There is an old Latvian saying which translates something like, "The first glass of vodka is drunk to everybody's health, the second for pleasure, the third for insolence, the last for madness." All of this may be true, but vodka's popularity continues to grow while other spirits sales tread water at best. Vodka: A Toast to the Purest of Spirits describes the history of the spirit (its name comes from the Russian for water, voda), how it is distilled - with detailed explanations of how flavoured vodka is created, classic Vodka-based cocktails, where to buy the premier brands, even recipes, all in a handy pocket-sized book.
Six stories reflecting the lives of those struggling against the odds. Because where there is neglect, violence and abuse, there is often hope, recovery and retribution.
Love & Vodka is a poetry book that will touch you deeply. Christina Strigas can bring you into her world and make you feel a part of her story. She takes words and draws you into them until you feel each one with raw intensity. She is a natural-born poet. This poetry book is full of passion, lust and longing with a tour de force that will move the reader with an attention to detail and moments in time. Christina Strigas shows a vulnerabiity in this poetry collection not seen before. Love & Vodka is Christina Strigas' third poetry book. This book is written for all the hearts that shatter, that are transparent, that crack, rebuild and see truth. This is for the souls that connect through words. The poems in this book will make you breathless from their honesty. This poetry collection is full of poems that will make you contemplate the magic of connections disconnections, rejection, love, drinking, pain, marriage, loneliness, honor and the perils of living so many lifetimes in one. Delve into poetry head first and read passages over again to connect. This book has a modern feel with an ancient way of writing. Inspired by Anne Sexton, Sylvia Plath and modern poets such as Mary Oliver and Billy Collins to name a few, Christina Strigas uses stream of consciousness to devour themes and words and spurt them forth into a poem. A contemporary poetry book that will not disappoint you and that will restore your faith into the power of poetry again.
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