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Tammygrrrl
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"We homeless ones will find our home, though it may take a walk through the wilderness of unmet desire to get there. It may take exposing the hollowness of our own desire to know the satisfaction of the wild love of God."

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Will and Whit | Laura Lee Gulledge
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This graphic novel was amazing. The art work was beautiful and the dialogue was profound. I can't recommend it enough, especially for those who have experienced trauma, tragedy, or loss. Plus, there's Serenity and Doctor Who references, which makes it brilliant.

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Cardington Crescent | Anne Perry

"Mr. March, if gentlemen were to kill themselves every time a wife had a mild flirtation with someone else agreeable, London would be up to its waist in corpses, and the entire aristocracy would have died out centuries ago. In fact, they never would have made it past the crusades." #thomaspitt #tradesmanpoet

Texreader 😂😂😂 5y
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Comics artist Ellen Forney was diagnosed with bipolar just before her 30th birthday. Marbles is the story of her years-long journey to find stability through medication, yoga, and therapy. Her biggest fear is losing her creativity by being heavily medicated. Gripping story and stark ink drawings

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Library: An Unquiet History | Matthew Battles
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You know how our kids' schools are always asking for volunteers? I volunteered for the library so I wouldn't have to talk to anyone. I LOVE IT. Organizing all the shelves is the best therapy, I always feel energized afterwards. It is far from quiet though:) I still highly recommend it.

syasutake I do the same thing at my daughters' school. I find it meditative and relaxing. 6y
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The Mermaid Chair | Sue Monk Kidd
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Sue Monk Kidd is the kind of writer whose words you can't eat fast enough but leave you desperate for more. Her descriptions and turns of phrase are nothing short of magical and she translates the inner workings of the heart into pure poetry, the kind that makes you reel from the energy of the truth. I feel like I need to get my own copy and underline all the things.

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I'm not a huge DC fan, except Wonder Woman, but I LOVED this new Supergirl. The story was really engaging, and humorous, and the artwork was incredible. Can't wait to find Vol. 2!

queerbookreader WASNT IT MARVELOUS 6y
queerbookreader Especially the part where most of the few slides superman was in he was getting his ass beat by her 6y
Tammygrrrl @lemonlime799 YES!! She is bad ass!!! 6y
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Wonder Woman: Rise of the Olympian | Gail Simone, Aaron Lopresti, Bernard Chang
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I really enjoyed this graphic novel written by Gail Simone. It was engaging and at times humorous. It's rare to find a female comics writer although hopefully that will keep changing.

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"Humans become little isolated clusters on their isolated planets." I finally read it! I feared losing my #geekcred so I found the most beautiful copy I could to make it irresistible. Silken bookmark, gilded pages, and impressive heft. I liked it a lot. I especially loved the strength and power of the women. Are the other Dune books worth reading?

Dragon I only read the first three and felt the first book was the best 6y
moranadatter What a gorgeous edition! When my partner found out I had only read Dune, he let me know he thinks it's a crime I haven't read more of the series. 6y
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"Adverse Childhood Experiences change the architecture of our brains and the health of our immune systems. They trigger and sustain inflammation in both body and brain, and they influence our overall physical health and longevity long into adulthood." It makes so much sense now.

BarbaraTheBibliophage I really loved this book. It's a heavy topic but I learned so much! 6y
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Tammygrrrl
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I think I need to read all these again. #workplacebooks #septphotochallenge #CMOSforever #amwriting

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I think I need to read all these again. #workplacebooks #septphotochallenge #CMOSforever #amwriting

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I love that we get a little more of Firefly in these graphic novels. Joss's name on the cover is all you need to know it's gonna be good, and it has the same Whedon witticisms we've come to love and expect. #browncoatsforever

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I just deleted my review accidentally. And I really liked that one. I'll try to remember it tomorrow. And I'll try not to cry.

Texreader Argh! Hate that! I sympathize! 6y
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Saga, Volume 3 | Brian K Vaughan
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I want to love Saga like everyone else does, but I get tired of random weird sexual things thrown in to the stories, not just in Saga, but some others. Robot orgy? Not a fan. The art is absolutely beautiful and I love the narration from the future, I just get bored with gratuitous sex scenes that seem superfluous. It's distracting, just not in a good way. *wink*

readinginthedark I've only read Vol. 1, but I kind of see what you mean. Normally I really look through each panel to make sure I don't miss anything, but on those parts I just read through the dialogue and move on without looking too intently at the pictures. 😆 6y
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The Bell Jar | Sylvia Plath
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This is one of my favorite books set at a college. I'm new to this #funphotofriday thing but I really like it.

eastbaykate The cover art is awesome.❤️📖❤️ 6y
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Becoming Human | Jean Vanier
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Jean Vanier is one of the deepest, most profound writers I know. He started the L'Arche communities for intellectually disabled people so they could live with others and feel like part of a family. There are over 100 homes all over the world and he writes about his experiences with these people he has invited in, and how THEY have caused him to grow and change and become more human.

Louise Sounds similar to the impulse of Karl König, who founded the Camphill Communities that are now around the world. Have added to TBR list! ? 6y
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Agent of S. W. O. R. D. | Brian Michael Bendis, Alex Maleev
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I really enjoyed this book. It contains issues 1-7 and even though I haven't read Spider-Woman that much, it stands alone as well. Her parents were agents of HYDRA and her father injected her with radioactive venom to give her powers. This series opens with her being freed after a kidnapping and her identity had been stolen by a Skrull shape-shifting crazy woman who did all kinds of terrible things as Jessica Drew. The artwork is very striking.

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Silk Vol. 1: Sinister | Robbie Thompson
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I love literary humor and I especially appreciate it in a comic.

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Mockingbird Vol. 1: I Can Explain | Chelsea Cain, Kate Niemczyk
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This is Agents of SHIELD member Bobbi Morse's alter ego. There have been a bunch of great female-led comics the past few years and this is one of them.

queerbookreader Thank you for the tag!! 6y
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Girlchild: A Novel | Tupelo Hassman
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My #funfridayphoto is of Rory Hemdrix from Girlchild. She's born into ruin and finds her way out. Rory's been told she is one of the "third-generation bastards surely on the road to whoredom." I can relate. This book was so good it inspired me to write a poem based on it. If anyone wants to read it, let me know!

Mayread Post it! 6y
Tammygrrrl @Skiles I think it's too long. There's a character limit isn't there? :( 6y
Mayread @Tammygrrrl Screenshot it in columns? 6y
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Inheritance Trilogy | N K Jemisin
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Hanging out at the Chicago Comic Con enjoying a panel discussion on diversity in pop culture. One of the panelists recommended this trilogy by a woman of color. Another panel I went to was about using comics in the classroom.

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Tammygrrrl
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I loved the artwork in this, but I was alternately disturbed and intrigued. It was dark and unsettling, I'm not sure how I feel about it. The language was beautiful and the author's story about writing it was sad and informed the tone of the book. Has anyone read this? What did you think? I especially am interested in hearing thoughts on the Minno parts. @Liberty

BookishMarginalia Hadn't heard of this before. 6y
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Tammygrrrl
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When I was 13 I was walking home from the library reading The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe and walked headfirst into a pole. I regret nothing. #amreading #alwaysreading #readinghurts #butitsworthit

OSChamberlain 😭😭😭 oh man that's so good 6y
BookishFeminist 😂😂 OMG so true! And walking into things! Whenever I accidentally someone now they often assume and say STOP PLAYING POKEMON or STOP TEXTING and I'm like but I'm reading! It made at least one person laugh! 6y
Mayread That is flippin adorable. 6y
Yournewfriendsams I saw a kid run into a door while reading Harry Potter the other day. He was so embarrassed but I wanted to go tell him, right-on little dude!! 6y
Louise Love it! 😆 6y
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The Arm of the Starfish | Madeleine L'Engle
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Happy National Book Lovers Day!! This is Edgar Allen Crow and he is perched atop my hardcover Madeleine L'Engle collection on invisible shelves. I've inducted my daughter, Phoenix, into her own love of L'Engle and it makes me incredibly happy, especially when A Wind in the Door was required reading and my girl got to tell her teacher she already read it. My work is done.

maximoffs This book is one of my all time favorites! 6y
MrBook All of that is just grand! Edgar, the books, the shelves, the lighting. Work it! 😊👍🏻👏🏻 6y
Louise Gifting a child with wonder. . . Great parenting! 6y
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Tammygrrrl
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Anyone near Chicago? David Duchovny is doing a reading and signing at Wilson Abbey in Uptown. I don't know if I ever want to see him if he's not being Mulder.

MrBook 😂👍🏻 6y
GinaAnderson I'm in Chicago. I'd go if this were in my neighborhood but Uptown...that's far. I'd have to cross Fullerton. 😜 6y
Tammygrrrl @GinaAnderson Are you serious? Where are you? 6y
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GinaAnderson @Tammygrrrl I'm in Wicker Park (well, East Village, really). You? 6y
Tammygrrrl @GinaAnderson I'm in Uptown. It's lovely this time of year. You really should visit. 6y
GinaAnderson I actually lived there 20 years ago--Wilson and Clark. It's better there now. 6y
Tammygrrrl @GinaAnderson I'm at Wilson and Sheridan! 6y
GinaAnderson Red line stop! 6y
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Tammygrrrl
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I may be biased since I HAVE AN ESSAY IN IT (!) but this book is a gorgeous collection of raw stories about love, loss, faith, grief, redemption, hope, courage, and grace.

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I loved this story of a girl and her cat surviving on a hostile planet for three years after completing a mission. They pass the time rebuilding a robot and trying not to tangle with two warring tribes. She is plucky and endearing. Highly recommended.

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The Night Bookmobile | Audrey Niffenegger
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I started reading it and realized that it takes place in my neighborhood! And the library where I got the book is the library in the book! Very well done story and illustrations.

BookBabe Awesome! I dig Audrey Niffenegger. 👍🏻 6y
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"I like grown people. Baby animals. I watch that bouncing internet goat video, like, three times a week. I just . . . never wanted to be a mom. You know?"

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Harriet the Spy | Louise Fitzhugh
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"Life is a struggle, and a good spy goes in there and fights." ~Harriet the Spy Anyone else have literary tattoos? Please share!

ramyasbookshelf Such a cool tattoo! Love it! 6y
MissSarahLou I love this! 😍 6y
Weave What a fantastic tattoo! xx 6y
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Chessa 😍😍😍 6y
Ammar25 It looks really good 6y
Bookgirl96 Love! 6y
CherylDeFranceschi 💜💜💜 6y
kdwinchester How cool is this?!! 6y
Imagineannie Oh!!!!!! 6y
WordWaller OMG I want a book tattoo so bad. Thinking of a stack of books somewhere 6y
ContraryMary I have a deathly hallows tattoo and a raven cycle tattoo, and on Friday I'm getting a stack of books! 6y
Yossarian That's great! 6y
BookTent This was one of my favourite books when I was younger. Very cool! 6y
Paiger1979 I want a bookish tattoo sooo bad!! I love this! 6y
queerbookreader I have Harry Potter tattoos 😝 6y
DiruVamp I have a Harry Potter tattoo! 6y
JessReads I am so here for literary tattoos! I have a Marilynne Robinson quote tattooed on my arm. 6y
meghankoneill Love literary tattoos! And that book 👍🏻 6y
Annl I have a tree with all my favorite things, one of them being a book! 6y
BookJunkie429 No literary tattoos yet. I want a quote from HP, but I don't know where to put it.. 6y
Bookish_penguin Yes!! I've got the we are infinite quote from perks of being a wallflower on my back. 6y
LitTraveler I have "always" and a doe..I'm sure you can guess where that's from lol 6y
WhatStaceyReads @BookJunkie429 I want a Harry Potter tattoo as well but there are so many good quotes and images, it's hard to decide! 6y
Iowalibrarychick I love this sooooooo much!!!! Harriet the Spy was my favorite book!!! 6y
[DELETED] 3517561138 I have the albatross and "courage dear heart" from Voyage of the Dawn Treader on my wrist. And a big stack of 7 books on my back. 6y
Neenamara My bff and I have matching tattoos that say friend in Elvish. 6y
Soubhiville I have a Where the Wild Things Are tattoo. It was my first. I also have a tattoo taken from the scrollwork on the inside cover of my very old Shakespeare's complete works. 6y
shereeleigh Love Harriet! Read the book 18 times as a kid and signed the inside cover after each read. :)! 6y
BookJunkie429 @WhatStaceyReads I agree, I have it narrowed down to 2 quotes I love the most. I want all the images, so I might end up with a sleeve someday. Lol! 6y
Libricseculum Aww, how beautiful 💕 6y
WhatStaceyReads @BookJunkie429 I have such good ideas for a sleeve but I'm not brave enough to actually do it. 6y
Gayan I am planning on having the first line of Helter Skelter put on my arm. It's my favorite book. "It was so quiet, one of the killers would later say, you could almost hear the sound of ice rattling in cocktail shakers in the homes way down the canyon." 6y
booklust 'So it goes' on my wrist. It's a nice reminder from my favourite author #vonnegut 6y
Ladytartan I have a Jane Eyre tattoo on my left arm! There's a picture on my page. Love literary tattoos! 6y
KarenaFagan I have four literary tattoos. Five if you count comics since I also have the non compliant icon from Bitch Planet. 6y
Foragingfantasy I will have one soon. 😍 6y
Karli It's on my agenda!!! 6y
misswendyd So so great. 6y
horriblehoggle This is great!! I have a Dark Tower tattoo - a quote from the Gunslinger. 6y
Ammie I have a stack of books because I couldn't pick just one! 6y
RyInWonderland I have three Alice's Adventures in Wonderland tattoos! 6y
Ubergeekygirl I hope to get a Pride and Prejudice tattoo soon! 6y
jpmcwisemorgan My best friend and I got literary best friend tattoos. She has After all this time? and I have Always. We met later in life, she's my sister from another mother, and we watched some of the later HPs together. Even though we're in different states we're always together. 6y
Hgahagan Oh my god I want that tattoo!!! 6y
OverMyColdCoffee I have a tattoo of V (from V for Vendetta) and the quote 'Vi veri veniversum vivus vici' underneath. 6y
emmanoble I have a Pride & Prejudice tattoo ! 6y
Austyn I have a Nancy Drew tattoo :) 6y
BookNerdBritt Love it! Harriet the Spy was my favorite book as a kid. I have a Harry Potter tattoo, and I know someone with a Hunger Games one and someone else with a Green Eggs and Ham one 🤓 6y
Julian.Wotherspoon I'm designing one based on "do you suppose she is a wild flower" and am also considering getting a little oyster from 'the walrus and the carpenter' ... Because I'm obsessed with wonderland apparently ? 6y
Jenna95 I have one from my favourite books of my childhood - "The world is quiet here" from A Series of Unfortunate Events ? 6y
Brandilarsen I love your Harriet the Spy tattoo! 6y
McFarchie I have 'Everything was beautiful and nothing hurt' from Slaughterhouse Five 6y
McFarchie I also have 'write drunk ; edit sober' with Ernest Hemingway's signature 6y
Aimee I have "sweet are the uses of adversity"- Shakespeare 6y
Jgotham An entire arm sleeve of batman graphic novels 😜 6y
Krisjericho Mine is just a book. I couldn't narrow it down. 😂 6y
jess-reading A deathly hallows symbol for me! 6y
MizLit Coming soon: Edward Gorey's Dracula bat. Two for one! 6y
MagpieBricolage Imogene from Imogene's Antlers and a quote from A. A. Milne. More work being done soon! 6y
Kitta I have a nightingale and a rose from Oscar Wilde's short story on my arm 🌹 6y
Stella_Stiletto I have portraits of Jane Austen and Zelda Fitzgerald on my shoulders. 6y
User1234456 I have a candle that looks like it was just burnt out with a strawberry handkerchief draped over the side for Othello 6y
RayneBow I want to get a bookworm. ❤️ 6y
Wildcatvet I have the three stars that are on the top corners of each page of the Harry Potter series on my wrist. 6y
dylanisreading I have the shark from The Raw Shark Texts, a stack of books, and a symbol from a Jonathan Safran Foer story. 6y
bibliophilereviews @Stella_Stiletto now those are impressive!!! 6y
SpiritFireandDew @Einin I would love to see your Imogene! I LOVE that book and have considered a tattoo of her as well! 6y
Kellybeth I have some Moomins in an outdoor library that is soon to be colored and will eventually be at least a half sleeve of children's book characters. I have a tortoise and a matryoshka reading books. 6y
Merril_Speck I have "because survival is insufficient" on my left forearm (I'm a huge Emily St. John Mandel fan!) 6y
Bookwm85forever I have a pile of books with a teapot on my upper thigh. 6y
frankie I have a flower that is supposed to be a reference to Baudelaire's "Fleurs du Mal" 6y
LA_Mead Love this! If I was brave enough to get a tattoo it would be this. 6y
LizGotauco My next tat will be literary, by I can't decide between the signs from The Dark is Rising, an HP tat, or an Edward Gorey cat. 6y
howifeelaboutbooks Love this!! I have a John Cheever quote. Most of my tats are music-related, but I need more booklove on my skin! 6y
Emm0921 Yes! I have an HP tat ⚡️😁 6y
Keegz63 Yep I have one - a book nymph copied from an original antique woodcut, on my calf :) 6y
TayTayTracyHarrison I myself do not have any literary tattoos but a friend of my has a sleeve of her favourite children's book characters in progress. There are Sneetches and Noddy and the Pigeon that I can remember. 6y
Thepetitereader Love Harriet the Spy. She introduced me to reading when I was very young! 6y
robynpetrik So gorgeous!! 6y
KafkaKitten I've got a line from Bukowski's "Everything" on my ribs and a Murakami-inspired cat on my leg :) 6y
sup_nikki "The typewriter is holy" down my right forearm. Thank you for reminding me that I've been meaning to read Harriet for years! 6y
Tina After reading The Language of Flowers, I got a tattoo on my shoulder of the three flowers which represent faith, hope and love. 6y
Harmony I have an open book that says "Reading is dreaming with open eyes" 6y
MarissaKennerson I don't but Harriet is an all time favorite! 6y
Hearthandhammer I have an ampersand on my wrist. &❤️ 6y
msmcfaul I have Nancy Drew & Ramona, with Louis the swan and Pippi to come as a sleeve on my left arm!! 6y
BookBabe I was so obsessed with Harriet the Spy as a kid! ❤️ 6y
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