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The Princess Saves Herself in This One (Women Are Some Kind of Magic, #1)
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message 1: by Rose (last edited Jul 01, 2016 11:14AM) (new) - rated it 5 stars

Rose Sinclair | 155 comments Mod

I’ve seen Amanda Lovelace around on book side tumblr for a while and I’m so excited to feature this poetry book this month. Because how could you not want a feature something with a title as awesome as that?

The princess saves herself in this onewill be available for free on amazon from July 1st to July 5th. Please make sure to pick it up for July’s Ace Book Club read. There are four sections and we will cover one each week.

Now since this is a poetry book I thought we’d embrace it as much as we could and have a themed post challenge this month. Amanda Lovelace and I created these prompts for you and like the nature of poetry itself be as literal or abstract, as personal or as vague, as you wish. Photos are suggested but post the format you desire with the hashtag on other platforms or here in this thread.

As for the goodreads discussion, the book is short enough that I'm not going to worry about spoilers (not really that type of book either) so when you discuss a poem or poems just make sure we know which one so we can flip to it to join in with you. If you have any other questions please let me know and let's have some poetic fun this month!





karten | 21 comments Woh, it sounds really great! I wanted to read more poetry so, well done! :')
However, I was wondering if it could be possible to have it in epub somehow?


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Barbara Tarn (barbaragtarn) Karten wrote: "Woh, it sounds really great! I wanted to read more poetry so, well done! :')
However, I was wondering if it could be possible to have it in epub somehow?"


you can always put the mobi file through calibre - it's free software and makes mobi, epub and pdf...


karten | 21 comments Really? I already have calibre but I didn't know! I'm gonna try that, thanks! :D


Rose Sinclair | 155 comments Mod
If it doesn't work please let me know!


karten | 21 comments So I finally got the time to try, and it turned out I can't convert the file because of DRM..


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Barbara Tarn (barbaragtarn) do you want me to point you to a calibre plug-in that strips DRM? I had to deal with it with some epubs from trad publishers (I have a Kindle, so the opposite problem you have)... ;)


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Barbara Tarn (barbaragtarn) you can PM me and I'll find the link


Yuè (maanorchidee) | 36 comments Can someone just send me the ePub? I tried buying it on Amazon, but strangely enough, Amazon is being weird.


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Abigail Cornett | 1 comments Does anyone know about triggers in this book? I heard there might be a few violent parts but I have no idea how bad...


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Yuè (maanorchidee) | 36 comments Since today is the last day you can get it for free, can someone send me an ePub?


Asher Blake Beckner (AsherBlake) | 12 comments Abbey wrote: "Does anyone know about triggers in this book? I heard there might be a few violent parts but I have no idea how bad..."

There's rape (not graphic), self-harm, and anorexia.


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Yuè (maanorchidee) | 36 comments Yuè wrote: "Since today is the last day you can get it for free, can someone send me an ePub?"

I guess not.


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Rose Sinclair | 155 comments Mod
Hi! I tried to find you an ePub copy but there isn't one so I'll play around with my kindle version and see if I can do anything for you. If anyone else has suggestions, I'd be glad to hear them.


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Barbara Tarn (barbaragtarn) Tiffany wrote: "Hi! I tried to find you an ePub copy but there isn't one so I'll play around with my kindle version and see if I can do anything for you. If anyone else has suggestions, I'd be glad to hear them."

put the mobi through calibre with the plug-in and turn it into epub... or maybe Karten can send it to Yuè?


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Rose Sinclair | 155 comments Mod
Weekly Recap
What has been your favorite poem from the princess section and why?


Asher Blake Beckner (AsherBlake) | 12 comments Tiffany wrote: " Weekly Recap
What has been your favorite poem from the princess section and why?"

You may be gone, but I still have a stomachache (pg. 1, 5% in). I've never read a better description of abuse.


Bobby (bobbery) I really liked "you left but you stayed" (You have been the star of each & every one of my nightmares), it just really stayed with me. I really liked the idea that though the person was gone, they'd left behind a whole filmography of nightmares for the princess/poet, and I thought it was an interesting way of thinking about the lasting effects a person can have on another even after they're gone.


karten | 21 comments Yuè wrote: "Yuè wrote: "Since today is the last day you can get it for free, can someone send me an ePub?"

I guess not."


(Sorry I wasn't here lately >;<) I do have an ePub now, so maybe you can PM me your email and I'll send it to you, Yuè?


karten | 21 comments From the princess section, it must be my most loyal lover :
"there came
a time
when poetry
showed me
how to bleed
without
the demand
of blood"
Because that's actually how I survived middle school (and I still do). Putting words one after the other was my way to make my pain felt real, it was my "self-harm". I'm pretty sure without that I'll be full of actual scars.
But I can't not mention this one :
"silence
has
always
been
my
loudest
scream"
Basically because it speaks to my soul.
And I agree with Rielly's and Lily's choices for the same reasons!

I'm sorry there're too many good ones on this book, it's hard to chose. :')


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Yuè (maanorchidee) | 36 comments Karten wrote: "Yuè wrote: "Yuè wrote: "Since today is the last day you can get it for free, can someone send me an ePub?"

I guess not."

(Sorry I wasn't here lately >;<) I do have an ePub now, so maybe you can P..."


YES YES YES THANK YOU!!!


Madeleine (menea) | 2 comments It's so hard to choose! But I think I'll have to go with;

"Silence
has
always
been
my
loudest
scream"

Because silence has always been so important to me. I've always fought with silence and I've always hated when others do the same. Silence can be terrible, but at the same time so very very relieving. I could not live without it, even though people tend to not hear you, no matter how loud your silent scream is.


karten | 21 comments "even though people tend to not hear you, no matter how loud your silent scream is." You're speaking to my soul, too! For real tho, I agree. I'm a really silent person (I'm quite shy, I sometimes have selective mutism where I can't help but being silent, I'm not a good talker, and the likes) so silent is almost like a part of me. I can't tell how many times I speak much more by not saying a thing, than by using words. But people not always get that, and it was a time where I had to use tears with my silence in order to be heard.
Anyway, just to say that in those simple words, I saw a very important part of my life, of myself. And it's something I love in this book: it seems so simple, like drops of truth (and it is beautiful).


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