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Bibliosa

Bibliosa

Joined April 2016

Californian. Library grad student.Travel junkie. Book addict. Wino. Introvert. Instagram: @bibliosa_ blog: bibliosa.wordpress.com
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Sphinx | Anne Garreta
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"I concluded that making love without laughing was as bad as gifting a book written in a language the recipient does not know." A love story with a small twist that I don't want to spoil because I went in blind and I thinks with this one, it's the way to go. It's also a beautiful lyrical tale of love and self-reflection. Highly recommend. #womenintranslation #emmaramadan #love #annegarreta

Jokila Stacked! Gorgeous cover and an intriguing write up!! 3y
Bibliosa @Jokila Isn't it! That's what caught my eyes, and the story definitely lives up to it. Hope you enjoy 😊 3y
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Eve Out of Her Ruins | Ananda Devi
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I'm no longer prone to regret. That would mean wasting precious time when I could be living. #anandadevi #womenintranslation #jeffreyzuckerman #indiepress

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Lace Bone Beast | N L Shompole
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Self-heading poetry for this rainy Friday night. #poetry #selfhealing

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The Devourers | Indra Das
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Beautiful words for such savagery. Clear your schedule when you pick this one up because it weaves a powerful spell. Definitely an author to watch out for.

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The Devourers | Indra Das
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"Let me finish just finish this chapter before bed" I said. Three hours later, and I'm forcing myself to put this down because work in the morning. #sogood #fantasy

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Nassun knows about the important things in life. #thebrokenearth #sff #theobeliskgate

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Wild Seed | Octavia E. Butler
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The start of what is promising to be an epic series. Ms. Butler never disappoints.

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Larose | Louise Erdrich
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My first Erdrich! #nativeauthors

BooksForEmpathy Ooooh how I loved this one. 3y
Bibliosa @BooksForEmpathy I can't put it down! 3y
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Wild Seed | Octavia E. Butler
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Back in a Butler world, and I just just amazed. Her words, her world! I'm so excited! #sff #octaviaebutler #diversebooks

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Semester is finally over and I can breathe and read again!!! Happy days.

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The Winged Histories | Sofia Samatar
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"Yours is a negative kingdom." Been swamped with work, but as soon as this arrived I couldn't resist. Sofia Samatar is my weakness.

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Breaking Poems | Suheir Hammad
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Spine chilling poetry for #AllHallowsRead. Not frightening in the way one would think, but so chilling, nonetheless. I love everything thing she writes.

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Didn't have any books that featured The Day Of the Dead, so I went with my most creepiest cover instead #AllHallowsRead #Scaryreads

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Taking it super old school for my first horror book. I lived for Goosebumps, and I've sadly lost so many of my copies, luckily I have one battered copy left. #AllHallowsRead #Scarybooks

read_diverse_books Omg, I still have this book somewhere. 😂 It's so ridiculous and awesome. 3y
Bibliosa @read_diverse_books Right?! I loved this one. 3y
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The Witching Hour | Anne Rice
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My #AllHallowsRead TBR, if I can get to it before the big day! #scaryreads. 🎃

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Been so busy that I forgot to tell the world how AMAZING this was. Looking for a creepy gothic read the season? Look no further.

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So thankful I have a job that lets me listen to audiobooks. Knocked out 4 hours straight, and I'm about to drive around so I can finish the last 2. This has become the perfect October read. #spooktober

KCorter What a perfect pick for #Spooktober! Though you can never go wrong with Shirley Jackson. 3y
Bibliosa @KCorter Right! She's perfect! 3y
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The Fifth Season | N. K. Jemisin
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Suffering from a book hangover over here. This one be has it all, plot, writing, magical system, characters, twist, world building, and more. Love the world and characters, and I'm so happy I don't have to wait for the release of the sequel!!

read_diverse_books Lol, best feeling is definitely having the sequel in hand! I had to wait a few months. 😤 3y
Bibliosa @read_diverse_books Right! And I don't wait patiently lol. 3y
szainabwilliams Aghhhh, I need to get to this one already! 3y
Bibliosa @szainabwilliams Yes, you do! It's so good 😍 3y
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Teachings from Ilchi Lee. #fridaymotivation

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Horrorstor: A Novel | Grady Hendrix
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It's that season again! Trying to read as much horror and creepiness as I can this month. This one was a nice blend of both, with some humor thrown in. Happy October 🎃#horror

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Stunning. Reads like poetry. The last 30 pages had me in awe. #sofiasamatar, you are a goddess of words.

read_diverse_books Awesome! I will definitely read this book.. One day! 😁 3y
Bibliosa @read_diverse_books Hope you enjoy it as much as I did! 3y
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"She awoke in a world new-informed, but the world I entered was old already, incalculably old, smoke-stained, silent. Its hair had gone gray." Swooning over #sofiasamatar 's beautiful writing. Published by #smallpress #smallpressseptember #diversebooks #fantasy

read_diverse_books One of these days, I have to get my hands on this book! 3y
Bibliosa @read_diverse_books You should! It's so good. 3y
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Right? #read all day everyday.

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Another Woman's Daughter | Fiona Sussman
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Set against the brutal background of apartheid, and racial tensions in the 1970s in England. This quite story about a mother and daughter's bond tugged at my heart.

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Walker on Water | Kristiina Ehin
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"Facing me stood stood small off-reader-shaped fear itself. The fear was very clean, shining and fast. Before I was able to stroke it sympathetically it accelerated and took off like the wind towards the horizon." Such surreal and quirky author. Loving this collection of adult fairytales. #BKLoveslitsy #smallpressseptember

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Happy Latino Heritage Month!!! #latinoheritagemonth

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Happy Latino Heritage Month!!! #latinoheritagemonth

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Lakota Woman | Richard Erdoes, Mary Crow Dog
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"Always remember who you are. You are sacred." Timely reading #nativeamericanauthors #lakotawoman #thesacredhoop #marycrowdog #paulagunnallen

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Tokyo Fiance | Amelie Nothomb
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New author crush. Loved the quirky writing and the armchair tour of Japan. Another #smallpressseptember pick for the win! Published by Europa Editions, one of favorite #indiepresses

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Lament for the Afterlife | Lisa L. Hannett
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This September I am personally challenging myself to read books published by small indie presses. Up first is this dark fantasy by Lisa L. Hannet published by ChiZine publications. Can't wait to sink into this one! #smallpressseptember

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Sunday reading. #jesmynward #menwereaped

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Revenge | Taslima Nasrin
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A modern day cautionary tale about women and equality. I had some rage induced moments, but overall I enjoyed the insight into Bangladeshi culture and the gender roles and expectations. So glad this author is speaking out against these oppressive ideals. #witmonth

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Revenge | Taslima Nasrin
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A little morning reading after a morning run. Should have done the opposite because this books is causing all sorts of ragey feels. #witmonth #revenge #taslimanasrin

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Maud's Line | Margaret Verble
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This was such a quiet novel that kept me up all night. I fell in love with Verble's world and her depiction of rural Oklahoma, and Maud's determination and independence. I will be on the look out for more of Ms. Verble's work.

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Also, two that I picked up yesterday! #witmonth #nellyalard #doloresredondo

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From my shelf, some awesome women to read for #witmonth. #claricelispector #mariendiaye #yokoogawa #elenaferrante #mariaduenas

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Daughter of Fortune | Isabel Allende
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From, Chile to China, to California, this book has some serious armchair travel. It was such a delight to read about ancient Chinese and Chilean lore, the California gold rush, and Allende's touch of magical realism.

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Selected Poems | Derek Walcott
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"I knew when dark-haired evening put on her bright silk at sunset, and folding the sea, sidled under the sheet with her starry laugh, that there'd be no rest, there'd be no forgetting. Is like telling mourners round graveside about resurrection, they want the dead back" #derekwalcott

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Daughter of Fortune | Isabel Allende
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"He loved books so much that he was quite capable of depriving his family of food and going into debt to acquire first editions by his favorite authors" #readerproblems

BookBabe 👌🏻 3y
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The Song of Achilles | Madeline Miller
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I'm torn. Allende has been on my list for years, but I hear nothing but amazing things about Songs of Achilles. Anyone read both? What should I read??? #daughteroffortune vs. #thesongofachilles

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Dweller on the Threshold | Rinda Elliott
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Very interesting premise, and I laughed out loud a few times which is always a plus. Warming: there are a few errors and typos, if that bothers you. Overall, I enjoyed it, so I didn't bother me as much. I'm interested to see where this series will go! #dwelleronthethreshold #rindaelliot

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"If only we had been a family that could fly" As a mult-ethnic, racially ambiguous looking woman, this book touched all the right strings. Highly recommend. #thegirlwhofellfromthesky #heidiwdurrow

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"The deeply divided world of her child narrator reflects that struggle between universes-race, family, art, and love-that so many 'light-skinned girl's face.." Blurb from one of my favorite authors, Susan Straight for a book I am really enjoying. #thegirlwhofellfromthesky #heidiwdurrow

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The Girls: A Novel | Emma Cline
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Such vivid imagery and spellbinding writing. It took awhile for me to get into it, but once I did, I was hooked. It's haunting in its intimate looks at what it means to be a girl. This was my book club's pick of the month, and I can't wait for our discussion. #thegirls #emmacline

MrBook This is my August selection for one of the book clubs I run 😊👍🏻. 3y
Bibliosa @MrBook Awesome. I bet it's going to be an interesting discussion! 3y
MrBook My groups always have dynamic things to say 😁👍🏻. 3y
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The Days of Abandonment | Elena Ferrante
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"I don't give a shit about prissiness. You wounded me, you are destroying me, and I'm supposed to speak like a good well-brought up wife? Fuck you! What words am I supposed to use for what you've done to me, for what you're doing to me? " I love angry #elenaferrante

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