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We Were Witches
We Were Witches | Ariel Gore
18 posts | 9 read | 2 reading | 15 to read
This experimental novel uses magick spells and inverted fairly tales to combat queer scapegoating, domestic violence, and high-interest student loans.
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NeedsMoreBooks
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If you want a book that has fiction, non-fiction, and poetry, read this. Completed this in a day. The story is about the fictional Ariel Gore, who is remarkably similar to the dal author, Ariel Gore. A single mom at 19, Ariel feels shame at her childhood, family, her body, her art, and her motherhood. It is heartbreaking but also uplifting. The book is sprinkled with witchcraft and quotes from bell hooks, Adrienne Rich, Gloria Anzaldua, and others

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SkeletonKey
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Experimenting with more CHAI recipes.

Found one for Golden Chai that is extremely good.

Time to relax, read this book, and de-stress.

#warmdrinks

Hoopiefoot That looks so good! 6mo
SkeletonKey @Hoopiefoot - It is! All turmeric instead of tea, really. 6mo
sudi Looks yum 😋. Enjoy ☕ 6mo
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SkeletonKey
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“This is how spells are broken...
By burning down the dream house
Where your childhood keeps repeating itself.”

This book is SO GOOD and I am very mad that I don‘t have more time to just sit and read until I finish it.

Clare-Dragonfly I get Rob Brezsny‘s horoscope in my email every week. 6mo
SkeletonKey @Clare-Dragonfly - Neat! 6mo
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SkeletonKey
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Hanging out at the Fredericksburg punkrock fleamarket, selling art art art. It is too warm. But I have a REALLY good book.

#va #punkrockflea

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StephBengtson
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5 stores, 10 books, and 3 cups of coffee. Another successful Indie Bookstore for the books! #bookhaul

DivineDiana Agree! 👏🏻📚👏🏻 7mo
readordierachel Love the candle! 7mo
LauraJ The books are nice, but that candle! 7mo
StephBengtson @readordierachel @LauraJ There was no way I was leaving the store without that candle. 😂 7mo
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monalyisha
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FINALLY home from work & completely *jazzed* about the contents of my #WitchPleaseSwap! From the glittery, interactive crystal ball card, to the travel talisman for my daily commute, to the plant ally cards (😍), to ALL of the divine goddess-y goodness...@Jess_Franzino, you kicked this swap‘s juicy ass! 🍑 Thank you x infinity! ✨🔮📖 Special features on my favorite details tomorrow!

Happy Samhain, all! 🌙

Jess_Franzino So glad you love it! I can‘t wait for you to read “Bitter Greens”. It‘s one of my favorite books by one of my favorite writers 💜 12mo
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slothandtabby
We Were Witches | Ariel Gore

"I played along, but I couldn't help crying, too, and I couldn't help covering my face to pretend I wasn't crying for all the ways I knew we would have to mold ourselves into princesses even though I knew perfectly well we were meant to be witches."

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brownekr
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This book is about 15% too weird for me so far, but in a way I'm into. #queerbooks

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icebearreads
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We Were Witches reads like a modern history book, detailing a fictionalized account of Ariel Gore's experience of being a teenaged single, bisexual mom during the early 90s. She connects her story to the broader history of unruly women and interacts with feminist writers of the past and present in a way that feels natural and truthful. The book left me feeling grateful for the women who came before me and energized for my future.

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icebearreads
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After a couple months of not being able to get into any books, I am devouring this one.

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Bibliogeekery
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I think that I would have appreciated this book a lot more when I was younger. It would have spoken to 20 year old me in a way it didn't quite manage to me now. The writing isn't always strong but I did appreciate the content (and giving it a pick for that) a young, queer, single mother navigating the world. #queerbooks

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Bibliogeekery
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Next up!

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flockingmolly
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Fucking incredible. 😍😍😍

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8little_paws
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OOPS I BOUGHT A BOOK

emilyhaldi Omg that cover!!! 😍😍 2y
8little_paws @emilyhaldi I know, how do you not buy this?! 2y
Texreader Ooooh I get that look from my black cat...hmmm what could it mean? 2y
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Peddler410
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These are my adult ARC finds. What looks interesting? #alaac17

ReadingRover We Kiss Them with Rain looks interesting. Kind of intense too. I'm curious to see how it is. 2y
Laura317 I'm drawn to the green cover, although I can't see the title due to this dinky phone screen. 2y
Peddler410 @Laura317 The green book is a collection of micro-memoirs. (edited) 2y
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JessicaJernigan
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"We may have a fundamental conflict here."

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JessicaJernigan
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"I think it's because we're all built from each other."

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JessicaJernigan
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Just arrived in the mail... #tbrtuesday