“Most addictions aren‘t premeditated.”
BIG plans for #SeptemberTBR 😏
But I have some prompts to help.
There There is the Tacoma Reads book, and Tommy Orange is coming to town, so ✅
Tacoma‘s Extreme Reader Challenge is running a readathon AND a silent reading party, so that will help ✅
I must read 13 TBR books to keep on track for #MountTBR - Olympus ✅
Roughneck is a graphic novel - quick read ✅
I‘m half done with the Ahlborn ✅
And I am bound & determined to finish my #botmbacklog ✅
For Littens in the Oakland, CA area, The Octopus Literary Salon is closing its doors August 31st. 😢
On August 28 & 29, from 7pm onward, they‘re inviting everyone to hang out and have a drink and bid the Octopus bon voyage. They‘re also planning a Viking jazz funeral followed by a karaoke wake.
#news #oakland #storeclosing
In There There, nobody likes mirrors. Tony hates what fetal alcohol syndrome has done to his face. Orvil sees himself in a headdress and feels inauthentic. Searching for identity, to find some There There, 12 characters go to the Great Oakland Powwow. Despite individual burdens, characters feel an urge to live, to tell their story. What results is an interconnected mosaic of experiences — a more honest reflection of what it means to be Indian.
The "Indian head test pattern" that Orange describes in the prologue.
This is a book I never would have picked up if it wasn‘t for Litsy, and all the positive reviews I‘ve seen here and I‘m so glad I did.
This is a story about family and friends, all meeting for the big powwow competition. This book asks you what makes a family? Who decide your history and culture?
This is my “Indigenous Author” for #Booked2019
"... That dance is your prayer. So don't rush it, and don't dance how you practice. There's only one way for an Indian man to express himself. It's that dance that comes from all the way back there. All the way over there. You learn to dance to keep it, to use it." ♥️???