I Hope This Reaches Her in Time

I Hope This Reaches Her in Time Details

TitleI Hope This Reaches Her in Time
Author
ReleaseNov 19th, 2017
PublisherCreatespace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN-139781979772303
Rating
GenrePoetry

I Hope This Reaches Her in Time Review

  • Micah Francis
    January 1, 1970
    This book had so much potential but it just fell flat for me. I felt there was too much change in POV. One minute the poem was about someone and in the next it was about the poet. The layout of the book had no flow and seemed to jump from one thought idea to the next and then back again. One page may be about pain the next about being healed and then the next about the healing process. I may try this book again, maybe it’s just not coinciding with my mood. This read, however, was a complete let This book had so much potential but it just fell flat for me. I felt there was too much change in POV. One minute the poem was about someone and in the next it was about the poet. The layout of the book had no flow and seemed to jump from one thought idea to the next and then back again. One page may be about pain the next about being healed and then the next about the healing process. I may try this book again, maybe it’s just not coinciding with my mood. This read, however, was a complete let down.
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  • Glitterbomb
    January 1, 1970
    broken girlsblossom into warriorsI love this collection. Every single piece said something to me. It was confrontational, and empowering, and is everything I need at this moment.This is a collection for anyone who has been down trodden, and made to fell less than they are. Its full of affirmation and encouragement that you are stronger than you can imagine, and that you deserve to be you above all else. Poetry is very personal. Some resonate, others don't. I can't tell you to read this. I cant t broken girlsblossom into warriorsI love this collection. Every single piece said something to me. It was confrontational, and empowering, and is everything I need at this moment.This is a collection for anyone who has been down trodden, and made to fell less than they are. Its full of affirmation and encouragement that you are stronger than you can imagine, and that you deserve to be you above all else. Poetry is very personal. Some resonate, others don't. I can't tell you to read this. I cant tell you that you will love it. I can encourage you to read it, and make your own judgements though.
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  • Bobbieshiann
    January 1, 1970
    a quick read but i am glad i read it.for awhile, i did not enjoy reading sin's work. after reading reading 4 or his books i only enjoyed2 (Whiskey, Words, and a Shovel I & Rest in the Mourning)until today. i think this book called out lovers on their bullshitand pointed out their own shortcomings.how we give so much and have nothing to show for itbut sadness and self-doubt all because we wanted to find a home in someone else. "i wish your desire to be happy somehow outweighedyour tolerance f a quick read but i am glad i read it.for awhile, i did not enjoy reading sin's work. after reading reading 4 or his books i only enjoyed2 (Whiskey, Words, and a Shovel I & Rest in the Mourning)until today. i think this book called out lovers on their bullshitand pointed out their own shortcomings.how we give so much and have nothing to show for itbut sadness and self-doubt all because we wanted to find a home in someone else. "i wish your desire to be happy somehow outweighedyour tolerance for the heartache they've caused you".
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  • Guiana {indefinite hiatus}
    January 1, 1970
    someday your soul will no longer lingerin places where pain exist — This poetry collection by far is my favourite one out of all R.H. Sin's works. The thing I loved most about it was the depth. Sure, it could have passed as some simple post from Tumblr (as is usual in some of his pieces, to be honest), but I found that I didn't mind that as much. The collection talked about love, heartache, self-love and everything that comes with those things. i was the oceanyou wanted riversi wa someday your soul will no longer lingerin places where pain exist — This poetry collection by far is my favourite one out of all R.H. Sin's works. The thing I loved most about it was the depth. Sure, it could have passed as some simple post from Tumblr (as is usual in some of his pieces, to be honest), but I found that I didn't mind that as much. The collection talked about love, heartache, self-love and everything that comes with those things. i was the oceanyou wanted riversi was the moonyou chased the stars This one had so much more of a poetic feeling to it. I was actually surprised, considering R.H. Sin has a thing for random, quite pointless line breaks. it’s almost as ifher soul is a pack of wolvesshe’s brave, she’s strongshe’s unstoppable It was also empowering and meaningful, as expected of Sin. girls like you have rosesinside of themthat are strong enoughto bloom through blizzards Initially, I rated this 4 stars when I wrote this in as RTC but now, I'd forgotten why I didn't go for a full five, and I'm willing to overlook that because I only remember how touching this was to read. There's nothing else for me to say, really. Just that it was remarkable. the clouds dance around each otherlike lovers avoiding the truth
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  • Florencia
    January 1, 1970
    Yes. This book has reached me. the girl who deserves the sunis tired of being rained onthe girl you don't appreciatewill get tired of loving you*she made oceanswith her tearsshe used the heartacheas motivation to buildthe boatin hopes of sailingfar away from everythingand everyonewho hurt her*girls like you have rosesinside of themthat are strong enoughto bloom through blizzardsAnd I'm not too glad it did. I do appreciate the well-intentioned effort to empower women somehow but... To sum up my d Yes. This book has reached me. the girl who deserves the sunis tired of being rained onthe girl you don't appreciatewill get tired of loving you*she made oceanswith her tearsshe used the heartacheas motivation to buildthe boatin hopes of sailingfar away from everythingand everyonewho hurt her*girls like you have rosesinside of themthat are strong enoughto bloom through blizzardsAnd I'm not too glad it did. I do appreciate the well-intentioned effort to empower women somehow but... To sum up my déjà vu: thoughts on these kinds of poetry collections in this review. One curious thing I didn't mention there is that they all lack capitalization. that's not working eitherJuly 29, 18* Later on my blog.
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  • JoAnna Griffin
    January 1, 1970
    Short and too simpleWay too short and more on a very young woman’s level. Heard all the sentiments in the poetry before in much more creative ways.
  • Jonathan
    January 1, 1970
    A bit surprised to see this collection resting at a 4.12 (as of 12/9/17), as I really wasn't able to find anything remarkable within it. There's no doubt to me that some of these pieces would serve as positive affirmation for many people (primarily women, it seems to be the target of Sin's writing). Sin relies primarily on the pronoun "you" throughout the text, as they're speaking directly to the person reading the book and it's MOSTLY in a positive light or as a means of encouragement. One poem A bit surprised to see this collection resting at a 4.12 (as of 12/9/17), as I really wasn't able to find anything remarkable within it. There's no doubt to me that some of these pieces would serve as positive affirmation for many people (primarily women, it seems to be the target of Sin's writing). Sin relies primarily on the pronoun "you" throughout the text, as they're speaking directly to the person reading the book and it's MOSTLY in a positive light or as a means of encouragement. One poem reads "it is you who will save yourself/because this is what you've always done/because you are strong enough/to do so". This repeats throughout, as the poems seem to have an urgency in tone in helping one out of an abusive relationship of sorts (this is later directly referenced much later in the collection itself).The ideas are there and are interesting...the language just feels painfully sophomoric throughout. I dog-eared a few that I particularly liked but by large it did nothing for me. I would absolutely recommend it to someone in the midst of a difficult relationship situation, however.
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  • Raine McLeod
    January 1, 1970
    A couple of phrases in this book were well-said, but the rest of it read like a moody teen who decided to publish her diary. I didn’t realize until the end that this particular book was written by a moody grown man (one who doesn’t know the difference between its and it’s, but I digress). It was not good.The numbers “121914” are not a poem. Neither is “1:11...” and I’m getting really tired of ~flowery~ short sentences being passed off as poetry. Also, ocean and moon metaphors belong to women, no A couple of phrases in this book were well-said, but the rest of it read like a moody teen who decided to publish her diary. I didn’t realize until the end that this particular book was written by a moody grown man (one who doesn’t know the difference between its and it’s, but I digress). It was not good.The numbers “121914” are not a poem. Neither is “1:11...” and I’m getting really tired of ~flowery~ short sentences being passed off as poetry. Also, ocean and moon metaphors belong to women, not men. Ugh.
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  • Daniella
    January 1, 1970
    What a great collection for 99 cents???Very much tailored for girls post break up so if that's not your situation, it will be tiresome. It was a bit much at times in the sense of "you missed out on a great girl!!! let's describe how great she is!!". But for the price and for the page length I think it did what it was trying to do.
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  • Nina
    January 1, 1970
    This is collection of poems that I want to gift to so many women, all over the world; friends, family members and strangers. Because who hasn’t felt like this? Who hasn’t been left feeling broken after a relationship has ended? Who hasn’t been disappointed by someone who was meant to love them unconditionally? It’s a universal feeling, and Sin encapsulates it so beautifully in just 72 pages. I’m (thankfully) no longer in a place where these poems really hit home for me, but I’d strongly recommen This is collection of poems that I want to gift to so many women, all over the world; friends, family members and strangers. Because who hasn’t felt like this? Who hasn’t been left feeling broken after a relationship has ended? Who hasn’t been disappointed by someone who was meant to love them unconditionally? It’s a universal feeling, and Sin encapsulates it so beautifully in just 72 pages. I’m (thankfully) no longer in a place where these poems really hit home for me, but I’d strongly recommend any woman to read it. Know your self-worth.
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  • dalal.xo
    January 1, 1970
    I really loveeeeed it
  • Brittny Desvarieux
    January 1, 1970
    1.5/5 stars. I didn’t like it. I have read this book three times, and in all honesty, I didn't enjoy it very much. It was painfully sophomoric, redundant, lacked depth and poetic language. I personally wouldn't even consider 90% of this book as poetry, but rather general statements/advice. For many of the poems, the vocabulary took away the quality of the poems and as a result, the poems seemed underdeveloped and immature. Sin would use words like "girls" instead of "women" or "man child/bad boy 1.5/5 stars. I didn’t like it. I have read this book three times, and in all honesty, I didn't enjoy it very much. It was painfully sophomoric, redundant, lacked depth and poetic language. I personally wouldn't even consider 90% of this book as poetry, but rather general statements/advice. For many of the poems, the vocabulary took away the quality of the poems and as a result, the poems seemed underdeveloped and immature. Sin would use words like "girls" instead of "women" or "man child/bad boys" instead of "men". Often, I would find myself falling in love with a “poem's” beginning, but the vocabulary killed the high by the time I reached the end. There were less than a handful of poems that had great poetic language, but a majority of the book is written in a very sophomoric, demotic way. It's not the redundancy in this particular book that annoys me, but rather the redundancy of the same idea in all of Sin's books. It's undeniable that Sin has a heart for women who are mistreated and I know the intentions of this book are pure, but I would love to see him explore a new platform. Upon reading his poems, I often feel as though he writes what he believes people want to hear. I often feel like he provides ideas that he knows will sell, which makes sense due to how quickly he publishes books every so months. But when I read poetry, I crave personal experience. I crave depth, honesty, vulnerability, and power. I crave learning about the similar monsters people are afraid of, but face it and turn into art. I feel as though Sin is always talking about someone else in his poems more than his own life, and always making himself out to be the "good guy," but what about the mistakes he's made in relationships? What about his own personal experiences? His own regrets in mistreating women in his past? His inspiration? etc. It just annoys me that Sin makes himself out to be this "good guy" that every women should wait for. I feel like his poems are written for other people (or atleast he writes them that way), when the best stories reflect our own lives. Our stories have the ability to change people. I desperately want him to provide something new for the audience or maybe even change his audience and write to men about their heartbreaking behavior, instead of reaffirming women about their self-worth. Women have enough books by other women about self worth. Theres only so many things you can say about the same topic. I believe he can say more to men instead of, " you'll miss her when she's gone bro." I'm craving something new from Sin. I really am. not seeing his growth as a writer. every book is the same. It's also evident that Sin self-published this book due to the amount of typos. It seemed very unprofessional. Though, I might argue, and say maybe the typos were intentional. It seems as if the book was rushed (hence the title, "i hope this reaches her in time") and the writer didn't have time for minor details. What refutes this theory, though, is the idea that the book is supposed to be a phone conversation. Also, the theme of the book was also inconsistent. You find the reader reading poems directed to himself (one or twice), poems about the "girl" the author is speaking of, a few poems about the guy who broke her heart, and one poem about rape. It just didn't flow well to fit the theme of telephone conversation that was supposed to occur. Above all, the message in this book is important and its undeniable that the intentions of the writer are pure. The book wasn't written very well, but I did find several poems that were nice enough to share. They weren't anything that struck my heart and introduced me to new ideas, but they did give a soft touch of affirmation that any reader could relate to. I would, though, recommend this book to women who are in relationships they know they shouldn't be in; relationships that cause them pain and unhappiness. I still believe there are better books out there by women that have more depth on this topic, but this book is good in terms of short affirmations. As with many contemporary poetry books, I may not have liked this book as a whole but a did like it in pieces. Many of these just would just look nice as Instagram captions or tweets on Twitter. They are short and subtle. Other than that, this book didn't have enough for me to want to keep the book on my shelf and ever read it again. My Favorite “Poem(s)”:"the heartache will teach you then peace will fill you." "girls like you have rosesinside of themthat are strong enough to bloom through blizzards" "I only wish you wished for morethan what you've settled for"" i wish your desire to be happysomehow outweighedyour tolerance for the heartachethey've caused you"
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  • Kate ♡
    January 1, 1970
    This was way too short to rate properly so it’s around 3-4.
  • Jessica
    January 1, 1970
    It was a good, quick read. I enjoyed it overall but definitely didn't give me the feels I was hoping I would get.
  • Chris
    January 1, 1970
    This collection of “poetry” is emblematic of the worst of the millennial tumblr definition of poetry. Which is to say, there are entire pages of a single four/five word line that trees had to be sacrificed for. These are not profound lines either, they are simply taking up space to elongate what should have been a short 36 page collection. I have not counted, but the one-to-three line pages are surely enough to double the length of the collection to its 72 page count (and by the way, the final f This collection of “poetry” is emblematic of the worst of the millennial tumblr definition of poetry. Which is to say, there are entire pages of a single four/five word line that trees had to be sacrificed for. These are not profound lines either, they are simply taking up space to elongate what should have been a short 36 page collection. I have not counted, but the one-to-three line pages are surely enough to double the length of the collection to its 72 page count (and by the way, the final few pages are blank). Moreover, the premise of this poetry collection seems to be nothing more than Nice Guy Wants Girl Who Loves “Bad Boys.” Literally. The whole “she doesn’t see me but she loves the wrong person” is the entire point of this whole collection of misguided poetry.The author goes a step further and introduces daddy issues to the girl(s) in question near the end. Also, a line seems to imply molestation. Basically, the author is looking for any excuse as to why this girl doesn’t love him beside the obvious “she’s just not that into you, bro.” Two pros for this collection (hence the two star rating): 1. A very easy and very quick read. 2. There are a few pages of decent poetry. That’s it. The collection cost me less than $4 dollars on Amazon; I do not feel robbed. However, I do not find this book worthy of praise in any fashion. Being that this is my only exposure to this author, I have no plans to pursue any other of his works.
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  • StephanieNicole
    January 1, 1970
    Eh, maybe 1.5 stars? (I do like Sin's writing style - at least for his longer poems.)While a couple poems stood out to me, I really did not enjoy this collection. Most of the "poems" were only pithy two-line Tumblr sentiments in the vein of "You go, girl!" or "You do you!" I've read two previous collections by Sin, and while I liked the first, the other I did not, and this one I did not, so I don't plan on reading any more by him. One of my main problems with his poetry is that he writes as a ma Eh, maybe 1.5 stars? (I do like Sin's writing style - at least for his longer poems.)While a couple poems stood out to me, I really did not enjoy this collection. Most of the "poems" were only pithy two-line Tumblr sentiments in the vein of "You go, girl!" or "You do you!" I've read two previous collections by Sin, and while I liked the first, the other I did not, and this one I did not, so I don't plan on reading any more by him. One of my main problems with his poetry is that he writes as a man addressing a woman, giving her relationship and self-esteem advice. He's a good guy trying to give the damsel in distress some advice about dealing with the bad boys she seems to be attracted to. Well, I've met plenty of these "good guy" jerks in my life, and I don't want to read their poetry.
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  • Sarah
    January 1, 1970
    I resolved to add more poetry to my reading list in 2018, so I picked this one up. Some interesting short lines would make for a good moody Instagram post, but as a poetry collection it fell flat for me. Maybe something just rubs me the wrong way about a man projecting feelings on a woman, especially about a failed relationship. It did not resonate with me.
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  • Ruby Hernandez
    January 1, 1970
    I'm pretty disappointed. This book is everything classic poet lovers stereotype contemporary poetry as. Very cliche, didn't make sense at times, and had no flow altogether as a whole. It has the ambiance of being written by a middle schooler who just discovered The Smiths and saw her ex-boyfriend of 2 weeks sharing chicken fingers with her gym class enemy.
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  • Lisa Perez
    January 1, 1970
    I read this with no expectation just just to enjoy poems by the genius, R. H. Sin. However, i am left without words. On this day, two years ago, my heart and world were shattered. This book is so fitting to this as I am still healing and still learning to love myself.
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  • Johanne
    January 1, 1970
    4.5 stars This was so good and I really loved a lot of the poems!
  • Aimee
    January 1, 1970
    3.5 stars⭐ 3.5 stars⭐️
  • Freesiab (Bookish Review)
    January 1, 1970
    I find eating poetry very hard. This was a deal on Amazon Unlimited. I enjoyed most of it. It seemed to relate to my personal space currently. Worth checking out.
  • Jonel Marie
    January 1, 1970
    It was .99c so I thought why not. I forgot that I hate this guy. He must type every poem with one hand while clutching his fedora over his head with the other.
  • Ashley Taylor
    January 1, 1970
    I really enjoy this style of poetry. I think If this was my first or even third R.H Sin book than I would of enjoyed it a lot more. I just find the poetry to be too repetitive and everything blurs together. I did mark three poems that stood out to me and I will go back to read over those from time to time I would of also enjoyed this more if I was in a different place in my life. I think being in a settled happy relationship that I can only go off of past emotions to try to connect with these po I really enjoy this style of poetry. I think If this was my first or even third R.H Sin book than I would of enjoyed it a lot more. I just find the poetry to be too repetitive and everything blurs together. I did mark three poems that stood out to me and I will go back to read over those from time to time I would of also enjoyed this more if I was in a different place in my life. I think being in a settled happy relationship that I can only go off of past emotions to try to connect with these poems and that's just not powerful enough for me. I'd like to add that I love the cover art and title names for all of R.H. Sins work and will buy more in the future. I'm just craving a different subject from him and am curious to see what he will come out with in the future.
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  • Samantha
    January 1, 1970
    if you can’t relate it’ll sound kind of meh and immature to you
  • Rebecca (Coffeebooksandjournals)
    January 1, 1970
    2.5 ★
  • Marissa Hanneman
    January 1, 1970
    Personal Response: This poem book was one of my favorites I have read so far. Each poem was written about being in love with the wrong person. It did not just pinpoint what the other person did wrong in the relationship, but it showed how they could overcome holding onto it. It was extremely relatable, and the writing style flowed throughout the entire book.Plot: The first few poems talked about being in love with someone who does not actually love them back. It progressed to them needing to gai Personal Response: This poem book was one of my favorites I have read so far. Each poem was written about being in love with the wrong person. It did not just pinpoint what the other person did wrong in the relationship, but it showed how they could overcome holding onto it. It was extremely relatable, and the writing style flowed throughout the entire book.Plot: The first few poems talked about being in love with someone who does not actually love them back. It progressed to them needing to gain more self-love to move on. Some poems were about the struggles of men who told their partners they loved them just to have sex. The narrator who was speaking was talking to someone that was hurt. It seemed like that person needed a sign to change their idea of love around, and this book was meant to help with that. Characterization: Speaker: The speaker seemed to be a male who wanted to show this girl that she deserved better. He seemed caring and like he was having trouble trying to contact her. Girl: The girl the speaker was writing to seemed to be hurt. She was stuck in some sort of relationship that she did not deserve. She seemed like she needed to do some self-discovery and was aware of that. The only problem that was standing in her way was her horrible relationship. Setting: It took place in the present time. This was evident to the book, because there were a few poems that mentioned this generation’s ability to love. There was not a said location; however, the book took place during a difficult time in the girl’s life. This was evident, because every poem was telling her to move on and get something better. Thematic Connection: The biggest theme that I picked up on in this book was no one would have to settle for something they clearly did not deserve. Many of the poems were meant to show people they were so much more than they thought. The theme was very evident in almost every poem in the book. Recommendation: I would recommend this book to females from ages 14 and up. I would also recommend this book to any female that could be struggling with self-confidence, a bad relationship, or trouble with love. Fans of R.H Sin’s and Rupi Kahr would also enjoy this book, along with the fans of poetry.
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  • Pat
    January 1, 1970
    Brilliant, Beautiful, Heartwarming and Relatable JESUS, I LOVED THIS BOOK! It was so relatable, so good that I just was so invested in this that I could stop reading! I was feeling every word, every feeling I will always recommend this poetry book to my friends So So good
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  • naing
    January 1, 1970
    I really enjoyed this book. It is a great price on the Kindle store, and I finished it in less than 15 minutes. (oops) I will come back and read these poems when I'm older because they'll probably be more relatable for a person who has gone through heartbreaks, but a lot of the poems also dealt with self worth as well.
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  • Fay
    January 1, 1970
    There are words in this book that I really needed to hear.That everyone needs to hear once in a while.My Slytherin Sister really knows what I need. I can't thank her enough for knowing what I need to hear, even if I don't have a clue.
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