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ephemeralwaltz

Joined September 2016

✨She/her ? "They slipped briskly into an intimacy from which they never recovered." ? Currently reading...
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The Nickel Boys: A Novel | Colson Whitehead
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My first read by Colson Whitehead. I was so drawn to the subject matter that I couldn't resist buying this one when it came out. Whitehead takes an infuriating piece of American history and fictionalizes it with respect, sensibility, and justice.
⭐⭐⭐⭐

thebluestocking Nice review. 💙 3d
Tanisha_A Great review. 💜 3d
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Untitled | Unknown
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😂😂😂😂😂

Tanisha_A Hahahah! 1w
vivastory 😂😂😂 1w
Trollkonstnaren Guilty as charged 🤐🤐😜😜😆😆😆 6d
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On Chesil Beach | Ian McEwan
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Beginning so many and not finishing any #oops
#mygame #currentlyreading

Crazeedi I'm guilty🙄 2w
AmyG Ha...I do that, too. 2w
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SaturnDoo 🙈🙉🙊I'm guilty. 🤔 I need to have a personal readathon and challenge myself to finish them 🤣😂 2w
LeahBergen Happy Birthday! 📚📚📚 2w
ephemeralwaltz 💗@LeahBergen aaah thank you so much! 💗 1w
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Freshwater | Akwaeke Emezi
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I didn't enjoy this one as much as I thought I would but it is an impressive debut (@GatheringBooks I can see why you enjoyed it that much😍).
I admire the raw writing in this one on the forging of identity in relation to experience and pain. It is mystical and magical and tough.
⭐⭐⭐

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A Child of Books | Oliver Jeffers, Sam Winston
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My #highlightoftheday for you (I just decided I'm going to make this a recurring hashtag)
I love everything that Oliver Jeffers creates. Art like this makes me happy to work in the children's section. This isn't just a picture book, it is so much more. A love letter to books, stories and the neverending world of imagination ❤️ *crying*

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I need this! 3w
Tanisha_A ❤️ 3w
Kalalalatja This is such a lovely book ❤️ 3w
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I've been splurging too much this month but I regret nothing 🤗 #TBR

youneverarrived This is worth it. Such a good book. 3w
ephemeralwaltz @youneverarrived so glad to hear that! 3w
Weaponxgirl I have this and I need to read it! 2w
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The Nickel Boys: A Novel | Colson Whitehead
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Behind the scenes! 😂😂 #currentlyreading

LeahBergen 😆😆 4w
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The Argonauts | Maggie Nelson
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I had a feeling I was going to devour this. Maggie Nelson journeys into the depths of self-awareness, and more importantly, self-examination to explore the limits of language and desire, the unconscious, deep-spread binaries we abide by, and the joys and fears about motherhood, family-making and queer identities. From Sedgwick and Winnicott to Preciado and Lacan, she uses the work of philosophers and artists to complete her personal reflections.

ephemeralwaltz Impressive! ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 1mo
Bibliogeekery I love this cover! Mine is different (and not as nice). #queerbooks 1mo
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The Argonauts | Maggie Nelson
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This text is giving me so much.

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The Nickel Boys: A Novel | Colson Whitehead
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Two more treats 😋

Tanisha_A 😍 1mo
ephemeralwaltz @Tanisha_A that color combo! 1mo
Weaponxgirl Bastard out of Carolina, yet another of my owned tbr 😆 you always give me a stupid amount for my tbr and remind me of what I haven‘t been reading 2w
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Eileen: A Novel | Ottessa Moshfegh
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Mehso-so

Finished this in the sun a few hours ago. I took my time with this one because I wasn't fully invested in it but I think I needed to read it in longer sittings than I did :( I didn't enjoy it as much as My Year of Rest... but Moshfegh is incredibly talented in atmospherically crafting peculiar protagonists. I can't wait to get to her short stories.
⭐⭐⭐

readordierachel I felt the same about this one 1mo
Reggie So I put this on a lot of Eileen reviews but I just couldn‘t believe how deplorable she made her. Like when she says how interested she was in the boy‘s isolation waste bucket and then the next page talks about popping zits on her ex bf‘s back. Like was Eileen the prototype for the garbage pail kids?!!! Lol 1mo
ephemeralwaltz @Reggie oh god I know 😂😂 I actually admire how deplorable the author actually made her. Sorry for the late reply lol!! We should do more literary buddy reads together - we have similar tastes! 3w
ephemeralwaltz @readordierachel we are bookish soulmates, I'm telling you! 3w
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Three Women | Lisa Taddeo
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My views while reading this were much better than the book itself. This was a rollercoaster for me: at times I thought it was enthralling and at times I thought it was bland and lacking. This wasn't the journalistic, feminist text I was expecting on female desire, although I admire the bluntness with which Taddeo writes. I also found the stories' weight in the book to be uneven, Maggie's stood out for me. Beware of VERY graphic sexual content🔞😂

britt_brooke Nice review! I agree; Maggie‘s stood out for me too. 1mo
ephemeralwaltz @britt_brooke It was great, but it felt out of place with the other too. I don't fully understand the criteria she used to choose her three women.... And Maggie's story wasn't about her desire nor sex life lol 1mo
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squirrelbrain I agree with your review entirely. I felt that Maggie‘s story could have been a standalone book. And, being the accountant that I am, I worked out the split of the three women in the book - I just didn‘t want to own up to it before! 🤣 Maggie 45%, Lina 30%, Sloane 25% @britt_brooke (edited) 1mo
britt_brooke @ephemeralwaltz Great points! 1mo
britt_brooke @squirrelbrain 😆👏🏻 Accurate! 1mo
ephemeralwaltz @squirrelbrain I knew it!🤣 And Sloane's story could've been so good. @britt_brooke 1mo
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On Chesil Beach | Ian McEwan
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#beachread
Unpopular opinion: I always slightly struggle with McEwan's style but I'm glad I'm finally getting into and finishing this one.

scripturient I really liked this one. 😊 BTW, the #screamsbymail book got here on the weekend. Thank you!! 😘 1mo
ephemeralwaltz @scripturient yay!😘😘😘😘 1mo
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Freshwater | Akwaeke Emezi
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"After Saachi left, the Ada sank even more into her books, by instinct, separating herself from this world and disappearing into others." #currentlyreading

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Song of Solomon | Toni Morrison
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RIP my queen ❤️ The tagged book opened a whole new world of literature to me and I will be forever grateful to be able to cherish her words. She is, above all, immortal.

Julsmarshall So true! 1mo
Cathythoughts 👍🏻♥️💔 1mo
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Tanisha_A Immortal. I have only read The Bluest Eye yet, but I am going to read everything by her, I know. 1mo
ephemeralwaltz @Tanisha_A I am so excited for you! The Bluest Eye is fantastic but her writing only gets better from there, like TBE on speed. It might be interesting to read her work in chronological order. Enjoy! We can buddyread sometime. I still have a few left :) 1mo
Kammbia1 I'm going to read Song of Solomon as a buddy read next month in honor of her passing. Looking forward to it....as this novel will be a re-read for me. 2w
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This is so representative of my life lately 🤣🤣

Crazeedi ❤❤❤❤ 1mo
UnidragonFrag Yeah, pretty much! 1mo
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Beautiful! But how is it August already? 😱

PurpleyPumpkin I have been asking myself the same question all day! Honestly, I don't know where the year has gone so far.😳 2mo
Tanisha_A I know. 😱😭 2mo
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Closeup of the annotated Alice I got 😍😍

Tanisha_A Soooo pretty! 😍 2mo
ju.ca.no Oooh😍 2mo
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Second-hand haul from yesterday 🤗🤗 I already own Of Mice and Men but I couldn't resist this edition! + An ANNOTATED Alice 😍
Have you read any of these?

erzascarletbookgasm Loved the Steinbeck! ❤️💔 2mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Nice stack! 💕📚💕 2mo
Kalalalatja Great haul! 2mo
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Tanisha_A Ooh! Lovely! 2mo
ephemeralwaltz @erzascarletbookgasm too much 💔💔 2mo
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Lanny: A Novel | Max Porter
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This is exactly the kind of read that I needed. A flawless, original, daring narrative from multiple perspectives that explores too much for me to sum it all up here. I'm currently listening to a 2 hour interview with the author (from the podcast Between the Covers) and it is all the more rewarding to get a closer, intimate look into the intricacies of this read!
Outstanding ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Kalalalatja Great review! 2mo
ephemeralwaltz @Kalalalatja it doesn't tell you much, but thanks!! Enjoy! 2mo
Tanisha_A Ahhh! Great review. Going to buy this soon. 2mo
ephemeralwaltz @Tanisha_A excited for you!! 2mo
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Three Women | Lisa Taddeo
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Treated myself again with a most-anticipated read! Cover too gorgeous to resist. Will share my thoughts soon.

squirrelbrain @TrishB just sent me this one (but because she bailed on it 😬) so I shall be reading it soon too.... 2mo
TrishB @squirrelbrain the loves seem to be winning now 😁 2mo
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Internment | Samira Ahmed
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An original and provocative YA idea that failed in terms of execution, in my opinion. With not-so-subtle references to the current US government, in a not-so-distant future, all Muslim American familes are gathered together to be put in internment camps, not knowing when or if they'll be able to go back to their everyday lives as US citizens. Layla will have to work with new and unexpected friends to find a way to resist and free her family.

ephemeralwaltz Story was a bit slow and meh, just not my favorite. But worth checking out, nonetheless! 2mo
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Lanny: A Novel | Max Porter
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#BookerPrize longlist is out!
Video here --> https://www.instagram.com/p/B0RulNcg3Gm/?igshid=f3vccjq89wqj

It's so funny that I always get really excited for these announcements and then barely get to any of the nominees... But I'm optimistic for this year! Starting with the tagged book 😍

Kalalalatja Ha! I‘m the same way 😂 2mo
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#TBRtemptation post!
"In April 1988, Valerie Solanas was discovered dead in her hotel room, in San Francisco, alone, penniless, and surrounded by the typed pages of her last writings. Through imagined conversations and monologues, reminiscences and rantings, Stridsberg reconstructs this most enigmatic of women, articulating the thoughts that she struggled to express in life and giving a powerful voice to the writer of the infamous SCUM Manifesto."

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Bad Gateway | Simon Hanselmann
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I know I jumped into this with no previous exposure to the series whatsoever and I have no idea what I just read but give. me. more.

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Internment | Samira Ahmed
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☀️☀️☀️ #currentlyreading

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Eileen: A Novel | Ottessa Moshfegh
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Sun's out -> books out! #currentlyreading

ephemeralwaltz I know I start too many books before finishing any. Don't judge me!! 😂 2mo
LibrarianJen No judgement here! I do the same thing. 💖 2mo
Erinreadsthebooks I had this one out this morning, too. Trying to decide if I can handle the Christmas season in July or if I should start something else 😁 2mo
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RaimeyGallant Good slogan! 2mo
ephemeralwaltz @Erinreadsthebooks I'm moving slow with this one. It isn't grabbing me :( did you stick with it? 1mo
Erinreadsthebooks @ephemeralwaltz Weirdly, I didn‘t. I have about 50 pages left and picked up another book. I might go back to it at some point, but it didn‘t keep my interest. I‘ll still read every book she writes though 🤷‍♀️ 1mo
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In the Dream House: A Memoir | Carmen Maria Machado
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Woohoo, summer recs from LitHub! Added a few books to my TBR :)
Link here --> https://lithub.com/lit-hub-recommends-midsommar-em-carmen-maria-machado-and-shir...

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Period Pain | Kopano Matlwa
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I encourage you all to pick this up! It's written in journal form from the point of view of a young South African doctor who finds herself amidst a broken, xenophobic and corrupt Post-Apartheid society. The body and the nation are blended into one another to represent the journey of a whole generation. Short but intense!

⭐⭐⭐⭐

Weaponxgirl You‘ve found another I now want to read. I never know if I should thank you or curse you for this! 😆 2mo
ephemeralwaltz @Weaponxgirl oops 🤗🤗🤗 2mo
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Mars: Stories | Asja Bakic
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Mars is a great collection of daring, feminist, genre-bending fiction stories with which Bakić has inserted speculative fiction into the contemporary frame of Bosnian literature. These are short and explosive tales, mixing dystopia with erotica, thrillers with psychological narratives. She delves into the power of writing, alienness, names, language, pleasure, and the many representations we can read of "the self."

Loved it!

batsy Sounds so intriguing! 2mo
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Period Pain | Kopano Matlwa
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Period Pain | Kopano Matlwa
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Late night reading before bed. Starting this one on my Kindle ✨

EDIT: Just found that most of you have posted about this book under the title "Evening Primrose" -- I'm guessing it has something to do with the UK/US publication? Both titles really clash--interesting choices.

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I ploughed through the last 3/4 of this book, uninterruptedly. I haven't read CMBYN so this was my introduction to Aciman's writing. It took a little getting used too (which might be why the first "story" in this novel didn't do it for me) but then it hits you with its sincerity and crudeness. This is a novel about love and desire and how we repeatedly surrender ourselves to other bodies, other feelings, while haunted by our past experiences.

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Taking this to the pool 🔥#ScreamsByMail

Weaponxgirl That looks fun! 2mo
BookishTrish Enjoy! 🧟‍♀️ 2mo
ju.ca.no Love the cover! How‘s the book? 2mo
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ephemeralwaltz @ju.ca.no not my cup of tea to be honest... I'm having a hard time encouraging myself to keep on picking it up. I 2mo
ephemeralwaltz @ju.ca.no but it's not bad at all! It's really funny and pretty original. It's just not my thing right now :( 2mo
ephemeralwaltz @ju.ca.no btw, enjoy your travels in Japan!! Hugs🤗 2mo
ju.ca.no @ephemeralwaltz I see :) maybe I will put it on my TBR then😊 thanks! 2mo
ju.ca.no @ephemeralwaltz thank you😍🤗 2mo
ephemeralwaltz @scripturient @bookishtrish I feel terrible but I might have to bail on this one... I haven't really been in the best mindset for this one. The fact that it's so different from my recent and current reads is making it hard for me to pick it up. Really sorry for being unreliable. I'm sure it's the perfect summer read for somebody else 💕💕💕 So Stef, I'll be sending this out to you later this week when I get the chance! 2mo
scripturient @ephemeralwaltz Don‘t feel bad. These things happen. 😘 I‘ll keep an eye out for the postman then. 😊 2mo
BookishTrish Sorry it wasn‘t for you and glad you bailed if you weren‘t enjoying it 😘 2mo
scripturient Have you sent it out already? I was just getting a bit worried as I haven‘t received anything yet. Just hope it didn‘t get lost on the way. 😕 2mo
ephemeralwaltz @scripturient sorry I wasn't at my parents' this past week and just sent out the package today!!😘 2mo
scripturient No worries. Just wanted to make sure it didn‘t get lost. 😊🙋🏻‍♀️ 2mo
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Celebrate!: Cookbook | Sheila Lukins
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So I hit 70K Litfluence a couple of weeks ago and completely forgot to post about it!! THANK YOU to everyone who continues to engage with me on Litsy - I will never get tired of this wonderful platform. Let's keep on sharing!

Texreader Congratulations!!! Amazing!!! 🎉🎊👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2mo
tournevis 🕺💃🕺💃🕺💃🕺💃 2mo
Jas16 🎉📚👏 2mo
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LeahBergen Yayyyyy! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2mo
Librarybelle Congratulations! 2mo
Bibliogeekery ,🎉🎉🎉 2mo
BookwormAHN Congratulations 👏🏻 2mo
erzascarletbookgasm Wohoo! 👏💃 2mo
Kalalalatja Yay, congrats! 🎉🎉🎉 2mo
BarbaraBB It‘s been good to have you here! Congrats! 🎈❤️💃 2mo
Megabooks Palindrome time!! 🎉🥳🎉🥳👍🏻👍🏻👏🏻👏🏻💃🏻 2mo
Tanisha_A Yay 🎉 2mo
Redwritinghood 🎉🎉🎉🎉 2mo
DivineDiana 👏🏻📚👏🏻 2mo
ju.ca.no Hooraaaay🥳🥳🥳 congrats🤗 2mo
PaperbackPirate Congratulations! 📕📗📘📙📚 2mo
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Flche | Mary Jean Chan
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"Flèche (French for 'arrow') is an offensive technique commonly used in épée, a competitive sport of the poet's teenage years. This cross-linguistic pun presents the queer, non-white body as both vulnerable ('flesh') and weaponised ('flèche') in public and private spaces. Themes of multilingualism, queerness, and cultural history emerge by means of an imagined personal and national biography, spoken by a polyphony of female voices."
#TBRtemptation

ephemeralwaltz Out today! 2mo
ephemeralwaltz @Weaponxgirl how delicious does this look 2mo
Weaponxgirl Wow! Yup that looks excellent! 2mo
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When Karl Bender, bartender and former indie rock star, discovers a wormhole in his apartment he uses it to cash a few extra bucks charging people to let them go back to relive their favorite legendary rock concerts. When his friend gets stuck in 980 instead of 1980, he contacts Lena Geduldig, astrophysicist, for help aaand you know the rest :)
I felt like the writing and plot progression could've used more work but it's still a fun read.

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Untitled | Unknown
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CouronneDhiver 👊🏽 heck yeah! 3mo
rachelsbrittain Oh man book fairs were the best 😂 3mo
readordierachel The best feeling! 3mo
jillrhudy I‘m a mature woman so 1975? If book fairs were even a thing that early $7 would have bought a LOT. 2mo
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An incredible memoir from which I learned so much. Nadia tells her story, the story of the genocide of the Yazidi population in Iraq by ISIS and the enslavement of so many girls like herself, who lost their friends, their homes, and their families-everything- so that we can all make sure she is the last girl this ever had to happen too. Knowledge is power ✊
Intimate, informative, and fierce.

Nute Excellent review! I can‘t find the words right now, but you are absolutely correct truth and knowledge are imperative. 3mo
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Jumped on the hype train for this one. I've never been one to read graphic novels, but hey, they might actually be my thing?? I READ THIS IN ONE SITTING. It's tender but raw, inclusive, stunning, and just very very real. It's centers on a Toxic Relationship and how that affects the protagonist's other relationships, and, especially, her relationship with herself and her self-respect. TRs are not fun and this YA novel gets everything right 🙌

Kalalalatja Great review! #stacked 3mo
ephemeralwaltz @Kalalalatja yay!! It's getting on the hype from the bookish community. 3mo
ephemeralwaltz @Kalalalatja I meant "all the" lol 3mo
readordierachel Yay! I just picked this up from the library! 3mo
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On Chesil Beach | Ian McEwan
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Reading snacks 🍒🍒😋😋

valeriegeary Yum!! 3mo
JacqMac Very nice. I love cherry season! 3mo
Kalalalatja Delicious photo 👌 3mo
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The Argonauts | Maggie Nelson
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Woo-hoo! Treated myself again. I'm really looking forward to immersing myself in this...

Weaponxgirl I really want to read this! 3mo
ephemeralwaltz @Weaponxgirl seems exactly like our kind of read! 3mo
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Ice cream season is finally here, yes!
I was really drawn to the premise of this dystopian/sci-fi classic. The majority of the world's population seens to have gone blind after a strange meteor shower and, suddenly, the world as we know it is gone and humongous man-killing plants, the triffids, roam free. I was expecting more action but this turned out to be an suspiciously current reflection on (hu)man's effect on the environment and nature.

ephemeralwaltz While Bill and Josella, who have kept their ability to see, fight against the clock for survival, they have to rethink their position in the world and make way for a new concept of humankind in a space they haven't yet figured out how to exist in. 3mo
BarbaraBB I agree the premise is better than the book itself! 3mo
Reggie I don‘t know, after your description I‘m still in. Stacked! 3mo
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Clare-Dragonfly I went into this book with no expectations and found it great fun—I can definitely see how you would expect more action and be a bit disappointed! 3mo
readordierachel I have this on my shelf. I will go in with lower expectations 🤞🏼 3mo
ephemeralwaltz @Reggie it is really interesting! You'll like it. 3mo
ephemeralwaltz @Clare-Dragonfly that's awesome. I don't know what I was expecting, to be honest. But I couldn't put it down! 3mo
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On Chesil Beach | Ian McEwan
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What to read next? I genuinely can't decide 😵 HELP!!!

LeahBergen On Chesill Beach! 3mo
Cinfhen Hi!!! It‘s Cindy. I have you down for co-hosting in July for the book & music daily photo challenge. Are you still interested??? 3mo
ephemeralwaltz @Cinfhen hi Cindy!! I was just thinking about but I don't think I can commit this month. My life is pretty hectic at the moment and as you may have noticed I haven't been posting every day. I think I might be overwhelmed if I host. So sorry to let you down!! :( Hope we can do it sometime in the future. 3mo
Cinfhen No problem., thanks for being honest! Hope things quiet down xx 3mo
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These are my kind of short stories - short, fierce, shocking. The characters all felt extremely real, despite how much I hated them or precisely because of that. This is an exploration of sex and power, fears and insecurities - as captivating as it is revolting, as compelling as it is perverse. Intense! K. Roupenian has some seriously talent to look out for. I see 5 stars on the near horizon.

Emilymdxn I‘m so glad you loved it as much as me! 3mo
Weaponxgirl You seem to be back on a roll! Great looking book 3mo
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Pruzy I think Normal People by Sally Rooney is a great follow up! 3mo
ephemeralwaltz @Pruzy I've already read it! And you're right, the same topics regarding sex and power overlap. What a great read! 3mo
Pruzy @ephemeralwaltz What was your favourite short story from You Know You Want This? 3mo
ephemeralwaltz @Pruzy Maybe the first one. And Cat Person. Also the one about the Princess. I love how she threw that one in! 3mo
Pruzy @ephemeralwaltz The Princess one was really good (in a twisted way, of course) as was Cat Person. I liked Nice Guy, but I thought the first story was next level twisted! Interesting to see how influenced by horror Roupenian was. (edited) 3mo
ephemeralwaltz @Pruzy Nice Guy was also genius! She made me feel all sorts of feelings. Chills! 3mo
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Treat yourself! 💸

readordierachel Absolutely 👍🏼🎉 3mo
Notafraidofwords Loved it 3mo
Weaponxgirl I want to read this so much! 3mo
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The Secret History | Donna Tartt
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Well, finishing this in the glorious afternoon sun was a well-deserved way to end this long but fulfilling reading experience. I had previously read Tartt's The Goldfinch and I can now reiterate that she is a master of crafting novels. She understands the concept of the novel as an epic encompassing curated language, plot, flawless character development and, of course, she impeccably wraps it all up. Somehow, she does all that.

ephemeralwaltz @Pruzy fantastic! Compelling and absorbing. 3mo
ephemeralwaltz I'm glad I took my time with it but it also would've been fun to devour it in a week. Intense. 3mo
teainthelibrary This is an amazing read! 3mo
Kalalalatja Great review! 3mo
Pruzy @ephemeralwaltz So glad you liked it! Now where do I go to make it my life? Minus the questionable bits that is... 3mo
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Starting my day right with frothy coffee, some fruit, and a #buddyread with @Weaponxgirl! Shirley, I'm aiming to read the first 4 chapters before this Sunday. Wish me luck 😘

ephemeralwaltz @Weaponxgirl I did it! Starting my week strong. 3mo
Weaponxgirl @ephemeralwaltz I‘m yet to start! You may have to be patient with me this time, Ive developed a social life outside and it‘s cutting into my reading time atm. I‘ll be with you soon 3mo
ephemeralwaltz @weaponxgirl that's fantastic! Take your time and enjoy. I have all the patience in the world. 3mo
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Weaponxgirl @ephemeralwaltz 😁 thankyou! I‘m trying to find a balance atm. I‘m not used to having stuff to do every week and I really want my book downtime to be fit in again. 3mo
ephemeralwaltz I completely understand you. I definitely need some regular me time during the week and feel really stressed if I'm too busy. 3mo
Weaponxgirl Heya, I‘m really sorry I‘m not going to get to the book this month. I‘ve had some personal stuff happen and I can‘t give myself anymore responsibilities right now. Hope that‘s ok, sorry to be unreliable. 3mo
ephemeralwaltz @Weaponxgirl don't worry at all, I feel you! I hope all is well. We'll read something else together whenever the time is right for you. I'd like that :) I'm gonna take my time with this one. 3mo
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