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Astro Poets: Your Guides to the Zodiac

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From the online phenomenons the Astro Poets comes the first great astrology primer of the 21st century.

Full of insight, advice and humor for every sign in the zodiac, the Astro Poets' unique brand of astrological flavor has made them Twitter sensations. Their long-awaited first book is in the grand tradition of Linda Goodman's Sun Signs, but made for the world we live in
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Hardcover, 336 pages
Published October 29th 2019 by Flatiron Books
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Kristin Boldon
Nov 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019, own, new
Like their Twitter, lovely and thoughtful, often spookily accurate. If only the chapters were a bit longer!
Fanna
Nov 26, 2019 marked it as definitive-tbr  ·  review of another edition
okay, I think it's time to finally know a little about astrology...? thanks to the libroFM ALC program for the review audiobook.
Angela
Nov 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars. As delightful and poetic as you’d think coming from 2 poets. Go listen to their podcast too; the last episode featured a fantastic interview of Saeed Jones.
Abbey
Nov 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars - this was an absolute delight. Ive been following Astro Poets on twitter for years now, and their book definitely lives up. I have fully drunk the kool aid on astrology and I have no shame. Though not always perfect, astrology is so fascinating and often right. I would apologize for nagging everyone around me for their birthdays and birth times over the past week, but I’m not really sorry. can’t wait to come back to this time and again! ...more
Jennifer
Received through FirstReads...
I haven't read an astrology book for quite some time, and found this to be a nice, updated take on the subject. It was not too heavy, contained a good deal of humor, and was altogether an enjoyable read. This only goes over the sun signs, so if you want a more in-depth take on your chart, look elsewhere. Well done, in that it didn't drag on at all, was never boring; each section was just the right length. The sign-specific texts were especially amusing.
Holly
Sep 22, 2019 rated it liked it
This was an okay book. It had a different view on astrology.
Kim
Sep 18, 2019 rated it it was ok
First of all this book is just about SUN signs. It starts out saying what a sun sign is,and the different modes and elements. And then a little about the moon and Saturn returns and mercury retrogrades and rising signs. If you have no knowledge of astrology I believe this would just confuse you rather then help. I felt like I was reading more of a fiction book rather then an astrology book. I did not feel like it was a guide at all. Every chapter starts out a different sun sign and tells about ...more
Helen
Nov 27, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019
I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review – thanks as always to Netgalley for sending this to me!

For anyone who follows my reviews, you’ll know that I’m not generally much of a non-fiction reader. When I heard about this book, it seemed like an ideal opportunity to branch out. I’m a huge fan of the Astro Poets Twitter account, and though I have only a passing interest in astrology and wouldn’t say I’m a die-hard believer, I figured it would be fun to learn more.

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Sarah
Dec 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: poetry, astrology
I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

I really enjoyed this book -- it's super funny and doesn't take itself too seriously, which is so refreshing in an astrology book. Astrology is really interesting, but can get a little too heavy-handed sometimes in my opinion. I honestly struggle to navigate its ubiquity in the queer community, and don't really know what my own relationship to it is; sometimes I think it's funny or convenient to pin personality
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Lee
Nov 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I'd recommend this book to anyone who wants to better understand the sun signs! Anyone with a passing interesting astrology can tell you which signs are fixed, cardinal, air, fire, etc etc etc and which planets rule them, but the experience to describe the actual CHARACTER of the signs is something that can only come with years of observation. Astrology is of course really trendy, so unless you've done that observation yourself, it's difficult to know who's speaking about the signs from real ...more
Amelia
Sep 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: won-on-goodreads
Astro Poets is an entertaining look at the Zodiac. It's a huge gap in my knowledge, and this book starts with a thorough and engaging description of the zodiac signs, explaining things like ascendant sign, moon signs, and how signs relate to elements. After the introduction, chapters are dedicated to each sign. This is when it starts to really get fun! They describe the personality traits associated with each sign, and how they get along with other signs. They cover relationships in the ...more
Susie Dumond
Sep 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I'm a big fan of Astro Poets on Twitter, so I had high expectations for this book. And it exceeded them! This is such an engaging, approachable, and modern guide to astrology. Dimitrov and Lasky's voices are so strong and delightfully entertaining. Reading their overviews of the signs is like talking about the stars over coffee with your coolest hippie friend. The book starts with a general guide to astrology and their approach, then lays out a chapter on each sign, including compatibility, ...more
Katie
Dec 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I should say right off the bat that I am not a believer in astrology; I am a hardcore skeptic. I won this book in a giveaway that I entered because a friend follows and often retweets Astro Poets on Twitter, and I find their tweets funny and charming. The book is less funny memes and more astrological analysis, but it was still humorous and fun. (The New York Times called it "whimsical astrological musings", which I would say is very apt.) I was surprised when I flipped to the section about my ...more
Crystal
Sep 26, 2019 rated it liked it
Although I do not believe in astrology, I do enjoy educating myself about other viewpoints that exist. It was a fairly easy read but incredibly predictable. This was my introduction to astrology and I knew what their claim(s) would be about the successive signs. Also, this book was really disjointed because the two authors did not work together on all the signs. Instead, they each took half of the workload. That was frustrating as the information was inconsistent. Also, I just didn’t feel like ...more
Mityl
Sep 16, 2019 rated it did not like it
I am not sure why I entered a giveaway for this as I am not a believer in astrology. But I am going to review this book on writing style considering it a work of fiction. It could have been put together better. The writers have thrown in a lot of personal anecdotes so they should have titled it as something reflecting that it is their interactions(predominantly carnal) with the different signs. The poems seem written by someone just dipping their toes into the world of poetry. This is a book ...more
Kathleen
Oct 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
I thought this was a super fun book. It was a really casual, modern and interesting look at the horoscope signs with lots of emphasis on the everyday behaviors of each sign instead of the more textbook characteristics you usually get. For instance, they provide examples of what texting would be like between two signs. And some of them were laugh out loud funny. In fact I resembled a couple of them :) Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for allowing me to read an advanced copy. This opinion is ...more
b.andherbooks
Jul 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: zodiac, sagittarius
Astro Poets on Twitter is my go-to for all my astrological needs. I'm Sagittarius AF as Alex speaks to my archer on a fundamental level.

This will be a must-have for library zodiac collections. Each section is very thoughtfully laid out with familiar elements but the Astro Poet elan for language and description.

I received a free copy in exchange for a fair review.
emma
Nov 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: nonfic, 2019
tbh I had low expectations for this book, and it was a nice surprise. As assumed, it is still just sun signs, but it’s in depth, well written, and spunky. It has again been confirmed that I’m a Taurus. Hello.
Storribook
Dec 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
LOVE LOVE LOVE! This is my all time favorite astrology book written by favorite astrologers (and poets). I couldn’t wait for my preorder so I listened to the audiobook & I’m so glad I did!! I want MORE please!!
Emma Dresser
For a bit of fun, this book is great. Told me I’m a passive aggressive Virgo with party tendencies, and my husband and I are useless at making decisions. Pretty funny, and kind’a true. Not sure I’d lay full price but it would be a book if definitely pick up if it was under $10.
Mandy Pants
Sep 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Astrology has always been somewhat interesting to me. I love to see perspectives of my personality, and that of people I know in their sign. This book was written in a fun and low key way. I won this book in a goodreads giveaway, but I am glad it did!
Andrea Stephenson
I received this book as part of a goodreads giveaway. I loved taking a deep dive into my sign and learning more about myself. The beginning of the book is great for beginners explaining the basics and how your sign compares to others.
mo
Nov 13, 2019 added it
I don't really know how to rate this lol. It's just something fun to read if you like reading about your sun signs. If you like their twitter content, you'll like this and if you're super serious about astrology, then you probably won't.
Tyler
Oct 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: best
If you don't enjoy fun, you won't enjoy this instant classic
Marijana➹
Dec 06, 2019 rated it liked it
Capricorn: I found a book you might like.
Gemini: I’ve probably already read it.
Capricorn: I doubt it. This is a very obscure text.
Gemini: I’ve read every book ever written.
Kelly Schindler
Nov 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
Grateful to have received an ARC of AstroPoets. It has a decent account of the earth signs, and quite a bit more other info pertaining to such.
Joshua Late
Nov 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Basic but true contemporary musings about the astrological signs that are endearing, honest and completely on point with total disclosure.
Nicole
Nov 26, 2019 rated it liked it
A bit of a let down. Their Twitter feed is so much better.
Kris Springer
Dec 02, 2019 rated it liked it
Funny, wacky, just a quick read with a humorous spin on astrology.
M.
Sep 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: good-reads
It was a good read,
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Alex Dimitrov is the author of Begging for It (Four Way Books, 2013), the online chapbook American Boys (Floating Wolf Quarterly, 2012), and a second collection of poems forthcoming from Copper Canyon Press. In 2014 he launched Night Call, a multimedia poetry project through which he read poems to strangers in bed and online. Dimitrov is also the founder of Wilde Boys, a queer poetry salon active ...more
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