I Wrote This For You by Iain S. Thomas

I Wrote This For You

I need you to understand something. Ten years ago, I started writing this for you. I wrote it for you and only you. Since then, millions of other people have read it, but none have understood it the way you understand it. I set out to find you a long time ago and today, I'm so glad I finally have. Thank you for reading these words.***I Wrote This For You is a collaborative photography and prose project. (Almost) every day, the photographer sends...


Details I Wrote This For You

TitleI Wrote This For You
ISBN9781771681230
Author
Release DateNov 1st, 2017
PublisherCentral Avenue Publishing
GenrePoetry, Contemporary
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Reviews I Wrote This For You

  • Nicole
    2017-08-19
    I Wrote This For You: 2007 - 2017 !!! First things first: I received this book through NetGalley. Sitting here for the last few minutes, trying to figure out how to best put into words how much I loved this book.  Summary: I need you to understand something. Ten years ago, I started writing this for you. I wrote it for you and only you. Since then, millions of other people have read it, but none have understood it the way you understand it. I ...
  • Amanda
    2017-10-22
    Beautiful, there is a poem in here for everyone and I definitely related to many. Some I even reread before turning the page, but certain poems I liked more than others. The visualizations of the photography really brought the words to life. You can absolutely tell that this book was written for you. Recommended to all poetry fans!Thank you to the publisher & netgalley! Definitely enjoyed this book!
  • Kei • lovelypagesreviews •
    2017-10-06
    My love for I Wrote This For You is endless. This is a collection of poetry and photography with new work, and old stuff. If you loved the previous one, you'll love this too.
  • Jessica | Booked J
    2017-11-01
    As a note, an e-galley of this novel was sent to me via NetGalley by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not effect my opinions in any way. Review also posted here. Sometimes, poetry is the only thing that speaks to certain parts of our souls or minds or hearts. It can scrape past the superficial lines of who we are and touch on something deeply. I Wrote This For You is one of those collections that touches on something so r...
  • Judi Easley
    2017-10-17
    My Disclaimer:I was provided a complimentary copy of this book. I am voluntarily providing an honest review in which all opinions are fully my own. I am not being compensated in any way.~ Judi E. Easley for Blue Cat ReviewWhat it’s about…This is the collected poems by Iain S. Thomas over a decade. They deal with the sense of loneliness and the attempt to connect with another, to reach out and touch another soul, another being. To not be empty...
  • Camren Jones
    2018-02-02
    I have just finished I Wrote This For You by Iain S. Thomas whose pseudonym is pleasefindthis. It isn’t a traditional book with characters that experience a problem; it is a poem book that includes photos taken by Jon Ellis. Each poem has a photograph connected to it that demonstrates the changes you experience in life. The reason why I chose this book is that it’s very hard for me to find a chapter book that I find interesting, so I figured ...
  • Noninuna
    2018-03-02
    3.8⭐ for the poetry & 4 ⭐ for the pictures. Honestly, most of it are quite average in my opinion which means they're random & redundant. However, some of the poetry are like arrows that shot straight to your heart or slaps to your face and that's why I really like it. The pictures accompanying the writing are quite vivid & expressive, although they look like random snaps. ...I really need to read this again since I read this during my reading...
  • Kathy
    2017-10-09
    "I Wrote This For You: 2007 - 2017" is a wonderful collections of photographs from all over the world coupled with prose. Iain S. Thomas starts off the book saying "I wrote this for you... I wrote this for you and only you...You were meant to read these words. Thank you for finding this." I found his prose to be beautiful, honest, and he often seems so on the mark with my own thoughts and feelings that it does seem as if this book were written fo...
  • Debbie
    2018-02-28
    I've wanted to read versions of this poetry for years. I'm not sure what held me back but reading this special edition was meant to be for me. I found this version in target last weekend and I've been picked up this book every second i had a few minutes to get lost in the authors words. I've always been a poetry loved as I have a love for words myself but the feels this book gave me were unreal. I am so in love with it. I can't wait for more.
  • Hamsa
    2017-11-19
    I want to give this more than five stars. This book holds everything I need at this point in my life, I will forever love Iain and he’ll always be my favorite.
  • Charlie
    2017-10-16
    Stunning and heartbreakingly beautiful. These poems hit me hard. This collection had photographs weaved within the poems and it was a nice touch to an already stellar bind-up. The poems within the collection ranged from short and poignant to a bit longer and powerful as well. I particularly liked the poem "The Children of Time." There is just something about this collection that hits you hard and makes you ache for more. Half of this book has bee...
  • Erica
    2017-10-15
    I will read this over and over. There are words for every life experience. The poetry in this book is some of the most poignant and beautiful I have ever read and the photography is magnificent. I am so glad I purchased this one instead of just getting it at the library.
  • Leah V
    2017-10-03
    Always beautiful, this compendium of dated posts of lovely prose was perfect.
  • Azla
    2017-08-31
    The writings becomes better as you progress. Need to own just so i can flip it open on a random page and read, reread,. Want to gift this to someone someday. Not a 5 because some (a few) were just okay. Overall, beauuuutiful! So many highlighted favourites!
  • Mandy
    2017-09-18
    Never read the I Wrote This For You books? Don't know where to start? You can't go wrong picking up this one first. This breathtaking collection features 316 pages of Thomas' best work over the last 10 years.For those who have followed Thomas for years, the presentation of this collection is refreshing - somehow both classic and new. Although there is an overlap in some poetry from his previous publications, it is by no means a disappointment. An...
  • Arianna
    2017-04-03
    The book " I Wrote This For You" is a very good love/hate poem book. This book shows a lot of tiny little poems with pictures to go along with it. One of the poems that stuck out to me is on page 182 titled The Shipwreck In My Head' "Everything you do, you pay for.So if you're going to kiss me you'd best be prepared to bleed." I'm thinking it means that is there going to be together there going to have to go through everything together and even t...
  • Heather
    2017-09-09
    This is a collection of poetry with new work and also a bit of previously published poems. There is also some beautiful photography. If you loved his past work I think you will enjoy this as well. I adored it. I had to pace myself so that it wasn't over too quickly!*Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for providing a digital copy in exchange for an honest review.*
  • Shreeya Kapil
    2017-04-06
    This one will forever be my favourite. The best thing about this book is that you can read it over and over again and it feels new each time! I, personally connect with this book way too much. Quoting a few lines: " To you it was just picking flowers. To them, it was a massacre. " "Things change the way you feel. And things change. ""The truth is ugly.In the movies, the person leaving you never has a blocked nose when they cry. And all their tear...
  • Alyssa Marie
    2017-11-12
    I received a copy of this via netgalley in exchnage for an honest review.How this poetry collection works: The photographer sends a photo the writer (they've never met) a new photo every day from wherever he is which the poet then writes a poem/short piece of prose inspired by the photograph and written for whoever might be reading it. This contains new and old pieces from the past 10 years of this project.THIS IS WONDERFUL. The process behind it...
  • Chloe Metzger
    2017-11-05
    While writing this review I was torn. This is, without question a collection of beautiful words and ideas. Some of these made my heart want to burst, others I read and felt like someone understood me. It is a wonderful collection, however, I would recommend reading this as a physical copy as the ebook version simply doesn't do it justice! That said, it was hard to understand what was going on, who was writing. This is my first experience with thi...
  • Vania Velikova
    2018-02-06
    Undoubtedly one of the most honest books I've ever read. It really gave me a lot to think about. I also realized that many of the quotes I've seen online are actually excerpts from his blog. I would like to share a few of my favourites and I highly recommend this book:"Someone you haven't even met yet is wondering what it'd be like to know someone like you.""You want a new life. But you take the new one you get every morning for granted.""And wha...
  • Anna Ehler
    2017-11-08
    I will be honest, I 100% did not expect to connect with the author and there poetry nearly as much as I did. It was able to break my heart whilst also becoming a best friend. The perspectives of the world where unique and the photos worked into particular photos was stunning. After reading this I am 100% going to be following this author and looking forward to their future works. Truly this book in itself is a work of art, though I found there wa...
  • poesielos
    2017-11-25
    Ich mag den Ansatz von I Wrote This For You sehr gerne, verfolge den Blog dazu und habe die vorangegangen Bände gelesen. Das ist vermutlich der Grund, warum mich diese Zusammenstellung nicht komplett begeistert hat, denn das meiste kenne ich einfach schon. Die Fotografien von Jon Ellis sind zwar nett, aber es war teilweise irritierend, von reinen schwarz-weiß Seiten zu bunten zu blättern. Es hätten gerne noch mehr handschriftliche Texte geben...
  • Austin Hall
    2017-12-13
    I received this book for my birthday this year. I loved it. It was one of my slowest reads of the year because I found myself compelled to read it in bits. Rather than binge my way through, as has been my custom for most of this year, I would read a few poems here and there and allow them to sit on my brain and simmer and resonate and marinate. I highly recommend this book, and I will definitely be checking out more of Iain S. Thomas in the futur...
  • Madison Rene'
    2017-11-16
    The Iwrotethisforyou collections have always blown me away, but this one is so unfiltered it takes the cake so far. Yes, I'm seriously fan girling, but there is no other book out there or author that can suit so many needs for a reader. There is magic to this collection especially, something about the way the author was able to capture so much life within a single binding is astounding.
  • Yuthika
    2018-02-04
    I’ve never felt so disconnected from poetry, yet I am so in love with these words because they all mean something to me. It just dawned on me that things are non-eternal. Somehow, these things can exist and I’m not sure how they existed without me knowing them before. And then there are some people I’ll never see again… at least not in the same way. The author is right. He wrote this for me.
  • Rachel
    2017-11-15
    I knew this was a five star book on page 1. A book you will want to carry around with you always. I started to put sticky notes on the pages I wanted to re-read but quickly realized I was going to end up putting one on every single page.
  • Kari Ni
    2018-02-10
    Pretty creative and touching - an autopsy of the human's innermost emotions and longings! With some clishee parts, though. All in all - a book to recommend, which gave me an unique perspective to my own heartaches.
  • Sharlene
    2017-11-29
    4.5Me tomé mi tiempo extra leyendo este libro porque hubo muchísimos momentos en los que tuve que detenerme y respirar. Me pegó muy fuerte y lo amé muchísimo. Arte en todo su esplendor, una mezcla de mis dos cosas favoritas la poesía y la fotografía. Grande, Jon e Ian.
  • Miranda
    2018-02-21
    A great collection of short, resonating poems. The photographs and layout of the book are gorgeous and compliment the writing very well. The poems are sometimes sad, sometimes uplifting, always clever and meaningful. Will definitely be rereading and bookmarking some favorite passages.