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the princess saves herself in this one
the princess saves herself in this one | Amanda Lovelace
From Amanda Lovelace, a poetry collection in four parts: the princess, the damsel, the queen, and you. The first three sections piece together the life of the author while the final section serves as a note to the reader. This moving book explores love, loss, grief, healing, empowerment, and inspiration.
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GivenLemons
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I found that the beginning of this collection made me sad, but by the end it was a cathartic experience. I‘ve seen a lot of people debating whether the simple style excludes it from poetry, but I found that it achieved the goal of poetry - to engender emotion in the reader.

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CrowCAH
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#MayMovieMagic #SaveMe
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=T8dyxGiBx3g

As the title states no one needs to save the princess, she saves herself.

Cinfhen This collection was so powerful and moving‼️I really enjoyed it. Wasn‘t as much as a fan of her follow up 1w
rohit-sawant 🖤🙌🏼🖤 1w
CrowCAH @Cinfhen it was only okay for me. I went into the book thinking this was going to be a story about a princess told in verse, but it was a personal piece, so I was disappointed. Though, I could identify with some of the poems. 1w
Cinfhen Definitely NOT what you were anticipating 😉😬 1w
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CrinolineDream
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Haul from local indies. Really stoked about the Tessa Dare novels, it‘s difficult to find an entire series in secondhand bookstores, in good condition. Score! 👏🏼

#IndependentBookstoreDay #bookhaul #usedbooks

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AprilMae
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cleoh
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VioletMoonBooks
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tealwish
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Panpan

The best
thing about
this book
is the title.

-my opinion

BookNAround Your review gave me a good chuckle. 2mo
tealwish @BookNAround Awesome! 2mo
danimgill Hard same - love the review! 2mo
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SW-T 🤣🤣🤣 2mo
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batsy Ahahaha! Love it. 2mo
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rretzler 😝 Great review. Too bad about the book 2mo
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VioletMoonBooks
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megnews
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Reminiscent of Rupi Kaur, this collection really spoke to me today. Now waiting on “the witch doesn‘t burn in this one.”

Book 98/165 3/17/19

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megnews
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Next up in #poetry. Anything that starts off with a love of books should have good things in store.

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TheBookKeepers
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Panpan

Sadly this book missed the mark for me. A few poems resonated with me, but as a whole I found this book of poetry lacking. I enjoy when poetry books have a flow that resonates with the authors life & to feel their despairs and triumphs along with them. The storyline within this one felt jumbled and the moment the poems started to get deeper they bounced back into randomness. Such an alluring title, but I won‘t be reading more.

CityOfAngelsNeverSleeps I loved this book, but I'm a poetry guru. I'm sorry you didn't like it. You may enjoy Her, Him, or Journals From The Sea. 2mo
TheBookKeepers @NightSparrowReads thanks for the recommendations 💛 2mo
CityOfAngelsNeverSleeps @TheBookKeepers I hope you find one you enjoy. 😊 2mo
mariaku21 I was the same with this one. 2mo
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sebrittain
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4/5

It took me a ways into this book to understand the format of the poetry, and I suspect it might have been easier to read in a physical copy, which is a frequent issue with poetry books. The poetry was beautiful, and a lot of the imagery really spoke to me. I want to check out the rest of get volumes to see where she goes from here.

#readharder #readharder24 - poetry collection published after 2014

KathyWheeler I‘ve read all of her books as ebooks, and I‘ve had a format issue with all of them. Come to think of it, all the poetry I‘ve read recently has been in ebook format and it‘s been an issue with most of them. 2mo
hjreviews I won‘t read poetry as ebooks for that exact reason. Plus format is so important to poetry I fear I‘m missing out if I‘m not seeing it the way the author originally wanted 2mo
TrishB @KathyWheeler @hjreviews same! Can‘t read poetry on my kindle. 2mo
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sebrittain @TrishB @KathyWheeler @hjreviews I read it on Hoopla, which has even more formatting issues than kindle too. 2mo
KathyWheeler @sebrittain I read it on Hoopla too. I didn‘t know they had even more formatting problems than other ebook platforms. 2mo
sebrittain @KathyWheeler It's more of a personal opinion than an actual fact. Hoopla just doesn't offer as many formatting options as kindle. 2mo
KathyWheeler @sebrittain I‘ve noticed that problem with all of the poetry but I didn‘t think about it being Hoopla in particular. 2mo
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Tashaxlynn
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Mehso-so

I was really excited to read this collection of poems, but they don‘t feel quite like poems to me. It seems more like she‘s try to tell a story in the confines of a sentence. She clearly has a message she is trying to get out. However, some of them are meaningful while others just felt like fluff.
I will still go on to read her other collections and see how they compare.

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danimgill
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So this was yet another collection of what was basically instagram caption poetry that I was suckered into reading based on glowing reviews that didn‘t amount to anything special (looking at you, milk and honey! 🙄)

Her emotions and the sentiments and the feminism are obviously valid, and I did genuinely like this very Litsy first poem in the collection, but I cannot get behind this sparse tumblr poetry book nonsense trend #sorrynotsorry

8little_paws I can't either. I wish she had written a traditional memoir. He life seems interesting and sad and she is clearly a reflective person. 4mo
danimgill @8little_paws I totally agree! There was a lot she talked about/alluded to that I would have loved to know more about than a couple broken up sentences. Maybe she will someday! (edited) 4mo
Weaponxgirl I read this when I was first getting into poetry and liked it but now that I‘ve been reading more poetry in general I just see what is lacking. Don‘t think I‘m ready to give much instagram poetry a try now 4mo
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danimgill @Weaponxgirl I can‘t fault it for being an accessible gateway into poetry for people, that is definitely something good about it! 4mo
Weaponxgirl @danimgill I also found it only worked reading in one setting and just burning through the authors feelings. Now I like to sit and chew over poetry. 4mo
danimgill @Weaponxgirl Yes! I read this through in one sitting too but I definitely prefer lingering over poems (when there‘s enough to linger over lol) 4mo
Weaponxgirl @danimgill I still feel so new to poetry so throw any suggestions out there please! 😄 I loved Plath and Warsan shire so far. But I‘m always looking for new stuff. Trying to keep to one book of poetrya month (edited) 4mo
danimgill @Weaponxgirl What a fab goal! I‘m no poetry expert (trying to read more myself!) but I loooved Sylvia Plath. Pablo Neruda almost feels like a cliche to recommend but I think his stuff is so gorgeous. I also enjoy Emily Dickinson a lot if you‘re feeling 1800s-y! I‘ve got some Nikki Giovanni and some Mary Oliver on my poetry TBR but I haven‘t read anything of theirs yet (edited) 4mo
Weaponxgirl Mary Oliver is on my list too as is Anne Carson. I‘ll keep a look out for what you are reading 😊 4mo
merelybookish @Weaponxgirl Garrison Keillor has some poetry anthologies that I like. A wide range of poets, some old, some new, and most of it is very accessible. I dip into them all the time. 4mo
merelybookish I've never read any Instagram poets. Hard to fault anyone who is making poetry more popular but I don't think it's my cuppa. 🙂 4mo
danimgill @merelybookish That‘s exactly how I feel! I added your Good Poems rec to stack as well, thanks for sharing that 😊 4mo
Qpri Thanks for that jab at milk and honey. I was feeling a bit left out with everyone raving about it! 🤦‍♀️ 4mo
danimgill @Qpri You are so welcome! I thought I was going crazy when I finally read it after all the hype and hated it - I gave it a pan review on here and found some other people who backed me up on the feeling which was nice haha 4mo
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KirstieE
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Mehso-so

The first half I couldn't really relate to. It was sad and very hard to read, but the 2nd half I found myself resonating more with. That being said I am very picky with my poetry though so it's hard for me to really enjoy certain poetry books

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GondorGirl I liked the poems well enough, but what's with the little italic addendums at the end of each one? We're those the titles? Why are they there? I personally felt they detracted from most of the poems. 4mo
Shley9225 @GondorGirl I haven‘t read the book, but I‘ve seen previews and yeah, I‘m pretty sure those are titles. I found them hard to get used to but I liked their effect after a while 4mo
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Booksnob
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Look at all my fingerprints on the black cover. Loving the book but it‘s not as good as the 2nd one about the Witch

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GondorGirl
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Pippin fell off one of the bookcases today and got quite a scare (and a sore leg), so we're having evening snugs while I finish this volume of poetry.

#CatsOfLitsy

Crazeedi Awww, I hope she is doing ok, I hat my kitties sick or hurting, breaks my heart 4mo
Reviewsbylola Poor thing. ❤️ 4mo
PrezBookster Hope she gets better quick! I have this on my TBR! 4mo
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TiredLibrarian Poor baby! 🐱💔 4mo
GondorGirl @Crazeedi @Reviewsbylola @PrezBookster @TiredLibrarian He's doing a lot better already. I think it scared him more then anything... I'm pretty sure it was the first time he's fallen off something that tall. I'd like to say hopefully he learned his lesson and doesn't climb that high again... but he's a cat, so... 😹 4mo
minkyb Oh no. Hope she feels better quickly. 4mo
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GondorGirl
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Addison_Reads 💚 this was one of my favorites in this collection 4mo
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imperfect1989
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A few poems in this book hit me hard. I read it last year when I was struggling alot with my weight and relasionship I had/have with food. Such a strong poetic book!

Cinfhen I loved this collection ~ very powerful! Have you read Roxane Gay‘s memoir about her relationship with food/weight? I thought it was absolutely brilliant and incredibly raw. 4mo
imperfect1989 @Cinfhen Hey! No I haven't read it yet. I have seen it a few times. Always mean to pick it up but I never do. Was never really sure what it was actually about. But now you mention it.. Will add it to my thr list. Thanks ! 4mo
Cinfhen It does have some TW: (abuse, rape )in case those subjects are uncomfortable for you. But her prose and honesty is so real. This book was a real eye opener. I thought it was incredibly brave. 4mo
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RaimeyGallant Hunger the memoir is great. So too is 4mo
RaimeyGallant And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. @LitsyWelcomeWagon
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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I'm not really into poetry, but I liked this collection. Welcome to Litsy! 📖💙 4mo
DebinHawaii Welcome to Litsy!! 🎉📚🎉Hope you enjoy it here! 4mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy. 🤗📚 4mo
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Addison_Reads
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My insomnia reared its ugly head last night and it gave me extra reading time to indulge in this wonderful book of poetry. From the very first page, I was hooked. Very relatable, extremely heartfelt, and will leave you with all sorts of feels.

She does touch on some darker topics, such as suicide, so if that's a trigger you may want to pass on this one.

This also satisfies my Letter L for #LitsyAtoZ. 😁 That's 2/26 so far.
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BookishMarginalia 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 5mo
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KrystleTheBookSlayer
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Playing review catchup! This is collection of prose poetry that touches on loss & relationships while weaving in fairytale elements. It reminds me of a young girl who uses poetry as a tool to alleviate the pain of life. Although fairly simple, it elicits emotion as all poetry should & some of the poems are really very gut-wrenching. Trigger warning for sexual abuse, suicide, cancer.

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vicgreentoriafield
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Annnndd... go. I used to follow this author on Tumblr before she WAS an author. It's great to see people achieving their dreams.

It's raining and a perfect day to binge short books but I'm finally seeing Mary Poppins today so I'll have to break after this one. At least I'll finish- I am I am I am - on my drive to the movie.

JuliaTheBookNerd I have the same Kindle case 💙😍👯‍♀️ 5mo
vicgreentoriafield @JuliaTheBookNerd I love their cases, this is my 4th one. I've been eyeing the hobbit case but I'm waiting until my Ravenclaw case falls apart before I get another. 5mo
Lmstraubie Enjoy Mary Poppins! It was sweet. 5mo
vicgreentoriafield @Lmstraubie thank you! It was so cute. Emily and Lin were amazing. I found myself tearing up. 5mo
Lmstraubie @vicgreentoriafield I'm glad I wasn't the only one 😥😉🙂 5mo
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ChristySevern
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This book of poetry was not what I expected but in a very good way! Weaving aspects of fairy tale with real life brings Amanda Lovelace's words into vivid reality while touching on topics of love, loss, and life in general.

A great short and moving read!

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Purrfectpages
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Are you annoyed with all my posts yet? 😝 Fueled by my recent discovery for short stories (and a desire to finish what I started), I was able to finish this one in record time. I found the format interesting considering it‘s a collection of individual poems that come together to tell a story. And what a sad story most of it was. I also learned some extraneous information about the author and that she lives in the same state as me. I‘d read more.

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"he
opened me up
like a book
& poured the
poetry
back into
me.

- my personal pen & paper"

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Purrfectpages
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Poetry books are not what I typically read, but this one has been pretty popular so I‘ll give it a whirl.

Cinfhen I really appreciated this collection 5mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I don't do poetry either but I enjoyed this one. And it's a quick read. 5mo
ChristySevern Just finished this one in one sitting! I really loved it 💓 5mo
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amb I loved this collection 5mo
ChristySevern @amb I've heard a lot about it so I was very excited to see the first one to read free with Prime! 😊I'm enjoying it so far! 5mo
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ChristySevern
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But first, some more quick poetry!

I've read quite a bit of poetry this year and I've found some really enjoyable books! Plus they're super easy to get through in a sitting or two, which is a welcome break from my longer reads.

Anyone read this one yet? I also have "Pillow Thoughts" by Courtney Peppernell queued up next.

Purrfectpages Just read this today! 5mo
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ForeverReading
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Light reading for a car ride. One of my Christmas gifts. How was you Christmas? Did you get any good books? I got a few!!

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thebookishtype15
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My #in2018
I like this as reading goals for the year. Its different than what types of books to read which can sometimes get a little boring to follow.

The Princess Saves Herself in This One was the first book I read this year

#endoftheyear #bookgoals #readinggoals
#readingisfun

Check out my blog! Expressionsofabookworm.wordpress.com

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StardustSoul
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So I heard these books were good, but that doesn't even come close to describing how they made me feel, how they made me think about the world differently and the moments where I just wanted to point and say, "I've felt exactly like that, too!" If you get the chance, read these books, and then read them again and again. But have tissues on hand...

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Madds
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“You‘ll get there.”

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rjsthumbelina
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Last one - for now at least! I had too much fun reading this one

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rjsthumbelina
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Yes!

ReadingSusan I love this one so much!! 5mo
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rjsthumbelina
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This one I just thought was super interesting

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rjsthumbelina
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The poetry was not ground-breaking, but the feminism might be. She definitely has something worthwhile to say to the world on that front. Several of my favorite poems to follow! (The picture is whats on the last page)

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AmandaEve
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Well this got me in the feels. Definitely some hard hitting topics, but I enjoyed the way she conveyed them. Bookmarked a few I‘d love to visit again and again. Finished in one quick sitting. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5
Feeling quite empowered now👸🏻🧜🏼‍♀️

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Aswenson
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This is a good poetry book for early teens or preteens. I found a few pages with pieces I liked.

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TsundokuAleax
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I love this so much. As a person who is not that into poetry, this speaks to me. The content is rough but to have someone express this kind of journey and things we all go though is amazing. This will not be for everyone but it is definitely for me. Excited to read the next one.

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego ♀️✊🏼💕 6mo
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Naima
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This was a great read. Very fast only took me like an hour to read it is a poetry book so I loved it even more. It is more for girls and has a lot of heavy subjects but the way she puts it it‘s amazing but if you het trigger easily by subjects like sexual abuse, death, and suicide then this book is not for you

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Victoriahoperose
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I love this so much. This book of poems makes me so happy. The writing is excellent and the feminist view is strong and unyielding. This is exactly the type of literature that we need right now!

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Cloudia
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Brilliant. Three phases of the authors life with one extra chapter of poetry for the reader. It‘s like the author crawled into my head and poured my past onto paper. A must read. Free on kindle unlimited.

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SimplyShelia
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⭐⭐⭐⭐☄

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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego
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I'm not normally into poetry but I liked this compilation. Any woman at any age will be able to relate to the thoughts and feelings put down in this book. A quick, worthwhile, and empowering read.

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