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A Thousand Roads Home | Carmel Harrington
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Surprisingly lovely. Warm, compassionate, and uplifting. I loved seething characters from marginalized groups find their chosen family.

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The first 300 pages were atmospherically creepy enough to make me sleep with a light on.

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Reticence | Gail Carriger
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Adorable. I love Carriger‘s writing every time I read her stuff and this was no exception. Warm and funny while still being exciting, I loved every minute.

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Reticence | Gail Carriger

This book is making me want to re-read all of Carriger‘s books. How many times is too many to read them??? Maybe chronological this time instead of publishing order?

josie281 I have this audiobook and was thinking i should do a reread. I‘ve read in publisher order only as well. 3mo
Ekkross @josie281 look what I just found! From the parasol-toting one herself: https://gailcarriger.com/2018/08/01/the-definitive-gail-carriger-book-reading-or... 3mo
josie281 @Ekkross thank you!!!! ☂ 💕 3mo
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I can tell this book is going to be eye-opening from just the first 20 pages. And at the same time, oof, I picked a heavy one.
It‘s also interesting to read this 6-7 years after it was published, particularly since we have had a presidential election in that time...

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Mehso-so

This is like a slightly (but only slightly) more adult version of the Hunger Games. In both the good and bad ways. It‘s exciting and interesting, with strong female characters who have more bravery and ingenuity than they originally thought they had. It also feels a little young in terms of the tone and language used. Overall, I enjoyed it, but I‘m not sprinting out to buy the next one.

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“Death always lurks around _every_ corner,” Lady Garnah said, steel in her voice. “You can die for arbitrary, stupid reasons just as easily as you can die in a grand gesture. The key is how you live before that moment.”

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The Kitchen | Ollie Masters
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Back in print!

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Pickpick

Loved this. The stories were a perfect mixture of funny, heartbreaking, honest, and hopeful.

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Un-f@cking-believable. Michelle was an incredible, thoughtful writer that made this book feel like a magical mixture of journalism, memoir, and crime drama. I loved this book. LOVED.

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Fascinating and clearly well-researched. I enjoyed the way this book challenges notions of modern relationships and monogamy with humor supported by real observations and data.

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Mehso-so

A good, interesting read, though a little out of date. This book was written before the term “slut-shame” came in to common parlance. As a result, the author uses the term “slut-bashing.” I appreciated that the book included ideas for what to do if you or someone you know is being sexually harassed/slut-shamed, but most of the focus was on girls and women in school. Clearly well-researched with poignant personal stories to support her views.

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I suspect my problem here is that I was raised an atheist. I couldn‘t relate to the feelings or experiences of most of the people in this book. I do respect the author a great deal for tackling this topic within a community that has historically turned a blind eye to anything involving “non-traditional” sexuality. 🤷🏻‍♀️

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An excellent piece of trivia.
Also, apparently, “hysteria” was still a real medical diagnosis until 1952. 🤦🏻‍♀️

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“As the Cinderella, Snow White, and Sleeping Beauty fairy tales teach us, passive women are beautiful and virtuous, and competitive women are undesirable and unworthy. But not competing at all is also not an option.”
#smashthepatriarchy

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Sounds like a great read! Stacked!!! 7mo
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa Off topic, but that ring is gorgeous!! 7mo
Ekkross Thanks @Riveted_Reader_Melissa ! (edited) 7mo
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THAT‘S NOT EVEN THE WHOLE LIST IN THE BOTTOM RIGHT CORNER

Eyelit 😡 so infuriating 7mo
SassyBookworm This list is terrible! And I don‘t think a ‘player‘ or a ‘gigolo‘ are positive descriptions for males... 7mo
Megabooks What the f??? 7mo
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I think Gracie is brave. Flawed, certainly, but brave. I‘ve been told since I was very young that I could “have it all,” but only recently have I really thought about what the “all” action means for me. Gracie‘s story inspires me to find the things and the people that feel like MY version of “all,” and fuck the rest.

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To know myself is my greatest path

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Re-reading this and I‘m realizing that Lupin might be tied with Sirius and Luna for favorite character for me. I forgot what an incredible character he is

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Possibly my favorite quote from any of the books is found in my least favorite of the 7.
Arthur Weasley is a wise wise man.

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“...the Weasleys‘ house burst with the strange and unexpected”

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Feels good to be re-reading this! 🧡⚡️

tpixie That‘s such a cute picture!! 9mo
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I love these too long, didn‘t read sections at the end of each chapter

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People don‘t dissolve into particles.

sk888888 An amazing book! 10mo
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Ekkross
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Exciting and suspenseful! Reminded me a bit of Sherlock Holmes but a bit darker and with some interesting gender roles/dynamics

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1) biographies, feminist theory, and/or fantasy
2) Ornithophobia (fear of birds)
3) teacher
4) 81 degrees F (I‘m on vacay in Kaua‘i)
5) haaaaaaaay

#friyayintro

Erofan Did you become a teacher when you grew up or did it remain your childhood dream? 🏫 9mo
Ekkross @Erofan nope, not a teacher. I did my student teaching and realized I am not a patient enough person to teach kids. I‘m a programmer now actually 9mo
Erofan @Ekkross Programmer is an important and interesting job! 👍 I'm an economist 💸, but I'm thinking of getting a second higher education - technical education. Programming attracts me a lot! 9mo
Ekkross @Erofan it‘s the best and most difficult thing I‘ve ever done! 9mo
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Good Omens | Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett
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Just as good, if not better, than the first time I read it.

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Good Omens | Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett

And there never was an apple, in Adam‘s opinion, that wasn‘t worth the trouble you got into for eating it.

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Good Omens | Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett

“You‘d be as happy with a harp as I‘d be with a pitchfork.”
“You know we don‘t play harps.”
“And we do t use pitchforks. I was being rhetorical.”

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Good Omens | Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett
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The perfect re-read for today!

julesG 👏👏 10mo
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Dreadful Company | Vivian Shaw
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I would very much like my own baby well monster!

PickwickPlockPlock They are so cute, right? 🤗 10mo
Ekkross @PickwickPlockPlock yes! And the whistle monster is too in its own way 10mo
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Dreadful Company | Vivian Shaw
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Thoroughly enjoying this series

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Broken Homes | Ben Aaronovitch

“That which does not kill us,” I said, “has to get up extra early in the morning if it wants to get us next time.”

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Broken Homes | Ben Aaronovitch

But I have to say that recently I hav Elise faith in the word impossible.

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Whispers Under Ground | Ben Aaronovitch

Low sample size—one of the reasons why magic and science are hard to reconcile.

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Whispers Under Ground | Ben Aaronovitch
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I adore Sherlock Holmes stories. And this description of the Baker Street stop on the Underground makes me NEED to visit.
This series of books is also throughly enjoyable. It‘s a perfect blend of Sherlock Homes and Harry Potter (as an adult) that makes me very happy. Highly recommend. I‘m on the 3rd one and plan to read them all straight through.

mcipher This series sounds fantastic - stacking the first one! 13mo
Ekkross @mcipher it‘s so great! I hope you enjoy it! 13mo
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Halloween Party (Poirot) | Agatha Christie

“Put that in your moustache and smoke it.“

I might be a bit obsessed with Mr. Poirot‘s mustache.

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Halloween Party (Poirot) | Agatha Christie

“May your moustaches never grow less”

Plural?

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The Hollow of Fear | Sherry Thomas

I always enjoy a case more once witnesses start quoting Shakespeare, don‘t you?

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For whom had I been carrying that burden? It wasn‘t any use to me: I might as well cast if off.

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If I took the time to scold every masher on the street, I wouldn‘t get anything done.

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If women are stuck with the victim/whore dichotomy, I‘ll be the whore because we‘ve had enough victims.

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“Women are being reduced, once again, to the incubators of future generations with total responsibility but no power.”

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Really excited to be starting this one! #smashthepatriarchy #abortionishealthcare #badasswomenofhistory

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Ekkross
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Beautifully written (as all Atwood books are). She captures a feeling of foreboding and suspense throughout so well that I frequently get like I needed to check over my shoulder in case one of the characters should appear

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He doesn‘t understand yet that guilt comes to you not from the things you‘ve done, but from the things that others have done to you.

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Bingo Love Ogn | Tee Franklin
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I don‘t think this could be any sweeter

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