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Joined December 2020

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Non-Binary Lives: An Anthology of Intersecting Identities | Meg-John Barker, Benjamin Vincent, Jos Twist, Kat Gupta
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"What does it mean to 'pass'? To 'pass' places the burden of intelligibility on the person who seeks to 'pass': if we are not interpreted correctly, it is because we have failed to make our meaning clear. I reject that." - Kat Gupta

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Non-Binary Lives: An Anthology of Intersecting Identities | Meg-John Barker, Benjamin Vincent, Jos Twist, Kat Gupta
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"People often misunderstand intersectionality as referring to the ways in which different aspects of our individual identities operate together to shape our experience, but actually it's about how interlocking systems of power impact us through patterns of privilege and oppression."

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Piranesi | Susanna Clarke
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What an adventure! Almost dream-like, the mystery winds itself to a sharp peak, and then climbs down back into reality. I found myself unsure in the beginning, and then riveted all the way to the end. I fell in love with Piranesi even as he frustrated me, and I feared the halls even as I wanted to know more and more about them. I'm sad the journey is over.

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Piranesi | Susanna Clarke

"Perhaps that is what it is like being with other people. Perhaps even people you like and admire immensely can make you see the World in ways you would rather not."

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Piranesi | Susanna Clarke
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I do not trust "the Other". I didn't from when he had access to technology, clothes, food, and vitamins that made no sense to the image of the house Piranesi's experiences have painted. But this man really just said he met 16, but that 16 didn't know the way to where they are and ensnared himself in a lie and just... left? Excuse me sir? Also don't get me started on the memory lapse conversation they had before this ?...

emz711 it's such a slow burn in a small book. enjoy! 1mo
RegineReads @emz711 it really is quite the slow burn! I'm enjoying it a lot, and trying to take my time with it - I want to know so badly so many things, but it's so small I don't want the mystery to end 🤣. 1mo
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Piranesi | Susanna Clarke
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💠 Tagged! And a smattering of other books
💠 E-Book - love my Kindle Paperwhite, great for chronic illness, but miss physical library trips!
💠 So far Piranesi gets a 3/5. I'm struggling to follow the descriptions at times, I wish there was a map or drawing of the general shape of things. The questions I have, though! I'm so intrigued.
💠 I do when on my kindle! Digitally marking up is easy😊

Tagging anyone ☺️!

Creds: @MoonWitch94 🙌🏾

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Piranesi | Susanna Clarke
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I'm never reading one book at a time! This is the newest acquisition from the library in my growing list. The only challenge is juggling them all so I can finish reading before they're due back 😅. Anyway, I'm very excited for this one; it sounds like quite the adventure!

shanaqui It's a really fascinating book! It's quite short, too, so you don't need to rush it too much. 1mo
RegineReads @shanaqui Oh, lovely! Thanks for the heads up 😊🙌🏾 1mo
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It's 3:50am where I'm at in the world. It‘s so early its still silent on the main city parkway I live by. The completeness of the silence and darkness made me hesitate to break it, to turn on a light. So I crept precariously to the sink for a glass of water and crept back to bed. Too early to be up in my opinion...but it's never too early for reading! 🤓. So I'm happily moving on another Pocket Change Collective book!

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Beyond the Gender Binary | Alok Vaid-Menon
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Quick, informative, and woven with the personal experiences of Alok Vaid-Menon, this book is definitely a pick for me. As someone who is genderqueer, I received a good break down on how I might respond to popular narratives that do harm. But I think this would be a good place to start for anyone who just want to know a little more about the those of us who traverse, or leave entirely, the gender binary.

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Beyond the Gender Binary | Alok Vaid-Menon
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"I have learned that the most lethal part of the human body is not the fist; it is the eye. What people see and how people see it has everything to do with power." - Alok Vaid-Menon

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Beyond the Gender Binary | Alok Vaid-Menon
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"The days that I feel most beautiful are the days that I am most afraid." - Alok Vaid-Menon

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Loveless | Alice Oseman
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Woosah! It's been a hot minute. Life went up in flames fam. I've read a little here and there but mostly was busy inside my mind and in my life trying to figure things out. I went to pick up kindle to read and felt like this is a good representation of my reading life. But I'm back at it! Starting in with Loveless by Alice Oseman - thank goodness I also checked out the audio book! 😅

Nute Welcome back to Litsy! You were missed. Glad that time and life is allowing reading to happen again.🙂 2mo
RegineReads @Nute Thank you! I missed being here, and I'm happy to be back and reading again ☺️! 2mo
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Mental health struck me down for awhile, but I'm back with this to help me focus the way I'm enjoying my reading!

ImperfectCJ This book completely exploded my TBR. 12mo
RegineReads @ImperfectCJ lol! I already have so many, I need to update litsy... but there's no such thing as too many TBR me thinks 😎🤣 12mo
ImperfectCJ @RegineReads A burgeoning TBR is an excellent thing, in my opinion. :-) 12mo
BookDadGirlDad I marked up this book like crazy. 11mo
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Thick: And Other Essays | Tressie McMillan Cottom
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"Big Beauty is just negging without the slimy actor. The constant destabilization of self is part and parcel of beauty's effectiveness as a social construct"

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Thick: And Other Essays | Tressie McMillan Cottom

"At every turn, black women have been categorically excluded from being expert performers of persuasive speech act like in the public that adjudicated our humanity."

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The story in this is so interesting, I was originally enthralled by the world. However, it reads like an action movie! I can see how that might be why the book is so popular, and I love a good action scene, but for me it's difficult to deal with for most of a book. There are other reasons why I bailed, but, the overall writing style isn't for me. I'm super excited for the movies though, this seems like it was written with a screen in mind!

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Playing in the Dark | Toni Morrison

"Through the simple expedient of demonizing and reifying the range of color on a pallette, American Africanism makes it possible to say and not say, to inscribe and erase, to escape and engage, to act out and act on, to historicize and render timeless. It provides a way of contemplating chaos and civilization, desire and fear, and a mechanism for testing the problems and blessings of freedom."

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I'm so excited to finally start this! Let a new adventure begin 🤓😁!

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Black Sun | Rebecca Roanhorse
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What a huge, sweeping world! Stories all encompassing and interwoven in such enthralling ways. I can only say that I need book two to hurry up and get here so I can know what happens; anymore would be too much. The audible performance was stunning, btw. Highly recommend!

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Reading Modern Tarot by Michelle Tea, referencing Seventy Eight Degrees of Wisdom by Rachel Pollock, and cracking open my birthday gift of Lisa Sterle's Modern Witch Tarot Journal. Insomnia sucks but Tarot honestly helps, it helps in all facets of my life to reflect and look inward ❤.

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Playing in the Dark | Toni Morrison
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This year has been hellish for me in my struggle with mental health. Just awful. Joining this book club (SBG) was my step back into the world of enjoying books and socializing and it really helped me ❤ I never would have picked up something like Playing in the Dark on my own, but I love it so far and I'm so happy it was the exploration track pick this month. I started writing again this past year as well, and this book speaks to my love of both.

Nute One of the best things that we can do when challenged by life and health is find our way back to good things that give us peace and comfort. I‘m happy that literature has landed solidly at your hands and before your eyes again.🙂 And, oh, the joy it must bring to be writing! BTW - where did you get that bookmark? 13mo
RegineReads @Nute You are so kind ❤ Thank you, and me too!! Literature is so healing. I purchased the bookmark from Smart Brown Girl bookclub shop! #notsponsored lol, my bestie says when I love something I sound like an ad :P It's black woman run and the woman who runs it is an intelligent bamf. If you're looking for a book club I recommend you check it out! If not, the shop has bookmarks and postcards, I'm a stationary lover so I got the bundle lol! 13mo
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Playing in the Dark | Toni Morrison
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"Writing and reading are not all that distinct for a writer. Both exercises require being alert and ready for unaccountable beauty, for the intricateness of simple elegance in the writer's imagination, for the world that imagination evokes."

Nute Yes! 13mo
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Black Sun | Rebecca Roanhorse

"'Usually,' Xiala said carefully, 'when someone describes a man as harmless, he ends up being a villain.'"

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Freshwater | Akwaeke Emezi
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Spoilers = Trigger warnings! The first five chapters are like diving face first into culture mixed with uncommon experience, and so it might be hard to get into. But once you let go of trying to fit this story into your world view, and accept the story as its own unique experience, it picks up. It sucks you in. Beautiful prose that swirls up from the page like art. Trigger warnings apply: Sexual Assault, self harm, disordered eating, suicide.

TheKidUpstairs Great review! I'm so intrigued... 1y
RegineReads @TheKidUpstairs oh, yay! It's my first time reviewing, so it caught your eye :). If you give it a read, I would love to hear what you think! 1y
RegineReads @TheKidUpstairs *so I'm glad it caught your eye 1y
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"People who feel compelled to flaunt all laws remain as bound to those laws as the person who follows them blindly".

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Freshwater | Akwaeke Emezi
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Reading challenging (as of now, the writing is sweeping metaphors and similes in the context of an unfamiliar place and unfamiliat cultures - beautiful but definitely challenging) texts is always a bit of a messy affair for me...🤓

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" ... People edging out other people to make money buying and selling something invisible just sounds like rich-people problems."

Yup! ?

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Freshwater | Akwaeke Emezi
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My first #smartbrowngirl book club read! 💁🏾‍♀️

Nute Welcome to Litsy! It‘s a warm and friendly community. I know that you will enjoy yourself here. I‘m looking forward to getting to know you!🙂 14mo
RegineReads @Nute Thank you for such a warm welcome 💕 14mo
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