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Joined May 2016

reader, blogger, editor, dinosaur lover www.readosaurustext.com
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Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontee
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Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams
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The Editor by Steven Rowley
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The Editor | Steven Rowley
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🌵Yellow Rowley 🤣

Velvetfur Purple Lincoln! 3d
RachelO Blue Carreyrou 🌵 3d
Hufflepuffle Purple Shaw 🌵 3d
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saguarosally Blue Han. 3d
ReadosaurusText @Velvetfur @RachelO @Hufflepuffle These are all so great! They sound like very majestic succulents. 3d
mreads Fuschia Tsushima 🌵 3d
Molly_the_mezzo Violet Condie 3d
CouronneDhiver Orange Punke 🧡🌵 3d
ReadosaurusText @mreads I would totally buy a Fuschia Tsushima! 3d
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#SucculentSaturday This or That edition!
🌵Desert! (but I love the ocean, too)
🌵Prickly pear, though both excellent succulents!
🌵Javelina, because I have seen way more in the wild

saguarosally I wonder if the barrel cactus will get any votes. 😂 1w
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Know the Mother | Desiree Cooper
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Got this signed copy of KNOW THE MOTHER at the annual meeting of the Association of University Presses. Desiree Cooper was the *phenomenal* opening plenary speaker. Thank you for the copy, Wayne State University Press! Also, this view down is from the 52nd floor of the hotel. #ReadUP

Reviewsbylola This one looks and sounds good! 2w
ReadosaurusText @Reviewsbylola And isn‘t the cover cool! 2w
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Join me and @saguarosally for #SucculentSaturday!

1. Yes! I am from the desert!
2. No, but I am green thumb aspirational.
3. I am reading THE EDITOR and JANE EYRE plus a lot of work emails. 📧

saguarosally I love it! Can you help me not kill my succulents? 😁🌵 2w
saguarosally It‘s Saturday! Give me a few minutes. 😁🌵 1w
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Jane Eyre | Charlotte Brontee
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Pro tip from Jane Eyre for next time my heart is in distress!

julesG Jane is wise! 3w
ReadosaurusText @julesG When I read this in high school, I didn‘t quite realize how much sass she has! 3w
julesG Yes, I also only noticed it on a reread some years later. At 16 y/o you don't see it, yet. 3w
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Queenie | Candice Carty-Williams
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I am super enjoying this book, and love how the author is using text messages really intentionally as their own literary device.

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Spent most of the day working, but squeezed in a little bit of this audiobook!

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The Editor | Steven Rowley
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Happy #SucculentSaturday! This is my *brand new* mug. Saguaros and a pun? I couldn‘t resist! Book-wise, I‘m still reading THE EDITOR amid other ebooks and audiobooks. #LookingSharp

saguarosally That‘s lookin sharp! 3w
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This week, NPR Illinois reported that a local prison removed over 200 books from its library prison. The majority of the banned books were about race, and included the book picture here, which is a academic, peer reviewed book of the Works Progress Administration about the African American experience in Illinois.

article link: https://www.nprillinois.org/post/illinois-prison-removes-more-200-books-prison-l...

Samplergal People making these decisions are a$$holes. 4w
SW-T Interesting. Thinking some of those titles should have stayed. Like the ones about family visiting prisoners and how to re-enter society 🙄 4w
ReadosaurusText @SW-T The list of books they removed is actually a really excellent race studies syllabus. 4w
SW-T @ReadosaurusText Most definitely! I actually made note of a couple titles. 4w
ReadosaurusText @SW-T Yes! 🤓 4w
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Queenie | Candice Carty-Williams
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Next up! I‘ve been so excited to read this. 🤗

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Washington Black | Esi Edugyan
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I loved seeing #tenonmytbr from @hes7 so here is mine! Definitely needed to remember #roygbiv to organize this stack. #readingrainbow 🌈

emz711 Omg fifth season! Do it! 1mo
hes7 So pretty! I keep forgetting that Crossing to Safety is on my TBR, too. 🤦🏼‍♀️ 1mo
ReadosaurusText @emz711 I seriously can‘t believe I haven‘t read it yet. I keep getting distracted by library holds becoming available! 1mo
ReadosaurusText @hes7 I just recently found a pristine used copy at a bookstore after a very strong recommendation! 🤗 1mo
RealBooks4ever Pretty rainbow! 🌈 1mo
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I really enjoyed this book. It has snappy chapters, making for a good momentum through the book. It is about family, generational violence, loyalty (or enabling), and includes characters with an array of personalities. I loved feeling like I was getting a glimpse into Lagos fashion and lifestyle. Also, my first book with the Libby app—I‘m definitely a convert!

RealBooks4ever Great story that really stuck (har har) with me! Libby is my go-to for nonfiction audiobooks. 💜 1mo
ReadosaurusText @RealBooks4ever Stuck!!! Oh, I love a pun. 🤓 As for Libby, I can‘t believe a procrastinated so long with switching from the old Overdrive app! I really like the features, like how long it took to read the book. 1mo
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This workout is brought to you by audiobooks, without which my physical activity would be significantly less.

hes7 Same for me! 1mo
ReadosaurusText @hes7 Glad I am in good company! 🤓 1mo
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I finally snagged this ebook from the library AND it is my first time trying out Overdrive‘s new Libby app. So far, I really love reading with it! Happy Sunday!

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Cactus and Succulents | Sunset Books
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@saguarosally and I had a nice list #SucculentSaturday last weekend. Join us by posting a picture of your current read with anything succulent related!
#blameitonlitsy #succulentsoflitsy

saguarosally Hey, I almost forgot about #succulentsaturday 😂🌵 1mo
mreads 😁 totally going to do this 1mo
ReadosaurusText @saguarosally Teamwork makes the dream work! 1mo
ReadosaurusText @mreads Yes! Do it!!!! 🌵 1mo
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I searched my name for funsies in Litsy, and these are some of the books that came up. As an editor, I could not be more freaking proud!

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The essayists in BUILDING WOMANIST COALITIONS have come together to promote an unwavering vein of activist comradeship capable of building political alliances dedicated to liberty and social justice.

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The Editor | Steven Rowley
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Book, tea, succulents: super on brand Saturday.

#SucculentSaturday

saguarosally I wonder if succulent Saturday is a thing. Maybe it should be. 1mo
ReadosaurusText @saguarosally I am 100% here for that!!! 1mo
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Jane Eyre | Charlotte Brontë
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I am really loving my re-read of JANE EYRE. What was going to say? My love? My darling? My Jane? The unknown is what is so swoon-worthy. #swoon

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The Double Bind | Chris Bohjalian
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I just couldn‘t personally do this book. I think it is really important for literature to grapple with issues of sexual assault and gendered violence, but the opening of this book was not something I could get through, and I think could be a serious trigger for some readers.

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Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald | Therese Anne Fowler
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Oh man, this book got me in ways I didn‘t expect. Adoration for Zelda and her talents, anger for a society set against women, sadness for what we missed out on from all that Zelda wanted to do but was held back from doing. I thoroughly enjoyed and appreciated this audiobook.

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Jane Eyre | Charlotte Brontë
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I‘ve been rereading JANE EYRE, and I am just so into it! I didn‘t anticipate how much I‘d enjoy returning to this classic. The last time I read it was in high school with a fantastic teacher. Mr. Diana, wherever you are now, thanks for being such a great instructor to a bunch of hyper, book-loving freshman.

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I am really proud to have been a part of publishing this collection, which explores how policing, incarceration, and capital punishment were historically used as tools of white supremacy in the Jim Crow South. Editors Amy Louise Wood and Natalie J. Ring have curated an exceptional volume that shows the roots of our contemporary carceral system.

Weaponxgirl Sounds really interesting, stacked 2mo
teainthelibrary Ooo I‘m so interested in this! I wrote my senior thesis for my history degree in Emmett Till and Jim Crow - definitely adding it to my TBR. 2mo
ReadosaurusText @Weaponxgirl As an edited collection, it is able to cover a lot of topics. I learned so much! 2mo
ReadosaurusText @teainthelibrary What an important thesis topic! I wish I had been exposed to more African American history in my college education. I‘m making up for it now in life, though! 2mo
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Tinkers | Paul Harding
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I just went to The Dial Bookshop in Chicago and it was GORGEOUS! I found these two used books in pristine condition. I am in love. 🥰

8little_paws I love that store 2mo
ReadosaurusText @8little_paws I can‘t stop thinking about it!!! 2mo
Blaire Crossing to safety is wonderful!! 2mo
ReadosaurusText @Blaire I‘ve heard the best things about it! So glad I found this used copy! 2mo
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The Editor | Steven Rowley
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So excited to be starting this! I picked it up at A Room of One‘s Own bookstore when I was in Madison last week for a work trip and put it at the top of my TBR pile!

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Ties | Domenico Starnone
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TIES is a short, well-paced, eloquent book. Structured in three parts, each from a different family member‘s perspective, it tells the story of family dynamics through the ties that bind families together and what it means when those ties are broken. Though the symbolism was too literal for me to feel this is a literary “pick”, it was at times moving and insightful.

Cathythoughts I did really like this book 2mo
ReadosaurusText @Cathythoughts There was a lot to like! 2mo
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1. Yes, unfortunately.
2. Actually, Litsy. The reading community here is so inspiring!
3. Any dystopian community.
4. I love the title and cover of THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS (which is an amazing book and you should read it if you haven‘t)!
5. @stacybmartin @whatshesreadingnow @derr.liz

#wondrouswednesday

Karkar This book was awesome! It‘s a story everyone should know! 2mo
ReadosaurusText @Karkar I completely agree! 2mo
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In BUILDING THE BLACK ARTS MOVEMENT: HOYT FULLER AND THE CULTURAL POLITICS OF THE 1960s, Jonathan Fenderson provides an important historical perspective on the literary and cultural Black Arts Movement by looking at the life and work of Hoyt Fuller as the movement‘s architect. This book‘s compelling narrative uncovers important historic dimensions of Fuller and the BAM!

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Jane Eyre | Charlotte Brontë
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Can‘t sleep. Again. Rereading JANE EYRE on my phone and hoping I can drift off soon! 😴😴😴 (Not because I think it is a boring book. Just because it will get my mind of what is keeping me awake!)

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It was such an honor to work with José Ángel N. on the FIRST EVER Spanish book published by University of Illinois Press. I am such a lucky acquisitions editor! Also, some other books I‘ve been working on:
✨CRIME AND PUNISHMENT IN THE JIM CROW SOUTH edited by Amy Louise Wood and Natalie J. Ring
✨HOMELAND MATERNITY by Natalie Fixmer-Oraiz
✨BUILDING THE BLACK ARTS MOVEMENT by Jonathan Fenderson
✨BUILDING WOMANIST COALITIONS edited by Gary L. Lemons

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Ties | Domenico Starnone
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1. TIES by Domenico Starnone
2. 🥂
3. 🤓❤️📚

#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

Megabooks That is a good emoji! 🥂🍾 2mo
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Lincoln in the Bardo | George Saunders
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I realize most people loved this book, and perhaps I will try the highly-recommended audiobook, but I am not sure this book is for me. I found it amusing at times and an, errrr, interesting device for constructing a book, but I had really expected it to love it after all its accolades and I did not. That is okay! Not every book is for everyone. 🤓

TrishB Nope, I didn‘t like either. 2mo
cathysaid DNF‘d that one within a few pages of trying 2mo
RealBooks4ever Do try the audiobook. It might change your mind! 💜🎧 2mo
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heikemarie I found a lot more mixed reviews than solid love! It was definitely held up by critics but I think I‘m just not fancy enough to have adored it. Award fodder for sure. 2mo
ReadosaurusText @TrishB I am relieved I am not alone in this! 2mo
ReadosaurusText @cathysaid I got the advice to stick with it for at least 100 pages, and that was good advice. But in general, it should not take 1/3 of the book to get invested, imho. 2mo
ReadosaurusText @RealBooks4ever Thank you! I am going to do this next time I have a road trip. 😃 2mo
ReadosaurusText @heikemarie I can only suppose the award committees thought it was inventive? Definitely made me think about the boundaries of literature! 2mo
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Note to self: Find this book about Lumumba and the Cold War when it is out!

tournevis Andrew Ridgeley?!? 2mo
ReadosaurusText @tournevis I was underlining the description of the forthcoming book I mentioned. Reid‘s project is the one I‘m interested in. 2mo
tournevis @ReadosaurusText I got that part. I was just asking why he would be worth a pic in a contemporary magazine. Talk about as-been. 2mo
ReadosaurusText @tournevis Oh! Gotcha. 2mo
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Friday Black | NANA KWAME. ADJEI-BRENYAH
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This book was incredible! I feel so fortunate to have read TWO amazing short stories collections recently. FRIDAY BLACK and Nafissa Thompson-Spires‘ HEADS OF THE COLORED PEOPLE are both musts for any TBR list. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️🌟

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Can‘t sleep, so I‘m starting a new read. Thank you, modern marvels of technology, by which I can check out an ebook from the library from my bed and read on a backlit screen instead of turning on a light and risk waking my husband up! As for the book, I‘m interested in seeing how this portrays a woman archaeologist and alternates the narrative between pre-history and now.

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Ties | Domenico Starnone
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New book and ready for takeoff!

cathysaid 🧡 Europa 3mo
Cathythoughts I loved this one 👍🏻♥️ 3mo
ReadosaurusText @cathysaid Yes! The are my go-to fiction publisher! 3mo
ReadosaurusText @Cathythoughts Ooh! So glad to hear it. I just got to Book 2. 3mo
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Library hold became available just in time for my train travel! 📚🕒🚈

Chelsea.Poole Love a perfectly timed hold arrival 🙌🏻 3mo
ReadosaurusText @Chelsea.Poole Yes! And extra bonus: I am really liking the book. It made the train ride go so fast! 3mo
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Learned about this book today. Seems like a good title to add to the professional development collection!

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Buckle up, because this book is amazing! TO TURN THE WHOLE WORLD OVER: BLACK WOMEN AND INTERNATIONALISM is edited by Keisha N. Blain and Tiffany Gill and includes an amazing lineup of contributors exploring various dimensions of Black women‘s international work and activism.

#womenshistorymonth #blackinternationalism #readUP

Weaponxgirl Oh hell yes! This sounds great! 3mo
ReadosaurusText @Weaponxgirl Spoiler: It is! (I am completely biased though.) 3mo
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ALL OUR TRIALS: PRISONS, POLICING, AND THE FEMINIST FIGHT TO END VIOLENCE by Emily L. Thuma is a powerful history of grassroots activism against gender violence and the carceral state. I am obsessed with this book.

Also, Angela Davis endorsed it. Angela Davis endorses a book *I* acquired. I can retire now, right?

Ruthiella Had to look up “carceral state”. That was an interesting internet rabbit hole! 3mo
ReadosaurusText @Ruthiella I am glad you got to explore the idea! 3mo
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This MULTI-award winning book is now in paperback!!!!!!!!!

Velvetfur That sounds so good - stacked! 4mo
ReadosaurusText @Velvetfur Yay! Glad you think so. 😃 4mo
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Lincoln in the Bardo | George Saunders
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Fitting in a little Sunday night reading time after a weekend of friends, work, and errands. I can‘t believe tomorrow is already Monday. 😐

RealBooks4ever Loved this book on audio! 💜 4mo
Erinreadsthebooks Monday comes around so quickly 😩 4mo
ReadosaurusText @RealBooks4ever I can totally see how this would work well as an audio book! 4mo
ReadosaurusText @Erinreadsthebooks Every. Dang. Week. 4mo
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Lincoln in the Bardo | George Saunders
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1. LINCOLN IN THE BARDO
2. All of the above
3. THE MOONSTONE by Wilkie Collins in high school

#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

rachelsbrittain Thanks for joining in 📚 4mo
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In DISRUPTING KINSHIP: TRANSNATIONAL POLITICS OF KOREAN ADOPTION IN THE UNITED STATES, Dr. Kimberly McKee explores the transnational adoption industrial complex and legacies of gratitude among adoptees.

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Lincoln in the Bardo | George Saunders
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SOOOO excited to finally start this book. Happy Saturday!

BookishMarginalia I hope you enjoy it — I bailed (tried both the audio and the print book and just couldn‘t get over the pretentiousness of it all! And I‘m a comparative literature major!) (edited) 4mo
SharonGoforth I loved this book! 😊 4mo
ReadosaurusText @BookishMarginalia Oh! Good to know! I have had so many people recommend it, so it is good to have another perspective! 4mo
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8little_paws I loved it too. Ther first 100ish pages I was like, what is this book. But I kept going and was TOTALLY captivated by the end 4mo
ReadosaurusText @8little_paws Good advice! Thank you! 4mo
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The Historian | Elizabeth Kostova
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Mini TBR pile. 📚🤓📚

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The Black Chicago Renaissance | John McCluskey, Darlene Clark Hine
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I got to do something really cool yesterday at work: announce a fund honoring the incredible Darlene Clark Hine, a leading historian of African American history. Contributions to the fund will help support the Press‘ continued mission to publish Black studies books. I am so honored to be a part of this. An especially exciting way to celebrate #BlackHistoryMonth!

Butterfinger Wow! Cool!! 5mo
ReadosaurusText @Butterfinger Thank you! 🤗 5mo
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I Can Fly | Fifi Kuo
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I think this is the of attitude I will need to harness to make it through the rest of the week.

#Ican #penguin 🐧

Texreader I‘m feeling the same. 5mo
ReadosaurusText @Texreader You can do it! 5mo
Suet624 I love the colors in this photo. 4mo
ReadosaurusText @Suet624 This was at Changing Hands bookstore in Phoenix! 4mo
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Vox | Christina Dalcher
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I was interested in this book because feminist dystopian fiction is one of my favorite genres. I was also really fascinated by the fact that the author is a trained linguist and this expertise certainly influenced the accuracy and shape of her story. I think this is a must-read for anyone who is working through the current political climate. It is a quick read, and makes you think about how quickly injustice gains power.

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Friday Black | NANA KWAME. ADJEI-BRENYAH
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Super Bowl Shmuper Bowl. This book is awesome. #LitsyPartyofOne

Billypar I have it on my shelf- can't wait to try it! 5mo
ReadosaurusText @Billypar It is so imaginative! I hope you end up enjoying it as much as I have been. (edited) 5mo
Megabooks Definitely want to read this! 5mo
ReadosaurusText @Megabooks I‘m about halfway through, and I‘m so appreciating the author‘s style and creativity! 5mo
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