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Addison1

Addison1

Joined January 2018

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Any Zinesters on my Litsy? I love self publishing! Today was the Twin Cities Zine Fest! I volunteered as an organizer this year and had a blast! Tho not as much as previous years, I traded and received a lot of really cool stuff that I‘m looking forward to reading! Anyone else make zines or have a fave self publisher?

RaimeyGallant I love zine fests. 8mo
Addison1 Woot! My goals are to make it to the Chicago zine fest and Omaha zine fest in the next couple years. Any gems near you that are worth the journey? 8mo
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An Unkindness of Ghosts | Rivers Solomon
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The latest book my primary partner and I read together. It took us two loans from the library to get through. It was very powerful and wonderful. We had some GREAT discussion about it afterword. Would highly recommend!

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Monstress Vol. 1 | Marjorie Liu
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My graphic novel binge continued this month. Picked up a lot of comics I‘ve been meaning to read and add to my collection. Would recommend ALL of these and Monstress not pictured here because my partner is reading it currently.

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Anansi Boys: A Novel | Neil Gaiman
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Nabbed this from the library at the end of my vacation last week. Loved American Gods, so coming back to Gamain‘s world. Especially with a touch more light hearted focus.

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Monstress #1 | Marjorie Liu
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Book haul! Finally traded in some books at Half Priced Books and found some comics off of my wish list! #comics

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“I only know as much about myself as my mind can work out under its current conditions. And it‘s current conditions are not good.” -Zaphod Brought this along on my vacation thinking it would last longer! Still a fun read!

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King David and the Spiders from Mars | Sonya Taaffe, Marsha Morman
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Was generously given this by the editor at Convergence. A well curated and interesting intersection of sci-fi, religious literature, and sometimes horror! A quick read too. Would definitely read more in this genre. God Box by Lyda Morehouse, Three Young Men by Romie Stott, and The Chabad of Innsmouth by Marsha Morman were my top 3 picks from this book.

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Pretty Deadly Vol. 2 | Kelly Sue DeConnick
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Finally starting this in the Groundswell cafe enjoying the company or my best friend. Been sketching a bit too. #comics #sketchbook

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Finished these us about a week ago. Goodbye Thriller Bark. I am so hecking excited for Impel Down. It‘s one of my fave arcs and is JUST AROUND THE CORNER!!! Also set on doing a brook cosplay now someday.

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Red Clocks: A Novel | Leni Zumas
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I absolutely chomped thru this library loan. Could not put it down. I‘ve heard it described as ‘like A Handmaid‘s Tale‘. It. Is. Better. Gorgeously orchestrated atmospheric storytelling revolving around 4 women. Each has a vastly different but valid experience.

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Wrapped this gem up while at Convergence 2018 waiting for PowerPoint Karaoke. 🎤

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Another book I tore thru last week. A collection of powerful and somewhat disturbing short stories that I will MOST definitely be reading again. I resonated so strongly with the final story ‘Bad at Parties‘. It‘s earned a place on my forever shelf.

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 👍📚 10mo
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Meddling Kids | Edgar Cantero
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Heard about this book through @ReadingGlasses My partner and I started reading it after picking it up from our local half priced books. A super fun and fast paced read! Loved all the characters. We‘re looking into the author‘s other works now as well.

CoffeeNBooks I read this recently and it was so much fun! 11mo
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Been a busy week what with the play I‘m in having it‘s closing week and getting ready for the fourth and Convergence. A lot of reading to share here. But First! Look what arrived in the mail earlier this week! Thank you @SwedePea ! #booktrade

SwedePea Yay! So glad you got it (sorry for the late reply, I've been away on vacation) 😋 10mo
Addison1 No need to apologize for enjoying your free time and tech break! Hope you had a great time! 10mo
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Middlesex: A Novel | Jeffrey Eugenides
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I found this in the library after not finding ‘The Virgin Suicides‘. I was drawn to the intersex main character, but worried I wouldn‘t finish it by the due date. I finished ahead of schedule! A compelling story of an intersex man‘s journey of identity growing up in middle class Midwest, and the family history that brought them all to that place, with all the good, the bad, and the ugly. The pace felt like a beautiful glissando on a grand piano.

Addison1 I plan to buy a copies for my family. I think Cal‘s experience might help them understand my identity a bit better as well. 11mo
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ALL THE GOOD FIGHTS!!!! Usopp v. Perona! And Zoro v. Ryuma! And Chopper v. Hogback. We‘re getting close to the end of the arc!

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Rat Queens Vol. 2 | Kurtis J. Wiebe
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Look at my review of vol. 1 for how I feel about this graphic novel. I hope the rest of the series is just as enjoyable. I‘ve heard so many great things about it! Btw cw for definite swearing and fantasy violence/gore/body horror. Also panels displaying nudity and sex. All consensual. (Imho None of it ever feels overly gratuitous, just right on the tone 👌👌👌)

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Rat Queens #1 | Kurtis Wiebe
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Got a lot of reading done this weekend! Borrowed vol. 1 & 2 from a friend before they were due back at the library. Finished both in the same day. A fast paced, well written, raunchy D&D flavored romp. On my ‘must own list‘ now and looking forward to getting my mitts on more!

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I think some of my favorite writing in this vol. is the explanation of why salt is the zombie‘s weakness. It‘s culturally flavorful for us outside of the narrative and inside it is the essence of the sea, so disrupts the devil fruit power that is keeping the zombie animated. I just think that‘s brilliant.

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Binge read this in one night. So happy this is part of my collection now. Amazing story. Amazing art. PLEASE TREAT YOURSELF TO THIS!!!

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Book haul! Some one piece and the sleeper and the spindle came from amazon this week. I had to get it after a commissioner referenced it. The others are from my local free libraries. I gotta stay away from them for awhile while I work through my tbr pile!

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This good read is headed on a journey this week! Excited for a book swap with @SwedePea ! My first via mail. 💚😄📚

SwedePea Yay! So fun! 11mo
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Lost Boi | Sassafras Lowrey
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A quick a amazing read. Modern Punk queer retelling of Peter Pan. I loved how queerness was present throughout and normalized both when it was and wasn‘t the focus of attention. Great book club pick. A fun and emotional ride about growing up. Cw: for some of the more intense moments of D/s culture, drug usage, and suicide.

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Lost Boi | Sassafras Lowrey
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New Book club book today! Picked up another treat for myself since “Her Body and Other Parties” has been on my tbr list for awhile now. 😄

Bookspirit 👋☺Hi, Welcome to Litsy and Congrats on becoming a Litten 👏 11mo
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This feels like one of the most important books I‘ve ever read. Not an easy read both in terms of length (I finished it the day before it was due!) and in content. But so well worth it. It‘s got me doing more research. Might I also recommend pairing the ‘Ear Hustle‘ podcast with this book?

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Nothing Is Okay | Rachel Wiley
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Forgot to share this last month for book club! A great quick read. Rachel has an excellent wit that I loved and a great perspective that I appreciated. Especially right before the Met Gala event. #poetry #bookclub #feminist #feminism #queer #queerlit #bodypositivity

LitsyWelcomeWagon Welcome to Litsy! Hope these #Litsytips by @RaimeyGallant http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU are helpful. There‘s so many fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more! Check out @LitsyHappenings for details. #LitsyWelcomeWagon 11mo
Bronte_Chintz Welcome to litsy!!! 11mo
Vertabrain Welcome to Litsy! I‘m crushing on that cover. 😂 11mo
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A sweet find from half-priced books that I bought on an impulse. Was well worth it! A compelling read. Written almost too neutrally at times. I can tell the author was trying to avoid running into tangents. But still always compelling with manageable chapters.

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Ready Player One | Ernest Cline
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Waited for a couple months for this to come in from the library and it wasn‘t really for me. An all right read for the mystery and riddles. Honestly enjoyed the world and characters outside the OASIS way more so I wish we‘d gotten more time there. Just don‘t think I‘m the specific kind of nerd this book was catering too.

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My Cat Yugoslavia: A Novel | Pajtim Statovci
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This month‘s book club read! I ate through it pretty fast thanks to the great writing and interesting tone. LOVE how Pajtim describes people and bodies. a very human story that‘s inspired me to do more research. I highly recommend the documentary ‘A Cry from the Grave‘ if you‘re planning to or have read this book.

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The Alchemist | Paulo Coelho
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I short and beautiful read. Felt very poignant, uplifting, and Inspiring for this young 20-something as I learn to listen to my heart again and follow my Personal Dream in my post academic life. I‘m sure I‘ll read this again sometime down the road.

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A successful man or woman is one who ‘toiling, rejoicing, sorrowing, onward through life...goes‘ with a clear conscience and a big heart.‘

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I‘ve started rereading some of the more formative books from my childhood to look at them with an adult perspective. This is not one of them, but it‘s a YA series I missed out on as I was growing out of the genre when it was first released. I thought it would pair well with the Narnia books. And they do! Looking forward to book 2 and for more photos of my cat with this THIC BOOK. (She‘s my perfect daemon 💚)

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The Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood
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Thanks you Minnesota for the snow weekend. I got to sit down and chew through this classic. Going to read something a little lighter now I think. This right after ‘Here Comes the Sun‘ is enough tragedy for a moment.

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Here Comes the Sun | Nicole Dennis-Benn
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Just got home from book club. What a fantastically written book. Warning: the title is a little misleading, but still worth the read! I loved it.

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American Gods | Neil Gaiman
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Another one of those books that has been recommended to me how many times. Well, I finally read it! I really enjoyed it. Especially as a massive nerd of mythology. I also hear excellent things Anansi Boys. Can‘t wait to read it if it‘s anything like this one.

bnp I like both of these titles. 12mo
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The Martian | Weir, Andy
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My partner and I read this together from the library. We both enjoyed the movie and found the book just as great if not better. :D

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Prairie Silence: A Memoir | Melanie Hoffert
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Recommended to me by a fellow book club member after they learned I was a trans queer from rural Nebraska. WHAT A GOOD RECOMMENDATION. I identified with so much. It‘s had me reflecting on my current young adulthood and my relationship to where I‘m from. Also learned a lot from the perspective of a generation before me and a sexuality/identity different from my own. great for a peak into rural life whether you are queer or not.

bnp @Addison1 I read this a year or two ago, and also thought it was a good depiction of the Midwest. 12mo
Addison1 Yes! I got such a kick when she snuck in ‘Folgers, coffee of the Midwest‘. 😆 12mo
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Saw that a friend had this book. Then spotted my mom and Grandma with it. So I borrowed a copy. A good read. Loved the short chapters since it‘s a big book and it took awhile to finish. Very adept at making you feel a lot of emotions and portraying war. A good book, but I am looking forward to a lighter book now. :)

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Pretty obvious why G-ma recommended this. I was that different kid growing up that loved Harry Potter, and ‘quality literature‘ like x-men. Already a great read with unique and well written diverse characters with interwoven stories and imagination, but this book resonated deeply with me. I was tearing up after half the chapters. Loved it. Thank you Grandma for encouraging my different-ness, teaching me to love reading, and being my superhero.

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D'Aulaires' Book of Norse Myths | Ingri D'Aulaire, Edgar Parin D'Aulaire
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One of my favorite books growing up. I rented this from the library I don‘t know how many times. Mom gifted me a copy. My SO and I just finished reading it.

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A quick powerful read for book club this month. I haven‘t read poetry in awhile. It was great. :)

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The Light Fantastic | Terry Pratchett
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Been really busy this February, so my reading has slowed down, but I managed to make it through another light hearted and fun discworld ebook from the library! :) here are the other books I‘ve been slowly chewing through this month.

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The Color of Magic | Terry Pratchett
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I got sick...very sick. So this is my weekend. lots of fluids and books. I‘ve been recommended the discworld books for years and I finally started! I liked it. Already have the second one on hold in the library for when I am healthy again.

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Hahaha! Somewhere to chronicle my one piece journey. I‘m caught up on the show, but slowly working my way forward with the manga whenever I can afford a new one. I love Brook, so excited to have him introduced. I love how Oda pushes his art style while on the horror island of Thriller Bark.

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Watchmen | Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons
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Finally got around to reading this. Thanks to the friend that let me borrow her copy. I love Alan Moore‘s writing in other comics and always like the movie. Gotta say I like the comic a lot more then the movie though even for it‘s faithfulness to the source material!!! Dave Gibbons is a precise machine of an artist. So many rich panels that add so much extra depth to the story. 👌👌

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“Yet, the world keeps spinning, a merry-go-round you can never get off. And somehow, some way, you find yourself circling a place you haven‘t been before, where all you can do is get up, drag yourself off the sofa, and stand in the shower under scalding hot water until you feel a little bit alive again.”

Addison1 I started crying when I read this. 1y
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Ancillary Mercy | Ann Leckie

About halfway through, and boy is all that setup from book ‘Ancillary Sword‘ popping off! I‘ve been reading them from the St. Paul library on the Libby app.

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I joined my first book club! It‘s a queer book club and I hopped on for a great book. I just started, but if you like short, surrealist prose that are cuttingly real and powerful then get this book!

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They Fought Like Demons: Women Soldiers in the Civil War | DeAnne Blanton, Lauren M Cook, de Anne Blanton
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Those who generalize on the impropriety and unladylikeness of such conduct, are unquestionably in the right, according to the practical parlor standard of life; but they know very little of the vast variety of phases which humanity assumes, or of the strange and wonderful molds which it is forced by Nature and circumstance.

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Ancillary Sword | Ann Leckie
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Not quite as riveting and engaging as the first book. But still good. Did a lot of solid character building/introduction, and set things up for a rocking third book. The ending was pretty popping. Can‘t wait to read the next one!