Book Review: [ARC] Please Pick Me by Reina Regina

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Title: Please Pick Me

Author: Reina Regina

Publication Date: November 11, 2020

Number of Pages: 124

Publisher: Moonchild Press Publishing

Genre: Poetry

Synopsis:

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.

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September Reading Plans

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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

Book List: 10 Books On My Priority List

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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

Stuff I’ve Been Reading Lately #11

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BOOKS READ:

  • Flyte (Septimus Heap, #2) by Angie Sage
  • Dekada ’70 by Lualhati Bautista
  • Ever After by Olivia Vieweg
  • One-Punch Man Vol. 7 by ONE
  • One-Punch Man Vol. 8 by ONE
  • Cardcaptor Sakura Vol. 6 by CLAMP
  • Kaguya-sama: Love is War Vol. 3 by Aka Akasaka

BOOKS BOUGHT:

  • Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins
  • Anna Dressed in Blood (Anna, #1) by Kendare Blake
  • Girl of Nightmares (Anna, #2) by Kendare Blake
  • Demon Slayer Vol. 1 by Koyoharu Gotouge
  • Your Lie in April Vol. 1 by Naoshi Arakawa
  • Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me by Mariko Tamaki and Rosemary Valero-O’Connell
  • The Shadow of What Was Lost (The Licanius Trilogy, #1) by James Islington
  • An Echo of Things to Come (The Licanius Trilogy, #2) by James Islington
  • The Modern Faerie Tales Trilogy (Omnibus Edition) by Holly Black

BOOKS RECEIVED:

  • Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella
  • Storms by Chris Vick
  • The Museum of Heartbreaks by Meg Leder
  • Geekerella by Ashley Poston

ARCs:

  • Ever After by Olivia Vieweg 
  • One of Those Days by Adres G. Leiva

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