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CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian
In the Dream House: A Memoir | Carmen Maria Machado
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Latest library books! I really am trying to read the books I already own but I couldn't resist either of these. One is a graphic memoir about pregnancy and difficulties getting pregnant by #bisexual cartoonist Lucy Knisley. Another is a memoir about abuse in a queer relationship by Carmen Maria Machado, whose debut book of short stories I loved. #QueerBooks #BisexualBooks #Memoir #LGBTQBooks

Emilymdxn I have the tagged book on pre order and can‘t wait to read it! 2w
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CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian
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Pickpick

What a great graphic memoir about trying to plan a wedding that fits who you are but doesn't break the bank. Knisley's drawings, like her words, are precise, with just enough detail. Topics range from fun facts about wedding traditions around the world to fighting with your mom about her inviting the whole neighbourhood to making crafty decorations to how to reconcile a bisexual feminist identity with the hetero/sexist institution of marriage.

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CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian
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A #QueerYA #Fantasy w/ unfulfilled potential. A bisexual necromancer living in a change-adverse land where the raised Dead are inexplicably changing into dangerous Shades. But it doesn't develop the MC enough to earn emotional investment before plunging her into grief 100 pages in where she's mean, depressed, and addicted. When this stagnant middle section ends to return to the main plot, I had a hard time caring. Also, bad guy was super obvious.

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CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian
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I feel like we didn't get to know this main character well enough before she quickly becomes mean, depressed, and addicted to this potion in the wake of grief a quarter of the way into this book. Intellectually I get it, but emotionally I have to know the character to be able to care about her in this state. The way this plot is structured is very weird. It's like trying to throw season 6 Buffy into season 1. #QueerBooks #BisexualBooks #YA

UnidragonFrag Yeah, you can't spring a sudden emotional change like that without letting you like the character how they were first. I'd say.. at least over the halfway mark or even in the second book. 1mo
CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian @UnidragonFrag Glad to have your backup! 😊 1mo
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CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian
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This was one of those books that I read just at the right time. Topics in this memoir in essays by legendary queer San Francisco writer include fashion, money, "scarcity issues," not living in a shithole punk house anymore, moisturizing, food, babies, marriage, exercising, spirituality, class, (not going to) college, and how to honour your 19-year-old despair-striken activist self without falling back into depsair. That last one was my favourite.

CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian From my favourite essay: "I had a terrible sort of revelation, in which all earthly forms of oppression became very visible to me. I could see all their interconnectedness with a horrible clarity that made it difficult to live." Ugh I remember this feeling so hard! 1mo
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CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian
Best Bi Short Stories | Sheela Lambert
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A mixed bag, and some of these are more vignettes than stories, but I enjoyed most of them. There's a fair amount of diversity, bi men and trans rep which is great, and a definite avoidance of usual tropes of love triangles and cheaters (more POC though please!). Favs include older women in love on a ship in 1985, Chinese American fantasy, a trans man coming out and saying goodbye to his dad in Guam, and an old guy befriending his boi neighbour.

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CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian
Best Bi Short Stories | Sheela Lambert
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Moved my reading set up outside cause it's so nice and sunny today! I've owned this anthology of #bisexual stories for years and I am finally reading it today! #QueerBooks #BisexualBooks

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CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian
Small Change | Roan Parrish
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This book is everything I have ever wanted in a #romance! Ginger is a queer cynical tattoo artist who owns her own shop in Philadelphia. Her whole life she's had to fight for who she is. Christopher is a happy-go-lucky redhead who's just opened a sandwich shop. I loved how it gender flipped the usual dynamics of nurturing woman who brings the man out of his shell. I also loved how integrated Ginger was in the queer community despite dating a guy.

CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian Also, this book is incredible as an #audiobook. The voice actress has a really sexy voice. #QueerBooks #BisexualBooks #Romantsy 3mo
Clare-Dragonfly A bisexual main character set in Philly?! Gimme! 3mo
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CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian
Hot Dog Girl | Jennifer Dugan
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Such a cute sweet #queer rom com! #Bisexual Elouise lives in a small town that revolves around an old nostalgic amusement where all the teens have summer jobs. Teens include her crush Nick, her lesbian BFF Seeley, and Jessa the park princess / Nick's gf. Elouise is trying one last time to get Nick's attention and to save the park when she learns it's being closed. Including fake dating Seeley. A bit melodramatic and angsty, but to be expected?

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CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian
Hot Dog Girl | Jennifer Dugan
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So are the two queer girl BFFs who have now entered a fake relationship gonna fall for each other?? This is a genuine question I don't know which way this love square (is that the term for a love triangle with four people?) is gonna go! #QueerBooks #BisexualBooks #GayYA #LGBTQBooks

Emilymdxn I‘ve never seen any representation for bisexuals in hot dog costumes before 💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖(yup my first anniversary present from my current partner was a hot dog costume) 4mo
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