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Weaponxgirl

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Ive been teaching myself tarot for a while now and it‘s part of my self care routine.
This is a really good beginners guide to the tarot and I loved the authors voice. The personal style always helps me rather than just a dry here is what the meaning are.
If you want an accessible guide that won‘t make you feel like you are doing it wrong or taking it seriously enough but that still has morals this isn‘t a bad place to start at all.

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You Are What You Read | Jodie Jackson
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I needed this book. I haven‘t been reading much recently and I keep having to take breaks from the news but at the same time I feel guilty when I do as I need to be informed on things.
This book covers how the constant negative coverage of events by the media affects us. This is a call for constructive journalism, this doesn‘t mean not covering the bad stuff or just giving us fluffy good vibe news stories.

Weaponxgirl This is about covering the stories that give us solutions and what things are going well with the same standards of good journalism used when covering more negative stories from responsible media. 1mo
Weaponxgirl It also has suggestions on how to consume media consciously so as to get the most from it. I was quite happy to see how much I was already doing but it has given me a push to look at what I‘m consuming and how. If the media is getting on top of you I would happily recommend this one. It‘s made me feel a tiny bit better and able to carry on, I‘m also going to link to some stuff I like 1mo
Weaponxgirl https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/aug/14/why-tiny-belize-is-a-world-l... this is the sort of story I am looking for at the moment. It doesn‘t gloss over problems but it isn‘t just doom and gloom and made me have hope in the world 1mo
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Weaponxgirl I have also started reading resurgence magazine and permaculture magazine again. These keep me informed but don‘t just make me feel helpless along with ethical consumer. What we read can shape us and I don‘t want the cynic in me to be too strong right now, it‘s not a helpful state for me right now. 1mo
Bookwomble I totally get what you're saying. I have a headache right now from reading the news! 1mo
Weaponxgirl @Bookwomble I laughed at the news for the first time in ages the other day! Brexit is a shitshow and I‘m not a fan of Theresa May but her and ken Clark laughing at boris in parliament was actually quite delightful and a whole mood. 1mo
Weaponxgirl @Bookwomble but overall recently the news has not been good on my mental state and I felt this book got the balance right. I had a few quibbles but mostly I liked what she was saying and the focus on reading reliable fact checked journalism was good. 1mo
Bookwomble Johnson wants to make his mark on history, which to be fair he had done by being the first Prime Minister to lose his initial three parliamentary votes. It's funny, but like when you laugh at hitting yourself in the face with a hammer 🤣🔨 1mo
Weaponxgirl @Bookwomble I know! 😆 tbf I am one of those people who laughs at everything so it‘s hard to know what I‘m feeling sometimes. I‘m in pain, I‘m uncomfortable, nervous....I‘m laughing in all those situations and I‘m sure I look like an asshole sometimes because of my inability to contain my giggles 1mo
Bookwomble Giggles keep us going - *that's* a genuine British value 😊 1mo
GingerAntics I love this entire conversation. I need this book, too. 1mo
SW-T The article on Belize was interesting and balanced. Thanks for posting it 😊 1mo
Weaponxgirl @GingerAntics I thought you might like it, it made me more able to cope with the insanity around me. 1mo
Weaponxgirl @SW-T thanks, I thought it would be good to show what I was talking about. This particular article when I read it left me hopeful but not complacent in how hard things are. I think having this sort of viewpoint helps stop people like me from feeling helpless. 1mo
GingerAntics It is getting crazier by the hour, it seems. 1mo
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Reading the tagged book and loving it. Came across this amazing photo inside and I had to share 🖤
Can you guess what my last vinyl purchase was?

SW-T Wow. What a group photo that was! 2mo
Weaponxgirl @SW-T I would love to have been there! 2mo
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SLAY IN YOUR LANE: The Black Girl Bible | YOMI. UVIEBINENE ADEGOKE (ELIZABETH.)
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I loved this. It‘s the black British woman‘s experience and full of advice.
Whilst this wasn‘t written for me I would happily recommend it to anyone, I learnt a lot about issues in the uk as lots of books about race and racism are from a American perspective and whilst you know there will be parallels you don‘t know the subtle differences people face in the uk. Continuing in comments

Weaponxgirl The parts about mental health were particularly illuminating to me. Non white people are less likely to be offered counselling services and more likely to be sectioned and then once again more likely to be restrained when in these systems. This is not good enough! 3mo
Weaponxgirl The part about schooling and universities was also great. As often poverty affects black communities more they come at it from a working class perspective and tbh I‘ve never heard such great advice that I could have benefited from when younger as a white working class girl. I have so much respect for what these women have done with this book and I learned a lot of new things. 3mo
Weaponxgirl One of the authors also writes in the guardian and I always enjoy her column. 3mo
eraderneely I didn‘t realize this was UK based. I also find that most books about race are from the US. Stacking! 3mo
SW-T Another one for my TBR list. Thank you 😊 3mo
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The uk cover is decidedly less pretty than the American cover imo.
A book of essays from black women writers talking about the books that resonate with them and the importance of diversity.
The best part for me was the lists! I love a good list and this has several that has made me add to my tbr like mad. This is going to be a reference book that I will keep coming back to when I‘m looking for what to read next.

SW-T Those lists were dangerous to my TBR pile 💕 3mo
BeaG I have this and love it! 3mo
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Picnic at Hanging Rock | Joan Lindsay
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This is one of those books where I loved the atmosphere of what was going on and the premise. I enjoyed reading this but it also did one of my pet peeves.
All the good characters are beautiful and the bad characters are ugly, I forgive this for certain time periods even though it grates on me but this was written in the 60s so I‘m less forgiving of the trope in this case.
It‘s a pick as mostly I enjoyed when I wasn‘t rolling my eyes.

Emilymdxn I find that so frustrating too! 3mo
catiewithac Kate Bush 😍 3mo
Weaponxgirl @Emilymdxn glad it‘s not just me! 3mo
Weaponxgirl @catiewithac she will always be amazing! 3mo
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The Fire Next Time | James Baldwin
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James Baldwin obviously had a unique, compassionate and thoughtful way of looking at the world.
There is a reason he is still read today. Unfortunately a lot of what he writes about is still relevant today.

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Finished this series during my time away and if you are looking for a horror comic then this is for you. My only complaint is the last book felt a bit rushed but it was a satisfying conclusion overall.
A part of me would love this to be a tv series and another part of me screams no as some parts really are horrific and I‘m not sure I want to see that in live action .

mcipher This sounds promising - I just downloaded the first issue from Hoopla. 😊 3mo
Weaponxgirl @mcipher it‘s very much a you need to like that kind of thing comic but I read it pretty quickly once I got going 3mo
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Hearing Trumpet | Leonora Carrington
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Well this was odd and incredibly fun for me.
Old ladies, werewolves, immoral nuns, the holy grail, cats, murder and a nuclear winter.
The author is a surrealist artist and this is important because if you want something tightly plotted then you will hate this!
But if you want a book full of dream logic, imagery and can just go with the flow then this is delightful. Lots of lines made me smirk and no it didn‘t make full sense but I loved it.

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Faithfull: An Autobiography | Marianne Faithfull
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Another book I managed to read recently was this beauty. This is not a book for everyone, Marianne isn‘t always nice but she mostly doesn‘t care what you think about her. I personally love her snark and insane memories. I laughed out loud at several parts and if you want the classic rock and roll badly behaved memoir from the woman‘s point of view I would recommend this.

Weaponxgirl She also ends this book with a recipe for roast chicken because you should in her words learn something useful from every book you read! 😆 3mo
batsy I love that bit about including a roast chicken recipe 😁 3mo
Weaponxgirl @batsy she‘s a bit eccentric and when she hit me with that I just laughed so much. She‘s the sort of person who is amazing to read about but you probably didn‘t want to be around her as I‘m not that wild. 3mo
UwannaPublishme How cool is she! 😁 3mo
Weaponxgirl @UwannaPublishme she is wild! 😁 3mo
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Thanks everyone who commented on my last post and sorry I didn‘t reply to you all. I was a bit overwhelmed and just wanted to run from the internet for a while. Still gonna be patchy on posting ect for a while but I needed to share this book that I managed to read.
This is so interesting and shows how differently activists have to work in a country like China. Seriously I was impressed with all these women in a big way.

Weaponxgirl The only thing I would change about this book is I wish there were more resources in the back to show how to support these activists in China. Well worth a read to get a more global idea of feminism and what it needs to achieve in places. 3mo
CouronneDhiver Hope you‘re well. There‘s no pressure to ‘keep up‘.... we just enjoy having you around 😘😘 3mo
Weaponxgirl @CouronneDhiver thanks 😊, a more even keel thanks to some extreme self care thanks. Trying to ease myself back into stuff and not overdoing it. 3mo
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squirrelbrain Glad to hear you‘re feeling a bit better.... ❤️ 3mo
ephemeralwaltz 100% agree with @CouronneDhiver! There is no expected set pace for your reading/posting. Take care and looking forward to anything you decide to post!❤️ 3mo
Weaponxgirl @squirrelbrain thankyou 😊 3mo
Weaponxgirl @ephemeralwaltz hopefully I can get myself into a headspace to get back into the buddy reading again soon! 3mo
Aimeesue Nice to see you back! 3mo
Weaponxgirl @Aimeesue thanks 😊 (edited) 3mo
SW-T Glad to see you‘re back! However, remember to put yourself first and do whatever works best for you. 💕 3mo
Weaponxgirl @SW-T thanks 😊, taking some time out from everything including real life social engagements actually gave me the time to focus on what I needed. Reading is a huge part of self care for me and of course once I saw lack of reviews on here for certain books I had to post about them! 3mo
SW-T So glad your time out from social media and social engagements helped 😊 Keep up the self care ❤️ 3mo
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Just a note to say I‘m having a little break from Litsy.
I will be back but I can‘t keep up with my feed of all you lovely people right now. The usual problem of life getting in the way and it‘s making me unable to read much and I just need one less thing to think about right now.
See you all again soon. 😊

Birdsong28 Sending you lots of love and hugs and support. Take as long as you need, we will be right here waiting for you. 😘📚📖 4mo
IamIamIam Aww, you will be missed! Hope you get back to an even keel very soon! 💜💙💜 4mo
SW-T Take all the time you need! Sending hugs, peace, love, and support your way 💕🙂 4mo
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BiblioLitten Sending you a lot of peace and love. 💕 4mo
Leftcoastzen Take care of yourself,hugs to you! 4mo
squirrelbrain Sending love - hopefully see you soon ❤️ 4mo
Bookwomble Take care 🤗 4mo
Crazeedi We all need breaks , just care for yourself now (edited) 4mo
Aimeesue Hope you find your balance again soon. ❤️ 4mo
sprainedbrain Take care of you! ❤️ 4mo
TrishB Take care ❤️ 4mo
batsy Take care 💕 and hope to see you around soon! 4mo
youneverarrived Take care ♥️ 4mo
ephemeralwaltz Take care of yourself 💜💜💜 3mo
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I‘ve been wondering how to review this book and I‘m still processing things in my brain today.
Maybe that‘s all I need to say in this review, this book whilst disjointed at points and jumping from topic to topic has so many things in it that make you think!
Any feminist should read a book like this since for too long people in the sex industries voices have been ignored and at best they have been shown to be ...content in comments

Weaponxgirl Either empowered or victims. Their autonomy has been taken away in these conversations. 4mo
Weaponxgirl I will always be uncomfortable with people being commodified and I will probably always have complicated feelings in this area but this book made me look at how the argument has been put forward in the past. My feelings come from how messed up our society is about sexuality in general and how we treat people in these industries. This book has made some points click and others I‘m still mulling over to try and get more cohesive thoughts in my head 4mo
Weaponxgirl The main point being although I‘ve not had clear thoughts in the past in how to do this is that society‘s thoughts whichever way should not impact on the wellbeing or safety of the people involved. This book will really make you think about these issues from a different perspective if you haven‘t looked at it from this viewpoint before. 4mo
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Weaponxgirl I‘m not sure I‘ve made any point here clearly enough but I‘m gonna recommend this book a lot. We all probably have a lot to learn when it comes to these issues (edited) 4mo
Crazeedi Thanks for you comments and insights 4mo
Weaponxgirl @Crazeedi thankyou, just hope they made any kind of sense and were vaguely helpful 4mo
Aimeesue Thanks for the review! Definitely sounds interesting. 4mo
Crazeedi @Weaponxgirl they definitely were!! 4mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Sounds very interesting, I love books that make you think and give you lots to mull over! 4mo
8little_paws I've had this book on my shelves since it came out and still haven't read it 🤦‍♀️ 4mo
WomanistBibliophile No woman is a “whore.” Prostitution is neither sex nor work. It‘s a system of patriarchal exploitation that harms all women; under patriarchy women are never far from being subjected to the conditions that coerce them into prostitution and the commodification of sex is alienating people from embodiment, connection, attachment and intimacy 4mo
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Owlizabeth Okay, you convinced me, I‘m stacking! 4mo
Aimeesue Yep. Nuance is good, black/white, yes/no, either/or statements are pretty much worthless for most subjects. (edited) 4mo
CarolynM So true. I was shocked and angered when I first heard Andrea Dworkin's arguments because I think they trivialise the reality of sexual assault. 4mo
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Weaponxgirl @Owlizabeth hope you find it as interesting as I did 4mo
Weaponxgirl @Aimeesue agreed completely, it doesn‘t help people when we try to narrow the realities of life down. 4mo
Weaponxgirl @CarolynM yes! And it‘s othering women in the sex industry and punishing them for not getting on board with a certain type of feminism and I‘m not here for that 4mo
WomanistBibliophile Coercion is not consent. Economic coercion is coercive by definition. It isn‘t othering women in prostitution to recognise the economic reality in which prostitution occurs—far from it, it‘s empathetic and solidarity forming. 4mo
WomanistBibliophile Andrea Dworkin spoke from experience. She wasn‘t making a theoretical statement but speaking from her experience. The pro-prostitution lobby doesn‘t want to hear from those women who have been prostituted and traumatised by it and who support the Nordic Model. Andrea Dworkin took the reality of rape very seriously and it‘s mischaracterising to say otherwise @CarolynM 4mo
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And here we have the iconic Joan jet!
Another woman I looked up to as a child and wanted to be like, a trailblazer in her time who helped pave the way for more women in music and rock.

SW-T Yes! Love love love Joan! 🤗 She‘s always been one to do things her way, not cave to pressure. 4mo
readordierachel 😍😍😍 4mo
Weaponxgirl @SW-T yup, she is wonderful! 4mo
ephemeralwaltz Yesss! 3mo
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Sex workers should not be expected to defend the existence of sex work in order to have the right to do it free from harm.

This! A hundred times over!

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Weaponxgirl @SW-T she does mention this, not in as much detail as this article though. Funny how it‘s always the women‘s fault and they are the ones that should be punished right? 4mo
SW-T It‘s interesting how pretty much every culture seems to be terrified of women and anyone different or so much of this stuff wouldn‘t happen. The rules to keep them down and suppressed continue to both amaze and appall me but give me hope that one day women will figure it out and flip that terror to their advantage. You gotta have hope. 4mo
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Weaponxgirl @SW-T yes! I‘m finding it particularly interesting with her talking about “feminist allies” who claim to have sex workers best interests at heart but are often a part of helping to implement damaging policies. There is a whole chapter on it later in the book that I‘m looking forward to. I have complicated feelings about these issues and it‘s great that it‘s getting me thinking and trying to clarify stuff more in my head. 4mo
SW-T I‘ve added this one to my TBR. 4mo
Weaponxgirl @SW-T it is a bit disjointed in places which I was gonna say when I do my main review but anything that makes me think this much is worth it for me personally. It‘s also not too long which is always a plus atm. 4mo
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How scary is this?!
Women should not be being targeted by those who are meant to protect us in society.

SW-T They definitely shouldn‘t be, but sadly they are 😢 4mo
Weaponxgirl @SW-T it shows just how badly wrong it can go when well meaning people are calling for more of certain types of legislation. They can just be more victimised by those in power. Anti pimping laws have been used against women in some countries when they are just messaging each other for safety reasons. This is used as evidence of them pimping for each other. This book is making me rage but it‘s good to get another viewpoint 4mo
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This book has been blowing my mind at work last night.
I‘m sorry but expect a fair amount of spamming to happen now.
This is just unacceptable

SW-T It seems like until it happens to them or someone in their immediate family, many people just don‘t care. Disheartening. 4mo
Weaponxgirl @SW-T it‘s also the attitude of it isn‘t safe so that‘s what you get. That sort of attitude is one of the reasons it isn‘t safe to begin with. 4mo
SW-T So true! 4mo
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I liked this but it‘s one of those books I will always have reservations about.
The principal of buying good quality for life is great and our economy should be less throwaway but these sorts of books will always come from a place of extreme privilege.
Some of us literally can‘t afford to buy the quality stuff! With economic inequality abounding it is literally just not within our grasp.

Weaponxgirl As an example she recommends some headphones in her book so I looked them up since I need some new one. Yes Q9 for some that will last 20 years is good value but I simply can‘t afford it! It‘s just not feasible and I would be far too scared to take them out with me. 4mo
Weaponxgirl She does talk about usability but this will often be very different for people on lower incomes. I know many lower income people and I include myself in this for a very long time treat the disposable stuff as if it was the higher quality stuff as it‘s all we can do out of necessity. 4mo
Weaponxgirl I feel I‘m being unfair as it‘s unreasonable to expect a book like this to cover these areas in depth but at the same time it can lead to the sense of worthlessness and need to fill a void in some people that this kind of book is trying to counter. 4mo
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Weaponxgirl Overall if you are the target market with a disposable income that is looking to make more sustainable choices then this would be a good book for you but if you are struggling like hell this could make you feel worse. The sections on how to look for quality are quite useful too. 4mo
Crazeedi Good points, I always knew I should buy quality, but never had money to do so. I think maybe in earlier times things were just better made, so you bought a good item or you did without. We did without 4mo
Weaponxgirl @Crazeedi I agree, some of my most loved and used items are vintage things I‘ve picked up in charity shops that are just so well made. I‘ve always had guilt in the past about those things you can‘t do without but also can‘t get secondhand easily. I always want to buy the most sustainable and ethical option but mostly it was just out of my budget. 4mo
SW-T Have you read this one? I rethought some things after I read it. 4mo
Weaponxgirl @SW-T it‘s another one that‘s been on my radar for a while! It‘s an area I have been interested in for a long time. 4mo
Weaponxgirl @SW-T its something I‘ve felt bad about for a long time too, I‘ve never wanted to be a part of a system that is bad for the environment and abuses other humans. Have you seen this site? https://www.ethicalconsumer.org not sure how useful it is for outside the uk but I was reading this magazine from when I was 16 and a lot of it stuck with me 4mo
SW-T Yes, I‘ve seen it! I look at it sometimes along with https://betterworldshopper.org/ 4mo
Weaponxgirl @SW-T ohh thanks for that one! 4mo
Crazeedi @Weaponxgirl I have done a lot of thrift shopping, and also received hand me down furniture and appliances etc...hard times gives perspective and makes one appreciate the good things. Now I'm just not caught up in stuff anymore, just my books and my peaceful life! 4mo
Weaponxgirl @Crazeedi I‘m pretty much the same, just add my vinyl to that list. 4mo
Crazeedi @Weaponxgirl that's awesome 😉❤ 4mo
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First up in this book is a artist I hadn‘t heard of. Janet Sobel. Guess what she was the first to use the dripping technique that made pollock famous.
She had a short career and I can‘t seem to find much out about her so any extra info as always would be appreciated.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Janet_Sobel here‘s her Wikipedia page for anyone interested.

SW-T It‘s been ages and I skimmed it rather than read it cover to cover, but there was a book of artists and writers that Might have mentioned her. 🤔🤔🤔 4mo
Weaponxgirl @SW-T this book has been on my radar. Thank you as always. I knew you‘d show up with something 😉 4mo
SW-T 😂😂😂 4mo
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First up in this book of forgotten women scientists are the Harvard computers.
These women helped make great discoveries in astronomy, measuring the distance between stars and other things.
Data sobel has actually done a whole book about them called the glass universe which has been on my tbr forever.

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I‘ve been super busy recently and this is the only thing I‘ve managed to read in the last week 😳😭
This is definitely a horror comic so won‘t be for everyone.
Some parts were genuinely quite chilling and creepy to me and already have a few characters I‘m worried about.
So far in I‘m interested (I tend to read graphic novels as a whole for the series rather than judge individually unless one is particularly bad)

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This book starts off with the wonderful Greek poet Sappho.
There are only fragments of her work available to us as much was destroyed in the past unfortunately.
This picture is from the book literary witches and I love it. I will link to bits and pieces in the comments

Weaponxgirl https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=D5_QtWcvmzQ a bbc podcast about her I have yet to listen to but want to 5mo
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Weaponxgirl This is meant to be a great translation 5mo
SW-T Sappho is a wonderful poet and I wish we had more of her work to read. A nice collection of women poets that includes Sappho is 5mo
BiblioLitten Sappho🧡 4mo
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Skin Folk | Nalo Hopkinson
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The glass bottle trick.
A retelling of blue beards wife! Oh yea, I love this kind of story and it added a dark twist I felt.
I loved the spirits in this one and really wish I knew what happened next!

suzisteffen Right? I WANT TO KNOOOOOOW 5mo
Weaponxgirl @suzisteffen so much! Someone‘s getting murdered but who?! 5mo
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suzisteffen @Weaponxgirl REAL. Fingers crossed it‘s only Samuel and not the wife too. I have some questions about the house cleaner and gardener as well. And let‘s assume only Dude gets eaten. Is the wife going to finish school? How will she act toward her mom? 5mo
Weaponxgirl @suzisteffen I forgot about them! Hell yeah! What do they know? 5mo
ephemeralwaltz This sounds great. 3mo
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I normally love these types of books. I‘m not really into fashion but I love seeing stylish people who convey their personality through their clothing.
The essays are good but and it‘s a big but for me this book is so white. From every section I only counted 4 black women included and 1 black man. With over 54 authors covered overall I really don‘t think this is good enough in a book like this. Seriously James Baldwin wasn‘t in this book!

Weaponxgirl I dunno if that‘s gonna be a unpopular opinion but these things bother me now. 5mo
Weaponxgirl To see some amazing photos of black women authors and get the best book recommendations check out https://www.instagram.com/wellreadblackgirl/?hl=en 5mo
Weaponxgirl This book might have to be read to balance this book out 5mo
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SW-T Vintage Black Glamour will give you your fix of gorgeous fashion photos. Believe they‘re on Tumblr, Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook...and there‘s a book 🙂 5mo
SW-T Once you start to notice something, you see it everywhere. Same with stereotypes, etc. I can‘t read certain books or watch certain shows now without seeing the white savior model at work. Plus, stereotypes of gay people and the sassy black friend in media also make me cringe. 5mo
Weaponxgirl @SW-T thank you so much for that book recommendation! It looks amazing! 5mo
Weaponxgirl @SW-T that‘s exactly it. I have the same reaction to the white saviour trope, I can‘t watch it without full blown raging. Plus the others you mentioned. If you are meant to be showing variety then show actual variety, also too many problematic men in this book for my personal tastes. It only got saved from a pan because some of the women profiled were amazing but miffed with Toni Morrison being reduced to her hair. 5mo
SW-T Toni Morrison reduced to her hair is beyond ludicrous 🤯 5mo
SW-T You‘re welcome for the rec! 5mo
Weaponxgirl @SW-T I should probably clarify that obviously they talk about how she is an amazing writer but she was in a section with several other authors who‘s hair is essential to their style with only one picture and zora neale Hurston was in the section about hats. So out of those 4 women only 2 got a whole section with more info and pictures. I‘m such a bloody killjoy! 5mo
SW-T @Weaponxgirl 🤣 Not a killjoy at all! Trust me, those are exactly the types of things I tend to notice myself so I truly appreciate you bringing it up! I tend to pick up those weird details that other folks either gloss over or don‘t notice. Now I know I‘m not alone in this! 😂😂😂 5mo
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It‘s my fave avenger time again!
This is the sort of story that highlights exactly what can be done with such an overpowered superhero whilst showcasing the kind of character she is.
Good story but it doesn‘t show off her wonderful snark like Kelly sue deconnick run did unfortunately. Still if you are a huge Carole fan like I am it‘s well worth the read and you can‘t hope but help for elements of this to be included in new films.

RealLifeReading The Kelly Sue DeConnick series is the best! 5mo
Weaponxgirl @RealLifeReading yes! She single handedly made me love Danvers again! And thankyou for making me see my spelling mistake on her name 😳 fixed it now 5mo
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Debbie Harry today and isn‘t she just great!
I once had a conversation with a guy who when I said how much I loved Patti Smith told me he preferred blondie because Debbie Harry was hotter. My fury at diminishing both women‘s talents was great. She‘s so much more than just a beautiful woman, she has amazing songs and a amazing voice who pushed boundaries and mixed up genres constantly.

readingjedi My first girl crush! 😍 5mo
SW-T She was rapping on Rapture before rap music took off! 5mo
Weaponxgirl @readingjedi 👏❤️ 5mo
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Weaponxgirl @SW-T I know! That‘s exactly what I was thinking about! 5mo
MaureenMc When I was 6-8 years old, Blondie was my band! I wanted to be Debbie Harry when I grew up. 😄 5mo
Weaponxgirl @MaureenMc not a bad ambition 5mo
MaureenMc @Weaponxgirl True! I became a lawyer instead. Definitely should have stuck with Debbie Harry. 5mo
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I haven‘t done a #scribdpicks for ages and I‘m wanting to get to this book for my #readingwomen2019 challenge under the prompt book by a Nigerian author.
I think it was you @mhillis who used to be tagged when I did these in the past?
Anyone else wants to know when I find something amazing looking on scribd let me know and I‘ll try to remember to tag you!

SW-T The book sounds both amazing and heartbreaking. It‘s sad to think of how dangerous it is for people to be themselves in some countries. I watched the documentaries God Loves Uganda, Call Me Kuchu, and Born This Way and it was tough. 5mo
mhillis Yes, I want to know! Great finds 5mo
Weaponxgirl @SW-T I will try to find those to watch, thanks for the recs (you always have great ones) books like these always feel important to me and don‘t get nearly enough press imo. 5mo
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Weaponxgirl @mhillis done! I have a few books I‘ve found on there I really want to read. 5mo
ephemeralwaltz Stacked - you always post about such incredible books. 4mo
Weaponxgirl @ephemeralwaltz 😊 so do you! 4mo
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TheSpineView 💜💜 5mo
Weaponxgirl @TheSpineView thankyou for giving me the push to read and post more poetry. Your and @mhillis posts are wonderful 5mo
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mhillis Love this! I need to get back to poetry posts💕 5mo
Weaponxgirl @mhillis yes! They deffo helped me look at it a bit closer and now I‘m loving poetry 5mo
ephemeralwaltz Love! 4mo
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First up is someone I had never heard about Carlota Lucumí.
She led a slave rebellion in Cuba against the Spanish slaveholders in the 19th century. Unfortunately it did not succeed and we don‘t know a huge amount about her.
I‘ll post links to her Wikipedia page and another article I liked about her. I couldn‘t find any books about her so if you know of any let me know please!

Weaponxgirl https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carlota_(rebel_leader) her Wikipedia page 5mo
Weaponxgirl https://afropunk.com/2019/03/whm-the-yoruba-woman-who-led-a-cuban-slave-revolt/ just discovered this site and I‘m enjoying digging around 5mo
Emilymdxn This sounds like an amazing book! 5mo
Weaponxgirl @Emilymdxn all four in the series are great! I‘m discovering loads of new women to look up to. 5mo
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And this is why I read so many books like this. I will be talking about the women from this series very soon!

Christine Love that! 5mo
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By Liz Lochhead
#poetrymatters
I really like the rhythm in this one

TheSpineView Yes, it does have a nice rhythm. i also like the images it conjures. Reminds me of reading to my kids and grand kids. 5mo
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I just recently got the whole series of these books and love them! Expect to see some profiles on amazing women from these soon.

batsy Love those covers! 5mo
Weaponxgirl @batsy yes! On the inside they show the actual picture they used too. 5mo
UwannaPublishme Cool! 🙌🏻 5mo
AKinderman This sounds awesome!
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Skin Folk | Nalo Hopkinson
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Ok something to hitch meat to. I loved this one, it was so perfectly creepy and the ending wasn‘t what I expected necessarily.
I found it interesting with the spider character being referred to as a trickster as that isn‘t something I‘ve seen in folklore before and now I want to explore Jamaican folklore more!

GingerAntics The spider character is referred to as a trickster in American Gods and it‘s companion, Anansi Boys. I think it comes from African folk lore. 5mo
Weaponxgirl @GingerAntics thanks for the info! It‘s always interesting to me how similar and different folklore is around the world. I‘ve obviously got to do some more research in this area 5mo
GingerAntics I liked the stories, but I‘ve got a serious fear of spiders so I‘ve avoided going into any of the background info on it. I did get into background info on some of the Scandinavian stuff, though. The three sisters and the two brothers that are really a goddess and a god at different parts of the day. That was cool. I love folklore from around the world. 5mo
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Weaponxgirl @GingerAntics that will make looking into it further harder. Have you seen the peacock spider from one of David Attenborough program? They put it to music and it‘s kinda like watching a fancy pants spider version of Gomez Addams trying to seduce a mate. If anything is gonna make a person like them a little bit more that clip will. But obviously I won‘t force it as phobias are real! 5mo
GingerAntics Just thinking of all those creepy little legs is making me squirm. I think me and my phobia will stay over here. Spiders made me cry until I was well into puberty and even the emoji is a creepy to me. I have a serious problem. 5mo
Weaponxgirl @GingerAntics I get it. Sorry for that it was just one instance where I thought it was cute but I completely get why others find them creepy. 5mo
GingerAntics They are the scariest creatures on the planet!!! 5mo
suzisteffen SO MANY THOUGHTS About this one and so curious about Anansi and folktales and legends brought to the US and the Caribbean (and Brazil, one assumes) from the Ashanti and other people enslaved in the Americas. I thought I knew some stuff about Anansi, but I really didn't - here's a Wiki page with more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anansi
In this story, Anansi seems to also have some qualities of Papa Legba, the crossroads loa. ⬇️
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suzisteffen So I have questions about the girl being Anansi's daughter - I have not heard of his daughter before, or is it also just himself? Or is Anansi non-gendered and humans just make him, or her, so?

I have questions about what the main character will do with his ability to change things. WIll it be honored, will he need to hide it, will the power disappear after some undetermined time? I want him to get a better job!

Disappointed in his coworkers. 😡
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Weaponxgirl @suzisteffen I‘ll have to look at the link later as unfortunately I‘m at work tonight. But oh yeah, his coworkers were awful! It would be an interesting gift to have, I imagine it could get very depressing seeing things as they really are. 5mo
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Its heart this time.
I didn‘t really know them much before but scored 3 of their albums at the car boot on Sunday and have been listening to them happily since.
They must have been an inspiration to so many people who wanted to be in a band.

readordierachel Great image! Love them. 5mo
MaureenMc Love Heart! Ann Wilson‘s voice is perfection. 5mo
SW-T Ann and Nancy are awesome 😎 So glad you found three of their albums to enjoy! 5mo
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Weaponxgirl @readordierachel I‘m a big fan now! 5mo
Weaponxgirl @MaureenMc it is! ❤️ 5mo
Weaponxgirl @SW-T I have a new vinyl dealer and he is the best. He saw that I was going crazy on the female artists and helped me pick out some other stuff I‘d never heard before and thoroughly approved of these as part of my choices. 5mo
SW-T Happy happy joy joy! Your vinyl dealer sounds amazing! It‘s nice when you have someone who knows your tastes because they‘ll keep an eye out for stuff you like and can make great recommendations as they get to know you. Plus you have a trusted source. Win-win! 5mo
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Skin Folk | Nalo Hopkinson
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Finished the first story today riding the red.
I‘ve read so many interpretations of red riding hood and the wolf where it‘s linked to sexuality and periods.
I liked this, I always like the dark kind of storytelling of fairytales.
I‘m not sure this particular story added more to the interpretations I‘ve already read of this but if it‘s a taste of the feel of stories to come I think I will love it.
What did you think?

suzisteffen I was interested in the way she hinted at the grandmother being the skin folk! That maybe the wolf is the same as the person, that maybe when one rides the red, one has desire, one enjoys sex - one masturbated, perhaps! But what does this wolf/grandmother want with her own granddaughter? (More below) 5mo
suzisteffen Thank you, btw! 5mo
Weaponxgirl @suzisteffen I liked that too, I think as part as a collection it will add up to a great whole. 5mo
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suzisteffen This sentence had my own ears prick up: “Just as well they went home early that time, her and the little one.” Just as well??? BECAUSE? 🐺 5mo
Weaponxgirl @suzisteffen I missed that particular bit! That makes so much sense though. 5mo
Weaponxgirl @suzisteffen or I didn‘t make that connection 5mo
suzisteffen @Weaponxgirl Or maybe I'm just a little too obsessive - I just thought ... WAIT A SECOND. Partly that's because in my copy, the author's note discussion of “Skin folk“ is right at the beginning of “Riding the Red.“ Shoot, the author and I follow each other on Twitter - I MIGHT ASK HER. LOL. 5mo
Weaponxgirl @suzisteffen mine had that too but I thought the wolf was the skin walker and she was, well.....riding him 5mo
suzisteffen @Weaponxgirl yes, but “riding” has several senses here, I think, including (I‘m using pluralism.org here) spirits riding or mounting people, particularly ppl devoted to that spirit. I‘m thinking about Hopkinson‘s other books that I‘ve read - Midnight Robber and Brown Girl in the Ring - that really emphasize that. I love love LOVE 5mo
Weaponxgirl @suzisteffen I haven‘t read anything else by her yet. When you said it I saw it! I obviously only have a dirty mind when left to my own devices. 5mo
suzisteffen @Weaponxgirl oh no, the reading encourages that too! It‘s wonderfully complex for a like 5-page story. 5mo
Bertha_Mason That's one of my favorite horror short story collections! I reread it every October. 5mo
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9 Lessons in Brexit | Ivan Rogers
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So I read this at work the other night and was expecting to be posting a lot of angry quotes from it but I just don‘t have it in me right now.
It‘s a short book based on a lecture he gave and covers some of the main problems we will have with the actual process of leaving. I found this quite neutral on politics although I doubt many leavers would think think so and I saw this in a few reviews on Amazon.

Weaponxgirl I need to be honest and say I‘m not someone who understands economics so some of what he is talking about goes straight over my head. I‘m just someone who thinks that if someone is saying something that sounds to good to be true (like all the magical trade deals we will suddenly get when we leave the eu) then it probably is. I will generally trust professionals in their opinion when the general consensus seems to be something is a bad idea. (edited) 5mo
Weaponxgirl He talks about the fallacy of brexit means brexit which has always been a sticking point for me. People didn‘t necessarily vote for a no deal brexit and this is a dishonest representation of the referendum and how other countries are also sovereign states and will look out for their best interests too. They aren‘t suddenly going to be bending over backwards for us like some people seem to be making out. 5mo
Weaponxgirl Mostly I‘m just tired and upset and I can‘t imagine how it must look to someone like the author who has a great deal of knowledge on the subject. Mostly he does a good job at showing how this isn‘t a simple thing to do or talk about and that has been how I wish talks about this whole debacle could have been carried out throughout. Rather than the shouting match we seem to have atm with some people shouting they are right, the will of the people 5mo
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Weaponxgirl And how anyone saying anything else is just being pessimistic and traitorous to democracy. 5mo
CarolynM Re your 2nd comment - Exactly. (edited) 5mo
Weaponxgirl @CarolynM it‘s scary how toxic even talking about it has become. I kinda feel bad posting it on here tbh as I know this is a place others use to get away from politics and how stressful they are in the world right now. 5mo
GingerAntics It‘s amazing how quickly so many things have become so very decisive. It‘s like every major, first world country has something and the whole bloody world knows about it, too. 5mo
Weaponxgirl @GingerAntics yes! And just how badly we are all handling these things. 5mo
GingerAntics Right? It‘s a miracle the whole western world hasn‘t had a collective aneurism or coronary or something. So much freakin stress, and walking on egg shells to make sure you don‘t say the wrong thing to the wrong person because you know all hell will break loose if you do. 🙄 It‘s exhausting. 5mo
sisilia I‘m trading the currencies and have long given up any hope for any positive developments 😅 5mo
Emilymdxn I‘m with you on all of that. Having any kind of conversation about brexit has just got so exhausting and frightening. I‘m so afraid of ending up in conversation with leavers cause I‘m just miserable and exhausted 5mo
Weaponxgirl @sisilia so have I! 5mo
Weaponxgirl @Emilymdxn same, it‘s impossible to talk to people when we can‘t all agree on facts and the truth that we are even starting on. 5mo
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Poem by Hollie mcnish
I loved this poem. I got so much I imagery in my head of a tired mum and the delirium that can go with it.
#poetrymatters

LapReader I think it would make a beautiful kids book. I‘m reading the same book for #poemsbeforephones. 5mo
Weaponxgirl @LapReader yes, I wanted to draw the poem when I read it. It would make a lovely book. I hadn‘t noticed the poems before phones. Thanks 😊 5mo
suzisteffen Wow!! 5mo
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Weaponxgirl @suzisteffen it‘s a good one right? I found it both sweet and slightly sinister at the same time 5mo
TheSpineView Love it! I agree on the imagery! 💝 5mo
Severnmeadows This is an amazing collection and an amazing poem. It‘s got such a rhythm, I could hear Dylan singing it😊 5mo
Severnmeadows Beautiful line- The cats‘ eyes light the path of the outside world 🌟😊 5mo
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Wasn‘t around yesterday due to Eurovision and I‘ll say getting up for a carboot this morning was hellish but I have had the biggest vinyl haul today.
The other day I said I would be looking out for Donna summer because of the tagged book and look what I found!
I couldn‘t take a picture of everything but I also got Rita Coolidge, heart, Grace Jones, Grace slick, Cher, heart, Whitney Houston plus more.

Weaponxgirl Seriously this book is very damaging to your wallet but it‘s amazing to read whilst listening to all these amazing female singers. 5mo
DivineDiana How fantastic! 👏🏻🎼📚 5mo
Weaponxgirl @DivineDiana it‘s my fave thing to do on a Sunday now, going through Litsy with amazing music on 5mo
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa Definitely stacking this book! 5mo
Weaponxgirl @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I love it so much! It‘s a bad influence on me though 5mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 Haha! I (or my sister, don‘t remember who‘s it was) had A Love Trilogy, back in the day!! Great album! Enjoy! (edited) 5mo
Weaponxgirl @JanuarieTimewalker13 just listened to it and yup, loved it! 5mo
Leftcoastzen Nice! 5mo
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9 Lessons in Brexit | Ivan Rogers
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Look what just became available from my libraries overdrive account. You all ready for some rage and sadness from me?

Lynnsoprano We‘ve had some interesting conversations with people we‘ve met during our trips to England the last couple of years. Looking forward to reading your posts about this. 5mo
TrishB Makes me so angry 😡 5mo
Weaponxgirl @Lynnsoprano it‘s a hard situation, mainly from the disinformation and false promises that are being made. I‘m very much a remainer but would like to be able to actually discuss it properly rather than just stand there slack jawed going “you believe that?” 5mo
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Weaponxgirl @TrishB you and me both! I feel it‘s time to sharpen my knowledge 5mo
Lynnsoprano @Weaponxgirl Most of the people we spoke with were remain, as well. From my perspective, leaving doesn‘t make sense. It sounds like it‘s trying to talk to a Trump supporter. Not good for my blood pressure 😂 5mo
Herschelian Hello, another Remainer here! I dread the effect leaving will have, but as you both say, trying to have a reasoned discussion with a Leaver is well nigh impossible - it‘s like they are brainwashed members of a cult.☹️☹️☹️ 5mo
kathedron It's a horrible, painful situation. My next door neighbour and my dearest friend are both leavers: I can't bear talking about it anymore. 5mo
GingerAntics Let‘s do this thing!!! 5mo
AlaMich Everything that you UK folks say about Brexit and the divide in your country are exactly the things we here in the US say about those who voted for Trump and those who are terrified of the direction we are going in. Sorry for the run-on sentence there. 5mo
SW-T 😢How can anyone not be angry? Look forward to your posts. 5mo
CarolynM From the outside, the arguments for Brexit look like delusion. I can't understand how anyone thinks they'll be better off. 5mo
Weaponxgirl @Lynnsoprano it‘s hard when someone is throwing false facts and opinions out. You can‘t reason with someone who doesn‘t believe the experts but does believe farage. Who trump has praised in the past so that kinda tells you what you need to know really. 5mo
Weaponxgirl @Herschelian tell me about it! I was in a conversation with one the other day who doesn‘t think that climate change is a big deal either. Threw in the older than me so I should listen to them too. Kinda frustrating as I‘m in my 30s now and I haven‘t heard that one in a while 😫 5mo
Weaponxgirl @AlaMich no worries on that. It‘s how it feels to me, I have so much sympathy for you guys too. It has exposed a dark underbelly to this country that left me rocked to my core. I was never a nationalistic kind of person but I did used to be proud of how multicultural and mostly tolerant we were (not without problems obviously) now I just feel sad. 5mo
Weaponxgirl @SW-T everyone is angry, just all for different reasons unfortunately. 5mo
Weaponxgirl @kathedron I understand, my dad is on the leave side and unfortunately we have had rows about it. He tries to use the daily mail as a source sometimes and it never ends well. 5mo
Weaponxgirl @CarolynM it‘s as deluded as building a wall and making Mexico pay for it methinks. 5mo
SW-T @Weaponxgirl Sadly, yes 😢 5mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @AlaMich I honestly think when the dust clears, probably long from now, there will be significant evidence that Russia manipulated both of those votes to cause chaos. The lengths they went to here, which only a few who read the report know, are scary... but the propagated disinformation and disbelief of the other side, organized actual rallies against, massive social media campaigns, etc... 5mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa ...I think it‘s why Trumpers and Leavers seem to be showing the same entrenchment to discussion. They were all prey to the same manipulation machine. And considering how effective it was, and how little blowback they‘ve gotten, they‘ll be back with more cyber warfare in the future too. 5mo
AlaMich @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I think you‘re absolutely right. I have a coworker, a trump supporter, who considers all of it to be a “difference in political views.” No, that‘s what you have when everyone is working with the same set of facts. Our current situation is so far beyond that, she just can‘t comprehend. 5mo
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Patti Smith! A personal obsession here, she is just so effortlessly cool.
Her memoirs are amazing and she‘s kind of someone I love so much I find it hard to talk about, I kinda just gush and grin inanely instead.

Theaelizabet Love her! M Train was a best read for me. Just Kids is still on my TBR. 5mo
Weaponxgirl The audiobook of just kids is read by her and amazing! 5mo
SW-T Confession time. My husband is the Patti fan. Every album, every book, and he‘s seen her perform live as well. He keeps trying to get me to read her so perhaps someday. He also likes 5mo
Weaponxgirl @SW-T if you like poetry I‘d say you would like her book. It comes through in the writing style and I felt was better written than a lot of memoirs by celebrities. I liked that Kim Gordon book too. Some harsh burns directed towards Courtney love I remember. 5mo
SW-T @Weaponxgirl Hmmm. I do like poetry. Perhaps I‘ll give Patti a try. Currently reading and enjoying 5mo
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Notes on Camp | Susan Sontag
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I saw that both the tagged littens recommend this book recently and I love their taste in books so knew I had to get to this.
I read the first essay in London before a show staring drag queens and it felt like the stars aligning. I‘ve never read any Sontag before and I wish I‘d gotten to her sooner now.
Just one of those minds that comes at things from a angle you aren‘t expecting and leads you down a path you didn‘t know existed. Liked a lot.

Emilymdxn So glad you loved it too!! 5mo
squirrelbrain Ooh I shall get to this one soon... I‘m working my way through the full set of 50 Penguin Moderns, one a week. This is number 29 and I‘m on 21... 5mo
Weaponxgirl @Emilymdxn thanks for giving me the push to get to it! 5mo
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Weaponxgirl @squirrelbrain I‘m reading so out of order atm! Will be great to hear what you think. 5mo
batsy The last paragraph 👌🏽 Well said. I'm kind of in love with the way Sontag thinks. 5mo
Weaponxgirl @batsy its such a skill to be able to convey to someone else a new way of thinking. I always think writers like this make me a better reader and thinker as I‘m really having to pay attention in a good way. 5mo
batsy Absolutely. I have a volume of her journals that I need to get to. Even just casually paging through it, her random observations blow my mind. 5mo
UwannaPublishme It‘s been ages since I‘ve opened one of her books. Thanks for reminding me of her brilliance. 👏🏻 5mo
Weaponxgirl @UwannaPublishme I love when that happens on here. Someone reminds you of something you adore and off you go. 5mo
ephemeralwaltz Woohoo!! Glad you liked it. This read felt like a revelation to me. 5mo
ephemeralwaltz Btw, I'm about to get my hands on a copy of this. Do you feel like reading it next month? 5mo
Weaponxgirl @ephemeralwaltz I‘ll be honest , yours is one of the feeds I pay close attention too for the book recs. hopefully that doesn‘t sound too stalkerish! I swear it‘s just for the books! 5mo
Weaponxgirl @ephemeralwaltz yes! I‘m up for that, they have it on scribd so I can have a look at it later this weekend if you want to see how many chapters or parts there are? And just let me know about any of the others and when you get them 😁 5mo
ephemeralwaltz @Weaponxgirl I don't mind the stalking 💁💁💁 I stalk yours too! You've been on fire lately! I wish I could get around to more books. 5mo
ephemeralwaltz Yes! That sounds great. I might take a while to get any others, I think I'll order some used copies online. I'll be reading Drive Your Plow... in Spanish, I'll have it Tuesday! 5mo
Weaponxgirl @ephemeralwaltz it‘s never the amount that matters but instead what they bring you 😁 5mo
Weaponxgirl @ephemeralwaltz ohh in Spanish! That sounds awesome, I wish I could read in another language. And take your time with getting books, just lemme know when you have something and are ready to go. 5mo
Weaponxgirl @ephemeralwaltz I had a quick look at the book, how do you feel about four chapters roughly a week? I do t know how long each chapter is mind but thought it might be a easy way to break it down? Then read the last five in the last week? 5mo
ephemeralwaltz @Weaponxgirl that sounds good to me! I'll take a look later this afternoon. 👍👍 5mo
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MySharonaK Beautiful. Probably my favourite of Sylvia Plath‘s poems (edited) 5mo
TheSpineView Lovely! 💜 5mo
Weaponxgirl @MySharonaK she is wonderful ❤️ 5mo
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This is a perfect slice of life manga all about inclusion and diversity.
I haven‘t read a manga in ages and this was a wonderful way to dive back in. One part made me want to cry and go and hug anyone who is closeted out of fear and let them know there are people out there who will not reject them.
Part of my #readharder challenge for the year.

TieDyeDude I'm not a fan of manga, but this series was delightful! 5mo
Weaponxgirl @TieDyeDude I can‘t wait to get to the second one! Manga is one of those that can be hard to navigate for me. If it‘s too fan serviced then I will switch off but I do find some stuff I absolutely love! (edited) 5mo
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I recently got this book. Just wanted to post about it because how cool does it look?!
The year of reading women in music continues in style.

Emilymdxn Looks incredible! 5mo
Weaponxgirl @Emilymdxn it is exactly my book weakness topic. 5mo
TrishB Hubby has this, he‘s a big punk! 5mo
Weaponxgirl @TrishB ahh, I love punk! 5mo
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Firstly this illustration is just so damn beautiful!
Today it‘s Donna summer and this book enlightened me to the fact that she was way more than just disco. Something that I‘ve noticed that happens to women musicians is they get pigeonholed into “less serious” genres like pop or in this case disco. That‘s what they are known for and the rest of their output is outright ignored and they don‘t get taken seriously as artists.

Weaponxgirl I had no idea that Donna didn‘t just make disco music and wrote and co wrote her own songs. Tbh, I‘m pissed that I have to search out this sort of information from books like this whilst male artists are lauded for their creativity and ability to be chameleons all the damn time. 5mo
Weaponxgirl Anyway, feminist rant for the day over and obviously I‘m gonna search out more music from her and hope for a find at a carboot sale. 5mo
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Through the Wall | Ludmilla Petrushevskaya
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I really love this author and these tiny books.
If dark fairy tales are your thing then she is someone to check out. All I would say is the stories in this particular collection are on the happier side of what she writes so if you moved on to her collection s expect some darker stories.

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Just got back from London and seeing the show everyone‘s talking about Jamie.
It was a excellent show and one of my favourite queens Bianca del Rio was in the cast. For you drag race fans she sang and she danced and I loved every moment of it.

faelinwolf She is one of my favorites too! ❤👑❤ 5mo
RavenLovelyReads She is my fave!! 5mo
readordierachel Love her! 5mo
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I‘m away this weekend with friends and I‘ve decided to have a internet free weekend. So no iPad and my phone shall only be used for emergencies.
I‘ll miss all your posts this weekend but look forward to catching up with them all soon.

Dorianna Have a good time! 5mo
Cortg Have fun!
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youneverarrived Have fun 🧡 5mo
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