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The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo
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it was amazing

The Poet X is a poetry infused novel that made me think. The novel that made me realize how difficult yet amazing it is to find one's voice. To know what makes you happy and take the step to do what makes you happy. To raise your voice for yourself before you can do so for others. To love yourself before you can love someone else. Because like a line in this stunning book, "no one will ever take care of me but me.

One of my best book blogger friends, Simant from FlippingThruThePages granted this bookish wish of mine and I couldn't have been more grateful!


Five books I hauled in 2018 but didn't read and now I'm drowning in guilt.

January 2019 - 30 Books On My TBR For This Month

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Reading Progress

December 28, 2018 – Shelved
December 28, 2018 – Shelved as: definitive-tbr
January 30, 2019 – Started Reading
January 30, 2019 –
page 36
9.97% "[I guess what I'm trying to say is, this place is a place, neither safe nor unsafe, just a means, just a way to get closer to escape.]"
January 31, 2019 –
page 74
20.5% "[goldfish have this evolutionary gene where they'll only develop as big as the tank they're put into,]"
January 31, 2019 –
page 134
37.12% "[In science we learned
That thermal conductivity
Is how heat flows through
Some materials better than others.
But who knew,
When said by the right person,
a boy raises your temperature,
Move heat like nothing else?]"
January 31, 2019 –
page 208
57.62% "[Nightly, if you imagine men's kisses, soft touches, a caress,
remember Adam was made from clay that stains the hand,
remember that Eve was easily tempted.]"
January 31, 2019 –
page 219
60.66% "[Because no one will ever take care of me but me.]"
January 31, 2019 –
page 248
68.7% "[Freedom seems like such a big word. Something too big; maybe like a skyscrapper I've glimpsed from the foot of the building but never been invited to climb.]"
January 31, 2019 –
page 278
77.01% "[I have never experienced a silence like this.
A hundred people waiting.
Waiting for me to speak.]"
January 31, 2019 –
page 310
85.87% "[If I were on fire
who could I count on
to water me down?]"
January 31, 2019 –
page 333
92.24% "[And so I take a breath
I didn't realize I needed to take.]"
February 2, 2019 – Finished Reading

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