please pick me reina regina

Manila Tarot Reader, Book Reviewer & Instagram Creator

In a garden of a thousand other volumes, my little yellow book with its earnest plea and hopeful flowers on the cover sits waiting for you to pick it up. It’s got a heart it wants to give away.

These haikus, poems, and prose pieces are about

the miracle of being wanted back by someone we want,
the desperation of hoping they’ll fight harder when they waver,
the rawness of seeking reassurance that we are loved as we are, and
the tenderness we feel when we’re sending love out to others

โ€”all those moments when we are making our need to be accepted plain and praying, please pick me.

This book was born after twenty-six years of learning that itโ€™s okay to want to be wanted, that vulnerability is merely throwing open the gateway to honest connections, and that fighting to be loved the way you deserve is bravery and not weakness.

I hope you open it. I hope it invites you to be open too.

My big dream is to have people reading my words, quoting them, discussing them, and dissecting them to pieces. I’m grateful to the Bookstagram community for embracing my shift from book reviewer to author!

Join the conversation on Instagram at #PleasePickMeBook!


Straecy Li hails from Ilocos and resides in Antipolo, Philippines.

Her art style is distinctly her ownโ€”playful but mystical, colorful but with hidden secrets here and there.

See more of her work as @northernroseart.

The Universe brought you here for a reason. It probably thinks we’d be good together!

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