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Owlizabeth

Owlizabeth

Joined May 2016

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Killing Commendatore by Haruki Murakami
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The Practice of Generalist Social Work by Julie Birkenmaier, Associate Professor and Director of Field Education Julie Birkenmaier, Marla Berg-Weger
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Boy, Snow, Bird: A Novel | Helen Oyeyemi
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Cinfhen YES!!!! Her book covers are always spectacular 8h
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A Companion to Gender Studies | Philomena Essed, David Theo Goldberg, Audrey Kobayashi
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A friend sent this to me and I thought it might be fun here.

Mine is: “Queering the Home: Creating a Radical Queerness” - looooooove it!

What‘s your thesis title?

Come-read-with-me @Owlizabeth “Constructing oppression: Shaping the new homosexuality” Sounds much more interesting than what I actually wrote my dissertation on! 16h
suvata Discussing gender feminist — Totally the opposite of what I am. LOL (edited) 16h
Karisa Reproducing the Family: The Queering of the Feminst Future... Not sure what that means, but it sounds very smart. 16h
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batsy "Discussing Sexualities: Dreaming a New Sensuality" hmm my initials, birth date and shirt colour are all trying to tell me something ? 16h
Christine @batsy LOL!! 15h
Christine Mine 100% must already exist: “Envisioning Bodies: Creating a Feminist Critique.” If it doesn‘t exist, I want to write it! 15h
Owlizabeth @Come-read-with-me oooh that does sound interesting!! 9h
Owlizabeth @batsy HAHAHAHA 9h
Owlizabeth @Christine yeah, if that doesn‘t exist it definitely should - I‘d read it! 9h
Owlizabeth @Karisa OooOoooh I like the sound of that! 9h
JessClark78 Imaging Bodies: Shaping the Feminist Identity. 8h
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Susannah YES 1d
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The Trouble with Dukes | Grace Burrowes
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So I picked this up on a whim and unwittingly got thrown into a continuation of a series. There are so many characters! Much more than a typical romance and it‘s a bit of a bother keeping everyone straight. The family tree provided is barely readable on my kindle. And I‘ve been sick. All of that to say, it‘s not been a very productive reading weekend for me.

Trashcanman Hope you feel better soon 2d
Soubhiville I hope you‘re on the mend. 2d
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The Institute | Stephen King
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I really want to keep reading, but I can‘t keep my eyes open!

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The Institute | Stephen King
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I decided to start this instead of The Testaments because it‘s due back to the library first. I‘m 125 pages in and have so much dread already, and there‘s some people that need their comeuppance rull quick.

Also, this statistic gives me heartburn.

tjwill So sad. 7d
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The Nobody People | Bob Proehl
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#libraryhaul including the new Atwood and King!! I‘m internally screaming in joy.

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Oh god, give me a loud, smart, funny, big heroine with a touch of self-doubt paired with a brooding man who admires her and has his own self-doubts and I will eat it up with a spoon. This was SO my jam. There‘s even a little queerness that I hope gets expanded upon. MacLean is the writer that let me really get lost in Regency romance and here she is again, proving she‘s the champ for a reason. 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

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OMG y‘all, this book. Whew. I‘m gonna have to stay up and finish it. With the fan on, because it is hot! #romantsy

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I ended up getting these two from Rather Keen‘s sale recently and they came with this awesome postcard!! #retailtherapy

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Not Cat‘s best work, but a sweet short story of F/F romance. 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

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WOW. This definitely lives up to the hype. Jacob explores race and love and family and what it means to grow up in Trump‘s America. Jacob uses simple, repetitive images to illustrate the conversations, which I appreciated. Sometimes the artwork in a GN is too distracting for me, so this was perfect and allowed me to really immerse myself in the story. Def recommend. 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

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Wilder Girls | Rory Power
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So many books are piling up unread because of damn migraines. I‘m tired of the pain, the exhaustion, the short temper and the lack of books in my life currently. I know I‘m not alone here, it‘s just so difficult to have chronic migraines. #whining

Crazeedi So sorry you are suffering, that has to be so miserable, hugs 1w
Eyelit 💜💜💜 1w
Lizpixie I feel your pain lovely, migraines have cost me precious reading time too. Feel free to complain all you want, if we can‘t understand and empathise who else will? Hope things get better for you real soon. xxxx♥️♥️♥️ 1w
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Cathythoughts Migraines are awful... I hope you feel better soon 1w
LeahBergen Yuck! Poor you! 1w
Megabooks I‘m so sorry! Sending hugs and love! 💜💜 1w
Tamra Poop. Simply put it‘s just crappy. I can‘t imagine them begins chronic - once a month is bad enough. I feel for you. 1w
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The Soldier's Scoundrel | Cat Sebastian
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Getting my car inspected and rereading this M/M romance novel. Luckily it‘s engrossing enough to drown out the Faux News playing in the background.

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More #library holds came in! And here I am stuck reading about research methods in social work.

sprainedbrain Oh I loved both of those books. ❤️ 2w
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Social Work with Older Adults | Kathleen McInnis-Dittrich
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And so the semester begins...#oldladystudent #schoollife #futuresocialworker

Crazeedi I'd love to be back in school, taking classes, discussions, new textbooks to read, and yes even tests and papers!!! 2w
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Fall; Or, Dodge in Hell | Neal Stephenson
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What to do when the kiddo wakes you up at 3? Get some quiet reading in on some #chunksters!

The Overstory is amaaaaazing.

I love Neal Stephenson, but can the man write a book under 500 pages??? I‘m nervous about this one, v. v. mixed reviews.

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The Wolf | Leo Carew
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Aw hell, I went and bought more books. I‘ve been wanting to reread ALL (because my soul needs shredding, apparently), I‘ve been curious about Anne Bishop‘s non-Others work, and The Wolf sounded interesting. Though when I‘ll have time 🤷🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️ #stacksonstacksonstacks

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Recursion | Blake Crouch
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I waited to let this book sink in before writing this and the more I think about it, the more I liked it. A study on memory and alternate universes and reality, it‘s also a story about grief and love. Fast-paced almost to a fault, Blake Crouch isn‘t afraid of tackling big problems and the scope of what he‘s done here is pretty impressive. And I‘m pro anyone making sci-fi mainstream. 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

MrBook Great review! I feel the same about the book. 😊🙌🏻 2w
vivastory Wonderful review. I have this one waiting on my shelves. 2w
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Rather Keen is having a book nerd pin sale this weekend! 20% off!! I‘m trying to decide which ones I can‘t live without....

https://www.etsy.com/shop/RatherKeen

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego They're all fab! 2w
readingjedi I want them ALL! Postage cost to UK is quite expensive unfortunately 😢 2w
Bookzombie 😍 2w
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Recursion | Blake Crouch
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Oooookay...where this gonna go next?

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The holds keep rolling in and I am much excite!! I have so many books to read and no time, #booknerdproblems.

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Recursion | Blake Crouch
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Added this to the rotation last night and WHAAAAAAAT am I reading? Totally into it but this is crazytown bananapants.

Alfoster I know, right??? And it stays that way till the end!😳😳😳 3w
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The Overstory: A Novel | Richard Powers
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So many swoon-worthy lines in this book.

readingjedi I loved this book so much 🌳💚🌳💚🌳 3w
Leftcoastzen Exactly! 3w
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This was exactly what I wanted it to be - funny and light and sweet, but not fluff. It has some serious themes and Evvie is a bit incomprehensible to me personally, but it made the book interesting. I‘ll be recommending this to all my #romantsy friends.

👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼1/2

B.Reader I felt the same about this book, both about Evvie and about the rating!!! 3w
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Ducks, Newburyport | Lucy Ellmann
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I‘m a little intimidated by the tagged, but super excited for my #bookhaul from my favorite #indie bookstore, @chopsueybooks !! #rva

batsy What a great haul 😍 All of these are on my TBR 3w
k.reads My fave bookstore on the planet! Hope you got to give Wonton a pat!😺 3w
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Adding this to the rotation, it‘s already sucked me in and I have a feeling it won‘t take me long to finish. I‘m in the mood for something light, funny and #romantsy.

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The Overstory: A Novel | Richard Powers
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Richard Powers‘ writing makes my heart skip a beat. I‘m loving this book, even though I don‘t know where it‘s going. The journey is definitely worth it so far!

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Fall; Or, Dodge in Hell | Neal Stephenson
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#libraryhaul- I may have a too many books problem...

JacqMac I don‘t think you‘re alone in that. 😂 3w
Trashcanman I've been banned from my local supermarket. They are places of wonder. 3w
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Current armchair situation - all three are fantastic in their own ways. And the tagged is my textbook, so I‘m reading with real purpose!

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Belated #libraryhaul- even if I‘m in the middle of three other books and classes start in a week, I‘m an eternal book optimist- I will I have time to read these!! Especially since the tagged was so hyped by @Liberty - I just couldn‘t resist it.

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I‘m taking a biology course this semester and I‘m super stoked on the required reading... I think this class is going to be very interesting. #oldladystudent #backtoschool

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The Overstory: A Novel | Richard Powers
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Major PMS = migraine + exhaustion. The Overstory is amazing but dense and takes a level of concentration I can‘t maintain for long right now, so I‘m interspersing it with Fae hunting. Luckily these books are completely different, which makes the multi-tasking much easier.

wanderinglynn I like KMM‘s books. 👍🏻 1mo
Tamra I hate migraines - just getting over one too. 1mo
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Tigana: Anniversary Edition | Guy Gavriel Kay
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“Don‘t worry,” I said, “I just need to get out of the house. I‘m not gonna buy anything.”

#famouslastwords

Sharpeipup 😂 1mo
Crazeedi Nice! 1mo
IvoryLunatic I was going to donate some clothes to goodwill but I knew I wouldn‘t be able to leave without checking the books, and I never leave without at least 10 or 15 books from there because they are so cheap. So donations will have to go another day or with the fiancé. Lol 1mo
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I‘m still in full blown summertime sadness mode and can‘t seem to settle on what to read next. #Reread the Fever series or the Raven Cycle? Start a fun romance trilogy? Go with something else entirely?? Who knows what the day will bring! Oh the joys of being a reader, even when I‘m depressed, I have books to bring me little rays of joy.

tpixie Hugs 🤗 need slapstick ? 1mo
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Bloodfever | Karen Marie Moning
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Back from vacation and once again someone can‘t sleep. Changes in routine are so tough on this guy. At least I have the next Fever book to keep me occupied.

TheBookDream That‘s rough. Having sleeping problems myself so I feel that. 1mo
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My least favorite of his books. The tension just wasn‘t there for me. 👍🏼👍🏼1/2

megzlynn Agreed! And I didn‘t like the main character that much. (edited) 1mo
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Darkfever: Fever Series | Karen Marie Moning
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I‘m on vacation and can‘t sleep! This is why I downloaded the first three Fever books for an epic #reread, but the fish in this painting keep staring at me 😳. Gotta love beach house art!

Crazeedi Enjoy your vacation!! 1mo
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One Hundred Years of Solitude | Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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My “I don‘t know what I want to read” stack featuring kindle.

Any favorites here?

LibrarianJen I actually haven‘t read any of them but seeing the title Starship makes me want to watch Starship Troopers! 1mo
FashionableObserver I loved Love Medicine and 100 Years of Solitude! 1mo
Kalalalatja Beloved is great! 1mo
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It was so nice to be reminded of the badass Anita Blake I fell in love with so many books ago. I read this for comfort, but rediscovered how great this series used to be. Just a brave woman with a bunch of guns and an attitude against vampires, shapeshifters, zombies and ghouls. Definitely left me wanting to reread the rest of the series...at least until the relationship stuff overwhelms the badassery. 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

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The library is doing a teen video game night, so I‘m reading and waiting while the boy Mario Kart‘s his heart out. A perfect evening for us both!! #litsyloveslibraries #librarylove #libraryhaul #bookhaul

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I‘m having a tough time mentally, between family stuff, the world at large and my typical summer sadness, my depression has decided to come out to play. Trying to combat the mean blues with an old favorite. Nothing new today, just comfort reads for me.

Patchshank I've been rereading Harry Potter for the same reason. Hang in there. 1mo
Megabooks I pull out old favorites when I‘m depressed, too. 1mo
Megabooks I‘m sorry you‘re having a rough time. Take care of yourself. Self care!! 1mo
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RiverKScottWrites Me too 💙 1mo
TrishB Whatever helps ♥️ 1mo
LiteraryinLititz You‘re doing a great job. Hope easier times are ahead! 💜 1mo
daena Sorry to hear you are going through a rough time 💜. Self care through books is always a good thing. 1mo
Jas16 Sending love and support 1mo
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Magic for Liars | Sarah Gailey
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Today‘s plan - I‘ve been on the holds list forever so I‘m excited to finally be able to read it. Hope it lives up to the hype!

CouronneDhiver 👍🏽 1mo
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Red, White & Royal Blue | Casey McQuiston
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Finally getting to this one - I hope it‘s as good as the hype!! #romantsy

And that “4 people waiting” notice from Libby doesn‘t give me any anxiety! /sarcasm

Bradleygirl !!! happy you. i'm still mad b/c my library somehow finally got to my turn on the digital hold and then...it SKIPPED so i'm 29 people behind again ;_; 2mo
Owlizabeth @Bradleygirl oh nooooo! 2mo
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Upon a Burning Throne | Ashok Banker
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I really, really loved this book. I‘ve been talking about it nonstop here, but I‘m gonna rave a little more. Based in Sanskrit and Indian mythologies, epic and sweeping, insightful and action-packed, this is what Fantasy is meant to be. I was immersed in a new world, filled with gods and gurus and princes and soldiers and strong women. I‘m so glad I randomly grabbed this at the library and I can‘t wait for the sequel next spring. 5👍🏼

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Upon a Burning Throne | Ashok Banker
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Debate Night 2: Electric Bugaloo

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Who else is watching tonight‘s debate? I‘ve got some alcohol and a book and I‘m pumped!

gradcat I‘m all in...🍸 2mo
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tjwill Score! 2mo
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Upon a Burning Throne | Ashok Banker
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I only have 300 more pages and this is normally where I end up bailing on #chunksters because I get bored. But! This story is just getting more intriguing and expansive and I don‘t want to put it down. I‘ve been momming with this open on my lap or tucked under my arm all day to sneak a sentence here and there, I‘m obsessed.

TorieStorieS I love your bookmark!!❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
Owlizabeth @TorieStorieS thanks! I got it in a swap from @Sharpeipup and I love it too!!! 2mo
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From The Paris Review‘s Instagram- perfect quote is perfect.

vivastory What a great quote 2mo
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