In a garden of a thousand other volumes, my little yellow book with its earnest plea and hopeful flowers on the cover sits waiting for you to pick it up. It’s got a heart it wants to give away.
These haikus, poems, and prose pieces are about
the miracle of being wanted back by someone we want, the desperation of hoping they’ll fight harder when they waver, the rawness of seeking reassurance that we are loved as we are, and the tenderness we feel when we’re sending love out to others
—all those moments when we are making our need to be accepted plain and praying, please pick me.
This book was born after twenty-six years of learning that it’s okay to want to be wanted, that vulnerability is merely throwing open the gateway to honest connections, and that fighting to be loved the way you deserve is bravery and not weakness.
I hope you open it. I hope it invites you to be open too.
Hello, everyone! You may or may not have noticed that I do not post monthly TBRs on my blog and on Instagram (if you’re following me there, too). I have always been a mood reader, so following monthly TBRs just doesn’t work for me as much as it does for everyone else. I tried setting monthly to-be-reads back in 2013 when I still have a separate blog for books, but I really had a hard time following it.
This month, though, I will be setting a monthly reading plan for myself because, seriously, there are so many unread books on my physical TBR that I really need to get to. So I figured that there is nothing wrong in trying again. Besides, 2013 was a long time ago and I am not the same person anymore. Haha It might work for me this time. *crossed fingers* Continue reading →
Hey, everyone! I’m back with another book list and today I’ll be talking about the top ten books in my physical TBR that are on my priority list. I may have mentioned in one of my previous posts that I am a mood reader which is why I don’t post monthly TBRs here or on Instagram (except for my readathon books). My being a mood reader is also the reason why I do not have a specific date set for reading each of the books that I will mention in this post, but hopefully, I can get to them before the year ends. Continue reading →