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StephAuteri

StephAuteri

Joined April 2016

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Ramona Blue by Julie Murphy
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Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow
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Drama | Raina Telgemeier
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This delightful graphic novel took me back to my high school musical days. :)

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Well I guess I'm gonna have to read all of Rat Queens now.

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Lumberjanes Vol. 4 | Shannon Watters
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Started getting sleepy and decided to wrap up my evening with some hardcore lady types. I think this is my favorite volume since the first one.

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Now that I'm done with my library book, I'm back to dog-earing this one. I so badly want to engage in and create my own immersion journalism and this book is thus far smart and compelling and inspiring.

MrBook This book! This feline!!! 😻😻😻😻 3y
StephAuteri @MrBook: I'm tickled by the fact that this sticker was clearly modeled after my cat. 3y
MrBook 🙈😹👏🏻🙌🏻 3y
LauraBeth I love your cat's face 😻 3y
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This book gives a glimpse of life lived at the mercy of internalized racism, in much the same way Claudia Rankine's Citizen does. Except this book is also knock-you-on-your-ass funny. There were passages I longed to underline on every page but, alas, it was a library book. I think I might need to own this one.

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Spending my evening with this awesome book and this awesome cat.

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Giddy for this one.

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Owl Babies | Martin Waddell
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On the evenings I go out, my daughter waits up for me and then, upon my return, requests we read Owl Babies together. For those who aren't familiar, it's about a mom who disappears in the night, and about the babies who await her return. ... My 2-year-old is legit guilt tripping me. (P.S. Tonight, for International Women's Day, I went to my local bookstore to sing resistance songs with a brand new choir.)

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I took this book up to Kripalu with me, figuring I'd achieve enlightenment while simultaneously seeking out my dharma. ;) But I was too damn busy to read the book!

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Speak | Laurie Halse Anderson

Watching the movie is not nearly as gratifying as reading the book. But I suppose that's usually the case.

ProfReader I can‘t wait to read this book. 12mo
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I haven't finished a book in what feels like weeks, but I'm really enjoying this memoir on sexism within (and without) the photojournalism field. It's a backlist title I picked up after reading an old 2013 article of hers in the Nation.

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Nimona | Noelle Stevenson
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Delightful. Silly. Fun. Unexpected. Want more! ::grabby hands::

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Dumplin' | Julie Murphy
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::whispers:: Willowdean is my hero.

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Dumplin' | Julie Murphy
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I am so fully charmed by this book.

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Curled up in bed with a book (and a headache) after refreshing Twitter all morning. Today I hibernate. Tomorrow I march. After that, I keep doing everything I can.

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Pretty excited about this ARC that came in the mail yesterday.

Melwilk What a cutie 😊 3y
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This book was fun, funny, and entertaining. But I feel as if it definitely opened with his strongest piece, making it impossible for any of the subsequent essays to live up to the hilarity.

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Phoebe and Her Unicorn | Dana Simpson
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Cute. Undoubtedly amusing. A girl version of Calvin and Hobbes. I think my daughter will totally dig it someday.

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Love Is Love | Phil Jimenez
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I only recently started reading comics (when I discovered the feminist ones), and now I feel like it's all I read. Obviously, I needed this gorgeous comic anthology created after the Orlando Pulse shooting. It had me in tears on nearly every page.

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My parents bought me this posthumously published collection of Conroy's blog posts and speeches because I fell for his work by filching their books when I was younger. Interesting to see that his books are the embodiment of the man himself, all superlatives and the overuse of the word "love." But a full book? More than I needed.

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I really hadn't expected to enjoy this quite so much, but I am LOLing my ass off.

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Saga, Vol. 1 | Brian K. Vaughan
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Welp. I definitely need to know what happens next. Onward to the comic store!

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Saga, Vol. 1 | Brian K. Vaughan
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A new friend gifted me the first volume of Saga, and I am immediately in love ❤️.

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I'm Just a Person | Tig Notaro
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Tig Notaro is just such a pro at breaking your heart and then, when you least expect it, making the joke that will elicit surprised yet authentic laughter. This was a quick, gratifying read. Plus it reminded me that I need to make time to finish watching One Mississippi.

Christine Thanks for reminding me to read this (and yes do finish One Mississippi! Loved it.)! 3y
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Luckily, I'm always reading more than one book at once.

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Alexander Hamilton | Ron Chernow
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I already know this book will take me awhile to get through (though it is immediately engaging), but Lusa is making it impossible.

CherylDeFranceschi Cat Inspector #41 says not now! 😸 3y
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Lumberjanes Vol. 1 | Grace Ellis, Noelle Stevension
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I see everyone posting their best-of-2016 lists, so I guess I'll share mine, too. http://www.stephauteri.com/2016/12/30/my-24-favorite-reads-of-2016/

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Kindred | Octavia E. Butler
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Just going to start a liiiiitle bit of my next read before I force myself to go to bed.

Reviewsbylola 😍😍😍 3y
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Speak | Laurie Halse Anderson
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Aaaaaand I just finished it because I couldn't not finish it because it was that gripping and true and heartbreaking and insightful and I know I'm late to this party but if you haven't read it yet, you should. I'm fairly new to the YA bandwagon and this voice is something else. Like nothing else I've read.

kristenmcquinn Weird, one of my friends just mentioned this and I decided to read it. It's next up for me. 3y
ProfReader I can‘t wait to read this book. 12mo
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Speak | Laurie Halse Anderson
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I think maybe my bookish sweet spot is funny-heartbreaking.

ProfReader I can‘t wait to read this book. 12mo
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Speak | Laurie Halse Anderson
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Next pick from my Christmas haul.

Joybishoptx Great book 3y
Tanzy13 🐱 3y
ProfReader I can‘t wait to read this book. 12mo
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Giant Days Vol. 1 | John Allison
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I think I read about this comic in a @bookriot post about comics for fans of Lumberjanes. Or something. I put volume one on my wish list and received it for Christmas. Tore through it by the next morning. Lumberjanes is still my number one, but I still plan on buying every available volume of this comic immediately. Lovable and fierce female friends FTW.

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Giant Days Vol. 1 | John Allison
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Loooooooooong day finally over. Reading one of my new acquisitions before bed.

BookishMarginalia Enjoy it - Giant Days is so fun! 3y
[DELETED] 3560995899 Just read this recently! So good! 3y
StephAuteri I read the first two issues last night before bed, @Jaime13 and @BookishMarginalia and I am LOVING IT. 3y
[DELETED] 3560995899 @StephAuteri ooooh I've only read the first one. I heard of it from the BR comics channel - now I need to order the next one! 😍 3y
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Paper Girls Vol. 1 | Brian K. Vaughan
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This morning's book haul.

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This has pretty much been on my hold list since Book Riot Live. It's finally miiiiine!!!

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Just bought this because I have no self-control.

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Every Day | David Levithan
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At the National Sex Ed Conference, squeezing in reading between sessions.

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Startup: A Novel | Doree Shafrir
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Stayed up past my bedtime to read my ARC of Startup. A satire about the tech startup world--and the insidious tech bro--it felt both uncomfortably familiar and a whole lot of fun.

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I saw Tara Clancy speak on a panel at @bookriot Live and she made me laugh so hard my stomach hurt and tears were running down my face. And she was able to go from hilarious to heartbreaking in an instant. I immediately wanted to be her BFF, but instead I'm reading her memoir. I'll take what I can get.

BookBabe 😻 3y
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And I finished this one yesterday. (I know. Uplifting reading choice for the holidays). I'm fascinated by books on end-of-life care, a la Atul Gawande's Being Mortal, Paul Kalanithi's When Breath Becomes Air, and Ray Moynihan's Selling Sickness. This mix of memoir and investigative journalism was thoughtful and beautifully written. I borrowed it from the library, but will be picking up a copy for my permanent collection.

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I acquired this book at @bookriot Live after seeing the author speak on a panel about rewriting history. I don't read a *ton* of YA, but I really dug this story and am tempted to seek out her other work.

BookishMarginalia Her latest was nominated for a National Book Award: 3y
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Between Knocking on Heaven's Door (about end-of-life care) and Making Out Like a Virgin (about intimacy after trauma), much of my reading feels bleak. So I'm using this as a rallying call-like buffer. After basically the entirety of the @bookriot team raved about it, I picked it up at the Strand during Book Riot Live.

Matilda Forever noncompliant! 3y
StephAuteri @Matilda Oh my god I get it now. 3y
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Citizen: An American Lyric | Claudia Rankine
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Yup. I managed to finish two books today. I started this one last night and polished it off this morning when I was supposed to be feeding my toddler her breakfast. If you are not a POC and you think you know bigotry... you don't. This is required reading for those looking to read other voices in service of greater understanding and empathy.

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Though some pieces captured my imagination more than others, this collection of smart pieces showing various visions of feminist utopia was, as a whole, inspiring. Like a roadmap to a better life.

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Once read a piece by Butler in Creative Nonfiction, or maybe The Sun, on end-of-life decisions. I thought it was gorgeous and fascinating and thoughtful and I've been meaning to read this book ever since.

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At #bookriotlive and reading the Feminist Utopia Project while sitting in a beanbag chair I never want to get up from.

Chessa That sounds amazing! 3y
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Made for Love | Alissa Nutting
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I just blew through an egalley of this, and it was bizarre fun just like Tampa was bizarre fun. But I NEED TO KNOW: does anyone else feels as if this book is a bizarro-world parody of Fifty Shades?

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The Water Is Wide | Pat Conroy
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Next up. I was chatting with some fellow Pat Conroy enthusiasts when they discovered this was the only one I had yet to read.

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I picked this one up because I was so taken by the movie trailer, and I like to read the book before seeing the movie. The story itself was fun, of course, but what was most fascinating to me was how the author himself used found photographs to inspire and inform the book itself. It's like seeing the author's fingerprints on the finished work. Can't wait to read the next two.

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I'm starting to feel as if this book is what I needed Big Magic to be.

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