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Ask Baba Yaga
Ask Baba Yaga: Otherworldly Advice for Everyday Troubles | Taisia Kitaiskaia
29 posts | 15 read | 44 to read
A self-help book with a poetic twist, using the character of the witch Baba Yaga to present beautiful, often humorous, nuggets of truth about love, relationships, and life. Dear Baba Yaga, I think I must crave male attention too much. I fear that, without it, I would feel invisible. BABA YAGA: When you seek others this way, you are invisible nonetheless. Yr shawl is covered in mirrors in which others admire themselves; this is why they greet you so passionately. It is good to be seen, but it is better to see. Find a being to look hard into, & you will see yrself and what is more than you. In age-old Slavic fairy tales, the witch Baba Yaga is sought out by those with a burning need for guidance. In contemporary life, Baba Yaga--a dangerous, slippery oracle--answered earnest questions on The Hairpin for years. These pages collect her most poignant, surreal, and humorous exchanges along with all-new questions and answers for those seeking her mystical advice. With a strange, otherworldly style, poetic clarity, and striking honesty, Ask Baba Yaga contains beautifully skewed wisdom to be consulted in times of need.
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Clare-Dragonfly
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As lovely and inspirational as the second book.

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BeeMagical
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Book 71🎧 3.5⭐️

Super cute! Individuals write in to get worldly advice from Baba Yaga!❤️

Poetic and cryptic answers only😛

Yuki_Onna Stacked! 😁😚 11mo
BeeMagical @Yuki_Onna You will love it Bunny!💕 11mo
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ozma.of.oz
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Bought my first Christmas ornament of the year! ❤️🎄❤️

Texreader It‘s awesome!! 1y
Soubhiville Very cool! 1y
EclecticBookLover That's awesome! 1y
BookBr Love it 😍 1y
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RavenRenegade
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A close friend and I work together and on tough days, we will read to each other on a zoom call. Her selections are usually from #aliceinwonderland and I will read to her from this gem. So, go forth, my friends. Be brash and fiendly. #askbabayaga #mustbetuesday

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kylienoele
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An early Christmas present from my little sis! 🥰 (Also, how cute is this gnome!!!)

Laalaleighh 💙💙💙 2y
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ozma.of.oz
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Whether you celebrate Thanksgiving or not, I want you to know that I am grateful for every single one of you! 🤎🧡🤎

1. This was an unexpectedly charming read and had some really decent advice.
2. I usually go back to childhood faves, Tamora Pierce, Brian Jacques, Patricia C Wrede.
3. This app and this community. You are all wonderful people and I‘ve never felt out of place here.

#sundayfunday Stay safe, stay healthy, and don‘t forget to tag me.

BeaG I agree that this app and this community is wonderful. I‘m grateful to have found it. 2y
AllisonM89 Brian Jacques ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
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ozma.of.oz
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From her house on chicken legs, Baba Yaga offers some sage advice for modern problems.

I was expecting this to be a little silly, a little funny. I wasn‘t expecting to get sucker punched with painful questions that I could have written myself, and answers that were poetic and deep and actually helpful.

The odd punctuation thrown in took some getting used to. But there were some amazing illustrations and the advice was good. 🌕🌕🌕🌕🌑

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ozma.of.oz
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#BookSpinBingo + #Scarathlon2020 is all ready to go! Loving my Halloween #bingoboard !

#BookSpin 9 - Ask Baba Yaga by Taisia Kitaiskaia

#DoubleSpin 1 - A Pale Light in the Black by K. B. Wagers

ItsAnotherJen I love it! Good job putting that together. 2y
sb3626 Love the pumpkins! 2y
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UnRuLee
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My mom sent this to me as an early birthday gift and I read the entire thing in one sitting. My absolute favorite thing is when whimsy and profoundness intersect, and that‘s exactly what the advice in this book does. I adore it.

NeedsMoreBooks I loved this book! 3y
Veebee Baba Yaga Reminds me of the Russian folk tales we used to read as children. 3y
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Briary
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This seems delightful. An advice column by Baba Yaga. It CANNOT go wrong. 🤩

Linsy It is!! 3y
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NeedsMoreBooks
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This was a delightful non-fiction book that is a compilation of problems/questions that were sent to The Hairpin. The author provided answers to the issues from the perspective of Baba Yaga. Absolutely enjoyable and the illustrations are gorgeous in black, white, and red.

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NeedsMoreBooks
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#7days7covers #covercrush Day 2

@Shemac77 want to join? Post 7 book covers you love each day for 7 days, no explanations needed and invite someone new each day 😊

TorieStorieS Oooooo!!! 4y
Naj 😍😍 4y
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Dorianna
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Spending the end of the #24in48 readathon with Ask Baba Yaga and I keep flipping forward to admire the illustrations.

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Linsy
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I love this book of advice from Baba Yaga. It feels magical and witchy while dispensing sage advice, and the art is fantastic! ♥️ #crone #witchyreads

“You must know every contour of yr emptiness before you can know whom you wish to invite in.”

HOTPock3tt 🙌🏽♥️ 4y
ravenlee What Would Baba Yaga Do? I can get behind this. 4y
GatheringBooks Baba Yaga Is The Bomb. 🧚🏼‍♀️📚😍 4y
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RachLovesTV
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A quirky, funny advice book that, with it's concise yet poetic language, reaches through to the core of important life questions and forces you to examine your own heart, mind, and feelings. The rich imagery provides a backdrop to rethink your issues and see them from a new angle. I also love the styling of the book, and it's lovely illustrations.

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RachLovesTV
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One of my favorite things to do is to stroll through the library looking at books, especially the "new books" shelves. How else would I have found this awesome little book?

The cover immediate drew me in - I love the design! Also, I studied Russian in college and Baba Yaga was always a fascinating tale. I can't wait to see what gems of advice she has to dispense. ?

#library #donttellmyTBRpile

lorannen @Bibliotekate relevant to your interests? 5y
Bibliotekate @lorannen Yessssss! I think this originated as an advice column in The Hairpin? It‘s on my list. 5y
RachLovesTV @Bibliotekate Yes! That's exactly where it originated! Sounds like some of it is content from the Hairpin, and some of it is new to the book. 5y
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Linsy
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My Sock Sunday that I forgot to post. This book is so creative! Baba Yaga answers your questions with compassion and poetry. My favorite place to read? The mountains. Always. #socksunday #marchinbooks #favoriteplacetoread #booksandshelfiesm18

Amabear Ahhhh I haven‘t read in the mountains in forever! Sock Sunday is totally being adopted ❤️😍 5y
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Linsy
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❣️#currentlyreading #fairytales #marchinbooks❣️

“Straight & narrow paths are made by those who do not know the forest, & fear it, & hack it open blind.”

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bitterbear
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I went Christmas shopping (for myself) 😂😂😂😂😂 #oops #noselfcontrol #bookhaul

2BR02B Nice haul! 👍 5y
ohyeahthatgirl Ask Baba Yaga is for sure on my list. One of those books my boyfriend's parents flip through and wonder wtf?... 5y
TheLibrarian That happens to me too! 5y
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WanderingBookaneer
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Yes, Baba Yaga's spelling and grammar leaves something to be desired, but it was purposefully done to achieve a rustic,—this word forever makes me think of @Figgy —folktale-y tone. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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MrBook Woow! You're my hero! 6y
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LauraJ Good luck! 6y
Crystalblu I don't know how you do it! 6y
monkeygirlsmama Good luck! Have you actively started all six already? 6y
JacqMac 6?! Good luck! I hope they are all great. 6y
Soubhiville Wow! 😲. Sounds fun, good luck! 6y
WanderingBookaneer @monkeygirlsmama : Technically, I have. Though I am less than 10 pages in on 2 of them. 6y
monkeygirlsmama @WanderingBookaneer Wow, well, have fun! 😁 6y
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Mehso-so

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A good friend at work is recently engaged and has run into this letter writer several times. This gave both of us a giggle.

WanderingBookaneer What app did you use to create this effect? 6y
DarcysMom @WanderingBookaneer I used textgram. You can adjust the opacity of photos and layer them on top of each other. It is super easy to use - I wouldn't be able to use it otherwise. 😉 It also has ready made templates and a bunch of fonts. 6y
DarcysMom @WanderingBookaneer For the first layer (the picture of the book) I used photogrid to create the image. 6y
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Today is a great day to knock a few books off my #NetgalleyTBR

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merelybookish I love this! 6y
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WanderingBookaneer
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Gorgeous cover on this #NetGalley ARC

MrBook Oooh! 6y
night_shift 😱😍 6y
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