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PoetKoala

PoetKoala

Joined January 2017

Poet • Reader • Knitter • Cat Friend
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Latest #audiobook listen. I'm really enjoying the voice, but I suspect I'm missing out on some great illustrations.

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I love the rhythm in this poem. It's perfect for reading aloud. #poetry

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A Touch of Stardust | Kate Alcott
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A bit of fun in the form of an #audiobook. Reminds me of my own Midwestern roots.

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Just started this morning on Libby. Really enjoying the app, and looking forward to enjoying the new listen! #audiobook

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Life After Life: A Novel | Kate Atkinson
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I really enjoyed this book! It wasn't exactly what I expected, but that being said, it was a pleasant surprise. Excellent character development, fun structure, and well worth the read. #historicalfiction

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#asidefrombooks #newbielitten
Hobby: knitting, writing, cooking, baking
Drink: Coffee, tea, lemonade
Food: French toast, pizza
Color: orange, yellow, lime green
City: (favorite...) Fort Collins
Dream house location: quiet neighborhood, library within walking distance
Accessory: interrobang necklace
TV show: Doctor Who
Last movie: Guardians of the Galaxy 2 (drive-in)
Currently reading: grad school books + Life after Life

MrBook Love your hair! 5y
Bookworm83 I went to college at CSU ❤️ 5y
PoetKoala Thank you, @MrBook! It's fairly new! :D 5y
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PoetKoala @Bookworm83 I'm spending the month here, and I love the coffee shops! Wild Boar is one of my favorites! 5y
Bookworm83 That's great! Enjoy! 5y
goodbyefrancie Love your hair! 5y
PoetKoala @goodbyefrancie Thank you! :D 5y
Q84 Love the purple hair! 5y
PoetKoala @Q84 Thank you! Manic Panic Plum Passion, done in the kitchen with cats running around! 5y
Q84 Your welcome! And that's the best isn't it at home! I haven't done mine in forever! 5y
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Pen Pals | Alexandra Pichard
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So. Excited. #litsypenpals

LitsyPenPals Woohoo! If anyone wants to join, go to http://bit.ly/litsypenpals2 5y
miamorswife All signed up! 5y
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New Depths of Deadpan | Michael Gizzi
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This book is so weird and I'm loving it. I particularly love those last two lines. #poetry

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Everything Is Everything | Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz
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Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz is one of my favorite poets of all time. She confirms in this book that my love is warranted. #poetry #writebloody

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Everything Is Everything | Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz
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The first three stanzas of this book confirm that I made the right decision. #poetry #writebloody

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Chicago shirt, Minnesota cat, reading about New York. Looking in on this beautiful kitty to make sure he doesn't get lonely, and loving what I'm reading in Kavalier & Clay! #kitty

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It's been said that men seldom make passes at girls who wear glasses, but my husband definitely appreciates a bookworm in cheaters. Any thoughts on librarian stereotypes? Or the relative attractiveness of people in glasses? HM.

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Interesting.

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Dear Future Boyfriend | Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz
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Favorite lines:
"We christened it with coffee spills." - 'Chrome Gravity'

"And somewhere, somebody turned a switch//and my city woke up without you." - 'Harrisburg'

"Whenever you write me a letter,/I treat myself to ice cream." - 'Side Effects'
#poetry #writebloody

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Someday, Someday, Maybe | Lauren Graham
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Okay. So. I spent most of my time reading this book thinking, "I'm not sure about this. Do I want to keep reading?" Though I liked the concept of the struggling actress, there were moments that felt cliche to me. I felt kinda ambivalent about the romance but I DID tear up when their neighbor has a significant change in routine. Overall, mixed feelings.

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Someday, Someday, Maybe | Lauren Graham
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I'm still not sure about this book, and yet I'm nearing the end. #Parachute seems to think it's a good time to drift off. #littenkitten #catsoflitsy

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S. | J. J. Abrams, Doug Dorst
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This book is bananas. Reminds me a lot of House of Leaves and I'm only a couple pages in. #readon

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Someday, Someday, Maybe | Lauren Graham
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We're enjoying Saturday afternoon reading. Just me and Parachute the cat. #littenkitten #Parachute #catsoflitsy

erinreads Parachute is such an adorable name for a cat! 😻 5y
PoetKoala Why thank you, @erinreads! :) 5y
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I love, love, love this book. Read it for Amanda Palmer's song lyrics. Read it for her honesty. Read it for her concert tour stories. Read it for tales of her romance with Neil Gaiman. Read it for love. Read it for art. Read it for asking. #TheArtofAsking #justread #makegoodart

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I'm still reading The Art of Asking, and still loving everything about Amanda Palmer's writing voice. Yesterday, I completed my bouquet made from Harry Potter pages. #bookcraft #bouquet

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Sharp Objects: A Novel | Gillian Flynn
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I needed something suspenseful, and this fits the bill! It's helping break my audiobook drought!

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"A balanced artist knows when to hide in The Garret, when to throw the windows open, and when to venture out into the hallway to the kitchen, where society exists. Most important is the understanding that there are no rules--what works on one day, for one song, won't work the next." (221) #art #creativity #makegoodart

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The Bones Below | Sierra Demulder
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Favorite lines:
"...you held me the way/you only hold something slipping." - 'During the Month It Took You to Leave Me:'

"...lonely in silence, she makes/every blinking eyelash/a collision." - 'One A.M.'

"...our love would spill like paint cans/across old wooden porches." - 'The Other Woman'
#poetry #writebloody

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New Shoes on a Dead Horse | Sierra Demulder
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"He is softer now, a treadless tire." - 'The Perm

"Your new girlfriend is pretty/like the cover of a cookbook." - 'Love, Forgive Me'

"This is the American dream:/to scream at the deaf." - 'The Microphone'
#poetry #writebloody

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Beautiful writing. Why we need intersectional feminism. #ReadersResist

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Wishful Drinking | Carrie Fisher

"I didn't know the difference between movies and real life. In my life, they tended to overlap. Cary Grant (yes, the Cary Grant) became a family friend, even though he wasn't precisely that. And characters that my mother played in movies became confused with the person who was and is my mother. So in a way, movies became home movies. Home became another place in the movie star map."

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"Mostly we realized it was about leaving the doors and windows of the relationship wide-open enough. That way, he could see in, and I could see out." #love

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"My silences had not protected me. Your silence will not protect you." (41) #feminism #ReadersResist

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Amanda Palmer is speaking to my very soul. #poetkoala #art

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This audiobook is so stinking good. The narrator's accents and voices are so fun. #audiobook

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Carry On | Rainbow Rowell
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Excited to start this today! Enjoying the voice so far, and snickering about the Harry Potter similarities! Although it's probably more of a midpoint between Harry Potter and The Magicians. #audiobook

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Son | Lois Lowry
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Done. Whew! I didn't finish anything, but I started 11 books following the theme of #ReadersResist to help me learn more about politics and feminism. Wow, that was exhausting, but I did it! :D #24in48 #24in48readathon

Bookworm83 Great job!! 🎉🎉 5y
PoetKoala Thank you, @Bookworm83! 💫 5y
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"For women, then, poetry is not a luxury. It is a vital necessity of our existence. It forms the quality of the light within which we predicate our hopes and dreams toward survival and change, first made into language, then into idea, then into more tangible action." (37) #24in48 #ReadersResist #feminism

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"Our national parks are blood. They are more than scenery, they are portals and thresholds of wonder, an open door that swings back and forth from our past to our future." (14)
#24in48 #ReadersResist

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"Despite our many distinctions as a democracy, the enduring debate over who can and cannot participate in it remains a key feature of our national character." (11-12)
I have a feeling this book will be very quotable. #24in48 #ReadersResist

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On the Voting Rights Act: "The Act gives a broad interpretation to the right to vote, recognizing that voting includes 'all action necessary to make a vote effective.'" (7) #24in48 #ReadersResist

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Tea and the books I'm starting during the #24in48 readathon. Once they're all started, the rotation continues! No baking today, just reading and munching on cinnamon rolls! #24in48readathon #ReadersResist

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The Fire Next Time | James Baldwin
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I have started 6 books for this #24in48 readathon. Doubt I'll finish anything, but I LOVE the variety and my #ReadersResist theme! #24in48readathon

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"Civic passivity might work in some other country, under some other system..." #24in48 #24in48readathon #ReadersResist

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A selection of the physical books I'm going to attempt tackling for today's #24in48 readathon! #ReadersResist #readytoread

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Some select favorite lines:
"Another is tree-friendly, its paper reincarnated from diaries of poets now graying in cubicles." 'If You Really Love a Writer'

"I build a piñata and she stuffs it with her freshly baked sweets as if packing the Trojan Horse with soldiers." 'The Runaways'

"Imagine receiving a letter doubting that you were real." 'God Talks Back'
#poetry #writebloody

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For the people unsure if poetry is for them, I give you some select lines:

"Use negative space to wind a song/from the place on the dresser where a music box isn't." 'Write about an Empty Birdcage'

"...a world where scientists//blow up romance on the regular." 'Off-Screen'

"The volume at which we laughed was neon." 'It Should Be Said that We Looked Good Together" #poetry #writebloody

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Shiver | Maggie Stiefvater

"I saw storms destroying small villages in her eyes." (Love this description!)

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I am PUMPED for #24in48 readathon! I'm excited to cycle through everything and see what catches my attention! #readersresist #bookworm #24in48readathon

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Working on ideas for #24in48 Readathon next weekend, and thinking it will be high time for some #ReadersResist reading. It's a wee bit nonfiction heavy, so I'll need to see what I can find to give me some more variety.

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Walden | Henry David Thoreau
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So many books. There are so many books. I am surrounded, and part of me feels at peace while another part of me frets over the books still sheltering in my car's trunk. When will all the books be together?!

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After finishing the audiobook for The Wrath and the Dawn yesterday, it became extremely important to start on the sequel. I'm SO excited to stay with these characters longer. #audiobook

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Here it is, blind date with a book for RA midyear training! The wrapping is done, hope the staff likes it! Any books you're interested in? #bookworm #reslife #blinddate

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The problem with running the Date with a Book self-care session and borrowing books from coworkers is that my coworkers don't realize these books won't be returned until they've been read. By me. #bookwormproblems #tbr