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Joined June 2016

Pinay writer and fellow book hoarder who will die a sweet, crushing, unread death. Solidarity. 📚💀💖
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Imagine Me Gone | Adam Haslett
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Got imagine me gone a few days ago from @SledgeReader and today i finally sent Daniel Canty's Wigrum to @MommyOfTwo . The book was fantastic. It should arrive monday. I'm so sorry for the delay. Hope everyone is enjoying their books! #genreswapPBC #styleexchange

SledgeReader @intervital 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉Yay! I‘m getting ready to start mine this weekend! I realized yesterday I forgot to introduce myself in my book. 😬 I‘ll send you a card to tape in the front. 😘 2y
MommyOfTwo No problem, that should give me time to finish the book I‘m reading now 😊 2y
MommyOfTwo Hey just wondering if you‘ve sent this months package yet? 1y
intervital @MommyOfTwo hey i'm so sorry i haven't sent it yet. I will mail it by Tuesday at the latest. Thank you for your patience. Hope you're having a good weekend! 1y
MommyOfTwo Ok thanks! 1y
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Wigrum: A Novel | Daniel Canty
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#currentlyreading Wigrum by Daniel Canty for #styleexchange which is part of the #genreswapPBC! It's an experimental fiction novel of sorts where an enigmatic man leaves behind 100 objects after the 1944 London bombing. This flash fiction is my favorite so far. There's so much wonder, darkness, strange ordinariness, and magic imbued in all these items' stories. I almost don't want to let this book go but it'd be a shame if it's not shared.

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Monstress #1 | Marjorie Liu
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For #asianlitbingo I read #monstress by marjorie liu & sana takeda which crossed out #graphicnovel with an #asian main character. What a visceral, striking, and overwhelming experience. It's probably the goriest and most gruesome #comicbook I ever read but it's also the most beautiful. I love that juxtaposition! I want more even tho it hurts to read. I can't wait to purchase the second volume.

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Doorbells of Florence | Andrew Losowsky
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This impactful #book of #flashfiction is so damn delightful and strange. Basically Losowsky took photos of doorbells in florence and wrote these tales of their owners. The captivating photos and Joel Holland's incredible handlettering make this such a special book.This work makes me want to write and create my own project where I collect images or trinkets. A fun challenge that would push me to get out and stretch my imagination a little.

rather_be_reading interesting! 2y
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What a wonderful, lush book. I wanna write essays like Ander Monson. They're so vivid, brimming, and alive. And i hope one day ill find my own first book at my first library. Monson makes me want to write

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I really enjoyed this memoir. Tho I felt there wasn't enough build up to the conclusion but still, the line drawings are beautiful and I loved the care and attention in the footnotes. It was utterly fascinating to see how each object comes to mean to Stephanie Lacava. I related to her depression & anxiety and it was actually soothing to read. Like a salve. It makes me want to observe & pick my own worthwhile objects. I'd love to read more of her.

rather_be_reading sounds interesting! 2y
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The Library at Night | Alberto Manguel
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#currentlyreading It's a lush, bright world and while I don't understand 90% of the allusions, I truly adore #reading this #book. It's a series of essays on the meaning and mysteries of #libraries throughout history, beginning with #albertomanguel's extraordinary #library in the French countryside. I plan on abandoning it in public along with The 351 books of Irma Arcuri, a small gift, and a written work for #abandonedB2BC. I can't wait to finish!

UrsulaMonarch @well.read.panda may be of interest! 2y
8leagueboot I wonder if he'd let me visit his personal library if I baked him a cake and was very very nice... 🤔 2y
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I'm reading this awesome mystery and thriller by @EricQiao and I actually wish I done it sooner. He dialogue is witty and I laughed and smiled quite a bit. I'm really enjoying the language he uses and the imagery is awesome. I don't normally read mysteries but this is making me want to dive into more of them. I'm also intrigued by all I'm learning by China and the protagonist. Like why does he want publicity so badly? He's so interesting to read.

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Late to post this but I do have day one, it's an #octoberbookchallenge by @CommasAndAmpersands ! It looks like a lot of fun and I already have a great first post I'm concocting! You can follow along others on Instagram and other social media as well. Join in! #ampersandoct16 #october #hellooctober #octoberphotochallenge

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#funfridayphoto I am loving this book! As silly as this cover looks, the entrails can be so hard hitting, emotional, and so poignant! It's also very creative and inventive. I can go from laughing my ass off to wanting to cry on the subway, all in one sitting! I cannot wait to read more of Kathleen founds' work! What an incredible, talented author!

First read for #hellooctober . Hoping I'll be more active on litsy this month, I miss posting!

BookishFeminist Thanks for reminding me this has been on my TBR 😀 glad you enjoyed it. It looks fun! 3y
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A lovely friend & a great writer is creating a college course about how to write about illness (mental, physical, visible & invisible). She asked me for recommendations (film, poetry, fiction, visual art, essay) since I prominently write about being mentally ill. I have bipolar disorder & went through psychoses. So I ransacked my shelves & this is what came up tho It doesn't include zines. If you have any recommendations, let me know!

sandra888 have you heard of Bitter Medicine by Olivier Martini & Clem Martini? 3y
intervital @sandra888 I haven't but it looks really interesting and I'm sure it'll be a big help for my friend! Thank you! 3y
Trav This is fantastic. 3y
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Ted chiang reading a new story at Asian American writer's workshop in NYC to celebrate the 3rd reprinting of his short story collection with Vintage. Loving this story!

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About to dive into this much acclaimed short story collection. Ted Chiang will actually be at Asian American Writers' Workshop on the 15th, Friday in NYC. And the film adaptation of his story "story of your life" will be released his year with Amy McAdams & Forest Whitaker. YUH!

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Bite Hard | Justin Chin
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Happy pride day from a queer book hoarder to you! ❤️💛💚💙💜💖

This pile goes up beneath my rib cage btw & next year, I'm gonna make a #rainbow stack solely of LGBT+ authors and characters. There's only 8 here to my knowledge tho I haven't read them all. Have a lovely Sunday! Inspired by @Liberty

lis_s So cool! 💛 4y
MrBook 😱😁😁😁👍🏻 Jenga! Jenga! Jenga! 4y
EricQiao I see my book here! 😂 3y
rather_be_reading 😍😍 2y
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Fun Friday photo again! I love books with Asian or Asian American protagonists. Especially filipinas. Not enough books like that in my opinion. I hope to have my own novel to be part of the group. One day 😊

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Fun photo Friday! I love reading experimental, unconventional books! Any that break the form and do it in a way that's essential to the narrative. Some exciting, underrated ones are a life in books by warren Lehrer, double game by Sophie Calle, and the pickle index by Eli Horowitz & Ian huebert. 💖

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Library book haul: Father's Day by Simon Van Booy, high dive by Jonathan Lee, an extraordinary theory of objects: a memoir of an outsider in Paris by Stephanie lacava, and radiance by catherynne m valente. Plus Crimson peak DVD by Guillermo del toro. Might take Lee's class & lacava's looks great! 😍

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I really like this definition of "peminism". As a Filipina American aka pinay, I identify with this a lot more than white feminism since the latter isn't intersectional at all. And it's necessary and significant to call an identity & pov of my own. I wish I read this earlier but I'm glad I am now.

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#currentlyreading Out of all of my cultural identities, I'm pinay first so this was the perfect initial post! The best writing will always give voice to what you experience before you ever fathomed it. Such a boon to see me. I want to read more POC, especially by filipinas. So #readfewerwhitedudes