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LaComtesseJamie

LaComtesseJamie

Joined January 2019

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This YA was a quick read and a lot of fun. Familiar themes (especially for YA) but done in a very funny, creative, and engaging way.

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“... it could create the richest ruling class in history and still have enough for the middle classes to act as a buffer between the rich and the dispossessed.”

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“Outright lying or quiet omission takes the risk of discovery which, when made, might arouse the reader to rebel against the writer. To state the facts, however, and then to bury them in a mass of other information, is to say to the reader with a certain infectious calm: yes, mass murder took place, but it‘s not what‘s important—it should weigh very little in our final judgments; it should affect very little what we do in the world.” Damn.

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An American Marriage | Tayari Jones
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Well and truly engrossing; it deserved its spot on so many “Best of 2018” lists. It‘s at once an extremely specific story— every character is complex and interesting and wonderfully drawn — but it‘s also a broader story about the intersections of race, gender, class, justice, and the black experience in America. The entire time, you‘re left with the sense that everyone in this book is at once justified but not RIGHT. So good.

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Things Fall Apart | Chinua Achebe
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This was such a serious omission in my reading. I‘m glad I finally got to it, and it was enjoyable and important but at the same time I liked the idea better than the execution. So much felt glazed over and interesting plots and characters were completely dropped. Definitely a must read even if it wasn‘t my all time favorite.

Ceratina It‘s been a very long time since I read this but I remember liking it, even though I thought it was pretty depressing. It‘d be worth revisiting now that I‘ve seen more of the world; I bet I‘d have a somewhat different understanding of the story. Have you read “The Colonel Has No One to Write Him” by Gabriel Garcia Marquez? For some reason I‘m doing a free association between the two titles... 10mo
LaComtesseJamie It‘s been years since I read No One Writes to the Colonel, but i remember really liking it. I ♥️ Marquez... 10mo
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Super interesting delve into Victorians relationship with bodies and sexuality via 4 stories of notable Victorian scandals and trends.

RaimeyGallant Sounds interesting! And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. @LitsyWelcomeWagon
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