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brandybear22
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Killer Bunnies! Favorite game. The two of us can really get into a groove, and this time I won (I was overdue for a win),

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Favorite poems | Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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Good find at ‘Yes books‘ today, my daughter is very excited about poetry lately.

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My daughter‘s summer reading if she wants to have honors English in the fall.

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The Beatles Lyrics | The Beatles
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I‘m not sure when my kid made a major switch in music, but the past couple months she has become a major Beatles fan. Which is all sorts of fun for me, having spent 7 years with a Beatles/ Lennon obsessed partner. Perhaps those early years really had an influence 🤔

Zelma I think almost every kid goes through a Beatles phase. Something about discovering their music and entering tween/teen years seem to go hand-in-hand. 1w
brandybear22 @Zelma oh good, you give me hope 😊 1w
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Graduation of my 17 year old, a year early and that brought up more emotions, she‘s ready and she‘s not at the same time.

BarbaraTheBibliophage Aww. What a sweet picture of a two. Congrats to her! 2w
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What came in the mail yesterday!

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I‘ve read this book a million times, and I think it holds not only goodness for children, but the best parenting advice I‘ve found. Pretty much sums up the foundation of my parenting. Even with my new “rule” of, you ought to only eat in the kitchen.

(My kid just made the choice to take a bag of Doritos from her room, to instead eat in the living room. I‘m calling it a win).

@kgriffith

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The first half of my raised bed is planted. Following the square foot method, even though my soil mix is off. Getting some more compost before planting the other side. Not sure if you can see, but my ‘big boy‘ and ‘early girl‘ tomatoes are side by side, we‘ll see which set of four has the best yield.

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Troilus and Cressida | Geoffrey Chaucer
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But if you find a word you think is clever,
Use it but once, don‘t harp on it forever!

kgriffith Such sage advice. 😉 1mo
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Under the Udala Trees | Chinelo Okparanta
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Just started reading. So far I like the storytelling and narrator.

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I googled, “what is the gayest book?” And these are the book choices that came up. I did this because, according to an algorithm, I‘m the third gayest Litten. 🔥 🤓 🏳️‍🌈 📚 😼

Tagged folks had me beat for gay 🤷🏻‍♂️

CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian Haha! Glad to know I am peak gay on Litsy 1mo
LogiKitty 😍😍 1mo
kgriffith @CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian the things I learn while packing up merch with Tim downstairs doing genre research 😋 I‘m the gayest if number of posts is allowed to factor, you are when it‘s not 😊 1mo
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Soubhiville Fun! Is this stat available somewhere to see? 1mo
Soubhiville Also- How is Pachinko on that google list? 🤔 1mo
CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian @Soubhiville I think Pachinko has a minor gay character? Still weird though! 1mo
kgriffith @Soubhiville The goal is to use genres to help users find people they might like to follow, so when we work out the details of how to present the information to that end, we‘ll all be able to see generally who the most frequent posters are in each genre 😀 1mo
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Freshwater | Akwaeke Emezi
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Audiobook done! Good telling, the right amount of twisted and the right amount of truth.

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Freshwater | Akwaeke Emezi
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Had to do some driving today and got a bit further along in this book. I am rather engaged with the story, though it‘s not an easy read and I can feel it, like on my skin.

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Pre-ordered myself a birthday present

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The Stonewall Reader | New York Public Library
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My next book club read, just released!

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Passing in the halls of power

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Buckle down with class reading (so true though!)

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The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Vol. 1: Squirrel Power | Ryan North, Steve Ditko, Will Murray
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Easter excitement

brandybear22 @xicanti I think we have a winner 2mo
xicanti This makes me so happy. 2mo
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Leadership: Theory and Practice | Peter G. Northouse
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Taking on the trait theory, emphasizing these aspects of myself

brandybear22 Apparently, I have to get to chapter 15 to learn if masculinity is still relevant, although it was in the top 3 traits in 1959 and 1986, along with intelligence and dominance 2mo
kgriffith Huh. 🧐 2mo
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Femme cues...

kgriffith I‘m sure you‘ll be shocked to know that I highlighted the same passage. 😉 2mo
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My daughter is re-reading this again, and the audiobook is really distracting! However, I‘ve made a rule ( 🤷🏻‍♂️ ) no eating in my bed, so she‘s brought it out near me while having a snack. I wouldn‘t mind, but I‘m trying to write a paper on theory and discourse. Not really compatible with hearing about Mr Weasley and his job at the ministry...

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Best shirt ever! @kgriffith

kgriffith Cuuuute! The baby‘s not bad either 😉 2mo
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Wild Child | Lynn Plourde
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Love giving books to future readers that have made me so happy to read to children. This book has lovely rhyme and it‘s about going to sleep. We read it over and it really did remind us all of my own daughters childhood elaborate bedtime routines.

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If I Was Your Girl | Meredith Russo
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If I hadn‘t heard the authors note at the end, I wouldn‘t recommend this book to many people. However, the author explained her overuse of stereotype and that she chose to alter the story to make of more palatable to cisgender readers.

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Newly released, in today‘s mail. Middle school level text on gender, if that was something that we taught...

LogiKitty Should be! 2mo
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If I Was Your Girl | Meredith Russo
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Thus one has been on my list for awhile. Decided I wanted a less dense read as I‘m about to start classes again this weekend. Stonewall book award. And I love listen to a southern accent, since the book is set in Georgia.

kgriffith I have this marked as “to read,” maybe I‘ll do the audio 😊 2mo
brandybear22 So far, it‘s only ok 🤷🏻‍♂️ but I guess that‘s what I expected 2mo
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Song of Achilles | Madeline Miller
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Got distracted by my audiobook, missed my exit this morning!

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In this culture, gender attribution, like gender assignment, is phallocentric. That is, one is male until perceived otherwise... It would take the presence of roughly four female cues to outweigh the presence of one male cue.

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Watership Down | Richard Adams
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The triumph! Killer Bunnies and the quest for the magic carrot 🥕🥕🥕🐇🐇🐇 @kgriffith

kgriffith Beginner‘s luck 🤓 3mo
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Butch/femme: Inside Lesbian Gender | Sally Munt, Cherry Smyth
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kgriffith Whose bar have your boots been under...? 😉 3mo
brandybear22 I didn‘t even stage that picture. That‘s just exactly us 3mo
kgriffith @brandybear22 it‘s true. 💋 2mo
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It | Stephen King
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Some lite reading, the bottom book is mine, the others my daughter has picked out, all ‘must reads‘

IamIamIam Oy, what's that doorstopper you've got??? 3mo
Soubhiville That huge one is IT? 💜 🤡 3mo
brandybear22 @IamIamIam @Soubhiville Thats ‘It.‘ There was a smaller, more compact print, but this was a brand new copy and you can actually see the words! 3mo
IamIamIam @brandybear22 Yeesh... I'm not sure how I ever read all those ridiculous ginormous books SK wrote!!! I guess as a teenager, my schedule was a lot less hectic and summers really meant vacation! 🤣 Not gonna lie... it's making me reevaluate the SK publication order challenge... I'm only up to 3mo
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Hag-Seed | Margaret Atwood
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Let‘s read the tempest next, so I can then read this @kgriffith

kgriffith Works for me 😊 3mo
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“Naturally there can be no hope of winning,” she said. “That‘s what makes me so dangerous.”

kgriffith You‘re making me want to read it again even though I have so many things to read that have deadlines! 3mo
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My kindle is about to die and I‘m too lazy to get out of bed to fetch a cord. And I was so looking forward to whatever it was about potatoes that was up next. Ah well, food on the brain. A lovely cooking day yesterday, I‘m still full!

kgriffith Joshua just heated up some leftovers for dinner 😊 3mo
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The Fountainhead | Ayn Rand
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‽‽!!!!$&@/:;‽!@“?,,!#

I share a library account with my child, and the book I just borrowed and wasn‘t even done with chapter one, she returned! (It wasn‘t malicious, but still...)

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The Fountainhead | Ayn Rand
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I started this today, just read through the introduction. Very interesting that in her introduction written 25 years after the first publication she talked about how difficult it was to get this published, how many times it was rejected, how it was seen as too intellectual; all the reasons that I would want to read it! How it has held up through time. I‘m looking forward to the reading, I hope it doesn‘t disappoint. @booklahoma

booklahoma @brandybear22 Looking forward to your honest opinion! ☺️ 3mo
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Currently reading about making my own sauerkraut and discussing other such do it yourself plans

julesG Sauerkraut isn't very hard to make. Best of luck with the endeavor. 3mo
brandybear22 @julesG I‘m surprised I‘ve never made it, I really love making things from scratch. Beer. Pickles. Jam. It‘s been a missed opportunity, soon to remedy! 3mo
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Annihilation | Jeff VanderMeer
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Watching annihilation, on a sci fi kick.

Wonder is this trilogy good? 🤔 putting it in the list

kgriffith Read the first one on a staff rec at Print; haven‘t watched the movie yet. (edited) 3mo
brandybear22 @kgriffith do you think you‘ll read the others? 3mo
kgriffith @brandybear22 I might if you recommended it, but I haven‘t felt compelled to yet. 3mo
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The Hate U Give | Angie Thomas
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Some schools didn‘t want to take your book, even though kids loved it, because of the profanity. How did you respond to that?

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The Outsiders | SE Hinton
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Essay writing, Johnny the unlikely hero.

“You still have a lot of time to make yourself be what you want. There‘s still lots of good in the world.”

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Dune | Frank Herbert
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I woke up at 5:30 to My cat knocking things off my bureau and apparently pulling my shirts out of the bureau. It‘s unacceptable to be awake so early on a Saturday, so I ended up putting my audiobook on and falling back asleep, to wake up at a more respectable 10 AM.

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Atlas Shrugged | Ayn Rand
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“Who is John Galt?”

(Not anyone as cute as this cat, that‘s for certain!)

Watching the movie (part 1) throng to decide if I want to dive into a 62 hour audiobook... 🤔

booklahoma IMHO, there's something about Ayn Rand's best writing that makes it nearly impossible to adapt to film. But I really like 1949's "The Fountainhead" (starring Gary Cooper and Patricia Neal) despite the awkward dialog and sledgehammer subtlety of the philosophical messages. ? 3mo
brandybear22 @booklahoma did you also read the fountainhead? Would you recommend? I‘ll have to check out the movie. 3mo
booklahoma @brandybear22 Yes, I have! I think The Fountainhead is the better novel while Atlas Shrugged is overall a fictional rendering of Rand's Objectivist philosophy. I must now 🤐 to avoid spoilers. 😀 3mo
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kgriffith I‘m just gonna AWWWW at Lily and let y‘all talk about the books ;) 3mo
brandybear22 @booklahoma thank you I‘ll check The Fountainhead out first (edited) 3mo
booklahoma Lily is super cute. 😻 3mo
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Getting a start on my Queer book club‘s April reading selection.

“...and there are as many truthful experiences of gender as there are people who think they have a gender.”

kgriffith I just ordered mine this afternoon :) 3mo
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Dune | Frank Herbert
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Re-reading Dune via audiobook with a full cast- sooo different to have these voices than the first time read it through.

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1984 | George Orwell
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“Who controls the past controls the future who controls the present controls the past”

(Watching the movie, classic)

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“...we cannot know whether yesterday‘s tribade is today‘s butch...”

On essentialism vs constructionism-

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Piecing Me Together | Renée Watson
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A good story, easy to read. Enjoyed. I also liked the integration of Spanish, since it was a main interest of the character and how the cover was chapter 15 and also her art.

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Piecing Me Together | Renée Watson
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On the enjoyment of learning Spanish

kgriffith I sent my last text before seeing this. ❤️ 4mo
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Piecing Me Together | Renée Watson
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Chapter one complete, and I‘m hooked in...

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Bitch Planet 2 | Kelly Sue DeConnick, Valentine De Landro
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“Queers gonna queer”

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