Conversations Bordering On Torment – A Book Review
Copyright: 2017

Rating: 5/5

My Review (can be found on Goodreads and Amazon):

“Jade Moore’s Conversations Bordering on Torment chronicles the author’s journey of dealing with anxiety, through the use of poetry. Moore uses her amazing talent with words to connect with fellow sufferers and succeeds!

Right away, before the poems even begin, Jade opens with a beautifully passionate and professional introduction that is truly touching and relatable. She quickly but effectively describes her book and the poems included, giving you a taste of what to expect without ruining the poems to follow. The introduction is anything but boring and trite. Rather, Jade keeps you hooked, fascinated, and ready to read her beautifully inspiring poetry!

Unlike some authors, Jade managed to write poetry that was both clear and succinct. She took an emotion that can be quite complicated and made it so it could be understood by her readers. As I was reading her poems, I felt as if Jade was in my mind – listening to my thoughts and writing them down in a breathtaking way.

Jade also accomplished a usually difficult feat – the ability to really grab the attention of her readers and use imagery in a way that you could feel both the writer’s pain and hope. Sometimes anxiety can be a tricky thing to describe, but through reading Jade’s poetry, I really got a sense that she understands what it is to struggle with something so terrible and difficult. As a fellow anxiety sufferer, this book brought me solace that I am not the only one who feels trapped inside of anxiety’s sticky web.

The bottom line is this: Conversations Bordering on Torment is a fantastically beautiful read. It’s creative, inspiring, and utterly genuine. If you have anxiety, suffer with any type of mental health issue, know someone who does, or just want to read a wonderful book full of exquisite writing, then this book is definitely for you!” (Review Originally Posted On Goodreads)

To visit Jade’s Goodreads page, click here!

Jade Moore’s Conversations Bordering on Torment

Hi everyone! Today I would like to introduce you to an amazing author, my good friend Jade Moore! I ‘met’ Jade through blogging and she is both a wonderful friend and blogger. In fact, she started the excellent blog Letters to the Mind so that people could write about their mental health issues in a creative way.

Today I would like to talk about Jade’s book, Conversations Bordering On Torment, a book filled with poems that help describe Jade’s journey with anxiety. The book is currently available on Amazon! Jade has also recently told me that she is considering re-releasing the book with extra poetry included. Her poems really are fantastic so if you’re looking for a wonderful book to read by a wonderful person, I highly recommend you checking out her work!

Jade is also a Goodreads Author.Feel free to check out her author profile. To check out Jade’s blog, click here!

The Birthstones Book Tag!

I saw this tag over at Hot Shot Headlines and thought it was pretty awesome! Feel free to participate!

January (Garnet): Associate with warding off negative forces and dark energies – Name a book with the darkest/evilest character you can think of.

  • The Unwanted by Peter Straub. I’m not going to say who the character is due to not wanting to spoil the book, but once you read it, you’ll know!

February (Amethyst): Purple is associated with royalty – Name a book with regal qualities … You can base this off of characters, or choose the king of all books.

  • Dead Lines by Greg Bear! The book is amazing at horror. It’s also my favorite book!

March (Aquamarine): Washed out – Name a ‘wishy washy’ character, a character who is not strong or a follower.

  • Hmmm…this one’s a little tough. Maybe Linda from Tell No One by Harlan Coben. She’s not the strongest character or the bravest.

April (Diamond): A diamond in the rough – Name a book that you loved but is not well known.

  • This is again, kind of hard. I think I’m going to go with Sundays at Tiffany’s!

May (Emerald): Said to balance energy – Name two characters who balance each other well.

  • Shauna and Linda in Tell No one. Their relationship isn’t really dug into, but I imagine they work well together. Linda seems like a kind and caring person (though not the bravest) while Shauna is strong and fearless.

June (Pearl): Associated with loyalty – Name a character who is loyal to the end.

  • Not to go on and on about the same book, but David Beck in Tell No One. He never gives up – seriously!

July (Ruby): Blood red – Name a book that made your blood boil, one that made you angry.

  • Now You See Me by Peter Straub. The book is great but has a lot of asinine characters (on purpose).

August (Peridot): Pale green (It pales in comparison to other gems) – Name a supporting character who you like better than the main character.

  • I know this is a book tag, but I’m going with a TV show on this one. Al from Quantum Leap. I love him!

September (Sapphire): Blue like the ocean which is calming – Name a book that had a calming effect on you.

  • I know this is weird, but I’m going to say We Don’t Need Roads: The Making of the Back to the Future Trilogy. It’s just a nice, informational book about a great movie!

October (Opal): Iridescent – Name an iridescent book, this can be a book with a beautiful cover (Shiny? Lots of color?) Or you can base it off of a character (Quirky? Colorful?)

  • InkHeart by Cornelia Funke. Gorgeous cover!

November (Topaz): Associated with resilience – Name a book with a character who rises to the top in a time of adversity.

  • I’m gonna say Maya from Fool Me Once. I wouldn’t say she’s always ethical, but she is very brave from what I remember.

December (Blue Zircon / Turquoise): Associated with friendship – Name a book with a friendship you want to be a part of.

  • Again I’m gonna go with Sundays at Tiffany’s by James Patterson and Gabrielle Charbonnet – Jane and Michael.