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shawnmooney
Harness Room | L P Hartley
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https://youtu.be/zY85bc4p9GI

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#indiecember

Intro

Weekly Highlights

Aloha Betrayed: Native Hawaiian Resistance to American Colonialism by Noenoe K. Silva

Collected Stories by Elizabeth Bowen

The Sea Change by Elizabeth Jane Howard

Factory Girls by Michelle Gallen

Cocoon by Zhang Yueran, Jeremy Tiang (Translator)

shawnmooney Tracking the Caribou Queen: Memoir of a Settler Girlhood by Margaret Macpherson

The Stromness Dinner by Peter Benson

The Harness Room by L.P. Hartley

Unreconciled: Family, Truth, and Indigenous Resistance
by Jesse Wente

I Remember by Joe Brainard

After The Carnage by Tara June Winch

Finding Lost by Nancy LaFleur

Five Days Untold by Badr Ahmad
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Lindy
Charlie Muskrat | Harold Johnson
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psalva
This Place: 150 Years Retold | Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm, Richard Van Camp, Katherena Vermette, David Alexander Robertson, Rachel Qitsualik-Tinsley, Chelsea Vowel, Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley, Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair, Jen Storm, Brandon Mitchell, Sonny Assu
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Pickpick

This graphic novel anthology brings to light the stories of Canadian Indigenous Peoples and their history of colonial resistance. As someone not as familiar with Canadian history, I appreciated the introductions and timelines before each story. These were all compellingly told with varied art styles represented. Overall, a vibrant, informative, and powerful collection.

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Lindy This is such a great anthology 🧡👍 2mo
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shawnmooney
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https://youtu.be/bfQQytyHPXg

#SkodenReadathon
#indiecember

Intro

Weekly Highlights

Making Books Disappear

Inconvenient Skin by Shane L. Koyczan

Stories Of The Road Allowance People by Maria Campbell

Cocoon by Zhang Yueran

The Stromness Dinner by Peter Benson

shawnmooney Tracking the Caribou Queen: Memoir of a Settler Girlhood by Margaret Macpherson

The Sea Change by Elizabeth Jane Howard

Factory Girls by Michelle Gallen

The Harness Room by L.P. Hartley
2mo
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Bookzombie
Untitled | Anonymous
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#SkodenReadathon wrap-up

I read 7 out of 10 prompts, all picks.

I also finished a book by Stephen Graham Jones that didn‘t fit the prompts.

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psalva
This Place: 150 Years Retold | Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm, Richard Van Camp, Katherena Vermette, David Alexander Robertson, Rachel Qitsualik-Tinsley, Chelsea Vowel, Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley, Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair, Jen Storm, Brandon Mitchell, Sonny Assu
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“So, this is how the channel was formed. It‘s…very beautiful.
We have a story for everything. In the end, they all mean one thing.
Life.”

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psalva
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Mehso-so

Several of Midge‘s pieces, particularly the longer more reflective essays, were spectacular. There were even a few shorter satire pieces that made me thing about privilege in new ways, particularly related to language. Sadly, this suffered from bad packaging. ⬇️

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psalva I got reading whiplash a few times, surprised by the tone of each piece to the point of needing to pause and assess what I was reading. Was it satire, reflection, meme-like humor, or shit post? In the end I was unsatisfied with the book as a whole, but I will look for Midge‘s other work and give it another shot. 2mo
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psalva
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I went into this book not knowing exactly what to expect. I‘m at the halfway point and I have to say Midge‘s voice is powerful. Almost all of the pieces in here have made me think about privilege, but I must say this one has given me pause. I‘m reflecting on how the reclamation of words isn‘t meaningful to all people in the same way and what I think about that. I have never quite thought about this before in the same way.

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RebL This is on my holds list! Glad to see the S-word go. But the P word? I hadn‘t thought of it. As an Oklahoman, I reject “Okie.” When people use it, I ask them, “How many teeth does an Okie have?” I‘m pretty sure they aren‘t thinking a full mouth. Also, by definition, you can‘t be an Okie & still live in Oklahoma. Anyway, I like books that push my thinking. Thanks for pulling this quote. 2mo
psalva @RebL I‘m glad others have plans to read this. I think this book suffers from bad packaging actually. It is satire and cultural criticism- there is humor but in my opinion it is serious and biting, not jolly or silly to the extent the cover makes it seem. A lot of the pieces are short, one or two pages, but the longer pieces have a lot of nuance. I hadn‘t thought about “Okie” outside of John Steinbeck. Hmm… now you‘ve got me thinking too 2mo
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shawnmooney
Happening | Annie Ernaux
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https://youtu.be/vhg5VNcPoWg

#SkodenReadathon
#indiecember

Intro

Indiecember

Blind Eye Book Club

Weekly Highlights

Happening by Annie Ernaux, Tanya Leslie (Translator)

Glass Beads by Dawn Dumont

After The Carnage by Tara June Winch

Unreconciled: Family, Truth, and Indigenous Resistance
by Jesse Wente

shawnmooney We Are Coming Home: Repatriation and the Restoration of Blackfoot Cultural Confidence by Gerald T. Conaty (Editor)

Stories Of The Road Allowance People by Maria Campbell

Inconvenient Skin by Shane L. Koyczan

2mo
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psalva
Murder on the Red River | Marcie R Rendon
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Pickpick

This was stellar. Cash‘s character was extremely dynamic and her relationship with Wheaton pulled at my heartstrings. The last 20 pages were so suspenseful, and the ending left room for the sequels without being disappointing on its own. I have already put a hold on the next installment at the library.

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jlhammar I‘m really enjoying this so far! Hope to finish this weekend. 2mo
psalva @jlhammar Awesome! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. 2mo
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