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Oldschool_millenial

Joined August 2016

UC Berkeley undergraduate class of 2019. Anthro major. Love comics
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The Weight of Blood | Tiffany D. Jackson
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I'm not a person of color (at least, I'm usually not perceived that way), but this hit me in a way that is hard to describe.
I can attempt to, but I'm not the person to lead that conversation.

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Less: A Novel | Andrew Sean Greer
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Just a gay at a Broadway show. Nothing to see here 🤣🤣🤣

Smrloomis 😂😂😂 3mo
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The Weight of Blood | Tiffany D. Jackson
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Gotta have some laughter to break up the despair in this tale 🤣

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The Weight of Blood | Tiffany D. Jackson
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Ho-ly s#*+ 😬

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The Weight of Blood | Tiffany D. Jackson
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Man am I glad the library had a copy! The cover was nagging at me with its resemblance to King's CARRIE since my work got it in. After reading the synopsis and then glancing at the acknowledgements now I know why. This is basically a retelling of King's novel where our protagonist is a white-passing biracial girl in a small, racist town. CARRIE is one of my favorites, so of course I'm going to read this! Only a little ways in rn, but I'm excited

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Parable of the Talents | Octavia E. Butler
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Madame Butler once said that all she did for her books was take then-present-day problems and imagine how they'd look when left to fester for at least a few decades.
In another eerie prediction in this duology: an election between a radical wanting to "Make America Great Again" who's inspired disturbing violence, vs an older politician who DOESN'T want the radical to have his way.
Guess who won in the book? ?

Itchyfeetreader I‘ve found myself thinking a lot about this since I read it earlier in the year 6mo
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The Only Good Indians | Stephen Graham Jones
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Mehso-so

I JUST finished this book and these are the fresh thoughts I jotted down. Basically, the full length version of my brief review in my previous post. The reference to the climax gives nothing away, save for the trope used in it.
I'm between a pick and so-so
I definitely believe it's a book to be read at least once (for those who can handle it at least); but, at least for present me, it was a kind of a slog until the last section.

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Didn't get as much reading as I wanted this month, which was disappointing. But that's okay
GENDER QUEER by Maia Kobabe: a wonderful and touching memoir about eir coming of age as a queer person
THE FINAL GIRL SUPPORT GROUP by Grady Hendrix: this one almost lost me about halfway through but offered great commentary on violence, how we consume violence in entertainment, as well as trauma. ⬇️

Oldschool_millenial THE ONLY GOOD INDIANS by Stephen Graham Jones: this was my first time (in VERY long time) reading a Native American author. To condense my many thoughts: writing style took some getting used to, and even after that I had a hard time absorbing it. It was a page turner when it got to the climax, tho. It warrants a reread for the themes, but this book is also intense with its psychological horror, and its gore when it occurs; so need a break first. 9mo
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Parable of the Sower | Octavia E Butler
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And that's not one but two more books DONE! Managed to get one more book than I had set for my goal so I'm happy about that 🤩

IMAGO by Octavia E Butler
LaGUARDIA by Nnedi Okorafor
NOOR by Nnedi Okorafor
THE MUSEUM OF RAIN by Dave Eggers
THE BOYS - OMNIBUS 3
HORRORSTÖR by Grady Hendrix
PARABLE OF THE SOWER by Octavia E Butler

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Parable of the Sower | Octavia E Butler
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Noor | Nnedi Okorafor
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FINALLY making some headway for this month's reading resolution (5 books read, aiming for 6 or more)
Fine, two of them are super short (particularly Museum Of Rain) but I'm gonna sit back and enjoy my little victory

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Our assignment at work is to pick out three books for our "Blind Date With a Book" event. Cue me rushing through this one (the audiobook of which I got on Chirp Books ages ago) since it's a book I'm intrigued by AND one we physically have on hand at the store ?

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New Teeth: Stories | Simon Rich
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Discovered this at my work (ie. A local bookstore) and then rented it through the library.
Only a couple of stories really had me laughing (see "The Big Nap," in which the adventure of a toddler is told as a hard-boiled detective caper), but overall it's a great collection that provides much needed smiles.

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New Teeth: Stories | Simon Rich
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😆
Whatever floats your boat 🍷🥃

Bookwomble 😄 1y
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New Teeth: Stories | Simon Rich
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Couldn't help but snicker

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Dune | Frank Herbert
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Seriously! The bookstore I work at has a whole shelf, plus this box, that is just Dune books!

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Insomnia has me, so some light reading (heh). This quote grabbed me.
"I hear you're a conspiracy nut. Well, this is the conspiracy kid.
"It ain't ancient gods and aliens and coded sh*t on the dollar bill. It ain't even a secret, it's somethin' ordinary folks do for a living, every day of the week.
"It's business."

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Iron Widow | Xiran Jay Zhao
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So many hard hitting quotes!
For context, the MC just saw a butterfly with asymmetrical wings emerge from a chrysalis. Her friend explains to her that that's because the butterfly is male on one side and female on the other, which prompts her to ponder the supposed rigidity of "inherent" differences between the sexes.

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Iron Widow | Xiran Jay Zhao
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I'm only three chapters in and this book is absolute dynamite!

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The Sandman: Doll's house | Neil Gaiman, Mike Dringenberg
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When certain digital audiobooks are barred from libraries because they're exclusive, Play away to the rescue.

Nice try audible

(Side note: one chapter in and this is amazing!)

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Middlegame | Seanan McGuire
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Much of my middle school years were spent being ostracized and picked on by classmates with very little done about it. This hit me in the gut. Verbal/emotional bullying in school ain't a joke.

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The (sort Of) Dark Mage | Nelson Chereta
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There's no avoiding that the writing is awkward, particularly with regular veering into info-dumps. Those flaws and others are there, and it yet it was still a fun and at times hilarious read. The last surviving child in his family, Waldo, is sent on a quest to prove himself a dark mage, but he's TERRIBLE at it, and probably doomed to fail. Also, he botches a binding ritual and accidentally marries a succubus who's sweet and innocent. Whoops

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I can't even begin to articulate the feels. It's visceral & raw, yet sometimes tenderly human & heartbreaking
Our heroine has to piece together increasingly disturbing events happening around her best friend as the community is slowly turned against her.
Not King & Hill's In the Tall Grass, but this ain't for the faint of heart either. The climax is a relentless gauntlet, but I promise it's worth it.

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Axiom's End: A Novel | Lindsay Ellis
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Okay, I default to the "Hell Yeah" sticker a lot, but it's warranted here!
Confession: I didn't pay much attention when I heard about this book until I heard Abigail Thorn was one of readers. Came for that lovely human's performance and then wound up staying for one of the best and most riveting books I've ever read. Now I need to convince my dad to check this book out because he likes his sci-fi....

(EDIT REFLECTS READER'S CURRENT NAME ⚧️)

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Read the book and then listened to the BBC audio drama adaptation. An excellent take on the fairy tale with an unexpected twist--at least it was unexpected for me. Both versions are great. There's some embellishments in the adaptation, but really all it does is create a slightly different experience of the same story. (Also Gaiman cameos in the adaptation, so... 🤩)

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Dracula Vs. Hitler | Patrick Sheane Duncan
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So this exists.....
Thoughts?

BookishMarginalia 🤷🏻‍♀️ 2y
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Gwendy's Button Box, Volume 1: A Novella | Stephen King, Richard Chizmar
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Pickpick

Another bit of whimsy, but very definitely for a mature audience, and a nice quick read. King's and Chizmar's styles meld seamlessly into one narrative voice and it is lovely. This is the first in a trilogy, but it's also a nice standalone. It also includes a (very) short Stephen King story that is delightfully twisted. In this audio, there's also a recorded conversation between the two authors about the writing of the book.

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The Graveyard Book | Neil Gaiman
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This is a wonderful little story that I WILL come back to, even though I'm conflicted about part of the ending. Again: SOMEBODY MAKE THIS AN ANIMATED SERIES!! It's perfect for that adaptation with each chapter already being it's own episode and the whimsy is perfect for animation!

Heideschrampf I‘m sure neil‘s had offers for this already and i‘m sure there will be a god fit eventually. This can only be good 2y
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Beautifully written tale about first loves and the strange emotions -- ugly and beautiful -- that come with it. Probably quarantine loneliness getting to me, but I kept putting of finishing it because I dreaded the end. The end is still a little sad but there was a hopeful bittersweet, too.

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The Graveyard Book | Neil Gaiman
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Someone pleeeeeeeaaaaaaase turn this beautiful whimsy into an animated series! 🖤 I love it and I'm not even halfway through

Heideschrampf Yes, i always wondered why this never became a tim burton/nightmare before christmas/coraline claymation thing?! 2y
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Another book that blew me out of the water. I heard Bahni Turpin's narration for the first time with "The Hate U Give" and she was just as spellbinding here. I love the world and I'm eager to see what happens next.
.... But I also need a little break because it genuinely rattles you about the montrosity humanity is capable of, and that's the point.

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Another great entry in the Artemis Fowl series

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The Deep | Rivers Solomon, Daveed Diggs, William Hutson, Jonathan Snipes
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Yet another gem I wouldn't have known about if not for Listy! I knew I had to read this as soon as I checked out clipping's song and fell in love. It's beautifully written and Daveed Diggs' reading is SO GOOD! Just like Kindred, I cannot recommend this enough.
#readblackauthors

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Kindred | Octavia E. Butler
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Stories have power and this one needs to be required reading!
My middle school teachers (to their credit) tried to supplement our sanitized textbooks with other (less false) sources, and projects/exercises (make of that what you will), but I still needed that re-education I got in community college, and I am thankful for it.
Bookwise: I am hooked on OEB, and I can't wait to read more of her.
#readoctaviaslowly #readblackauthors

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Rebecca | Daphne Du Maurier
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I did not expect to be roped in as much as I was. If you're not really a fan of narrators that tangent onto random fantasies then you might not enjoy this, but for me it was worth it for the twists and turns.

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Dracula versus Zorro: The Complete Saga | Thomas Yeates, Don McGregor, Rick Magyar
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So I had an itch to read this comic after a YouTuber lamented that the theatre production of Dracula he was to star in was postponed due to COVID-19. And I dug this obscure (originally) two-issue comic out of Dad's archive. Dad penciled the illustrations, and must have had a fun time since he grew up on Zorro and old '50s sci-fi/fantasy comics. He passed his fandoms on to me because I didn't have cable growing up. (Did the cover, too)

Bookwomble Wow, what an intriguing concept - I love comic crossovers, and this has two of my favourite characters. Fantastic that your dad is the artist, which must make it special for you. I like his work based on that cover 😊 2y
Oldschool_millenial @Bookwomble you can Google him if you'd like to see more of his work (he's the one with the same last name as me). It includes: Saga of the Swamp Thing, Prince Valiant, and Tarzan. 2y
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Rebecca | Daphne Du Maurier, Dame
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My library is doing curbside pickup. Yesterday, someone in the library doodled this on the bag with my books in it 💛☀️

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Kindred | Octavia E. Butler
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I never post about books on social media other than here, but I had to for this quote.

#readoctaviaslowly

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This book is beautiful so far 😭
It's a little strange to have Armie Hammer reading it since the first person narrator is Timothée Chalamet's character, but the lyrical writing is still beautiful to hear.
However, said lyrical quality sometimes means I lose track of the words being said 😅

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Mehso-so

Ok, mixed feels
Continued to enjoy learning more about the world, also the continuation of referencing/rewriting classic fairy tales; but it lagged in places and the portrayal of women (unsurprisingly) is bad like in it's predecessor. For better or worse, I'm so used to the latter that it doesn't phase me much when I encounter it in OLDER books
I'm still looking forward to seeing where the series goes.

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Kindred | Octavia E. Butler
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I only heard of and became interested in Octavia E. Butler because of Litsy, when someone I followed was reading her work. I may be misremembering, but I think it was @TheNextBook
Whomever it was, thank you for the introduction. Flash forward and I have EAB books I own but just haven't got to. I'm taking this time (and this readathon) to finally read her and finally #readblackauthors
Overdue, yes, but better late than never
#ReadOctaviaSlowly

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Rebecca | Daphne Du Maurier
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Heard about the movie as a retelling of Bluebeard in a folklore class in college. Most recently, I found that it is the subject of an episode of Dominic Noble's #lostinadaptation and I found I wanted to know the material before I watch that episode.
So far the narrator is amazing, her voice and reading style are similar to the reader of the Outlander series.

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The Opal Deception | Eoin Colfer
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Been bad at the upkeep, so rapid fire:
DOCTOR SLEEP was SO GOOD!
FUNNY, YOU DON'T LOOK AUTISTIC is funny and sweet.
TWICE MAGIC was a great follow up to WIZARDS OF ONCE; KNOCK THREE TIMES didn't have quite the same charm. But one more book to come and I love David Tennant's voice...
HOW TO TWIST A DRAGON'S TALE: started to get bored, but humor keeps me coming back.
THE OPAL DECEPTION is a resounding PICK! I love the end and Artemis's growth (👇)

Oldschool_millenial Opal's week of karma at the end was pure gold 💛😂 3y
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1945's adaptation of the above tonight

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Artemis Fowl | Eoin Colfer
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Dominic Noble's review of the Artemis Fowl adaptation is up for the rest of the world. Join in the cathartic fuming if you like. (Warning: cursing is not censored)
#lostinadaptation

https://youtu.be/b88EfKm-V7k

LibrarianRyan My dad did not understand why i hate this movie. He and mom were watching it last night and loving it. I'm like HOW????? 3y
Oldschool_millenial @LibrarianRyan Clearly they have no idea what the book was about. At least we got this video (and his previous Artemis Fowl video) to pick it apart and show others. 3y
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Artemis Fowl | Eoin Colfer
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Hey Littens! I wanted to share this lovely person's channel with you all! His main specialty is reviewing adaptations with his series Lost in Adaptation. Most recently: he read Artemis Fowl and made movie predictions, and now and he's got another video coming out soon reviewing the movie (I already saw the video b/c patreons see videos earlier. Spoiler: the movie SUCKS!)
#lostinadaptation

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPtiXdv7RoU8IkrJeNY73qw

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The Hate U Give | Angela Thomas
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This appeared on my shuffle shortly after George Floyd. I listen to this artist a lot, but it is eerie (and unfortunate) how this song is STILL relevant.

6:00 by grandson, a modern tragedy vol. 1

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Artemis Fowl | Eoin Colfer
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Oh boy. I'm a newcomer who hasn't read all the books and I can see from the latest trailer that Disney messed it up. Unfortunately, I'm a sucker for eye-candy and, of course, it has that. Cue the what-could-have-been lament.

LibrarianRyan I know I know. I waited for so long for this movie and then I saw the trailer and wanted to cry. I‘ll still watch it but ughhhhhhhhhh 3y
Oldschool_millenial @LibrarianRyan When I read the movie synopsis after the initial teasers I thought “Ok, this is going to be a condensed mashup of the first two books. Solid move; it can stand on it's own but could be open for a follow-up.“ NOPE the setup for that arc is different and the relationships are different! (edited) 3y
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Untitled | Unknown
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Deal on Google play!

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Doctor Sleep: A Novel | Stephen King
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All the audio I have from the library. Yes, I am addicted to Stephen King.