Review Shots: A mix of Poetry, cartoon and a dash of business strategies

There are a few perks of being a person (that’s me!!) who reads all the genres of books. The best thing would be being able to switch from a super cute YA romance to a feminist masterpiece without much ado. Once in a while it helps me to move away from the fictitious world to the more serious real world. And this week I will let you know what I thought about three non fiction books that were sent to me for review.

Let us quickly get on to this week’s review shots, shall we?

Book Name: Every Watering Word

elgeewrites Review Shots: A mix of Poetry, cartoon and a dash of business strategies Every Watering Word

Author: Tanya Manning-Yarde

Genre: Non Fiction – Poetry

Tanya’s poetry on the plight of women all over the world in the form of poetry would move you to tears.  Taking a leaf from her own and others’ lives she reflects on everything that drives women or oppress them. She talks about motherhood, womanhood, feminism, sexuality, Christianity and racism. I am glad that she speaks about the strong and loving men in her world as well.

My personal favorite would be “Raising Cane for its Sugar” that talks about the preference for male child, which is still a thing that happens in Indian culture as well. It would be hard to read Every Watering Word without the truth hitting hard.

Final thought: Bitter truth

Recommended to: Anyone who calls themselves feminist and lovers of poetry.

Book Name: Internet Business Insights

elgeewrites Review Shots: A mix of Poetry, cartoon and a dash of business strategies Internet Business Insights

Author:  Chris Naish

Genre: Non Fiction

It has been a while since Chris sent me a copy of his book but it came at a right time when I was contemplating my move to a self hosted website (yes it seems a long time ago) and / or stepping up a business for myself. Internet Business Insights is a wealth of information for anyone who is thinking of or has already set up an online business.

Chris has insights from 101 successful entrepreneurs who have made it already in the internet business world. He asked them questions on what works and what doesn’t. Sure it gets repetitive over a while, because there are patterns and those patterns are the ones you need to watch out for. Internet Business Insights is not a book that you can read at a stretch, you should do what I did – take it one at a time.

Final thought: Massive number of Q & A about making it in the internet business world

Recommended to: Anyone who has or going to set up an online business.

Book Name: Hyperbole and a Half

elgeewrites Review Shots: A mix of Poetry, cartoon and a dash of business strategies Hyperbole and a Half

Author: Allie Brosh

Genre: Non Fiction

It has been a while since I laughed this much at something I shouldn’t be. Oh, okay not so long ago because I was laughing at this same book about 3 years ago. Alli Brosh is my kind of person. By that I mean someone messed up but in a good way. Okay not so good. Whatever.

If you are a person who has ever been on the internet you should have see Allie’ website Hyperbole and a half. No? Then you should have at least seen this drawing that has been around the web for a while now. Yes that is Allie’s work.

See you know her! And you need to read her book, if you have not already.

Even if you have never heard of her or her drawings, you should read it.

Okaye seriously, I have not read any online comics that has made me giggle as much as Allie has. She talks about serious stuff lie depression, loneliness and cake and all I can think of is how awesome she is.
I am giving up. I don’t think I can do a proper review of her book. Just go read it.

Final thought: You HAVE to read it or at least check her blog out.

Recommended to: Anyone and everyone

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Let us chat

So what do you think of this week’s choices in the review shots? What genre you do not read at all and why? Let us talk.


  1. Olivia-Savannah Roach

    I have to say that I need to read Every Watering Word now because I love poetry a lot and I am all for feminsm! I am not really into business related non-fiction so I am going to have pass the second book. But then back to the last one – I have seen some snippets of that graphic novel and it sounds so hilarious and fun. I need to read it!

    • Gayathri

      I can ask the author to contact you if you are interested in reviewing the poetry book!

  2. Evelina @ AvalinahsBooks

    I also read nearly all the genres xD it’s both our luck and our damnation 😀 cause it seems only YA blogs are really popular xD oh well!

    And yes, HYPERBOLE AND A HALF! I actually found the blog funnier than the book – it’s just different when it’s a scrollable format. But it’s one of my favorite blogs ever xD

    • Gayathri

      I saw your review of the Hyperbole after I posted mine. Well, we agree on so many things.

  3. Fanna

    Love your mini reviews, Gayathri! Tanya’s poems do sound like my cup of tea; I would definitely give them a try especially now when I’m in a good poetry mood. Hyperbole and a half is something I have to read, haha 😀 I didn’t even know the blogger was getting her book out. That’s crazy! And the humor is her cartoons is so good XD

    • Gayathri

      Hyperbole book came out a few years ago and I was re-reading the book a while ago. I would ask Tanya to contact you, if you would like to read it.

  4. Cricket

    I like poetry and don’t read enough. I used to write when I was in high school but haven’t in years. Every Watering Word sounds like it would be a good one to read.

    • Gayathri

      I can ask the author to get in touch with you are interested. Let me know.

  5. Andreea

    I read a bit from all genres too and I love how easily I can jump from one to another so I totally understand you!

    I like the books you shared, I am especially interested in the poetry one. Also, I am almost halfway through Hyperbole and a Half and you are right – I am laughing so hard while reading this. I had to stop reading because I couldn’t control my laughing anymore!

    • Gayathri

      This is the second time I am reading Hyoerbole and I still laugh at places I shouldn’t be. Allie is a riot.

  6. Jenn @ Bound to Writing

    Every Watering Word sounds like something I would enjoy. I’ve been reading a lot of poetry lately so I might like it.

    • Gayathri

      Maybe I can ask the author to contact you? Let me know if you are interested.


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Gayathri has been reviewing books since 2010. When she is not reading books or creating online content, she works as a writer and a digital marketer. Head over to meet me!