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kgriffith

kgriffith

Joined February 2016

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Queer femme | Frances Perkins Scholar @ Mount Holyoke College
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“And white feminist theory had also neglected the voices of women of color, often regarding gender and only gender as the bond and platform on which the women‘s movement was be grounded.”

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“When you are on the other side, You will not be like what you were before you get through the Mekong. On the other side you cannot say to your wife, I love you more than my life. She saw! You cannot say that anymore! And when you try to restick this thing together it is like putting glue on a broken glass.”

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Velocity Weapon | Megan E. O'Keefe
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Current commute listen, recommended by someone I follow here and/or on other social media and qualifies for #SpaceOperaSeptember which I‘ve basically just been using as a TBR generator 🤷🏻‍♀️

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“When it became apparent that there would be no more planes, a collective wail rose from the crowd and echoed against the mountains. The shelling of Long Tieng began that afternoon. A long line of Hmong, carrying their children and old people, started to move across the plateau, heading toward Thailand.”

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I don‘t know how this is the first time a college class I‘ve taken has prioritized vocabulary building: not memorization of terms, though I imagine some of that is inevitable, but being asked to bring a word we didn‘t know from the reading in to class. I can‘t tell you how many words I understand well enough from context that I don‘t bother looking up, but then I‘m not likely to remember or use them either, without looking up and writing down.

LogiKitty I saw that word recently too! 2d
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Odyssey Bookshop | South Hadley, MA (Bookstore)
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From Tuesday: I knew the Atwood would be featured front and center, but it was also an important book birthday for Akwaeke Emezi, award-winning non-binary POC author of Freshwater, whose sophomore novel was released this week. Haven‘t started either, but looking forward to both.

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“‘And how long have you had these headaches?” asked one bored doctor. His Hmong patient replied matter-of-factly, ‘Ever since I got shot in the head.‘”
I cackled. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

brandybear22 This is a very good book. I didn‘t realize it was on your reading list for school. 6d
kgriffith @brandybear22 yes, for medical anthropology. I was waitlisted, but she was able to add me after the first meeting. 6d
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“It walks a line between punishment and survival, like so many tools of escape do.”

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Here 👏 for 👏 this 👏
#thecalliscomingfrominsidethehouse
[ETA: not from this book, but a journal article by Adam Gary Lewis]

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Sword and Pen | Rachel Caine
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💜 Too short, but a satisfactory conclusion.

julesG Definitely too short. About 3 books too short. At first I was annoyed that there would be a fifth book and now I want to go back to the Great Library over and over. 1w
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This is just charming, I love it.

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Got home late but still need to get some reading done for class. Xander is helping, per usual. #catsofLitsy

CoffeeK8 This book was amazing! 1w
kgriffith @CoffeeK8 I‘m really enjoying it so far! 1w
cariashley 😻 so cute! 1w
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Come-read-with-me @kgriffith This book took my breath away. A wonderful exploration of culture and perception of disability. 1w
kgriffith @Come-read-with-me I‘m really focusing in on the differences between how Fadiman addresses cultural difference and how other anthropologists I‘ve read do so. Also her prose is just 😮😍💜 1w
Come-read-with-me @Kgriffith I agree! She is astounding. 1w
theredshoes That book is AMAZING. 6d
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Sword and Pen | Rachel Caine
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Commuting home after the first week on campus. Getting there much later than usual because holy moly did I need a nap after class. #audiocommute

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Not a required text, but one we‘ll be using in my Wednesday class on transformative justice. Three classes today (one I‘m on the waitlist for and may not get to keep), then home to collapse for a couple of days before coming back for the first meetings of each of two more 3-hour classes on Mon-Tues. 😴 #backtoschool

tournevis Exceedingly accurate title. Love it. 2w
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Sword and Pen | Rachel Caine
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Book birthday! #audiobook

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Speak No Evil | Uzodinma Iweala
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“Adam is super practical about everything. He‘s the kind of person who always parks his car in the direction of his house, so he doesn‘t waste extra time when leaving for home.” #queerbookclub #audiobooking

brandybear22 I kind of do that, at least backing in and things. I just thought it was a lesbian thing. Maybe Adam is a lesbian. I‘ll bet they drive a Subaru. Practical AF 2w
brandybear22 I just responded before I realized that you tagged me, probably because you know I‘m like this and it is tres sexy 2w
kgriffith @brandybear22 Correct. 😉😘 2w
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Bring Your Own Books | Shelby Township, MI (Bookstore)
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Today‘s #BYObook prompt: Text on a warning label. 😳☠️
Your response should be sequential text of any length: it can be a word, a phrase, a sentence, or multiple sentences.

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Bring Your Own Books | Shelby Township, MI (Bookstore)
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So I‘ve discovered a game that works like Apples to Apples or Cards Against Humanity, but the twist is, your responses come not from cards dealt to you, but from whatever book you have on hand. So I thought I‘d see if folks are into playing virtually 😊 Here‘s the first prompt: to play, submit a quote —one word, a phrase, a sentence, a paragraph— from a book you‘re reading, that answers the prompt. Mine in the comments! #bringyourownbook #BYOBook

kgriffith My entry: “You‘ve got that shit!” 2w
TK-421 I love this idea! Here‘s mine: “You‘ll go a long way.” 2w
kgriffith @TK-421 Nice one! Love that book so, even more now with the miniseries 😊 2w
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Soft Science | Franny Choi
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Sign me the F up.

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::sits angrily in Cat::
If you‘ve ever had a cat sit at you in this tone of voice, you know exactly how that tail is whipping, admonishing and full of warning.
#catsofLitsy #coneofshame #catmom

Soubhiville Why the cone? Hope kitty is ok. I know just the tail swish you‘re describing! 3w
kgriffith @Soubhiville he‘s been scratching at his ears and they‘re all scabbed up on the outside; I want to give them time to heal and for his fur to grow back. This happened last summer too, between the stress of moving and probably environmental allergies. 😿 3w
kgriffith @Soubhiville (I have an emergency vet practically so close I can see them from my house, so if it doesn‘t resolve with the topical and a break from back claws, we‘ll go make sure it‘s not more than that) 3w
Soubhiville Poor guy. I hope it clears up quickly. 3w
kgriffith @Soubhiville me too! I always feel terrible when he‘s miserable, in part —perhaps unfairly to my other cat — because he‘s the well-behaved one! 😝 3w
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Piña colada and a porch read in the sun for this Sunday afternoon. #queerbooks

Bookzombie Yum! 🍹 3w
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The Left Hand of Darkness | Ursula K. Le Guin
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This morning‘s reading buddy, Lily, is chilling with me as I try to finish before #bookclub in a few hours. #queerbooks

Soubhiville Sweet kitty. 😻 3w
TheLibrarian Looks like she‘s reading with you! 3w
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The Left Hand of Darkness | Ursula Le Guin
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I was reading on the porch because it‘s such a beautiful day, but had to come in to get my highlighter for this passage.

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The Left Hand of Darkness | Ursula K. Le Guin
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“To oppose something is to maintain it.”
I appreciate Le Guin‘s way of spinning out these simple philosophical statements. #bookclub #queerbooks #queerbookclub

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Beloved | Toni Morrison
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rather_be_reading love it! 4w
Lindy Nice veggie garden! 💚 4w
SW-T 😊😊😊😋 4w
Bookzombie Such a nice garden! 4w
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The Left Hand of Darkness | Ursula Le Guin
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“It is not altogether a bad thing to have criminal ancestors. An arsonist grandfather may bequeath one a nose for smelling smoke.” #queerbooks #queerbookclub #bookclub

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Beloved | Toni Morrison
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Would you call this book magical realism? Supernatural? Something else?
(Photo purely for ears and toebeans) #catsoflitsy

DrexEdit I find magical realism as a term is applied more often to works of literature and supernatural more often to describe genre writing. Not saying I agree with those classifications, just what I've most often found to be true. Based on that I'd call Beloved magical realism. Although I doubt anyone would have called it that at the time of its publication! 4w
kgriffith @DrexEdit I agree with that observation. We talked a bit about genres and how they‘re portrayed and perceived in my queer writers class, it‘s a fascinating, if effed up, system. 4w
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Beloved | Toni Morrison
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“Hurt?”
“A touch.”
“Good for ya. More it hurt, more better it is. T‘ain‘t nothing heal without pain, y‘know.”
Carne fritas. #puertorriqueno #audiocooking

Cathythoughts Great quote ♥️ 1mo
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Beloved | Toni Morrison
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“But if her shining was not for him, who then? He had never known a woman who lit up for nobody in particular, who just, did it as a general announcement.” Well captured, Toni Morrison, and also, 🤨
#malegaze #audiobook #audiocooking

Bookzombie What are you making? 1mo
kgriffith @Bookzombie corn ice cream! I had it in Puerto Rico and it was soooo good, that I had to get the attachment for my KitchenAid and find a recipe 😊 1mo
Eos462 I too want to know what you are making! 1mo
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Eos462 Oh! Nevermind! You just told us. That sounds awesome 1mo
Bookzombie That sounds yummy! 1mo
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Beloved | Toni Morrison
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The only “problem” with TM narrating her books is that I sometimes get lost in the cadence of her speech rather than hearing the words she‘s saying. So exquisite, on every level.

Lindy I find her voice quite soporific. If I‘ve already read the story, listening to Morrison narrate her work is fine because it doesn‘t matter if I fall asleep; I won‘t miss plot points. 1mo
Dogearedcopy I listened to this one earlier this year and I loved her voice! I found it to be mesmerizing. And too, I appreciated the way she gave shape to the lyrical prose, something I feel I would have missed had I just read it in print. 1mo
kgriffith @Lindy and @dogearedcopy, Agreed. I do think I‘ll add her to my narrations I love for falling asleep to — currently, it‘s Frazer Douglas narrating The Song of Achilles, chapter 9 and on. (edited) 1mo
Cathythoughts I‘d love to listen to her .. I‘ve only read some of her books .. 👍🏻♥️ 1mo
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Sadie | Courtney Summers
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Tough subject but very well done. I enjoy epistolary novels, and this format is very similar, plus doing it on audio was perfect, given the podcast setting. I don‘t always enjoy a full cast; it sometimes feels too busy, but the interview style made it work well. Very This American Life, Hidden Brain, Radiolab, etc.
Photo is frankly so I can show @brandybear22 my planner sticker for mint julep poached peach delivery tonight 😏

MrBook 👍🏻👍🏻 1mo
brandybear22 Most excellent peaches 🍑 thank you 1mo
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Sadie | Courtney Summers
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This comes highly recommended, and I need something easy for my drive up the coast to visit @ph9k for the afternoon 😊 #audiobook #audiodriving

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The Left Hand of Darkness | Ursula Le Guin
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“Compare the torrent and the glacier. Both get where they are going.” #queerbooks #bookclub

Severnmeadows Lovely! 1mo
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The Left Hand of Darkness | Ursula Le Guin
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I know that sometimes I can get lost listening to a book rather than reading it, particularly with science fiction, so I‘m switching to paper for this one. Plus for some reason, George Guidall‘s narration is grating on me and that‘s distracting. #queerbooks #bookclub

Emilymdxn One of my all time fave books! Love Ursula leguin so much 1mo
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50¢ bin find! #queerbooks #comics

Butterfinger I need this for Read Harder 1mo
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The Left Hand of Darkness | Ursula Le Guin
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“But they did not go to war. They lacked, it seemed, the capacity to mobilize. They behaved like animals in that respect, or like women. They did not behave like men, or ants.”
“There are things that outweigh comfort, unless one is an old woman or a cat.”
The first one I found very clever. The second just speaks to my very soul. 👵🏼 🐈 #queerbooks #bookclub

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“For one‘s language — the one we dream in — is home.” #Scribd #audiobook

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Switching to Toni Morrison‘s latest, to celebrate the life of someone who gave so much to our world. I read Sula in my first ever college class, women‘s literature survey. Rest in Power, Beloved. #readblackwomen

staci.reads I'm stunned and heartbroken, realizing there will be no new work. 1mo
Bibliogeekery I love Sula so much! RIP 1mo
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Curious if there‘s an #unpopularopinion hashtag yet. [ETA: there is.]
Also want to acknowledge that I would most likely love this book unequivocally if I were reading it rather than listening to it. #audiobook

saresmoore I‘m reading it as an ebook and liking it so far, though it hasn‘t really grabbed me yet. I can tell she‘s building some tensions, though, and I think I‘m gonna like the payoff. 1mo
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Seemed appropriate for #SharkWeek 😀🦈 “Don‘t be misled by my bad habit of making everything look cute, and don‘t try to pat one on the head, as they are likely to bite your hand off and hit you over the head with it.”
I think hammerhead sharks and cats must be distant relatives... 🤔 🐈 Oh and bonus Xander also pictured 😻 #catsoflitsy

rretzler 😻 2mo
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Press Your Luck, domestic goddess edition: can I set these very thickly sauced ribs to broil, complete a laundry hat trick (dry load bagged and upstairs; washed load into the dryer; dirty load into the washer) and get back to the kitchen before either the ribs are blackened or the smoke detector goes off??
Yes, yes I can.
(Ignore the detritus in the pan, this has been a multi-step rib cooking and not all is meant to be eaten 😬) #audiocooking

GrilledCheeseSamurai Multitasking achievement unlocked! Finger licking good! 2mo
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Troilus and Cressida | Geoffrey Chaucer
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Some of the spoils of my “pretend to be a tourist day” with @brandybear22 yesterday — fancy candy and the penguin she won for me in the arcade. We wrapped the day with her reading a bit more to me: we‘d abandoned poor Troilus for too long!

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A little stoop reading on this breezy 75° day, in preparation for queer book club tomorrow. #bookandabeverage #bookclub #queerbooks

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Song of Achilles | Madeline Miller

“And perhaps it is the greater grief, after all, to be left on earth, when another is gone, do you think?”

ablachly UGH. WHY DO YOU DO THIS TO ME.

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kgriffith @ablachly you love it and you know it. 😭 2mo
ablachly @kgriffith I take this very personally. 2mo
kgriffith @ablachly probably you‘re right to do so. 2mo
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While this is but one necessary change for the island, it is a significant one. #RickyRenuncio

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Hi everyone. Getting back into social media is proving difficult. Between technology problems while in PR and having too much to show/say in such a limited way, it‘s just felt easier to not try. I miss you all though, so I‘m going to give it a bit of effort as I‘m able. Tell me the most wonderful thing that‘s happened in the last month to help me jump back in? Drop a link to a post if that‘s easiest. 💜

Dragon Welcome back 😀🐉 2mo
Megabooks Honestly, the #bfc #bookfitnesschallenge motivating me to exercise more and keep on top of my reading. Plus I‘ve enjoyed rejoining BOTM! 2mo
julesG Welcome back! I second @Megabooks, #bookfitnesschallenge is great in so many ways. 2mo
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Two Dark Moons | Avi Silver
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Leyendo en la guagua 🚌 📖 #queerbooks #ARC

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Two Dark Moons | Avi Silver
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As conflicted as I feel about this trip, I'm truly excited to take the girls to the observatory at Arecibo. ? ?? It's on the US National Register of Historic Sites (thank you for that bit of trivia, @brandybear22 ?) and is a longtime "bouquet list" item for me. We weren't going to take them, but another excursion had to be canceled when the mayor declared last friday a municipal holiday. ?✔ #STEMinPR

AlaMich My wife and I got pretty lost trying to drive there. I spoke a bit of Spanish and tried to ask directions from a farmer, but quickly discovered my Spanish was not up to the task! 😅 But it was worth it!! 2mo
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Two Dark Moons | Avi Silver
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Morning commute. I *will* finish this ARC this week!

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Cocina artesanal puertorriquea | Emma Duprey de Sterling
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Bookmarks I found in my wanderings around Viejo San Juan today, and bought the tagged book. At least I made something bookish happen this weekend? 😊

AlaMich I love those!! 2mo
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