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irasobrietate

Joined September 2016

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If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo
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You Asked for Perfect | Laura Silverman
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This book was absolutely AMAZING. Queer Jewish boy dealing with the bullshit academic pressure put on high school students is totally my jam. Even better, Ariel is a religious Jew who obviously finds great comfort in Judaism and the Jewish community. Do you know how rare that is in media of any kind?? In a lot of ways this was a love letter to Judaism and it was so beautiful.

irasobrietate I especially liked that Ariel's queerness wasn't an issue at all. His family and community accepted it as part of him. I feel like every time I see religious queers in YA it has to be a struggle so seeing Ariel just be bisexual with no negative commentary whatsoever was great. 1mo
Kaylamburson I just finished this book and I agree 100%! I also loved that the diverse characters didn't have to struggle with racism or anything else, too! It was strong story that just happened to have diversity and mirrored our own society. 1mo
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Gitanjali | Rabindranath Tagore
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Gitanjali | Rabindranath Tagore
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🌟💫🌟💫🌟

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Gitanjali | Rabindranath Tagore
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Gitanjali | Rabindranath Tagore
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Gitanjali | Rabindranath Tagore
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💮🏵❤🏵💮

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Gitanjali | Rabindranath Tagore
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💫🌟💫🌟💫

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Lord I love these sweet boys.

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Well ain't he a real peach of a parent? Newsflash: you don't blame the person being bullied for the fact that he's bullied, you blame the person doing the bullying.

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Star Wars Tales Volume 1 | Various, Tsuneo Sanda
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So this came out not long after TPM came out, in 2000. There's a little interesting foreshadowing of what the PT holds here. Because at this point, we're didn't actually know why Vader had fallen. Little moments like this are part of why my Epic Star Wars Reread in Publication Order is so rewarding for me.

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The Day of Reckoning | Jude Watson
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Love me some angry environmentalists taking on the government.

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The Day of Reckoning | Jude Watson
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Poor Obi-Wan! Someone give the boy something to eat! 🍔🍗🍎🍜

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Love from A to Z | S. K. Ali
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This book was so beautiful. The hope, peace, and justice that it embodies was so wonderful to experience. Everyone should absolutely pick up this book.

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Love from A to Z | S. K. Ali
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😭😭😭😭😭

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Love from A to Z | S. K. Ali
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These two cuties flirting is ADORABLE. 🌊💖🥰

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Love from A to Z | S. K. Ali
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Lord almighty these boys are sweet! I'm really loving all the various friendships and support groups in this book.

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Radio Silence | Alice Oseman
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Crying a bit about how absolutely perfect this book was, to be quite honest. A character driven novel about a life changing platonic relationship? Literally the pinnacle of achievement. Just so amazingly good.

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Anne of Avonlea | L.M. Montgomery
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Good lord I adore Marilla Cuthbert!

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Anne of Avonlea | L.M. Montgomery
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Live to beautify your name 💖🌸🌼🌷🌺💖

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Love me some self-aware characters willing to acknowledge their faults and work on them.

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This is such a good intro to a portal fantasy. Like you know this book is gonna delve into topics portal fantasies don't generally bother with and it's gonna be good shit.

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Felix Yz | Lisa Bunker
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💜💚💜💚💜💚

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Felix Yz | Lisa Bunker

Picked this book up on a whim for a challenge calling for a book with a DNA helix on the cover and was rewarded within 20 pages with queer content! Felix is attracted to boys and his grandparent is genderqueer/genderfluid and uses the pronouns vo/ver/veirs. I have NEVER been so pleasantly surprised by a random library book selection before, especially a middle grade book.

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Anne of Green Gables | L. M. Montgomery
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Matthew's whole existence is also a Big Aro Mood tbqh. I love him with my whole heart.

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Anne of Green Gables | L. M. Montgomery
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This is an aro mood if I ever saw one tbqh. That particular fear that your friends are going to leave you behind when they get involved in romantic relationships? So damn aro.

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I really identified with Sazed's questions about religion and how can you choose one out of hundreds to be the only true religion. I don't think I'll be able to use his method to answer my own questions (his was a little extreme and magical 😅), but it still felt good to see someone else grapple with questions I've had since high school.

Not totally happy with the resolution of Vin's storyline though🤨

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In Other Lands | Sarah Rees Brennan
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Real talk: this is SO important. Recognizing what you deserve to have in a relationship is crucial for your well-being, as well as the well-being of any potential partners. I love that this snarky portal fantasy book addresses this so well.

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In Other Lands | Sarah Rees Brennan
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This book gives me emotional whiplash I am CACKLING

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In Other Lands | Sarah Rees Brennan

The scene with Eliot's mother makes me cry every. single. time. I'm just having so many emotions 😭😭😭

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In Other Lands | Sarah Rees Brennan
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God such a good!!! 🥰💞😍

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In Other Lands | Sarah Rees Brennan
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😭😭😭😭😭

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Wedding Favors | Anne Tenino
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I spent a significant amount of time yelling "use your damn words!" as I do with basically every romantic plot I've read ever.

I also spent a significant amount of time laughing my ass off about Lucas's continually high dad.

Anyway, this gay romance between a lumberjack and an oblivious potter was a fun time, even if I just read it to fit a reading challenge.

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In Other Lands | Sarah Rees Brennan
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So. Damn. Self. Aware. I love it!💙💜❤

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In Other Lands | Sarah Rees Brennan
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Seriously, the way this book plays with our (and Elliot's) expectations regarding magic lands and portal fiction is just *so good*

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In Other Lands | Sarah Rees Brennan
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This book starts off amazing and keeps it up all the way through. There are few characters I love more than the sarcastic, prickly little pain in the ass that is Elliot Schafer.

esurient Oh, I love this book! 3mo
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This book made me ache. It's a glimpse into the Jewish community of Ireland throughout the twentieth century, told through three different characters in different times. Gradually, their stories are woven together, an intricate tapestry weaving the past, present, and future of Irish Jews into a single narrative. This book was deeply moving and I highly recommend it. #readathon

irasobrietate Definite trigger warning for antisemtism, antisemetic slurs, ableism, and Ireland's frankly horrifying mental health institutions in the 20th century. 3mo
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Rebirth: Star Wars Legends (the New Jedi Order: Edge of Victory, Book II) | Greg Keyes, Copyright Paperback Collection, J Gregory Keyes

So this book is apparently where the Jaina/Kyp nonsense started. At this point, she's 17 and he's 33. That's so fucking gross I don't even have words. @ anyone who has ever shipped them: shame on you.

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Rebirth: Star Wars Legends (the New Jedi Order: Edge of Victory, Book II) | Greg Keyes, Copyright Paperback Collection, J Gregory Keyes
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Threepio is hands down my favorite Star Wars character. He's a perfect bundle of outraged anxiety.

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Goddess of the Hunt | Shelby Eileen
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I LOVED this short aroace poetry collection focused on Artemis. So much of her rage and confusion and stubbornness felt so familiar to me. Seeing it written out so beautifully was a gift.

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Conquest | J. Gregory Keyes
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Anakin's philosophical development in this series was so good and I will never not be bitter about his death, especially considering that Jacen became the hero/leader of the Jedi before completely going off the deep end. We deserved further Anakin development, damn it!

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Conquest | J. Gregory Keyes

On the other side of the spectrum, Borsk Fey'lya is one of those characters I would LOVE to jettison into a sun. Preferably a really big one with really heavy gravity that would squish him flat as he burns.

esurient Your description made smiley and I am an awful, bloodthirsty person. 3mo
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Conquest | J. Gregory Keyes
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Tahiri is right up there with Mara on the list of characters I thoroughly enjoy. Her belligerent hatred of shoes is hilarious.

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Conquest | J. Gregory Keyes
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There are few characters I enjoy more than Mara Jade

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Anne of Green Gables | L. M. Montgomery
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Revisiting a childhood favorite tonight. Mrs. Lynde's command of the brook that runs past her door had always charmed me immensely. It's such a wonderful opening to the book.

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Currently 2/3 of the way done and both Vin and Elend are doing the "my partner is acting weird and obviously there's only ONE POSSIBLE REASON for this weirdness" thing and I really just want to shake them both and yell "USE YOUR WORDS." If there is one relationship trope I fucking hate, it's a complete lack of useful communication that leads to stupid responses. Get it together you numpties.

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The Harbors of the Sun | Martha Wells
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This was another heart melting scene. Just everything between Moon and Shade is so weighty but they have this amazing understanding. I love every quiet moment we see between them.

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The Harbors of the Sun | Martha Wells
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Sorry I had to make the quote so small to fit it, but I really wanted to include this whole scene. Pearl's a cranky pain in the ass but she genuinely loves her court and her court loves her. Just the gentle understanding Heart shows of how Pearl reacts to things she doesn't like (which, admittedly, is practically everything) is so good, and displayed so well in this scene. It had me melting and laughing in equal measure.

esurient I love this book. I have to go reread it again. 4mo
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The Harbors of the Sun | Martha Wells
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I love these two taking time out of their confrontation with the random bruiser to bicker with each other.

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God I love Stone so much.

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God I just love how snarky Wells' narrative can be. You've got Jade's deep thoughts about entering into darkness immediately followed by deadpan snark and I love it.