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BookishFeminist

BookishFeminist

Joined March 2016

Sarcastic bibliophile. Feminist. Host of Litsy Feminist Book Club. | Blog: bookishfeminist.com | Twitter & Instagram: @bookishfeminist 💁🏻📚
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It‘s the perfect rainy day to start this beauty. I just love the cover. 🍎🍂

LauraBeth Just checking in on you - hope all is well 😀 7mo
julesG How are you? Haven't seen you posting in quite a while. 7mo
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decided to finally crack this open tonight

Samplergal Timely. 10mo
Onmybookshelf What is it about? 10mo
djh I was glued to the tv during the hearings, and to this day, find it difficult to look at Clarence Thomas 😞 10mo
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How Democracies Die | Steven Levitsky, Daniel Ziblatt
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Sometimes I really like my city even if I don‘t like what‘s going on here right now. After spending two full days down at the Senate to protest Kavanaugh‘s nomination to the Supreme Court, I came here to reflect and read at one of my favorite spots. The Supreme Court is to the left, the Library of Congress is to the right with Congress on the other side (out of the photo). This book is giving me a lot to chew on in our current climate.

Lauram Thank you. 11mo
Ashley_Nicoletto Yes, I second that. Thank you. 11mo
2BR02B I live in constant fear of RBG's retirement. 11mo
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teainthelibrary So inspirational, thank you. 11mo
arubabookwoman Thank you for protesting. 11mo
sprainedbrain Thank you! 11mo
pgh.femme Thank you! 11mo
Valink @2BR02B same 😬 11mo
pgh.femme Oh, and it is such a beautiful city. I get teary eyed every time I visit when I remember that those buildings and their contents belong to “we, the people”. Even in these dark times I am moved by that. 11mo
Valink I love that you protested! I‘ve only visited DC a few times & one was to look at schools with my daughter. She was wait listed at her top DC school, but considered going to another that she didn‘t really love just to be in DC and to be able to protest easily. I‘m a little disappointed she chose a different school! 11mo
ReadingBetween Thank you for protesting! It has been painful to watch that sham of a confirmation hearing. 11mo
Leftcoastzen Thank you for protesting.So many are there to do the governments business, we forget real people live there too.Love to visit DC ,I am overdue to come back and enjoy all the area has to offer. 11mo
bridge12 Thank you for protesting!!! Wishing I was in DC! 11mo
DMC_run8 Thank you! 10mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Thank you for protesting! (I‘m a little late but no less grateful.) 10mo
BookishFeminist @BarbaraTheBibliophage you‘re welcome! you are not late! I‘m going back this week 10mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage That‘s awesome! 💪🏻👊🏽💪🏼👊🏾 10mo
BookishFeminist @2BR02B i would donate my organs to rbg if needed 10mo
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Fen | Daisy Johnson
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Double snuggle while I curl up with my next book. Meet Bruce! We adopted him in April. 🐹🐹

#24in48 #readathon #bookishferrets

Tianarose So cute! I adore ferrets! 12mo
BookishFeminist @Tianarose They‘re the best! So full of personality ☺️ 12mo
VeganCleopatra ❤️ ferrets, too cute. 12mo
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LeahBergen Awww! Bruce! 💕💕 12mo
Shortstack I face this one! How is it?! 12mo
obviateit Aww! 😍 12mo
BookishFeminist @Shortstack face? Do you mean have? Im enjoying it! 12mo
Shortstack My autocorrect/typos have been awful lately lol yes have 12mo
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Affinity | Sarah Waters
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Rainy day outside of DC. Still working on Affinity with lots of snuggles from Allan. 🐹

#24in48 #bookishferrets

2BR02B Allan is awfully cute! 12mo
DGRachel 😍😍 12mo
Leftcoastzen Cutie pie!❤️ 12mo
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LeahBergen Hello, sweet Allan. 12mo
BookishFeminist @LeahBergen We have another new one now too! 12mo
BookishFeminist @2BR02B @Leftcoastzen He makes sure I never forget it 😂 12mo
KimM Looking forward to your review 12mo
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Affinity | Sarah Waters
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Starting @24in48 off right with a gothic novel and a bubble bath. 🛁

#24in48

Copwithabook Me too! Though I‘m not going to be able to participate in the full readathon bc of work 12mo
RealLifeReading Perfection! 12mo
LeahBergen Hello, you! 😘 12mo
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Shortstack I like your black nails! 🖤💅🏻 12mo
BookishFeminist @Copwithabook I rarely get to do the whole thing but it‘s always fun to try! Plus an excuse to tell people to go away 😉 12mo
BookishFeminist @LeahBergen Hiiiii 😘 12mo
BookishFeminist @Shortstack Thanks! They suit my mood 😂 12mo
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Nothing like enjoying the great weather on my balcony with some work, a good book, and a cocktail. I‘m reading this for book club tomorrow night and it‘s really fascinating so far!🍹

TiredLibrarian Sounds very interesting. I usually like books about music or musicians 🎼🎵🎶😊 13mo
mrozzz What a great reading place and the cocktail looks awesome too 👌🏻 13mo
jveezer As the Drive-by Truckers say, “rock ‘n‘ roll means well but it can‘t help telling young boys lies...” 13mo
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The Bone Mother | David Demchuk
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This book came on my radar when it was the first horror novel to be nominated for Canada‘s Giller Prize, and I‘m so glad it did! This was a great read. Old photos are peppered throughout the text as the author writes what he imagines are their stories, all connected to Eastern Europe, Romani, and Russian folklore and a small town in Canada. Fantastic format, lots of creep & suspense factor, and great writing.

LeahBergen Your ring is lovely! 😍 13mo
Amor4Libros Love your ring!! 13mo
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The Wedding Date | Jasmine Guillory
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One of my favorite pics from last weekend with the littens that came to our wedding ❤️

Left to right: @Merethebookgal @becausetrains @JPeterson me @TheNextBook

BarbaraTheBibliophage Such a great pic of you guys! 💙 13mo
PenguinInFlight Fantastic pic! Congratulations! 💕💕 13mo
LauraBeth I didn‘t know y‘all got married! Congratulations!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️ 13mo
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JoScho 💜💜💜 13mo
TrishB Cool 👍🏻 13mo
Christine11 Congratulations! 13mo
CouronneDhiver Really?! That‘s fantastic! 😊😊😊 13mo
JPeterson I love this ❤️❤️❤️ 13mo
Merethebookgal It was so much fun! So happy for you and Andy! ❤️ 13mo
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The Bone Mother | David Demchuk
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Having a relaxing, stormy Sunday at Starbucks with a horror novel. I HAVE TIME TO READ AGAIN.

WriterAtHeart Isn't it just a wonderful feeling to know you can start reading again!? 13mo
LeahBergen Yay! 👏🏻👏🏻 13mo
asiriusreader Yay for time to read again!! 13mo
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Hi there. Haven‘t been around Litsy much this year since I‘ve been kind of busy. 🙂

Can‘t wait to post more photos from our bookish wedding last weekend and get back to READING!!! @becausetrains

MaureenMc Congratulations! 13mo
OutsmartYourShelf Congrats! 13mo
RachelO Congratulations to you both! 13mo
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wanderinglynn Congrats! 13mo
JoScho Yay!! 💖 13mo
Ddzmini Congratulations 🎉🎊🍾🎈 13mo
Weaponxgirl Congratulations! 💕 13mo
Suzze Congrats! 13mo
asiriusreader Congrats!! Can‘t wait to see bookish wedding pics! 13mo
MicrobeMom Congrats! Beautiful!! 13mo
Sarah83 Congrats 💖 13mo
2BR02B Gorgeous! Congrats to you! 13mo
saresmoore Oh, yay! So happy for you both! 13mo
MissAimz_55 Congrats!!!! 13mo
irre Congratulations! 13mo
Verity Congratulations! 13mo
Soubhiville ❤️ yay! Congrats! 13mo
DebsF65 Congratulations! 13mo
youneverarrived Congratulations! Beautiful photo ❤️ 13mo
LiteraryinLititz Congratulations!! Can‘t wait to see more pictures!! 13mo
mllemay Congratulations! 13mo
Clare-Dragonfly Congratulations! ❤️❤️❤️ 13mo
LeahBergen Yay!! Congratulations, you two!! 💕💕💕 @becausetrains 13mo
LauraWeasley Congrats! 13mo
MirrorMask Congratulations!!! 13mo
DGRachel Congratulations!!🎉🎊🍾 13mo
CouronneDhiver 👍🏽 You look GREAT! 13mo
DivineDiana Looks like a splendid day! Cheers! 🥂 👰🤵 13mo
Karkar Congratulations 🎉 13mo
Beachesnbooks Congrats!!!! 13mo
BibliOphelia Beautiful - Congratulations! 13mo
Booksnchill Lovely, best wishes 13mo
Jess Congrats! 13mo
laurenlovesliterature Congrats!!! 💏👰💍 13mo
Bookzombie Congratulations! You look beautiful! 13mo
SoniaC Congrats you guys look so happy! Love it. 13mo
JessClark78 Congratulations!! ❤️🥂🍾 13mo
Tanisha_A Congratulations! 13mo
JennyM Arghhh, congratulations. You both look so happy and beautiful x 13mo
batsy Congratulations!! 13mo
Bette 🎉❤️🥂Cheers, much happiness. 13mo
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Girls Burn Brighter | Shobha Rao
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Y‘all I‘m stressed. Wedding planning has eaten me. I‘m taking the night off to enjoy this stack of books and a Moscow mule. First up, Girls Burn Brighter since we talk about it in @LitsyFeministBookClub next week! 🥃🥃🥃🥃

mrozzz 👊🏻 You got this. I‘m right there with you, deep into planning. Enjoy your me-time/book-time 📚😃 1y
SexyCajun Hey I‘ve got Ginger beer and vodka! Is that what you make the Moscow Mule with? 1y
jpmcwisemorgan I love a good Moscow Mule. 1y
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BookishFeminist @SexyCajun you bet! 1 part vodka to 3 parts ginger beer and a splash of lime juice or other citrus you have on hand. Cheers!🥂 (edited) 1y
BookishFeminist @mrozzz we‘re down to the wire with 3 weeks 😂 definitely loving the me time. Hope you get plenty too!! 1y
JamieArc I got married last September, and not being a traditional bride, I hated the wedding planning process. I wish I had read this book (though it did prove very cathartic when I read it a month after getting married): 1y
BookishFeminist @JamieArc I‘ve read it! It‘s great. I hate planning and am shirking tradition at most opportunities I can. I love Lucy Knisley and relate to a lot of it 😂 1y
Godmotherx5 The book sounds good. I hope the planning becomes more fun. I recall the stress but savor the joy. 🤗💝🤗 14mo
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Richard Rothstein is at my library tonight! He wrote my favorite books last year. He chronicles the government‘s direct creation of housing segregation, tearing down integrated neighborhoods to build segregated public housing. It‘s more segregated now than in45 years. I focused on housing law in at law school & have witnessed much of this first hand—it‘s devastating. I wish everyone would read his book bc it affects all of our social issues...

BookishFeminist ...like wealth inequality, income inequality, school segregation, school achievement gaps, health and life expectancy, class mobility, discriminatory acts, etc. It‘s a problem that has only gotten worse over the years and reinforces racial stereotypes that were created and reinforced by unconstitutional discriminatory government policy that many have largely overlooked for the underlying symptoms rather than the root cause of housing segregation. 1y
JamieArc This sounds like such a better choice than Evicted. It‘s an unpopular opinion, but Evicted read like poverty porn to me, and I was hungry for more information. Thanks for this post! 1y
BookishFeminist @JamieArc I disagree that it‘s poverty porn because it‘s very important people understand the gravity of what housing inequality does to families without completely bogging it down with policy, which many people glaze over at. But Desmond‘s book is investigative reporting rather than a more academic book like Rothstein‘s. They have similar messages but very different approaches and I love both. Matthew Desmond will be here in a couple weeks! 1y
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Girls Burn Brighter | Shobha Rao
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Reminder that we‘re reading Girls Burn Brighter for Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with @LitsyFeministBookClub!! We‘ll start discussing it on May 13.

This book takes place in India and America, following the stories of two girls who are driven apart by family strife but will do anything to reunite. We‘ve never read a book by a South Asian author for book club so we‘re looking forward to discussing this!

everfree7 Ohh! How do I become part of this book club! 1y
BookishFeminist @everfree7 just follow the page and participate in the discussion when questions roll around! We can tag you if you want 😀 1y
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I am going to devour this book tonight.

After the news yesterday I binge watched the entire 5-part CNN docuseries on this case called Unmasking a Killer. Surreal that he is now caught.

Christine11 It‘s such a good book! Enjoy! 😊 1y
KimmyM I just started this today too! 1y
Dorianna I loved this book so much. I hope you like it. 1y
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BookishFeminist @Dorianna I‘m LOVING it. I‘m a sucker for true crime and murder. 1y
Dorianna @BookishFeminist I got the audiobook when it came out and stayed up late listening. So good. She was really a great crime writer. I heard HBO is doing an adaptation. 1y
BookishFeminist @Dorianna They are! I want it now. I may or may not have binged CNN‘s five part docuseries on the Golden State Killer the other night 🙈 1y
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It‘s finally nice enough to read outside!! ☀️🌿

I‘ve been having a hard time with novels and full length books this year so I‘m digging into some poetry. I‘m in love with the title of this collection and have always been fascinated by the history of Virginia State Colony.

azulaco This is on my TBR pile but I haven‘t read it yet. I‘m eager to find a slot for it. The subject matter fascinates me too. 1y
BookishFeminist @azulaco It‘s really great so far! It‘s a quick read even for poetry. I‘ve been fascinated by this former hospital since grad school bc it was the subject of a Supreme Court case that basically legalized eugenics. 😳 So many scary but interesting corners to peek into in our history. 1y
azulaco @BookishFeminist Oh wait, was this where Carrie Buck was? 😟 Or are you talking about a different case? I have done some reading on the subject of American eugenics and mental health. It‘s so sad and scary. 1y
BookishFeminist @azulaco Yep, this is where Carrie Buck was. Very sad. 1y
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Seeing Katherine Boo speak tonight about poverty and housing in Mumbai. I‘ve been a huge fan of her journalism and activism for a long time and I‘m so stoked to see her!!

BarbaraTheBibliophage Nice! I‘m reading Shantaram right now and thinking about Beautiful Forevers next. I‘ve heard such good things. 1y
Erin.Elizabeth10 I saw her this year too! 1y
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BookishFeminist @Erin.Elizabeth10 She‘s so great! I got to chat with her afterwards and she‘s such a delight and really gets it. It was refreshing to hear her speak 1y
BookishFeminist @BarbaraTheBibliophage you would love it, I‘m due for a reread now and took so many notes at her talk last night. So much respect for her. I‘ve been meaning to read Shantaram it‘s just so damn long! Let me know how you like it! (edited) 1y
BookishFeminist @RealLifeReading it was so much fun! 1y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @BookishFeminist I‘m really enjoying Shantaram. It‘s 900+ pages, so it could be awhile before I finish! 1y
Erin.Elizabeth10 @BookishFeminist oh that‘s so cool you got to talk with her in person! Yes I was very impressed with how much she is in tune with what is true. 1y
mkinney10 @BarbaraTheBibliophage BTBF is awesome! 1y
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In my ears today. I‘m too curious. 😂

Juli I cannot wait to hear what you think!!! 1y
8little_paws Can't blame you!! Hope you're doing well these days ! 1y
BookishFeminist @Juli I will definitely keep you posted!! I‘m enjoying it so far even though he‘s so full of himself 😂 1y
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BookishFeminist @8little_paws I am! Just crazy busy- @becausetrains and I are getting married in June so I haven‘t been around much. I hope you‘re doing well too! We need to catch up soon! 1y
8little_paws Yay! You must be super busy!! 1y
BookishFeminist @8little_paws yes! Good busy but omg I can‘t wait for it to be over 😂 1y
Godmotherx5 I haven‘t listened yet but it‘s on my phone. 1y
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Girls Burn Brighter | Shobha Rao
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Hi new littens!! For newcomers, I run @LitsyFeministBookClub with @TheNextBook & @rachelm!

We read feminist & social justice books across a variety of genres once a month. We‘re doing it bimonthly through September however bc I‘m busy wedding planning (!) & we‘re all busier than expected.

For April/May we‘re reading Girls Burn Brighter to explore South Asian feminism & women‘s expectations. I hope you‘ll join us! Let us know if you have q‘s 🔥

LeahBergen You‘re wedding planning??? 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Exiting news!! The wedding and the book choice! ❤️💛💙 1y
BookishFeminist @LeahBergen finally 😂😂 it‘s why I‘ve been quiet 1y
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djh I just bought this book today! 1y
Amelie I have this on hold at the library! 1y
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Jagannath: Stories | Karin Tidbeck
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I immediately checked out Tidbeck‘s recent novel Amatka when I finished this. Her writing is magical and mysterious, seamlessly weaving together Swedish folklore and the supernatural with everyday life. Each story in this collection is captivating and unique. Her storytelling & quirkiness reminds me of Samantha Hunt, Kelly Link, and Helen Oyeyemi, but different. Tidbeck translated it herself which really makes the stories shine. 🧚🏼‍♂️🌲

Lindy I loved this too. ❤️ 1y
BookishFeminist @Lindy Have you read Amatka yet? I‘m looking forward to that one now! 1y
Lindy @BookishFeminist Not yet, but I bet it‘s good. I look forward to your thoughts. 1y
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Silencer | Marcus Wicker
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I‘ve been in more reading slumps than I can count in the past year or so. In another one and trying to kick it with some great poetry. I‘ve had my eye on this collection since it came out. #booksnbucks

Megabooks Me too friend! I am working on finishing my third book this month. 🤦🏻‍♀️ Hope both of us get out of them soon. 1y
Verity I‘m so not a poetry reader, so I‘m totally jealous of those who can. 1y
SoniaC This sounds good. I look forward to hearing what you think of it. 1y
maniraj88 Hy 1y
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Jagannath: Stories | Karin Tidbeck
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These short stories are knocking my socks off. I randomly grabbed this from the library tonight not knowing what to expect, but these are such beautifully dark stories by a Swedish speculative fiction writer. 🌌

catiewithac Sounds nice! Stacked ✅ 1y
Lindy 👍I found these eerie and invigorating when I read them five years ago. My review: https://lindypratch.blogspot.ca/2013/05/jagannath-by-karin-tidbeck.html?m=1 1y
harshagujarathi Will u tell what type of stories they are... 1y
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booksofdoom Ooh I have met her... 😁 1y
Karibulla Hi 1y
Jokila This blew me away too!! I‘d never heard of her before but picked it up on a whim and adored it 🖤🖤🖤 1y
brendanmleonard I read this ages ago and adored it! 1y
Kitapcafe 👍 1y
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Gun Love | Jennifer Clement
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I loved this short little book. This is Pearl‘s coming of age story, a quirky albino girl living in a car with her mom in Florida. Pearl narrates with clipped language that is full of metaphor. It‘s an indictment of how America‘s gun culture is a danger to ourselves when it‘s meant to protect. It paints a stark portrait of homelessness & foster care while examining spiritual connections between people & the fleeting nature of relationships. 🔫🐊

RealLifeReading Sounds interesting! 1y
Soubhiville Sounds good to me too. Stacked. 1y
Megabooks I have this in my amazon cart! 1y
psmatty Intriguing 1y
kleem Nice 1y
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The Life to Come | Michelle De Kretser
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Thanks to @Catapult @CatapultStory for mailing me this beautiful new hardcover of Michelle De Kretser‘s latest book! It‘s up for the Stella Prize this year. I can‘t wait to read it after loving her novella Springtime a couple years ago. It‘s out in the US on March 13. ☀️

LeahBergen This sounds good. 👍🏻 1y
Moray_Reads Gorgeous cover 1y
Tereses Love her writing 1y
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Plans tonight: drinking, reading, and not watching the State of the Union address. 🥂

PenguinInFlight I made it through 10 minutes and couldn‘t take it anymore. I am now drinking and reading with my dog. ❤️ (edited) 1y
callielafleur Right on ❤️❤️ 1y
AmyG I refuse to watch SOTU 1y
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TheBookStacker Funnily enough I just ordered this book 2 days ago! 1y
UrsulaMonarch Great choice. Probably as informative, if not much more so, on the state of our 🇺🇸union 1y
ApoptyGina69 Hellz yeah. Looking forward to reading this book too. 1y
WhatDeeReads Same. That also means staying off of twitter and Facebook. Both tonight and tomorrow morning. 1y
vivastory I had that apothic last week. Good stuff! 1y
Anton Masha Gessen is so good, her book on Pussy Riot was excellent. 1y
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Seems like a good night to finally curl up with and/or cry into this.

Rest in power, Ursula K. Le Guin. May we continue your legacy in writing and in feminism. 🌌💫🌹

Clare-Dragonfly What?! Oh no! 😢 1y
Shortstack I need to make reading her a priority. ❤️❤️❤️ 1y
tracyrowanreads 😔😢 1y
Verity I‘m fairly certain I read some of her children‘s/middle grade stuff back in primary school days. I really need to go back and revisit. 1y
WhovianNerd I love her books! But I haven't heard of this one, so adding it TBR list. She will be missed. 🙁 1y
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Planning for the week at Starbucks and prepping for this week‘s discussion of I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter with @LitsyFeministBookClub. This book is so good! A daughter of Mexican immigrants tried to find her place in her family and fill her older sister‘s shoes after she unexpectedly passes away.

Our discussion starts Thursday 1/26- let me know if you want to be tagged on the question posts!

#booksnbucks

kspenmoll Can you tag me? Just in case? Not sure I can join in on that date, but read the book & did not want it to end... 1y
trazo I am close to done with this novel. Can you please tag me? 1y
mrozzz Yes I just finished this the other day! Would like to see the questions ☺️ 1y
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dkingneece Please tag me! 1y
amvs1111 Yes please! 1y
staci.reads Hearing great things about this book. Please tag me. 1y
MarticaMustRead This is my Book club's latest pick! Looking forward to it! 1y
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Blasting through this ARC! This is out Tuesday and it‘s such a great, easy read. I think it will become one of my go-to book recommendations for well-meaning white people who are looking for ways to talk about race with their friends and family. I‘m excited for Ijeoma, too. I‘ve been following her career & blog for a while and have always loved her work, approach, and insight. I‘ve learned a lot from her.

#blacklivesmatter #socialjustice

Lola I love that Decal Girl on your KK ❤️ Mine is decked out in DG skin, too. That Kindle is my oldest, but I still love it. 2y
BookishFeminist @Lola thanks! I still love this kindle too ❤️ it have a paperwhite that I use for most things but I‘ve kept this one around to use for ARCs and the decal. :) 2y
amvs1111 I'm first in line at my library for this! Eager to dive in. 2y
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TheNextBook This book was amazing! Pretty sure I read it in one sitting! 2y
CaroPi So cool you still have that Kindle! The Decal is pretty amazing 2y
Grise I miss that old kindle version. Mine broke, sadly. 2y
RachaelusGilkinius I pre-ordered this and just got my “shipped” email! 2y
Godmotherx5 I love the mug. 2y
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I‘m honestly not expecting this to be anything more than delightful political fan fiction rather than a treasure trove of secrets like the media is making it out to be, but I‘ve got my popcorn. 🍿🍿🍿

OSChamberlain Almost grabbed this at the store today. Can‘t wait to see what you think. 2y
HotMessJess The memes from this publishing are SO. GOOD. 2y
JaclynW I'm anxious to see what you and others think of it. 2y
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Kaye I almost bought it too.. watching for your opinion on it. 2y
ReadingSusan Agreed. I don‘t find the author all that trustworthy and Bannon is a liar. I am sure most of it‘s true because we do know he is a crazy pants but I will take it with a grain of salt for sure. 2y
Andrea313 Yes! I'm approaching it in the same way. 2y
Shortstack How was it?! 2y
rachelk This keeps selling out at all our local bookstores! After seeing the author interviewed last night I‘m really curious- mostly just for the entertainment value. 2y
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City of Brass | S A Chakraborty
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I got #bookmail! I‘m jumping on the bullet journal bandwagon this year. I just had to order a book along with it, and I‘m SO excited to read City of Brass. 🕌

brendanmleonard Bullet journaling is fantastic, and the LTs are marvelous notebooks. :) 2y
Aceofhearts Omg 10/10 would recommend bullet journalling! Be ready to get obsessed and needing space in your house for washy tapes and pens 😍 2y
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A State of Freedom | Neel Mukherjee
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Happy New Year! 🎆🎊

I hope 2018 got off to a great start for everyone. I spent today reflecting on 2017 and setting personal growth goals for the coming year. I also did a lot of relaxing and reading, including starting this great book. It‘s finally out in the US this week after it was shortlisted for last year‘s Man Booker!

LeahBergen Happy New Year! 😘 2y
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Spending Christmas Eve reading this amazing feminist dystopia, cross stitching, and making cookies. 🎄

We‘re discussing this book in a couple days with @LitsyFeministBookClub! If you‘ve read it I hope you‘ll join us! So far it‘s a really fast, thought-provoking read about a world decimated by a virus.

WarpedSweetness I have this book on my TBR! It sounds amazing. 2y
huntersmom1977 Happy Holidays to one cross stitcher to another 🎄🎄 2y
PenguinInFlight I was just thinking I hadn‘t seen you on Litsy much! Hope you are feeling better, and happy holidays! ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
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HardcoverHearts I hope you like it as much as I did! 2y
mhillis Happy holidays ❄️ 2y
rmaclean4 I really enjoyed this book...i thought the sequel The Book of Etta was equaly compelling. 2y
OneLitChick Cross-Stitching! 😍😍😍 2y
hammykhan Follow back 2y
djh You sold me...just ordered both books on kindle.🤗 2y
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This poetry collection is undoing me.

ohyeahthatgirl This one and Citizen by Claudia Rankine were real gut punches. 2y
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Getting the holiday weekend off to a good start with this AMAZING book and Christmas cookies. 🎄

I‘ve been saving this to read for when I just needed something to blow my socks off, and it hasn‘t disappointed. I‘ve sped through most of it since last night, which I rarely do with short stories.

Cinfhen Hi!!! Feel like I haven‘t “seen” you in months!!! Hope all is well 2y
ClairesReads I‘ve got this on order. Glad to hear it‘s going well for you 2y
tricours What kind of cookie is that? 2y
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jveezer This may be my next book too! 2y
waqas1 Hy 2y
najeeb What type of book is this ??? 2y
well.read.panda Can't wait to read this! 2y
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Love a good #epigraph. 💥

BibliOphelia Wow. 😍 2y
Booksnchill 💋💪 2y
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Eyelit This is one of my book clubs pick for 2018... I‘m really looking forward to reading it! 2y
SoniaC Such a great sentiment! Also it‘s nice to see you back on Litsy. Hope all is well. 2y
WordWaller Such a great book. Damn. 2y
rohit-sawant I have this queued on Kindle! Can't wait to start. 2y
BookishFeminist @SoniaC Thank you! I‘ve been pretty sick the past few months so I haven‘t been on much. Now that I‘m doing better I‘m glad to be back! Hope all is well with you too! 2y
BookishFeminist @rohit-sawant Its so good! Hope you enjoy. 2y
BookishFeminist @Eyelit There‘s going to be so much great stuff to discuss in this book!! I hope you enjoy it! 2y
BookishFeminist @WordWaller Instant favorite this year, I think. 2y
SoniaC @BookishFeminist So glad you‘re doing better. 2y
Angieville I *love* this 13mo
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The Best of Richard Matheson | Richard Matheson
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I‘m enjoying some late night solace and reading horror books. I‘ve managed to go a my whole life without ever reading Richard Matheson even though I‘ve been familiar with his more popular works. Now I‘m obsessed. Victor LaValle had hooked me in. These short stories give excellent creep. 💀

Betty He wrote some Twilight Zone episodes? I'm in! 2y
waqas1 Hi 2y
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I‘ve been waiting to get my hands on this! Going to go binge read it now. 💀🧛🏽‍♂️🧟‍♀️

Victoriahoperose I just got into the podcast recently. It‘s so good. So hard to stop listening! I need to get this book now! 2y
bohemian_yogini Enjoy! I personally thought it read like I was having an informal conversation with the author. Can be a little dis-jointed in places... but overall it‘s a fun read filled with interesting info! ❤️ (edited) 2y
ElizabethAndino Love this podcast, been wanting to watch the show on Amazon but haven‘t gotten to it 2y
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It‘s our first snow of the year in DC! ❄️☃️

I‘m spending it inside reading, baking Christmas cookies, watching way too much Great British Baking Show, and drinking hot chocolate. I may have spiked it. 🍾🙊 #booksnbucks

Bianca I love the Great British Baking Show. ❤️ 2y
Nat_Reads Perfect day! 2y
Owlizabeth Perfect day for GBBS - great minds think alike! 😉 2y
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UrsulaMonarch Love this!!!! 2y
Daisey Sounds like an amazing day! 2y
saresmoore Yep, that‘s my dream day. 2y
Young i stay home, so bored 2y
RealLifeReading GBBO!! ❤️❤️ 2y
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I‘ve not been around lately because I‘ve been very sick and dealing with some personal emergencies. It‘s been a rough year. But I‘m on the mend and reading again! I‘m hoping to be around more now, fingers crossed. 🤞🏼

I‘ve been reading these today for some healing and positivity. They‘re both excellent. Nasty Women has been the look at the election I needed, and Electric Arches is so uplifting.

#socialjustice #poetry

Anton Electric Arches is so wonderful. I have the paperback but I want to get the audiobook as well to hear Eve read her poems. 2y
ElishaLovesBooks Glad you‘re feeling better!💛 2y
BookishFeminist @Anton I hadn‘t even considered that. I‘m really interested in that too, now. Poetry audiobooks are some of my favorites. 2y
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JSW Hi! Sorry for the rough year- but it‘s good to see you 😘❤️❤️❤️❤️ 2y
Bookzombie I‘m so glad to see you back. Sorry to hear you have had a rough year and not been well. Sending lots of love your way. 💗 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage I‘m sorry for the crap year, my friend. But super glad to know you‘re on the mend. ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜 2y
Dragon I hope 2018 will be a good year. Glad you‘re feeling better! Virtual hugs 🤗! 2y
sprainedbrain Happy to see you back, and I hope things are better for you. ❤️ 2y
mhillis Welcome back❤️📚 2y
Mixedreader I loved Electric Arches! 2y
Notafraidofwords Glad to see you back. Sending lots of love. 2y
rohit-sawant Good to know you're feeling better. 2y
jfalkens Welcome back 😊 I hope you are feeling better and everything is ok xXxX 2y
sparklemotion Glad to see you around! I hope things get better 💕 2y
Leftcoastzen We have missed you.Hope health and other situations improve .❤️ 2y
batsy It's nice to see you back. What @Leftcoastzen said, I hope things improve all-around and you're feeling better 💛 2y
LeahBergen I‘ve missed you!! 😩 2y
Suet624 I hope 2018 is a better year for you. 💕💕💕 2y
Posemn Glad to see you back @BookishFeminist! 2y
JPeterson ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
lauralovesbooks1 Hope you are on the mend and that the new year will bring easier times. 2y
underground_bks Electric Arches is amazing! Hope you feel better soon! 2y
Godmotherx5 @BookishFeminist I can relate to having a rough year. Health has been a priority. Take of you! 💝 2y
Megabooks Big hugs dear friend! 2y
BookishFeminist @Mixedreader Yes!! It‘s such an uplifting collection! I‘ve been following Eve on twitter for a while (before I even knew she wrote poetry!) and she‘s just fantastic all around. 2y
Godmotherx5 Hugs to you. Nice to see you posting. 2y
obviateit @BookishFeminist I'm glad to see you're feeling better! I've missed your posts! It's been a rough year for me too. I've been back here more consistently for almost a month, and I was disappointed to not "see" you here as much. I hope things keep looking up for you. ?❤️ 2y
BookishFeminist @obviateit thank you! I think a lot of us have had rough years- for me it hit from all angles and the political climate hasn‘t helped. I‘m glad you‘re back too and hope 2018 is much better for the both of us! ❤️ 2y
8little_paws Yay!! Sending so much love your way. It's been a hell of a year. My life on December 31 will look barely anything like it did on January 1. And looking at next year, even more changes on the horizon. So I feel you. I hope you continue on your path of feeling better!!!💙💙💙 2y
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Bestiary: Poems | Donika Kelly
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Fall mood. Reading excellent Graywolf Press poetry outside in the gorgeous fall weather. Just picked this up from the library and can't wait to dig in. I've heard amazing things about it! 🍂🍂

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Only a few pages into this book and I can already tell it's going to be excellent. All politics are "identity politics" and using that term to describe certain causes over others is dog whistling. ??

BookishFeminist @Notafraidofwords I'm excited to read that one too. It just came in for me at the library. 2y
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The Origin of Others | Toni Morrison
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I have the latest (tiny) Toni Morrison book! 🤗 Hoping to knock this out in one sitting tonight.

Dorianna I love her writing so much. Can‘t wait to see what you think of this one. 2y
Notafraidofwords This was excellent. Read it in one sitting because I couldn‘t stop 2y
najeeb Is there someone who read fiction books ?? 2y
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The Changeling | Victor LaValle
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Reading while I wait for @deborahcaldwell to join me for dinner! I set this down a little while ago because it was so good I didn't want my bad reading mood lately to sully it. Trying to pick it back up tonight. LaValle is a heck of a writer! In my cup: Moscow mule. 🍹📖

#booksnbooze

LeahBergen Mmm... a Moscow mule. 👍🏻 2y
BrittFrancko This is in my current library haul! Excited to start it. 2y
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The Ballad of Black Tom | Victor LaValle
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In case you missed the announcement over at @LitsyFeministBookClub, we're reading THE BALLAD OF BLACK TOM this month! It's an amazing novella that challenges and subverts Lovecraft's racism. Since it's a retelling, feel free to read THE HORROR AT RED HOOK by HP Lovecraft too. It's not long and would be great to compare the two.

Hope you'll join us!

kyraleseberg Awesome, I just purchased this Kindle deal yesterday!!! 2y
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I've been waiting to get my hands on this! Finally starting it this afternoon. The author list with essays in this collection is AMAZING: Rebecca Solnit, Roxane Gay, Edwidge Danticat, Eula Biss, Sandra Cisneros, Annie Dillard, and so many more. 🔥🔥🔥

kiminreverse I've been meaning to pick this up also! 2y
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@TheNextBook and I are here waiting to see Ta-Nehisi Coates speak at the National Museum of African American History and Culture!! Can't wait!

vivastory Enjoy!! 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Awesome! Enjoy!! 2y
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Tamra Woot! 2y
Julsmarshall What fun! I loved that museum! 2y
LeahBergen Awesome! 👏🏻👏🏻 2y
Crystallinegirl Nice! I need to make a trip to that museum. I'm in Baltimore, it's not very far. 2y
Notafraidofwords I'm jealous. This looks like so much fun!!! Have fun 🎉 2y
BookishFeminist @Crystallinegirl It's a beautiful museum! Get yourself some timed tickets and go. It's so worth it. 2y
BookishFeminist @Notafraidofwords I wish you could've come with us!! You would've loved it. We had a lot of fun. (edited) 2y
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What We Lose | Zinzi Clemmons
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Dark Matter | Blake Crouch
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#Riotgrams Day 2: Some of my orange covers. Wishing I had a full set of the Penguin Orange Editions that were released last year. They're beautiful. 🍁🎃🍂

#OrangeCovers

emilyhaldi Beautiful!! 🔥 2y
BlueStockingReviews Loved Dark Matter! 2y
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Bookshelf | Lydia Pyne
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#Riotgrams Day 1: This is maybe half of the books I own if not less. 😬 I've been working on reorganizing them lately, and this is step one completed! These are my general fiction shelves. Horror, sci-fi, and fantasy are shelved elsewhere. 📚📚📚📚

#LetMeTakeAShelfie #Shelfie

Theresa 😍😍😍 2y
ReadingsByTheC I have serious shelf envy. These are gorgeous! 2y
Bookzombie 😍😍 2y
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Nerdfins 😮😍 2y
sofiaga So jealous, mine are double and sometimes triple stacked! I also lost so many books moving. 2y
Natasha.C.Barnes I spy The Interestings! I loved that book. 2y
BarbaraBB I‘d love to stand there and browse a bit! 2y
MoniqueReads305 😍😍😍 2y
Vbrrgirl Wow nice work! I so need to do this with my shelves. 2y
Zzemogr 😍 2y
flip58 I spent two weekends organizing my shelves. I get a liitle thrill every time I look at them. 2y
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Friday night plans. I'm already in love with the art.

🖤💀🖤

kyraleseberg My favorite book of the year, hands down! 2y
rachelm I've heard suuuuuuuch good things 2y
mcipher I thought it was good - and I hate graphic novels. 2y
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Booksnchill Such a great story and the art!❤️❤️❤️ 2y
Leftcoastzen I really want to read this ! 2y
WoodyWoodson I've been wanting to read this for a while!! And just heard a second volume is coming soon 2y
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