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kgriffith

kgriffith

Joined February 2016

LibraryThing member kgriffith

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Queer femme | Equality Community Center manager | Frances Perkins Scholar @ Mount Holyoke College
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Gideon the Ninth | Tamsyn Muir
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“When she breathed, it sounded like custard sloshing around in an air conditioner.”
😳 😂

vlwelser I love the language she uses. 1mo
Ddzmini “Nine for the Tomb, and for all that was lost” love it 🥰📖 1mo
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Dune | Frank Herbert
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Probably wait to continue this one til I finish Gideon, they‘re not close enough in content to confuse, but also not different enough to listen to concurrently.

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This one was DARK, holy hell! 🤣 My youngest board member, 19yo, recommended this to me. A great read but not my favorite listen; the narrator does voices and they grate.

LibrarianRyan I never saw what kids liked in these books. So so so popular and I could not get through them. 2mo
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Gideon the Ninth | Tamsyn Muir
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Giving this another go as it devastated my partner and I found myself less annoyed with the blatant enemy to lovers energy the second time. Maybe not being at college with 20 year olds who don‘t realize it‘s a trope helped. 🙃

Lindy Ha! I hate that trope but it didn‘t interfere with my enjoyment of this bizarre story. 2mo
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Middlegame | Seanan McGuire
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My HEART.

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This feels aesthetic today, and I can listen to the whole thing while running errands. #HurricaneHenri

GondorGirl This was PHENOMENAL! It was one of the only books that I've ever finished reading and then immediately started it again. 3mo
kgriffith @GondorGirl I did the same! 3mo
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Middlegame | Seanan McGuire
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I would like to be friends with her. 😊

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Car service day.

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Well that was fricken adorable. #readathon @DeweysReadathon

TheBookHippie My high school students love this one ! I agree it‘s really cute! 7mo
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Another one from the looooooong-time TBR. #readathon @DeweysReadathon #24hourreadathon

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Dreadnought | April Daniels
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It‘s so interesting to me that certain tropes already date even LGBTQ+ books written by queer and trans people. I wonder if Daniels would have gone easier on the trauma details if she were writing this today. #readathon @DeweysReadathon

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I‘ve only sort-of participated in #readathons since being back in school, but I‘ll of course tag my normal everyday reading for @DeweysReadathon 🤓 #QueerBookClub pick for@to@orrow‘s meeting.

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Stella: A Novel of the Haitian Revolution | Emeric Bergeaud, Christen Mucher
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“Noble would have been the man who pronounced these words; the woman who uttered them was sublime.”

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🤔🤔🤔

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Necropolitics | Achille Mbembe
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“Life beyond utility is the domain of sovereignty.”

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The Mists of Avalon | Marion Zimmer Bradley
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I just listened to/read this a couple of years ago but I don‘t at all remember being so contemptuous of Guinevere as I feel on this re-listen. I was very empathetic at first bc I saw in her some CPTSD stuff, but the hyper religious response is triggering me in a whole other way.

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Listening at 2.0 speed to finish a couple more books before the year is out 😂

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“To paraphrase a prophet: Letters are structures, not events. Yours give me a place to live inside.”

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Finished the audio and immediately bought a hard copy to reread. Haven‘t stopped thinking about this one since I started it the first time.

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Parable of the Sower | Octavia E. Butler
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“I don‘t know whether good times are coming back again. But I know that won‘t matter if we don‘t survive these times.”

Soubhiville 🙌 Amen! 13mo
readordierachel This book 💙 13mo
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The Dispossessed | Ursula K. LeGuin
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“Dead anarchists make martyrs, you know, and keep living for centuries. But absent ones can be forgotten.”

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The Dispossessed | Ursula K. LeGuin
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Even pain counts.

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The Dispossessed | Ursula K. LeGuin
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“It is hard to swear when sex is not dirty and blasphemy does not exist.”

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Rubyfruit Jungle | Rita Mae Brown
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From one seven sisters scholarship kid to another... 😂
#readathon #24hourreadathon

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Rubyfruit Jungle | Rita Mae Brown
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My popcorn equivalent tonight: pan-fried mushroom medley 🍄 How‘s everyone‘s #readathon going?? #24HourReadathon @DeweysReadathon

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Rubyfruit Jungle | Rita Mae Brown
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Hammock time for #24hourReadathon cramming of this one for queer book club tomorrow! @DeweysReadathon #readathon

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The Dispossessed | Ursula K. LeGuin
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I slept until 10 because I was up until 4 so I‘m counting the hour of reading I did before bed but after midnight 😁 reading this for my Writing Utopias class and am going to be cranky when I get to the halfway point and have to stop so I don‘t spoil anything for others if I read on 😬 But, I have all of Rubyfruit Jungle to read by 11:30 tomorrow for book club. #readathon @DeweysReadathon #24HourReadathon

nanuska_153 I love Ursula Le Guin so much, but haven't read this one yet 13mo
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Home | Toni Morrison
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I couldn‘t help myself.

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Home | Toni Morrison
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“They knew that the woman they were helping despised them all, so they didn‘t even have to say out loud what they understood to be true: that the Lord Works in Mysterious Ways His Wonders to Perform.”
Indeed...

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Home | Toni Morrison
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“Say, tell me, why does its lock fit my key?”
Before I even opened the cover tonight I thought, welp, time to hand my heart to Toni Morrison so she can merrily kick it all over the place for a few hours. She wastes no time, nor any words.

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Cemetery Boys | Aiden Thomas
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Very sweet and fun listen.

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Cemetery Boys | Aiden Thomas
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“But Maritza had certainly earned the title in her own right as the only VEGAN brujx in their community.” This made me LOL

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Beloved | Toni Morrison
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Who but Toni Morrison would — could, SHOULD — slyly quote herself in the foreword of a later book?

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The Borrowers | Mary Norton
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“You might as well say that the fire grate steals the coal from the coal scuttle.” I‘ve loved this book since I first read it when I was six or seven years old, after bedtime, by the hallway light in my great-grandmother‘s house. Re-reading in anticipation of my little Zoom movie group‘s watch of Miyazaki‘s “The Secret World of Arriety” tonight.

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The Bluest Eye | Toni Morrison
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“I got about as much business with another mouth to feed as a cat has with side pockets.”

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Beloved | Toni Morrison
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I love that I can *hear* what punctuation she used, when she narrates her work.

Eyelit I‘ve got this on hold at the library and really looking forward to listening to her read! 1y
kgriffith @Eyelit have you read it before? I‘d read Sula and Jazz many years ago, and only read (listened to) Beloved and The Bluest Eye after she passed. This is the first read for my TM seminar this module. 1y
Eyelit Yes, but it was decades ago so I‘m well overdue for a refresh... it‘ll probably be like reading it for the first time 😄 1y
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Magic for Liars | Sarah Gailey

I hate to pan this because the author gives great Twitter but man oh man was this ever painful.

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Pet | Akwaeke Emezi
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I am enamored of the authors of these works that dare to imagine a world after we‘ve abolished prisons, defunded the police, and invested in our people. I‘ve always found dystopia powerful, but this, this is so much more so.

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Pet | Akwaeke Emezi
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Surely a tribute to Toni Morrison, yes?

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An Unkindness of Ghosts | Rivers Solomon
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I do love a good play on words.

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Pet | Akwaeke Emezi
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My heart. 🥺🥰💜

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Pet | Akwaeke Emezi
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I didn‘t plan to participate in the #reversereadathon but a post showed up at just the right moment so here I am. Glad I looked over the bingo card first, or else I wouldn‘t have been able to mark off “select your first book blindfolded” ;) #deweysreadathon #24hourreadathon #readathon

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“Ella will find libraries instead. Doesn‘t like Amazons.”
Oh Uncle Rick, always ready with the slightly-subtler-than-dad-jokes. 😏

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A Conspiracy of Truths | Alexandra Rowland
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Gonna think on my rating for this one. It‘s a solid 3 at least.

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“I called him his true name. Léon, the one he‘d chosen himself. None of this was strange to me, a boy deciding his own name. The only strange thing was the fact that he knew mine.” #queerbookclub

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A Conspiracy of Truths | Alexandra Rowland
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Snapped the pic to share the Co—Star day at a glance, which elicited smirks all around.
So this narrator also narrated my last audiobook, Cinnamon and Gunpowder, and the similarities between the two books and their narrators are quite uncanny!

thegirlwiththelibrarybag Loved Cinnamon and Gunpowder! 1y
kgriffith @thegirlwiththelibrarybag so good :) I‘ve listened to it 3x now! 1y
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A Conspiracy of Truths | Alexandra Rowland
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Starting this one while I attempt to pull together a meal from a bunch of individual things I saw and thought, ooh, that sounds good! over the last couple of days 😁

WanderingBookaneer This one‘s on my TBR. 1y
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Moving on to book 2. This is the most time I‘ve let myself spend *just reading* — not reading for school and taking notes/prepping for a writing assignment, not listening to an audiobook while driving or cooking or cleaning — in who even knows how long. Grateful for my perfect reading nook on my porch, and Rick Riordan, and green and growing things. 🌱 🌺 📖 📚

Deifio Enjoy your reading time! 1y
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The Lost Hero | Riordan, Rick
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“Bad PR to admit you needed mortals to help beat an enemy. That‘s just embarrassing.”
This line from a coach Hedge reminded me of the hockey coach from Letterkenny, except rated PG 😝

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The Lost Hero | Riordan, Rick
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I am actually reading now, but this captures more of the general porch vibe. Seemed like good timing to revisit Rick Riordan‘s heroes of Olympus, as a reminder that genuine allies among cisgender authors do exist, and write wonderful, inclusive, responsible YA fantasy.

Crazeedi Pretty kitty 😽 1y
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