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WanderingBookaneer

Joined May 2016

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Nutmegnc Me, too!! 2w
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Like a House on Fire | Lauren McBrayer
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Dang this book.
I resent it and love it at the same time.

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Sundial | Catriona Ward
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Reader, I bought it.

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(I was getting ready for work.)

squirrelbrain Such a good book! ❤️❤️❤️ 3w
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In Waves | A. J. Dungo
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Part history of the early days of surfing, part graphic memoir about the love of the author‘s life, and the dawning realization that grief and the ocean share commonalities.

StaceGhost Beautiful 4w
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Playing with Myself | Randy Rainbow
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Who knew that the man who has brought so many tears of laughter to my eyes, would make me cry?

“Somewhere Only We Know” - When you get to that part, you might understand why.

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Playing with Myself | Randy Rainbow
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Kdgordon88 Stacked! Randy is a national treasure who helped me survive the 4 years of the cheeto. 1mo
Nutmegnc Same! I‘ve seen him live, too!! He‘s so talented!! 1mo
TheLudicReader Love him. Those videos! 1mo
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Frankenstein | Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
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Readergrrl Ooh! 🖤 Frankenstein! I just mentioned this great book yesterday even though I haven‘t thought of it since September. This makes the third time in 24 hours that I‘ve heard mention of it from unrelated sources! Must mean it‘s time for a reread! 1mo
wanderinglynn 😆😆😆 1mo
BethM This is perfection! 3w
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It‘s here!

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The Book of Cold Cases | Simone St. James
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LeahBergen 🤣🤣 1mo
sherri Ha! I'm reading this, too. 1mo
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(Un)Popular Vote | Jasper Sanchez
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TheBookHippie 💯 1mo
Readergrrl Perfect, if bittersweet, sentiment. 1mo
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(Un)Popular Vote | Jasper Sanchez
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I‘d been inching closer to identifying as nonbinary, but I was struggling to embrace they/them pronouns for myself. This quote made me realize that I can be nonbinary and use she/her pronouns.

So I‘m officially coming out as nonbinary. Still she/her.

Aims42 ♥️♥️♥️♥️ 1mo
BeckyWithTheGoodBooks ❤️❤️❤️❤️ I support you! 1mo
Kenyazero Glad you're finding pronouns that fit right for you! It's tough feeling like you have to have the same experience as everyone else to claim a lable for yourself that you know fits you. 1mo
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AbigailJaneBlog Yaas love to see people being true to themselves. I'm glad you've found the lable that fits you 1mo
xicanti ❤️ 1mo
rachelsbrittain Love this! And congrats to you 🥰💛 1mo
ravenlee Congratulations, and good on you for finding your own comfort zone. Your rules are the ones that matter! 1mo
ozma.of.oz Thank you for sharing this with us! 💛🤍💜🖤 1mo
Bookzombie ❤️❤️❤️ 1mo
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Matilda / Matilda | Roald Dahl
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The roller derby / literary mashup I did not know I needed. (Posted on Instagram by JammerCandy.)

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I Kissed Shara Wheeler | Casey McQuiston
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Mehso-so

I didn‘t love this one.

I was into it at first. Chloe gave me Maeve (Sex Education) vibes because she seemed to be a smart rebel who flaunted archaic rules. I was curious about Shara‘s disappearance and the scavenger hunt she sent Chloe, Smith, and Rory.

As the book progressed I realized that Chloe was just self-centered and immature and that Shara was a Regina George wannabe.

I wanted to love this book because I love the author, but alas.

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Bookzombie I‘m sad they went for the movie, but I ugly cried at the end of the book and the movie. Maybe I will reread this one. 🤔 1mo
WanderingBookaneer @Bookzombie : I told @BookishMarginalia that I was going to reread it as well. I can‘t believe it‘s been 10 years. 1mo
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It‘s here! 🇵🇷🏳️‍⚧️ #poetry

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One Last Stop | Casey McQuiston
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One Last Stop | Casey McQuiston
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sprainedbrain 😍 1mo
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Paris in the Spring with Picasso | Marjorie Priceman, Joan Yolleck
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First you try to erase their relationship and then you write this dialogue.

Suet624 Seriously. 🙄 1mo
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Paris in the Spring with Picasso | Marjorie Priceman, Joan Yolleck
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Well hello, kitty!

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This chapter broke me a bit. I‘ll post a spoiler in the comments.

WanderingBookaneer I have so many trans friends that have been hurt in love because people are just with them “in spite” of them being trans. Their hearts have been broken time and time again by people who don‘t want to date or have a serious relationship with a trans person. Iris should‘ve swallowed her pride. If she‘d really loved him, she would‘ve said the words even if he wasn‘t ready to hear them. 2mo
WanderingBookaneer Then again, he would‘ve just been devastated in a different way. 2mo
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I was expecting snarky pop culture and was instead captivated by a candid, at times heartbreaking, memoir whose threads were woven throughout with iconic moments in Sapphic* pop culture.

*or moments that we perceived as Sapphic.

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wanderinglynn 🤣🤣🤣 2mo
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KristiAhlers Is it really that good? I‘ve picked it up and put it down so many times! I really should commit I guess. Everyone seems to love it. 2mo
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Ten Steps to Nanette | Hannah Gadsby
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I downloaded it this morning!

JamieArc Ahhh! I need this! I just can‘t decide whether to do audio or print. It seems obvious audio would be best, and then I‘m sure I will love it so much I have to buy it. 2mo
wanderinglynn I can‘t wait to read this! She is fabulous. 2mo
WanderingBookaneer @JamieArc : I‘m doing both. If you‘re thinking of one then definitely audio would be the way to go. 2mo
britt_brooke Finished this yesterday. So good! 1mo
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The Library Book | Alberto Manguel
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Dinner with s friend at the scrumptious The Library restaurant in St. Petersburg, FL.

Karisa Yum! 2mo
Bookzombie Those drinks look so good! 2mo
WanderingBookaneer @Bookzombie : Jalapeño Margarita and Hibiscus Margarita 2mo
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vivastory I love Jalapeño Margarita. Looks delightful! 2mo
Soubhiville Oooo, yummy! 2mo
Chrissyreadit They both look delicious! 2mo
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How to Heal a Gryphon | Meg Cannistra
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How to Heal a Gryphon | Meg Cannistra
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Bookzombie Love this cover! 2mo
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BethM Hahahahahaha 2mo
vivastory Nor am I a llama in red pajamas 🤣 2mo
Branwen I'm also not a mouse who has been given a cookie. Very disappointing! 😁 2mo
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KatieDid927 Lmaoo 2mo
julesG 🤣🤣 2mo
Bookwormjillk 😂😂😂 2mo
sprainedbrain 😂😂😂 2mo
Bookzombie 😂😂 2mo
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A Three Dog Problem | Sj Bennett
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After reading Olga Dies Dreaming I needed a light, entertaining read. I knew this series would provide it and I stayed up way past my bedtime to finish it.

janeycanuck I‘m so glad this has turned into a series! 2mo
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Olga Dies Dreaming | Xochitl Gonzalez
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My own heart was bursting with pride. I remember I was on vacation in Europe and couldn‘t wait to connect to Wi-Fi to see if the protests were successful.

The day the governor, who we all knew to be a murderer (I‘m not joking: When he was a teenager he was driving drunk, killed a mother and her son, and didn‘t stay on the scene to face the consequences of his actions), was ousted tears of joy streamed down my face.

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Olga Dies Dreaming | Xochitl Gonzalez
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When I read books with Puerto Rican characters there will inevitably come a moment when the author writes some thing that shows me they are not as well-versed in Puerto Rican culture as they think they are. Not just that, but also that no Puerto Rican editor or sensitivity reader got their hands on the book prior to publication. It just happened with this one.

KatieDid927 I wasn‘t aware of the inconsistencies but I‘m not surprised. This book wasn‘t my fave. 2mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Ugh! I‘m so sorry, I just feel we should be better at this by now. With the internet and global connections, it‘s so easy to ask, research, get proof readers, etc. 2mo
julesG 🙈 I wonder why this keeps happening. Can't be that difficult to fact-check something in our globalised world. 2mo
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BookwormAHN Sometimes it's the little things that can piss you off the most 🤦🏼‍♀️ 2mo
TheBookHippie 🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️UGH. 2mo
TheBookHippie @julesG SERIOUSLY ! It‘s happened a lot in my reading lately! Did all the editors quit?! 2mo
julesG @TheBookHippie Probably. I've also noticed that most books have well-edited first chapters, another one in the middle and, with luck, two or three at the end. The rest, more often than not, is unedited 2mo
TheBookHippie @julesG I‘ve noticed that as well. Grammar and well known facts you can simply google are incorrect. I figure the book is unedited or I‘ve really become snobbish! 🤦🏻‍♀️😂 2mo
Vansa Oh I couldn't even finish this book. The writer has long rants about injustice, colonialism and so on, but also brags about underpaying an artisan and turning a quick profit. I found it unreadable. 2mo
Vansa This happens with books set in India as well, and even by Indian writers who live abroad. Extremely irritating 2mo
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Terrazo | Abelardo Daz Alfaro
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Another Puerto Rican literary sticker in my water bottle features two works by Puerto Rican author Abelardo Díaz Alfaro: Terrazo and Mi isla soñada.

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If you‘ve seen my previous post today you realize I‘ve been reading in my hammock. I‘m about to pack things up for the evening when I grabbed my water bottle and saw my Julia the Burgos sticker. I decided to give some Litsy love to the beloved Puerto Rican poet.

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Clarence the Copy Cat | Patricia Lakin
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Y‘all should know by now that I have a soft spot for cats… And libraries. This book combines both so, yeah, I‘m gonna give it a good rating. It was a fun read.

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I do so love picture book biographies! This one about Edwin Hubble, is no exception. I‘m embarrassed to admit that I knew nothing of the man whose name graces the famous telescope. Thankfully, this book has remedy that!

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The Glorious Impossible | Madeleine L'Engle
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I am not a religious person, but I could not pass up this book in which Madeline L‘Engle, inspired by Giotto‘s frescoes in the Scrovegni Chapel, retells the story of Jesus Christ‘s life.

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1. This is a delightful book, not just because of its darling illustrations, but also because of the story it tells.
2. Had y‘all heard of Corita Kent? I hadn‘t and I am in love with her style and how ahead of her times she was.
3. I‘m off to seek more books about her life.

kspenmoll Corita Kent painted a water tank on a highway going south of Boston - I loved passing it by when Driving to the Cape. 2mo
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This is my favorite type of book to use at my middle school classes: Twelve students present science-fair style presentation on a variety of topics that affect Native Nations. This book serves as a springboard for anyone who wants to learn more about these topic.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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I didn‘t love this one, but I just realized it may be because this is where the story starts. We don‘t get to see any of the journey that led him to the realization that he is trans and the reader is dropped into this world where he starts to come out, his girlfriend outs him, and he faces a transphobic bully—all while navigating his Senior year of high school.

#FirstLineFridays

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The Cartographers | Peng Shepherd
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Puzzle pieces are clicking together and revealing their shape. 🧩

Aims42 I couldn‘t put the book down after this part! 🗺🧭🔎 Enjoy!! 2mo
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