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RebeccaSpeas

RebeccaSpeas

Joined February 2016

Actor/Bookseller in the DC area. Every book I'm plunderin' | Twitter & IG: @speasyspice | Blog: thebonnybookateer.wordpress.com
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Certain Dark Things: A Novel | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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*opens the creaky, rusty door to my Litsy account and blows the dust off the console*

Anyone else still using this thing? I‘m loving this gritty Mexican vampire noir, highly recommend.

BookishMarginalia Welcome back! Yes, we‘re still here 👍🏼 14mo
RebeccaSpeas PHEW! 14mo
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CONFESSIONS OF THE FOX was basically written for me y‘all

✅What even are genres, they‘re not my real dad
✅Metafictional sassy footnotes from an unhinged academic
✅Trans hero, Heroine of color, Queer af
✅Anti-colonialist, anti-imperialist, & anti-capitalist
✅Reimagining-ish of Threepenny Opera
✅Blurbs from Sarah Perry, China Miéville, Maggie Nelson, Kelly Link, & Victor LaValle

#FridayReads

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Tangerine: A Novel | Christine Mangan
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Mehso-so

Creepy, eerie, and full of unease, but ultimately unsatisfying. I‘m glad I listened to the audiobook, because Erin Mallon does a fabulous job with the narration, and because if I had been reading it on paper I feel like I would have been too bored to finish it. Ultimately a lot of atmosphere and not a lot of substance for me. CW: Extreme gaslighting, mental illness, violence.

Hazel0303 Perfect review! 2y
KateFulfordAuthor @RebeccaSpeas If you need another recommendation, may I point you to my People‘s Book Prize nominated debut? Sassy female narrative, laugh out dialogue and a pacy plot. Check the link in the bio for 2 free chapters, reviews and more. 2y
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Long day at work means I get to read for most of the day. I have wanted to read Zora Neale Hurston‘s nonfiction for ages now, and luckily I had this ARC in my bag as an emergency backup book in case I finished all my others.

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Tangerine: A Novel | Christine Mangan
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Eerie, creepy, suspenseful, and an audiobook narrator doing great work.

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Done Dirt Cheap | Sarah Lemon
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I am OBSESSED. It was pitched to me as Thelma and Louise meets Sons of Anarchy, but it is so much more than that. It's a story abt friendship, family, justice & scraping out a place for yourself in the world that is yours & yours alone. Amazing characters, gorgeous writing, a truthful & respectful depiction of the South & a setting so sultry & atmospheric I feel like I can open the door and walk into a hazy Blue Ridge summer night.

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Done Dirt Cheap | Sarah Lemon
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🙌🙌🙌

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Done Dirt Cheap | Sarah Lemon
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“We‘re friends because when girls—women—are alone in this world, they‘re easier to pick off.”

I. LOVE. THIS. BOOK. Y‘ALL.

maximoffs LOVE THIS 2y
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Done Dirt Cheap | Sarah Lemon
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Sons of Anarchy meets Thelma and Louise? Yes, please, sign me up forever. 100 pages into this beauty, and I am in love.

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Phoebe and Her Unicorn | Dana Simpson
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I am super in love with this book y‘all 😍🦄😍🦄😍

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I love books where after I read them I have a whole list of other books I need to read.

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Falling back into Tamora Pierce‘s universe was both exciting and comforting, like snuggling down into a favorite childhood blanket. All the hallmarks of a Tamora Pierce book are here: a fantastical land, an engaging school story, strong characters coming of age, magical creatures, sassy gods, the works. T&S definitely is setting up the groundwork for the later books, so there is a lot of exposition in this book, but fans of Tortall will rejoice.

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LOLOLOLOLOL THIS WILL END VERY WELL FOR YOU NUMAIR I MEAM ARRAM 😁😁😁

#WildMagic

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An interesting meander through Havana: part history, party memoir, part sociology study, HAVANA: A SUBTROPICAL DELIRIUM is fascinating and easily readable, but ultimately I wanted the author to go into much more detail about the things he was writing about. However, I think it was a great book to dip your toes into if, like me, you are fascinated by Cuba.

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Yessssss drag emmmm

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OH DID YOU NUMAIR 👀👀👀

#WildMagicThrowback

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What a boss dedication.

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Lincoln in the Bardo | George Saunders
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Ah yes I see we have come to the part of the Lincoln in the Bardo audiobook where Nick Offerman just punches you in the heart repeatedly.

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All the Crooked Saints | Maggie Stiefvater
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Dusty, magical, desert fable chock full of miracles, owls, rock 'n' roll, pilgrims, giants, fighting roosters, science, radio waves, and love in all of its many forms. It's very different than Maggie's Raven Cycle books, but it should be - as it is, ALL THE CROOKED SAINTS is a fabulist love song to self-reflection, and the fact that we are not as alone in this world as we think.

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😂😂😂

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Running around like a chicken with my head cut off all day for #IndieBookstoreDay - it's always a wild and crazy fun time at work! Try and support your local indie bookstore, today and every day! 😁 #BookstoreDay #ShopLocal

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Forbidden | Beverly Jenkins
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Crashed through the Arlington Public Library Book Sale and am feeling very pleased with myself. #TreatYoShelf

BeckyK Now that is a book haul! 3y
acc5446 gorgeous! Donoghue and Bechdel 🏳️‍🌈♥️ 3y
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All the Crooked Saints | Maggie Stiefvater
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EVERYTHING'S FINE NOBODY PANIC

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The Essex Serpent | Sarah Perry
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"This is not to say that he felt no compassion: even animals in zoos should have their cages cleaned."

WOW this whole passage brings to mind a whole lot of people in America these days. ?????

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The Essex Serpent | Sarah Perry
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Sarah Perry's prose constantly surprises me with how evocative it is. Savoring this book!

Lacythebookworm Loved it! 😍 3y
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A Conjuring of Light | V. E. Schwab
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We had a wonderfully tremendous event today for V.E. Schwab's final book in the Shades of Magic trilogy at @OneMorePageBooks - at least 120 if not 150 people, fantastic discussion, and a fairly smooth behind-the-scenes! Shoutout to #LitsyIRL spottings of @BookishFeminist @JPeterson and @Merethebookgal - thanks for coming, ladies!!! 🎉🎉🎉

BookishFeminist It was so much fun! 😀 3y
Merethebookgal It was an awesome event! Great to meet you 😃 3y
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A Portable Shelter | Kirsty Logan
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Combating book hangover with this lovely, magical collection. My favorite story so far is about a selkie fisherman, and I am a big fan. #FridayReads

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A Conjuring of Light | V. E. Schwab
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Guys I had a lot of emotions reading this last book in the Shades of Magic trilogy. The adventure is aces, the danger is dire, and the characters are crafted perfectly and with as much heart as I could handle. The ending is not really an ending but a beginning, and holy wow I loved it. My fave book in the series, hands down, and it is just stellar.

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A Conjuring of Light | V. E. Schwab
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I had a fun time at work today. 😂😂😂

Merethebookgal YAAAAS! Can't wait for Sunday! 😃 3y
RebeccaSpeas @Merethebookgal it's going to be SO FUN 🎉🎉🎉🎉 3y
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Traitor to the Throne | Alwyn Hamilton
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🙌🙌🙌 Finally starting on my reading for the fantasy panel I'm moderating at the NoVA Teen Book Festival in March!

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Boyfriend had to take a call before lunch, so it's just me and Mary for a while. 😎😎😎

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The Wanderers | Meg Howrey
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Heyo Litsy, it's been a while, but I'm back! To continue your scheduled programming - i got this #bookmail today, and am PUMPED.

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The Wanderers | Meg Howrey
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"Men stayed enthusiastic about feminism if they believed it was their idea."

???????

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The Wanderers | Meg Howrey
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Just started this one, and I'm on board.

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'Tis the season for curling up on the sofa with this beauty, ginger beer, and Christmas carols. 🎄🎁❄️🌟🎄🎁❄️🌟

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Anne of Green Gables | L M Montgomery
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Look I'm loving Anne of Green Gables but I feel like people leave out Marilla's super questionable opening statements

BookishFeminist @beaniebankbeth posted the same quote the other day 😬 3y
RebeccaSpeas @BookishFeminist @beaniebankbeth hoo man Marilla needs to slow her roll 3y
beaniebankbeth @RebeccaSpeas @BookishFeminist amirite? And Matthew's opinions on women aren't much better in the first couple of chapters. He's all like, I don't like ladies cuz they all secretly laugh at me. Whoa, dude, chill. 3y
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Anne of Green Gables | L M Montgomery
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This stunning cover was calling my name at work and I had to have it - finally picking it up tonight (for the first time!!)

Marchpane So pretty! 😍 3y
acc5446 gorgeous! ❤️ 3y
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Omg thanks grandma

(I ❤️Isabel Greenberg SO MUCH)

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Wayfarer | Alexandra Bracken
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Some lazy morning reading with Juniper the Cat. 🐈📚🐈📚🐈

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Norse Mythology | Neil Gaiman
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spooooooooooooooky

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Norse Mythology | Neil Gaiman
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I WILL PICK UP YOUR CAT

JPeterson Ahh! So incredibly jealous you got an advanced copy of this! 😍 3y
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Norse Mythology | Neil Gaiman
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Omg Thor 😂😂😂

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"You can't tiptoe toward justice. You can't walk up to the door all polite and knock once or twice, hoping someone's home. Justice is a door that, when closed, must be kicked in." #nonfictionnovember

Bibliogeekery Wonderful quote! 3y
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I've avoided social media for a while because I have been angry, frustrated, and scared. But now I'm turning those feelings into something productive. I will educate myself and those around me, I will listen to and support those whose stories and lives get diminished, and I'm going to raise hell.

Matilda 💙 3y
moranadatter 💗💗💗 3y
WordWaller 💖 3y
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Notafraidofwords ❤️️ 3y
becausetrains Damn right. ❤️🇺🇸 3y
acc5446 #strongertogether ❤️💪🏽 3y
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Moranifesto | Caitlin Moran
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Omg dying 😂😂😂😂😂

Coleen Hahahaha! 😂 3y
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Moranifesto | Caitlin Moran
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"....Capitalism is, surely, due an upgrade or two."

Got my hands on the new Caitlin Moran, and I am ECSTATIC. #FridayReads

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Strange the Dreamer | Laini Taylor
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It's a great day - Eleanor the Murder Cat has emerged from hiding to snuggle with me AND I got an ARC of Laini Taylor's new book 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉

MrBook 😻 3y
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Look, I think a @Litsy meetup is an acceptable reason to buy some more books at the book sale 😂 So glad that I got to meet up with @BookishFeminist @JPeterson & @TheNextBook and snag some winners! #TreatYoShelf #LitsyIRL

RebeccaSpeas Oh, and @becausetrains as well!! 3y
4evamoore Excellent start to a Nora Irish trilogy. One of my faves. And Hugo Cabret! Outstanding book. 3y
JPeterson Yay! Yesterday was a lot of fun! 😄 3y
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I came. I saw. I bought $36 worth of books at the Arlington Public Library Book Sale. #CrushedIt #TreatYoShelf

LauraBeth Nice! 😀 3y
MrBook 😳😱😱😱!!!!!! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🙌🏻! 3y
BookishMarginalia Great stack! 3y
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slhbooks Hope I have a nice stack like that after our library book sale next week😉📚 3y
BookishFeminist And we're going back tomorrow 📚💖📚💖 3y
RebeccaSpeas Wooohoooo!!! 🎉🎉🎉🎉 3y
KCorter Score! 3y
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