Thursday, August 30, 2018

Book Beginning: The Girl Inside Me: Poems by Javelin Hardy




Being raised in a small Southern town has its positive and negative sides. On the positive side, most Southern people I know are the best cooks and lovers I've met. 

-- From the author's introduction, "Minden," to The Girl Inside Me: Poems by Javelin Hardy. In this beautiful collection of poems, Hardy draws on her training and background as a counselor to tell her own story of recovery from abuse.

Please join me every Friday to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. Please remember to include the title of the book and the author’s name.

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TIE IN: The Friday 56 hosted by Freda's Voice is a natural tie in with this event and there is a lot of cross over, so many people combine the two. The idea is to post a teaser from page 56 of the book you are reading and share a link to your post. Find details and the Linky for your Friday 56 post on Freda’s Voice.



Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Sounds like a good one! Thanks for sharing...and for hosting.

Roberta said...

The beginning draws you in and makes you wonder what the negative is going to be.

I admire people who can express themselves in poetry.

Anne Bennett said...

I love reading poetry. I will have to look for this one.

Yvonne@fiction-books said...

I have quite a selection of poetry books sat on my physical shelves, which I do dip in and out of from time to time.

This collection sounds so unique and different, that I just know it would make a great addition to my portfolio.

Thanks for sharing and I hope you find the selection of poems awakening to your senses :)


Breana M. said...

This book looks interesting.

Literary Feline said...

I enjoy reading poetry from time to time, and am always on the look out for collections I might like. This sounds good.

Kathy Martin said...

I'm wondering what the negative side is. Thanks for hosting. Happy reading!

Sassy Brit said...

I'm definitely curious about this one, looks really interesting! Have a lovely weekend x

Nicki J Markus said...

Sounds like a lovely collection. Enjoy!

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