just finished reading the most beautiful poems ever, the most beautiful and meaningful, so beautiful that they made me cry, yes, I was moved and sort of got out of the numbness that was starting to drag me in.. I loved it, absolutely loved it.
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  • thom
    January 1, 1970
    I absolutely loved everything in this book, one of my ultime favorite poetry books!If you havent read it yet, please do! You will not be disappointed, plus it is a fast read (but stays in your head haha!)
  • Kate ♡
    January 1, 1970
    Actual Rating: 4.8ishThis was sooo good. Loved it!Really hits you in the feels.
  • Yousra Serry
    January 1, 1970
    I hate modern poetry but I don't know why this one felt so honest. I feel like I just had a long talk with the author and a part of it, although so simple, touched somewhere deep inside me that I teared up.This book is split into many parts to read each of them depending on what you're feeling or what you're going through in life at the moment. If you're missing someone, if you're lonely, if you're in love.. and they're all so honest and raw.Also, I sincerely hope the author found love, comfort, I hate modern poetry but I don't know why this one felt so honest. I feel like I just had a long talk with the author and a part of it, although so simple, touched somewhere deep inside me that I teared up.This book is split into many parts to read each of them depending on what you're feeling or what you're going through in life at the moment. If you're missing someone, if you're lonely, if you're in love.. and they're all so honest and raw.Also, I sincerely hope the author found love, comfort, and happiness in her life.
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  • Shealea
    January 1, 1970
    Full disclosure: I was supposed to participate in a promotional blog tour for this book, which is why I received a copy of it. However, as evidenced by my star rating, I most certainly did not enjoy reading it, and as such, I decided to forfeit my spot in the tour. Still, many thanks to my friend, Rafael from The Royal Polar Bear Reads, for providing a review copy.Truth be told, I can probably go on and on about how mediocre and embarrassing this literary monstrosity is because God knows I never Full disclosure: I was supposed to participate in a promotional blog tour for this book, which is why I received a copy of it. However, as evidenced by my star rating, I most certainly did not enjoy reading it, and as such, I decided to forfeit my spot in the tour. Still, many thanks to my friend, Rafael from The Royal Polar Bear Reads, for providing a review copy.Truth be told, I can probably go on and on about how mediocre and embarrassing this literary monstrosity is because God knows I never thought I’d ever find a poetry book that I would end up loathing more than the collections written by Lang Leav. However, there are much more important things for me to accomplish than to waste so many words on a book that shouldn’t even warrant any positive attention. To summarize everything, Pillow Thoughts is a portfolio of generic content framed using totally obsolete structures. Structurally, it’s atrocious. Lyrically, it’s atrocious. Stylistically, it’s atrocious. Perhaps the only remotely positive thing I can say is that I am incredibly blessed to have received only a digital copy of this book; otherwise, had I been given a physical copy, I would have grieved for the trees that died and ultimately lost my shit altogether.Actual rating: 1 star* Read the full, detailed rant in my natural habitat!
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  • Pam (The Girl Who Cried Books)
    January 1, 1970
    Few relatable pieces especially the ones talking about long distance relationships, but aside from that, nothing really REALLY special.
  • lucie
    January 1, 1970
    It’s okay to close some doors, hell, it’s even okay to lock them. This book was more like a collection of inspiration comments for an instagram or facebook post, not a (modern) poetry.
  • Paige (Enchantology)
    January 1, 1970
    3.5 stars
  • Sebastian
    January 1, 1970
    Honestly, some of the worst poetry I've read. boring, not memorable and so fucking mediocre and lacking substance that I don't understand how this got published.
  • Rissa
    January 1, 1970
    Thank you so much to Andrew McMeel publishing via netgalley for sending me an ARc copy of Pillow thoughts by courtney peppernell. Pillow Thoughts will be released on August 29, 2017. Pillow thoughts was beautifully written, very descriptive and with any poetry collection hopefully certain poems speak to you. "I have been a little often on since the day I met you this is because I've never known what it was like it to be perfectly aligned"Pillow thoughts was something i hadnt heard anything about Thank you so much to Andrew McMeel publishing via netgalley for sending me an ARc copy of Pillow thoughts by courtney peppernell. Pillow Thoughts will be released on August 29, 2017. Pillow thoughts was beautifully written, very descriptive and with any poetry collection hopefully certain poems speak to you. "I have been a little often on since the day I met you this is because I've never known what it was like it to be perfectly aligned"Pillow thoughts was something i hadnt heard anything about and was amazed at how complex, deep, and emotional her poems got. Everyone is going to view poems differently because we have all been through different things in life but i think this book has something for everyone!"I hate to spoil the ending but you are fine you are still here you are going to make it"
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  • Megan
    January 1, 1970
    Such gorgeous poetry, Courtney has a way of articulating what I'm feeling in a way I never could. This collection is broken up into different emotions so to speak, and I look forward to going back to different sections when I need them.
  • joana
    January 1, 1970
    I am highkey emotional with this.
  • Bruna
    January 1, 1970
    I'm in love with this book !!!
  • Scarlett
    January 1, 1970
    Тhis is gorgeous. It made me cry, it made me think, it made me feel better.It's a shame I can't share all of my favorite quotes, but here is one.You can be in love at 3am or 5pm,and sometimes it is with someone elseand other times it is with the way the sky lookson a Saturday afternoon.....You need love, and love needs you.You are the sun and the moon and every starand you deserve someone who will cross the universe for you.....Life can be chaotic and sometimes people will hurt you,but in the mi Тhis is gorgeous. It made me cry, it made me think, it made me feel better.It's a shame I can't share all of my favorite quotes, but here is one.You can be in love at 3am or 5pm,and sometimes it is with someone elseand other times it is with the way the sky lookson a Saturday afternoon.....You need love, and love needs you.You are the sun and the moon and every starand you deserve someone who will cross the universe for you.....Life can be chaotic and sometimes people will hurt you,but in the middle of all your loud thoughts and sleepless nights,just remember that magic grows in flowers,the sun can make your heart race after the rain,and whenever you can make someone smile,you will forget all the reasons you were ever sad.I am in love.
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  • Kat
    January 1, 1970
    I skimmed a ton of poems. Both because they were bad and because I've read a variation of it before. Many made me cringe too. Some were good but I was mostly disappointed. I avoided the last 10-20 pages.
  • Avis
    January 1, 1970
    how very disappointing.if you've been following me or we're friends here on goodreads, you know that i read a good number of poetry collections. you also probably noticed that i'm pretty generous with giving these books one and two stars. you might think to yourself "well, if you hate poetry so much, why do you keep reading it?"the thing is, i love poetry. one of my favorite books is a poetry collection. i have found some wonderful books since i started reading more of this genre. i give every p how very disappointing.if you've been following me or we're friends here on goodreads, you know that i read a good number of poetry collections. you also probably noticed that i'm pretty generous with giving these books one and two stars. you might think to yourself "well, if you hate poetry so much, why do you keep reading it?"the thing is, i love poetry. one of my favorite books is a poetry collection. i have found some wonderful books since i started reading more of this genre. i give every poetry book a chance because i keep hoping that the next one i read will turn out to be just as amazing as wild embers or your soul is a river or the terrible.sadly, pillow thoughts is not one of these books. this book is... horrible. plain and simple. the entire time i was reading it i felt like i was on wattpad, reading something written by a 12 year old who thinks she's bigger than life and wiser than her age. you know those books. those poems we all read as kids and thought they were the greatest and deepest shit we ever saw, even though they we're as deep as s(he's) br(ok)enjust take a look at these:You are the freckle on my nose and I am the freckle on my back. We share the same space but we will never be together.orYou spend your whole life convincing yourself you are a chapter worth following, and then someone comes along and doesn’t want to read the ending and suddenly the whole story falls apart.orYou promised you would never take a road that I could not follow, yet here we are; I’m crying on the bathroom floor and you’ve taken the road I couldn’t follow.if i was 13 years old and read three (3) books in my life and had a crush on one (1) boy, i would be on my bed bawling my eyes out. but i'm a bit older than that and shit like this just doesn't cut it for me anymore.i was cringing at pretty much every poem and i read the rest with bored, straight face. oh, wait, there were two that actually made me laugh at loud:If I loved you, then you’d become my balloon. I’d tie your string to my finger, and I’d never let you float away. Until one day, when you wanted, we’d float away together.andBefore we begin, I’d like to share a story.Once upon a time there was a jellyfish. We’ll call itYou.You became lost sometimesYou could be a little unsureYou tried very hardBut sometimes it didn’t feel like enough.I hate to spoil the endingBut You is fineYou is still hereYou is going to make it.like what?? what does this mean? are jellyfish usually unsure and lost? is this a common belief that i've never heard of? what the fuck does any of this mean??? you know you can't just string a bunch of words together and pretend like it's some amazing and deep metaphor.this is only the 7th book i read this year but i can already tell it's going to make it to my 'worst of 2018' list.0.5 stars.
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  • Lin
    January 1, 1970
    I discovered this book by chance and now I want to read every book that Courtney has ever published.You could taste the overflowing emotions, the pain, the happiness, the longing and love. I really did enjoy reading it, and getting to know the person that wrote those poems, exposing herself out for everyone to judge and see. The fact that the author shared so intimate thoughts about people she was in love with and the pain she has gone through and the happiness that little things in life could g I discovered this book by chance and now I want to read every book that Courtney has ever published.You could taste the overflowing emotions, the pain, the happiness, the longing and love. I really did enjoy reading it, and getting to know the person that wrote those poems, exposing herself out for everyone to judge and see. The fact that the author shared so intimate thoughts about people she was in love with and the pain she has gone through and the happiness that little things in life could give you is really admirable and I could relate to that.The book is divided into sections, a touch I found to be lovely. Here are some of the poems that stuck me the most:"I hate to spoil the endingbut You is fineYou is still hereYou is going to make it""I have been a little off balance since the day I met you. This is because I had never known what it was like to be perfectly aligned."''Here are some nice things: warm nights after the rain, old books, new books, tea in the afternoon, snow angels, palm trees, smiling, laughing, hugs that make you feel like you are combusting, we-nose kisses from your dog, waterfalls, sunsets, a clear night sky, the hopes and dreams of you and me. A kitten curled in you lap, fresh laundry, favorite songs, the morning birds in perfect harmony. Nice simple things to remind you to stay.''
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  • mondena
    January 1, 1970
    Wenn ich mir Gedichte dieser Art durchlese, gibt mir das immer extrem viel und ich hinterfrage eine Menge was einige Dinge betrifft und das ist auch der Grund warum ich solche Bücher so gerne mag.Viele der Gedichte habe ich mir markiert, weil ich sie mir mit Sicherheit nochmal durchlesen werde, weil sie mir so gut gefallen haben. Das "if you are missing someone" Kapitel fand ich persönlich ein bisschen eintönig, weil es sich komplett auf long distance relationships bezogen hat. Ich hätte es schö Wenn ich mir Gedichte dieser Art durchlese, gibt mir das immer extrem viel und ich hinterfrage eine Menge was einige Dinge betrifft und das ist auch der Grund warum ich solche Bücher so gerne mag.Viele der Gedichte habe ich mir markiert, weil ich sie mir mit Sicherheit nochmal durchlesen werde, weil sie mir so gut gefallen haben. Das "if you are missing someone" Kapitel fand ich persönlich ein bisschen eintönig, weil es sich komplett auf long distance relationships bezogen hat. Ich hätte es schön gefunden, wenn man das Thema mehr ausgeweitet hätte, immerhin gehörte es auch zu den etwas längeren Kapiteln. Nichts desto trotz war es wirklich schön zu lesen und es wird auch nicht mein letztes Buch der Autorin sein. :}
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  • Nikka
    January 1, 1970
    The writing is simple yet raw and honest. It touches the heart and feeds the soul without having to use complicated and deep ways to make you feel something. Readers can easily connect with the words since what the poems convey is very relatable. It's a feel-good book, and the fact that it's divided into sections/moods is quite convenient when I feel like I need to feel something. I can flip to a section and get the fix I need.
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  • Sylwia
    January 1, 1970
    I read this book in two days but I know for a fact that if not for work, I could have finished it in a few hours. It is a collection of poetry and short stories about heartbreak, love and raw emotions - three themes that in my opinion are relatable to every individual.
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  • Nicole
    January 1, 1970
    Magical.
  • Imogene Dacanay
    January 1, 1970
    **Thank you Raf from The Royal Polar Bear Reads for giving me the opportunity to be a part of this promotional blog tour!An extremely heartfelt collection of poetry. Courtney managed to craft a masterpiece that somehow expressed the thoughts that I always have in a way that I can never do. The poems speak to you. Courtney used simple and non-complex words that touch the heart, body and soul of whoever reads the book. It was impressive.But truth be told, reading the book, I cannot say that I enjo **Thank you Raf from The Royal Polar Bear Reads for giving me the opportunity to be a part of this promotional blog tour!An extremely heartfelt collection of poetry. Courtney managed to craft a masterpiece that somehow expressed the thoughts that I always have in a way that I can never do. The poems speak to you. Courtney used simple and non-complex words that touch the heart, body and soul of whoever reads the book. It was impressive.But truth be told, reading the book, I cannot say that I enjoyed it that much. Basically, all I did was cried my heart out.
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  • Mash
    January 1, 1970
    Gorgeous. Dear author, thank you. I love you!
  • Tann Medi
    January 1, 1970
    4,5 /5
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