Saturday, December 28, 2013

REVIEW: All I Know

All I Know: A Collection of Quotes on Life, Love, Sadness and Other topics
By: Ashly Lorenzana

Genre: Quotes
Publication date: 12.22.2013
Pages: 72

Date read: 12.27.2013
Recommended by: Read 2 Review

Summary: Ashly Lorenzana is a freelance writer, blogger and published author. She has worked as an escort for over five years, and has been a drug addict even longer than that. Several years ago, she started writing a list. The original title was simply, "The Things I Believe," and the title pretty much says it all. Since then, the list has grown and so has the expression used to convey each of her observations and discoveries about all areas of life.

Today, Lorenzana's quotes are shared countless times on social media sites and have appeared all over the web. People from all walks of life have found special meaning in her words and the little messages she has sent out into the world. All I Know is a thoughtful collection of quotes to make life appear more worth living, even while looking at it through the darkest lens known to mankind.

My thoughts

I love books of quotes, whether an accumulation of famous people's thoughts or, like this, the author's own - you can always find something that stands out or speaks to you.  Some of these really made me think. 

I do wish there had been more of an explanation behind the words in this book, an explanation of what lead her to write this book other than what is written in the book description on Amazon.  An introduction into herself, her history and her background would have pulled the book together, giving a lead in instead of immediately starting with quotes.

Favorite quote: "Love is imperfect.  Falling for someone's flaws is just as necessary as falling for their strengths."

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