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Baileythebookworm

Baileythebookworm

Joined May 2016

Ravenclaw. Constantly bricked up in a book fort
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I found a copy of this, finally, in a bookstore near Cleveland and it is WRECKING ME. Written in 1983, could have been published today and not been one iota less relevant.

jessberk13 I have the same tote bag!! 3y
Baileythebookworm @jessica It's a great bag! I get so many compliments on it 3y
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I'm sensing a kind of theme in my reading habits

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The Female Man | Joanna Russ
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This book is so challenging and weird and brilliant and resonant

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For #Riotgrams day 12 I stayed inside, but it was finally sunny out! I'm excited to start this one, it's been on my TBR stack for waaaaay too long

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I might be cheating a bit for #Riotgrams day 9, since I am the actual author of this one and don't just share a name, but I'm rolling with it

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#Riotgrams day 6 - this feels like a pertinent read right about now

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Vicious | V. E. Schwab
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#RiotGrams day 4 - Victor Vale is painted as the villain, but is he really? One of my favorite books from the past few years

Gissy It's in my tbr👌🏼 3y
Baileythebookworm @Gissy It's so good! 3y
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Grotesque | Natsuo Kirino
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Back to #Riotgrams day 1. This is all the shelf space I currently have (except the shelves I cleaned off in my closet for books I've read) - I miss having all my other books. I'm hoping to have room for them soon, but we'll see how life shakes out.

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Bringing the #Riotgrams on here just because. This is my favorite reading chair - it's big enough to really curl up in. I get a lot of thesis work done in that chair.

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Some days I'm just like "Oh right, THIS is why Cheryl Glenn wrote Rhetoric Retold."

JoeStalksBeck ❤️❤️❤️ 3y
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The Stars Are Legion | Kameron Hurley
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I definitely needed this today

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I reorganized my closet and got rid of a bunch of clothes to make room for more books. #priorities

LauraBeth 👏👏👏 3y
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Dreamsnake | Vonda N. McIntyre
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Ahhhhh I finally got a copy of this! I read the short story it's based on over the summer and it pops into my head constantly. Then I was reading Words Are My Matter and found out about the book! And the rest is history 🙌🏻
#AndAwayTheyGo @Liberty

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White Teeth | Zadie Smith
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As suspected, my reading time dropped a lot when the thesis work started. But I am still trucking along! I reread White Teeth for the millionth time and loved it just as much as I did the first time.

Laura317 I'm reading the ebook right now. 3y
Baileythebookworm @Laura317 Nice! It's such a layered read, I find new things every time I read it 3y
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The Princess Diarist | Carrie Fisher
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I am still heartbroken that Carrie Fisher has died. Reading her diary entries and reflections was sweet and sad, given that. She was hilarious and witty and very, very relatable.

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Lumberjanes #1 | Grace Ellis, Noelle Stevenson
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I will never get over how much I love Lumberjanes

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On to my second Read Harder/A to Z challenge read of the year! We'll see how the pace changes once I start working on my thesis again next week, but for now I'm devouring as much non-thesis reading as I can handle

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My goal for 2017 is to actually post on Litsy again, and specifically to record my Book Riot read harder challenge books. I'm starting off with Words Are My Matter, a book about books, because Le Guin will never steer you wrong.

CherylDeFranceschi True story. 3y
shawnmooney How lovely to see you back here! ❤❤ 3y
Baileythebookworm @shawnmooney Thank you! 😊 It's good to be back! 3y
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When the dean of the English program offers to chair your thesis committee and you have to act like you know what you're doing

(The original image is Rhetorica, from Die Tarocchi, by Mantegna)

shawnmooney Fake it till you make it! And I doubt there'll be much faking involved… :-) 3y
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Vinegar Girl | Anne Tyler
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I started Vinegar Girl after I got through my thesis work yesterday, and it had me hooked instantly. I'm looking forward to finishing it this evening

BookishMarginalia I enjoyed it. It's light and fun. Tyler did a good job reworking difficult --sexist-- material. 3y
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Obelisk Gate | N K Jemisin
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EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
(I can't start reading until I get thesis work done or I won't get any thesis work done)

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Planetfall | Emma Newman
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Normally I don't like it when books withhold critical plot information from the reader, but the way Newman weaves that into the main character's psyche - as well as the questions the book makes you ask - work really well. I had a writing professor who said there are only 2 stories: somebody comes to town, or somebody leaves. Planetfall explores both.

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I don't read a ton of horror, but I couldn't resist picking this one up - and then when I started it I couldn't put it down. Evil, friendship, body-building exorcists, and the power of shared pop culture? Sold.

teebe I'm excited to read this one. Have you read Horrorstor by the same author? If not, it's worth it. I've never looked at IKEA quite the same again. 3y
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Homegoing: A novel | Yaa Gyasi
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My little brother asked me to take him to the bookstore so he could buy school books, and when we got there said it was actually so I could pick out birthday books! 😭 What a sweet kid

britt_brooke So sweet! 3y
OSChamberlain Hahahaa that's cute. Yay the snow child! 3y
RealLifeReading So cute! 3y
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LauraBeth That's sweet ❤️ 3y
Baileythebookworm Thanks all 😊 He is a great kid 3y
Churchlady 💖😊 3y
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I am extremely honored that Julia Serano, author of Whipping Girl and Excluded, asked me to read and edit her upcoming book Outspoken. If you're interested in the history of trans activism, this book is one to preorder! Serano is an accessible, powerful writer, and her contribution to the conversation is an important one.

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I have to say that I've never bailed on a book so fast; I was very disappointed by this one. The premise is fascinating! What I read was written in short, disjointed, repetitive sections - sometimes the same sentence would appear several times. There was no logical transition from waste to population growth to water conservation back to waste again. This could have been awesome with some serious editing.

BookishMarginalia 😱😱😱 3y
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Starting the weekend out right

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I'm airing out my books in stages. The house they were stored in has a funky smell, and I am hoping some sunlight will take care of it.

MrBook Oh maaaan. That is a beautiful sight though. 3y
Baileythebookworm @MrBook Fortunately the sunlight seems to have done the trick! 3y
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Unbecoming | Jenny Downham
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I made my weekly trip to the library and snagged Unbecoming, which has been on my list forever. Family secrets, coming of age, aging, queer representation, charming characters. I'm loving it

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These plus the ebook of Under the Udala Trees and the audiobook of The Country of Ice Cream Star made up my #24in48 #readathon stack. I am wiped out, incredibly satisfied, amazed that I managed to read for 24 hours, and going to bed early 😂 @Litsy and @24in48 made this an amazing experience

Baileythebookworm I'd say I'm never getting up at 5:30 in the morning both days of a weekend again, but I have no doubt I'll be jumping right back on next time this rolls around 3y
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I would never have thought to pick this book up, but it was gifted to me by someone who loves it, and then I started it and couldn't put it down. It's a complicated, unfinished, angry, loving memoir by a woman who cares as much about how she builds a sentence as she does a dish, and that is saying something.

Liberty I loved this book! The WSJ called it "Blood, Bones, and Bitter," which I think is pretty funny and appropriate, too. ? 3y
Baileythebookworm @Liberty That is so accurate! 😂 She is ferocious. I was hooked from the first page 3y
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I would never have thought to pick this book up, but it was gifted to me by someone who loves it, and then I started it and couldn't put it down. It's a complicated, unfinished, angry, loving memoir by a woman who cares as much about how she builds a sentence as she does a dish, and that is saying something.

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Restoree | Anne McCaffrey
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Wrapping up hour 5 and book 3 of @24in48 - Restoree is a quick, strange sci-fi novel by one of the masters

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Parnassus On Wheels | Christopher Morley
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@24in48 has started, and I've been up since 5:30 cracking away at the reading. Time for Parnassus on Wheels and coffee to round out my 3rd hour!

Booksnob One of my favorite books. Enjoy! 3y
Baileythebookworm @Booksnob I smiled the whole way through it! What a fun read 3y
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Built my stack for the 24 in 48 this weekend, and I am very stoked. Is it Saturday yet??

ABookGeek Oops! I better get my list ready. 4y
MrBook Great stack! 3y
Baileythebookworm @ABookGeek It's coming up fast! 3y
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Busboys and Poets is a restaurant in DC that has a Politics and Prose shop in the front and I'm still amazed I didn't just hand the guy my wallet and tell him to keep it. Amazing staff, delicious food, and so many awesomely diverse books 😍

BookishFeminist I love Busboys & Poets! I basically hand them my wallet when I walk in. Their food & coffee is so tasty + BOOKS. Which one did you go to? Are you visiting or do you live around here? I'm in Alexandria. 😄 4y
JPeterson Aww, yea! Busboys & Poets! 😍 4y
Baileythebookworm @BookishFeminist It was an awesome experience! My sister is interning in DC, so we went to visit her 🙂 We were at the one on 5th and K 4y
Baileythebookworm @JPeterson It was so great! 4y
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Vinegar Girl | Anne Tyler
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Nothing like winning a book you've repeatedly almost bought to take the sting out of going back to work after vacation! Big bookish hugs to the Read It Forward team!

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This is a quick, inspiring kick in the pants to take a serious look at your spending habits and how they might be keeping you from the life you want. Tons of easy strategies to try, and the writing is light but engaging. Worth a quick read!

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Pond | Claire-Louise Bennett
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I almost picked this one up today - it looks really good, but I'm working on not blowing my budget right now. Has anyone had a chance to read it?

MrBook I always have that problem with books 😊. Never heard of this book, interested to hear how it is from its readers. 4y
Baileythebookworm @MrBook Same here! I'm hoping I can find a copy at the library soon 4y
typebooks Heard very good stuff so far, but have not read it yet! 4y
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Little, Big | John Crowley
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Home from vacation, and rounding out the weekend with some excellent books

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Started this today - finally - and I'm already hooked. This oncoming thunderstorm seems like it'll give me the right ambience for reading

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Curtsies & Conspiracies | Gail Carriger
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How to survive Cedar Point when you don't like roller coasters 📚

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Etiquette & Espionage | Gail Carriger
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I'm at the library tonight helping my brother with a magic camp he's running ... so of course I got more books to take on vacation 😍

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I'm going on vacation next week (trip to the lake! Weird Al concert! MEETING Weird Al!!), and starting to pick out my books for the trip. 5 days of vacation will = 7 books minimum.

Liberty Marry me. 4y
Baileythebookworm @Liberty 💖💖💍 My calendar is clear! 4y
MyBookLife @Baileythebookworm Not so fast! Will you not even consider other options? I'm free!! 4y
Baileythebookworm @MyBookLife Lol! I can't remember the last time I was in such high demand ;) 4y
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This weekend rocked extremely hard

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Lagoon | Nnedi Okorafor
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Finally found Lagoon at the library, and I am very excited to start it during Shark Week

Baileythebookworm (I'm excited about everything during Shark Week, but especially awesome books and anything involving the ocean) 4y
BookishFeminist Nnedi Okorafor is amazing. :) 4y
Baileythebookworm @BookishFeminist She really is! Everything I've read by her has been great 4y
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Every Heart a Doorway | Seanan McGuire
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I devoured this book in one sitting last night. It pushed so many of my buttons - portal fantasy, diverse characters (asexual, trans, neuroatypical, characters of color), murder mystery, boarding school... Heck yes. I only wish it had been about 300 pages longer.

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How to be Both is one of those books that grabbed me by throat from the first page. I didn't quite know what to expect going in, and I still don't. This one will haunt me, and I'm okay with that

Donna_sBookMinute The choice of how to read this book is an interesting concept. I'll watch for others' reactions -- but just may take the plunge myself. 4y
Baileythebookworm @Donna_sBookMinute It is one of those books that is worth several readings - it'd be awesome to read it a couple of ways to see how it changes the experience! 4y
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Started How to be Both by fairy-light this evening and I recommend that experience

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To Be or Not To Be | Ryan North
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"Hamlet is an emo teen in his early 30s" is the best description I have ever heard