Please Pick Me by Reina Regina

Hello, Sparks! I’ve been looking forward to this book tour since I got the confirmation email from Caffeine Book Tours. Big thanks to the publisher and Caffeine Book Tours for providing an e-ARC as part of my participation.


Author: Reina Regina
Published Date: November 11, 2020
Page Count: 121 pages

Trigger Warning: Mentions of anxiety, depression, abuse, trauma and a suicide note


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

—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 it’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.

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Author’s Profile

Reina Regina is a writer, professional tarot reader, Instagram creator and former nurse.

She is published online as Reina Bambao on 8List, The Manila Times, Play Without Apology and the Fully Booked First Look Club.

Reina resides in Manila, Philippines and is the lady of the house for a doctor and two dogs.

Please Pick Me is, to her great and pleasant surprise, her first book.

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Please Pick Me by Reina Regina is such a beautiful book; every prose is a work of art. It’s an inspiring book that teaches you to love and accept yourself, we’ve heard it a million times but I’ve never felt its depth until I’ve read this book.

It’s a compilation of both the beautiful and the ugly thoughts that goes through our heads, and are sometimes louder than we can bear. My experience with the book was emotional, and it inspired me to have faith in myself. Please Pick Me speaks of bravery and a sense of security within yourself, and what I loved about it most was that it inspired me to dream of a better life and version of myself but also contentment — that sounds ironic, but that’s the best description I can come up with regarding how I felt when I read the book.

It’s not all sadness and self-contemplation, it also shows you what it’s like to be in love and moments of being in a relationship. The book is a reflection of a life that was almost broken down to pieces, yet resilient in wanting to live a worthwhile and freeing life.

The English vocabulary doesn’t have enough words to describe this magnificent work of art, you really have to read it to experience its magic yourself.

I put together a short playlist for Please Pick Me by Reina Regina. When you listen to these, think of how you can love yourself better or at least how you deserved to be loved; treat them as a loveletter to yourself for when you’re feeling uncertain and insignificant. Some of these songs are for when you fall in love with someone who will stay with you throughout the good and bad times.

I can only hope that these songs will help you feel better about your life — you matter. ❤️

Allow these songs to be part of your affirmations and mantra as you go through your days. ✨

Again, thank you to Caffeine Book Tours for having me, and I hope, dear readers, that you find time to include this book in your must read books this 2020!

December 7
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Spines In A Line
Woven From Words

December 8
Bookingway Reads
Fictional Booktique
Jessica C Writes

December 9
The Engineer Is Reading
Pretty Little Bibliophile
Reading Flamingo

December 10
Bookish India
Pastel Daydreams
Tami Tales

December 11

By My Shelf
Melancholic Blithe
This Bookish Life Of Mine

Let’s connect and talk about books!

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One thought on “Please Pick Me by Reina Regina

  1. I’ve been very into poetry lately, and this sounds like a lovely, affirming collection! The cover is beautiful, too.

    And I love your playlist! Maggie Rogers is one of my faves.


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