I welcomed the month admiring the beauty that is the moon in its full waning gibbous glory. I was with my high school friends, strolling on a highway. It was nostalgic; it was youthful.
For the past two weeks, I thought I was doing okay. I thought I was getting better. I take a bath. I write. I’m building up my blog through social media. I eat properly. I keep learning how to do cupcakes. I’ve been doodling. I actually applied for a job that is not online. But, since March started, I feel like I took more step backwards than I did forward.
When I said that I’m going to make time for books again, I really want to commit to it. Hence, my first review for 2018. I hope you’ll like it.
I’ve always wanted to read this book since I found out about Thought Catalog. Bianca Sparacino is one of my favorite writers from the site. Not to sound bias, what really gravitated me towards this book is the cover. It’s an abstract! Also, the title reminds me of the quote: “bloom where you are planted”
Whether you are into poetry and prose or not, I hope you can give this one a try. This made my soul feel at ease. The impact and words remain—tattooed in my whole being. I mean it in the most sincerely poetic way possible ✨
I’ve been hyping over this book since I saw it online. I’m such a sucker for this kind of title—being the hopeless romantic that I am. But I guess I expected so much?? I remember tweeting how disappointed I was after reading this. Though, I can’t really recall why? That’s the reason I haven’t finished this review yet. This is already a month due. It would be unfair to say I don’t like it without a valid argument and I can’t say I like it either if that’s not really the case. Besides, I read this along with Bright Dead Things and Chasers of the Light. The style and ideas got tangled. So, I gave it another chance and reread it.
It’s World Suicide Prevention Day and I wrote something for you. This is not to trigger anyone. This is to spread awareness. This is my bleeding heart but hopeful soul. Please stay clean with me.