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emmaakg

Joined September 2017

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Monstress Volume 5 | Marjorie Liu
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Woooooo! Got vol5 in the mail today~ 🤩

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Ninefox Gambit | Yoon Ha Lee
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BWAHAHAHA I AM NO LONGER BEHOLDEN TO THE LIBRARY‘S ARBITRARY LOAN PERIODS!

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“Usually, when people talk about the “strength” of black women they are referring to the way in which they perceive black women coping with oppression. They ignore the reality that to be strong in the face of oppression is not the same as overcoming oppression, that endurance is not to be confused with transformation.” #bellhooks

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Gideon the Ninth | Tamsyn Muir
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Holy shit that ending #what #nosrslyWHAT #tamsynmuir #gideontheninth

Gideon better be in the second book ms Muir!!!!

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Gideon the Ninth | Tamsyn Muir
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Harrow is a bitch and I love her. #gideontheninth #tamsynmuir

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I‘ve been carrying it like this all day bc I can‘t find any of my $&@ing actual bookmarks

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The Weird: A Compendium of Strange and Dark Stories | Jeff VanderMeer, Ann VanderMeer
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Perfect October reading!

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Panpan

I‘m kind of meh about this book. I mostly listened to the Audible version with narration by Christopher Evan Welch, which was mostly good, with a pointed exception for the godawful Italian accents in the last chapter. The story is poignant with moments of humor, and I did like the central conceit of a dog narrator. But there is more I hated than what I enjoyed- animal death, a brush with statutory rape, false rape accusations. Would not recommend.

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The Blind Assassin: A Novel | Margaret Atwood

“There‘s nothing like a shovelful of dirt to encourage literacy.”

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Been listening to this at work, but I forgot my headphones today- good thing my library had the ebook available! #i❤️mylibrary #minutemanlibrarynetwork #libbyapp

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Favorite line so far: “WHAT‘S A PIZZA‘S CALORIC COUNT IN THE FACE OF A PASSIONATE LESBIAN LOVE AFFAIR?”
...but also I love how she understands the dieting odyssey that every American fat girl goes through. The struggle is real!

DebbieGrillo Love Jessamyn 4y
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Eartha | Cathy Malkasian
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My @bookriot Read Harder 2018 book for “a comic written and drawn by the same person”. It was quite the ride!

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I desperately wanted it to be funny...but it wasn‘t. #readharder2018 #onesittingreading

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Poor bob~ relegated to a book stand. NK Jemisin‘s “The Obelisk Gate” is next up on my book queue! I‘m so frickin‘ excited!! #thebrokenearth

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Wuvable Oaf | Ed Luce
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I thought this was out of print for the longest time (I had the ebook tho)- I guess I was wrong!

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Things Fall Apart | Chinua Achebe
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Book #1 of my high school English curriculum retreads. This is a fascinating study of colonial Nigeria and Okonkwo is at once heroic and flawed, tragic yet sympathetic.

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Pictured: why I fucking love Jessamyn Stanley‘s approach to yoga.

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Man's Search for Meaning | Viktor E Frankl
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"We must never forget that we may also find meaning in life even when confronted a hopeless situation, when facing a fate that cannot be changed. For what then matters is to bear witness to the uniquely human potential at its best, which is to transform a personal tragedy to triumph, to turn one's predicament into a human achievement. When we are no longer able to change a situation [...] we are challenged to change ourselves"

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Heart of Darkness | Joseph Conrad
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Kenneth Branagh gives a fine, if somewhat soporific performance of Conrad‘s examination of Western Civ. Also, I‘m not sure whether Kurtz is supposed to be a hero or Future Hitler. The ending was very confusing.

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I'm so excited for this! #horrificallyamazing

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A great history of when scientific progress comes up against the people behind the biological samples