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Pedro Páramo | Juan Rulfo, Margaret Sayers Peden
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The Arion Press edition is amazing (and is the OOP University of Texas Press edition). Check out the complete review on the blog.

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Pedro Páramo | Juan Rulfo, Margaret Sayers Peden
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Shooting that sweet book porn for my upcoming review on The Whole Book Experience...👨🏽‍🎨📷

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The Big Book of Pussy | Dian Hanson
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Meriodoc Brandycat and what he thinks is his autobiography...

Leftcoastzen What a cute, floofy cat! 7d
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The Muse of the Department | Honoré de Balzac
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That is what a yogiTeamonger wants to hear! Except maybe don‘t do the English milk and sweetener think if it‘s health your after... #BrewYourOwnTea #tea

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Holy crap. I‘m sitting in a church and will literally be 20‘ from Ani Fucking Difranco. And I‘m feeling overcome with the love and emotion that her songs have always made me feel...

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Difficult Women | Roxane Gay
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“Peter would prefer to have sex every day. Hanna would prefer to never have sex with Peter again, not because she‘s frigid but because she finds it difficult to become aroused by a perpetually unemployed man.” —I almost spit out my latte...

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The Muse of the Department | Honoré de Balzac
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Well, you know you are the first to read 100-year-old book when you have to cut the pages...📖🤓❤️

Leftcoastzen That is a magical weird feeling.I get slightly annoyed that nobody read it.😀 1w
jveezer @Leftcoastzen I feel bad for the book. But now it is getting some love! Also, I kinda like cutting pages, although you are probably not supposed to use a kitchen knife. 1w
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Sueños Y Pesadillas | DALIA ROSETTI. LAGUNA
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I couldn‘t resist. The story sounded right down my alley. And an illustration drawn with vagina and marker? I‘m in...

Booksnchill What???🤣🤣 2w
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Couldn‘t resist this punk ABC primer! Especially since A is for Against Me! and the amazing Laura Jane Grace. That‘s Black Flag and the Clash, yo! 🎸🎸🎸

Rachel.Rencher 😍😍 I saw Against Me! with Green Day a few years back and it was amazing! 2w
jveezer @Rachel.Rencher Haven‘t seen Against Me! but just saw LJG and she was amazing! I have her book to read too... 2w
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The Old Curiosity Shop | Charles Dickens
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“There‘s plenty more of it at the same shop,” said Mr. [Dick] Swiveller, by turns advancing and retreating in a threatening attitude, “a large and extensive assortment always on hand— country orders executed with promptitude and dispatch—will you have a little more, sir? Don‘t say no, if you‘d rather not.”

LauraJ I may name my next batch of foster kittens after Dickens characters! 3w
jveezer @LauraJ That would be classic. A whole litter of Swivelers, Fagins, Chuzzlewits, Pecksniffs, Fanny Squeers, M‘Choakumchilds, and Fezziwigs‼️😆 3w
LauraJ I challenge anyone to come up with a better kitten name than Fezziwigs! 3w
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Variations on Night and Day | Abdelrahman Munif
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Starting book three, the last book of a five book trilogy. WTF?

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Harold Norse. Magic. Don‘t assume my gender.

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Always loved this poem since I found it in my Nana‘s library as a kid...

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This marbling is so beautiful, and for it to be on the edges of the text block is even more amazing...

glitterkitty459 Gorgeous!! 😍 3w
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The Girl With the Golden Eyes | Honoré de Balzac
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Some titillating Balzac? I‘m going in...

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Behold the Dreamers | Imbolo Mbue
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Halfway through on this timely reminder of what immigrants face (and of the ridiculousness of our financial “system”)...I‘m stressed about driving on an expired vehicle registration through a combo of personal fault and DMV bureaucratic ineptitude. But I‘ll just get a fixit ticket, not deported to Limbe! Can‘t imagine the fead and stress.

Samplergal I loved this book. 3w
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Pride and Prejudice | Austen Jane
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Mary might be my favorite sister so far...😜

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Difficult Women | Roxane Gay
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Difficult women made easier with the Portola latte...

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Pride and Prejudice | Austen Jane
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Just received my paper-wrapped edition of the Thornwillow Press P&P. Four chapters in and wondering if I somehow have never read Austen before...

Leftcoastzen Maybe .... I hope you enjoy it , that is a beautiful edition. 1mo
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Pedro Páramo | Juan Rulfo, Margaret Sayers Peden
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Two wonderful editions: from the Arion Press and the University of Texas Press. Review up soon on The Whole Book Experience.

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Now dusting the Shakespeare shelf. Dusting takes a lot longer when you keep opening books to read a little. Ah, those sonnets...

OleAnder Haha, I second that. Although with any book anywhere. Sometimes it takes me a week to organise a small shelf because I must visit the books again and it turns a mess 1mo
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@lalatiburona @Bookgawker you should read this and make pain d‘espices and madelines for your For Love and Allegory blog. I‘ll serve the tea.

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Library at Night | Alberto Manguel
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A booknerd‘s Friday night. Dusting a section of the library and listening to tunes. When you get to the end, you start again. 📖❤️🤓 As Robert Johnson sings, “I believe I‘ll dust my books...”, er, or something like that.

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Silmarillion | J R R Tolkien
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September 4th, 1977 write-up in The Washington Post and the copy I‘m sure I ran right out, bought, and devoured in a few days. Love it still. And that map of Beleriand was magical to this D&D playing Tolkien nerd.

Leftcoastzen Love this post! 1mo
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This “collectors” edition was my pride and joy when I got it as a teen in the ‘70s. How many times have I read it cover to cover? Probably 20+, and with grubby little Gollum fingers to judge by the fore edge of the text block. I have added other editions since then but this is still a treasure.

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Pedro Páramo | Juan Rulfo, Margaret Sayers Peden
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Very excited for a re-read of this magical novel in the Arion Press edition for my blog, The Whole Book Experience!

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Tram 83 | Fiston Mwanza Mujila
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You have been warned...

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“...the voice not only offers the same singular and sensual surfaces as the facial features, it belongs to those unplumbable depths tempting is to the vertiginous peril of impossible kisses”
Last thirty pages and I feel like I am highlighting every other line. So good.

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Don Quixote Deluxe Edition | Miguel de Cervantes, Edith Grossman
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Is often said that we have no satisfactory translation of DQ. To those who are familiar with the original, it‘s savours of truism or platitude to say so...It is not that the Spanish idioms are so utterly unmanageable, or that the untranslated words...are so superabundant, but rather that the sententious terseness to which the humor of the book owes its flavor is peculiar to Spanish, and can at best be only distantly imitated in any other tongue.

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Mesopotamia | Serhiy Zhadan
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Coffeeshop reading while waiting for a flight back from Aspen...

Leftcoastzen Looks yummy! 2mo
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When a #booknerd has time to kill in Aspen...📖🤓❤️

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“How nice it would be to have a little woman like that in whose home one could always find that rare thing, a good cup of tea.”

Leftcoastzen Beautiful pot and cup! 2mo
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How I feel about my iPhone...😳

BarbaraBB Oh Odette. I loved that devotion! 2mo
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Got my punk on and went to a Laura Jane Grace show this weekend. I just discovered her with the new album and didn‘t know any of her backstory until I was checking out the merch. Came home with a tee and her BOOK. SCORE‼️

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Reading this new translation after loving my first read in the old Moncrieff translation. Definitely some interesting differences. The main one is where the freak did Moncrieff or the publishers get the title “Within a Budding Grove?” How idiotic.

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Back to (mostly) sound body and mind so back to Karl Ove. [Why isn‘t the hardcover edition in Litsy for V2 when it is for all five other volumes? Can‘t wait for Librarything to get that straightened out...🤔]

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Good, easy reading when your down with a bug. I feel like I‘ve been dementored. 🤒🤢

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This is an amazing book. First time I‘ve read something form NZ and definitely the first Maori book. Fascinating glimpse into their culture and situation. It‘s amazing that it was written in 1984 and features a strong, asexual female main character. Probably another reason it was hard for Hulme to find a publisher. It was tough reading through the child abuse but I‘m glad this book was written and glad to read it. And a Maori lexicon as well!

BarbaraBB I loved this one too but I read it in the 90s. I wish I had time to reread it 😂 3mo
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Ha‼️

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The pleasures of love run off / with the flowing streams...

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Trying to quell my outrage at people but otherwise very much enjoying this one so far...

SamAnne I read it years ago and have never forgotten it. 3mo
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Last Night in Nuuk | Niviaq Korneliussen

I‘ll have more to say when I get it back from a loan to @lalatiburona but I loved this and crushed it in a day. Always trying to wrap my head around gender, sex, and orientation and this book helped. Also happy my first Greenlandic author LGBTQ+.

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“There is some Liu-an tea in the cabinet in the master suite. You can sleep a part of that and bring it back for us to drink.” Lot‘s of tea references here: I‘m reading with some Liu An Gua Pian, or melon seed tea.

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The Trench | ʻAbd al-Raḥmān Munīf, Abdelrahman Munif
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Volume two of the Cities of Salt trilogy. Meriadoc Brandybuckcat is so excited...

BookishMarginalia Cuteness! 3mo
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Sad to feel the need to read this book now. With my white financially secure privilege, I was able to choose to have an abortion at a time in my life that it was absolutely the right choice for us. I will always fight for women‘s rights to body sovereignty and access to a full range of affordable sexual education and birth control. Have a safe sex Valentine‘s Day.

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Haha, I just realized I am in the middle of reading or rereading seven different series that are trilogies or bigger. And also in a reading group that reads one page of Finnegans Wake a week. Living the reader life! 📖🤓❤️

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Excited to review this little gem of a book. “Oh how can I get to those | deep fragrant places | where the bee goes in?”

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Oh Joy Sex Toy, Volume 1 | Erika Moen, Matthew Nolan
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This book is amazing for a lot of reasons. But the reason I‘m calling it out now is for it‘s body positivity; drawing sexual characters with amputations and in wheelchairs in addition to many, many body types and expressions. Love it!!!

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"Wu Yüeh-niang Sweeps Snow in Order to Brew Tea." Finally starting Vol.2 of the Chin P'ing Mei. I don't have the "Phoenix Tablet Sparrow Tongue" tea mentioned here but I'm enjoying my reading with some Que She 928 yancha wulong.

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“Il faut que j‘aille entretenir un instant le duc d‘Aumale” One thing I love about literature in translation, and reading multiple translations, is getting the puns. CKSM ignored this one while Davis enlightened me. Now instead of “talking to a man about a horse,” “I must go and look after the Duke of Aumale for a moment.” 😜💦