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This past week has been good reading wise. Four books. Here's some thoughts.

The DUFF: Designated Ugly Fat FriendThe DUFF: Designated Ugly Fat Friend by Kody Keplinger

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


I had heard about this book awhile back. I finally decided to buy it a few months ago.

What prompted me to read it now was a post on ONTD. I read about the casting of it. My internal monologue was like: "Don't I have that book? Yes you definitely have that book. Should I read it? Yes you should definitely read it."

I started it on Saturday night. I really liked it. Bianca is a nice narrator though she did kinda get on my nerves. She's abrasive but that's how she was written. She's a pretty realistic teenage narrator.

Her relationship with her friends is what really sold me on this book. I looked the little bit on how she became friends with Casey and esp. with Jessica. I've made a lot of my friends similar ways and it really touched me.

I thought her relationship with her parents was really well done too. I mean haven't we all held something in because we didn't know to approach the other person? I mean hell I still do that.

And Wesley. Alright I'm going to admit I was rooting for her to end up with him. My ideal type is cocky. But I'm glad that he mended his ways. And I like that they bonded over their family lives.

I really enjoyed this book and I'm looking forward to reading more from the author.



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The ABC's of Kissing BoysThe ABC's of Kissing Boys by Tina Ferraro

My rating: 3 of 5 stars


This was a really fun and cute book.

What stuck out to me most if the look it gives a peer pressure, bullying, and friendship in the like. I mean I know I've lost some friends over the years but I don't think I've been involved in a situation like Parker's but I could totally empathize with Becca.

Chrissandra (Her name annoys me) got what she deserved. She was so petty and I'm glad Parker came to realize it.

Tristan was really cute.

I really enjoyed this book. It was groundbreaking or anything but it was a nice read.



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Biggest Flirts (Superlatives, #1)Biggest Flirts by Jennifer Echols

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


This was my first book by Ms. Echols but it won't be the last if the rest are anything like this.

Where do I start?

Tia is a breath of fresh air. I want to say that I've just started to get into young adult fiction so maybe something has changed since I last read but Tia is nothing like the YA heroine I'm used to.

I mean for one Tia seems to have more personality. And she's complicated and she's funny. I don't know but compared to the books I've read before Tia seems to burst off the page. It's weird that I didn't notice it before but I guess you wouldn't notice if you don't have something to compare it too.

And the teenagers in this book seem realistic. Like I could see my former self and my friends as these kids you know?

I just really feel like this book was authentic and I greatly enjoyed it and I can't wait to read the rest of the series.



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Perfect Chemistry (Perfect Chemistry, #1)Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Cute. Intense. The Epilogue was cheesy but it made me smile.



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I was just thinking about Perfect Chemistry. It was a good book. It didn't wow me like some books but I really enjoyed it. I mean I stayed in the bathtub for an extra thirty minutes reading it. And like I said that epilogue was cheesy as fuck but as I enjoyed the HP epilogue I didn't really mind it. It was really cute.

I've got more books from the library to read.

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I just watched Selfie. The first two episodes.

Here's my thoughts.

I like both the main characters. Their names are escaping me but I know the actors names so let me refer to them like that.

I like Karen's character. I think she is this generation taken to an extreme. I do believe a lot of us are worried too much about our online life. I mean I usually don't obsess about Tumblr notes but I've been monitoring that more now. Am I on my way to obsession? Maybe. Maybe not. I think it's natural to want to be liked. I think that's what Karen's character is figuring out. That online popularity doesn't always translate to real life.

And on the opposite end of the pole we have John's character. He's a self described Gen X. He's a workaholic and kinda stiff. I think his traits are also amplified to make a point. But I think he's seeing that he has things he needs to work as well.

The show is really cute and I'm enjoying it so far.

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Naming characters is one of my favorite things ever. Like ever.

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Today's second poem is from Maya Angelou. This one is Woman Work. I initially clicked on it because of the title. It reminds me of the song This Woman's Work by Kate Bush. But what made me post it here is the end. Woman's work seems to be thankless. People take it for a given even me. I think it deserves more appreciation because if no one did it then we'd all be fucked.

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I will put up the graphic but I wanted to link to this. I have a few more to post for this challenge.

Today I start with another Plath poem. To say that she has had an influence on me is an understatement. After I read Metaphors and looked at the composition behind it it inspired me to try counting syllables. It lead directly to my poem Birthday Cake/Sweet Sixteen which I consider to be one of my best. I really enjoy this poem and I hope you guys will too.

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So I've been looking at erotica these past few days. One of the names that keeps coming up is Anais Nin. I had heard of before but for her diaries. I've only found this poem by her but I feel like it speaks to me and my sexuality.

Risk

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I'm posting some poems today and this is a disclaimer: These poems are erotic They might not be explicit but they are definitely erotic. If you do not like these then please feel free to ignore these posts.

The first I want to post is by Lucille Clifton. I've posted a few of her poems before. I feel like Lucille speaks to me. I guess I would call her a poetic foremother. I feel like her poems are good for the soul. This particular poem speaks to me a midst my totally unadulterated love for my man.

Dark Moses

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Last night I started to think about Audre Lorde's poems. A line had stuck with me. "I am woman and not white." So I looked up her stuff because it was late and I did not want to go retrieve the collected poems. Here is A Woman Speaks.

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I recently acquired Edna St. Vincent Millay's collected poems. I saw Blight in the TOC and I flipped to it. I'm glad I did. I feel like it's talking to me. I have a lot of hate in my heart towards various individuals. I think I need to get rid of it. It would only make me feel better.

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I just got Aunt Lute's anthology of women writers in the US. This book focuses on the 17th-19th century. I looked through the table of contents and I saw Coquette et Froide. Need I say the title made me flip the page?

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Hey guys I just posted a little short story on my writing blog. You can find it here.

Oh and a small poem (Like I write anything else): Here

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For some reason I started to think about sonnets. I knew that Millay wrote them and I've been reading hers. Here's one of my favorites: Love is Not All

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I want to link to this tumblr that I have been reading for a few months now. It's a black feminst/womanist tumblr and I'm learning a lot from it. Like I had never heard of the term misogynoir but I have definitely seen it/experienced it. So I would like to share this all with you.

Gradient Lair

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I Am by John Clare. This poem reminds me a bit of my nostalgia about previous days. For a time when things weren't complicated.

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Today's poem is I Knew A Woman by Theodore Roethke. I had heard of him through Plath's admiration of him but it wasn't until today that I looked up his stuff. I really enjoyed this poem and I hope you do too.

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Today's poem is You by Angelina Weld Grimake. I really love this poem. There are two other poems on that page and I like those you but You is my favorite.

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Three Gwendolyn poems in a row. I like A Song in the Front Yard because I've felt similar. A song I wrote for writerverse reminds me of this. I've always wanted to be a 'bad girl' and I feel like this is what this poem is saying. I get tired of always being good and sometimes I just want to be 'bad.'

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The first poem of today is by Gwendolyn Brooks. I just cracked open her Selected Poems. I really them.

Sadie and Maud seems to me to be a warning. I think it's saying not to judge people because you never know how life is going to turn out. Like don't turn your nose up at other people because they didn't meet your expectations.

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The debate about abortion rages on here in America. I'm not offering my opinion but instead I'm offering this poem.

The Mother by Gwendolyn Brooks.

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I've been reading Alice Walker's In Search of Mothers Garden and it's gotten me more interested in her work. I had previously watched a bit of a documentary on her and it's the strangest thing but I feel like I can hear her talking directly to me as I read and it's a very comforting experience. I'm taking my time reading the book. I'm savoring it.

Anyway I just went looking for some of her poems. I love We Alone. I feel like it says a lot about interest and what not.

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