“I would like to point out that as soon as lieutenant Ekalu let you know that actually, your intended compliment was offensive to her, you immediately stopped trying to be nice.”
OH DAMN, SHIP.
“Eggs are so inadequate, don‘t you think? I mean, they ought to be able to become *anything*, but instead you always get a chicken, or a duck, or whatever they‘re programmed to be. You never get anything interesting like, ”regret,‘ or, ‘The middle of the night last week.‘”
Translator Glick brings some delightful whimsy a la Phantom Tollbooth to this fascinating series that is largely told from the POV of, and about, somewhat mechanical characters.
What a lovely idea, @Clwojick 😊 I have several favorites, but this is the first to come to mind. If you‘ve not read it, highly recommend to fans of YA with magical realism, poetic prose, intersectional identities, and gender-expansive characters. #WinningDedication #WinningEpigraph #queerbooks
It‘s been a while but we‘re back at it 😊🥰 @brandybear22
If you search for your city or town, you can see which bookstores and libraries are in the database 🤓 If you don‘t see your favorite, you can add it at librarything.com/venue_edit.php before the next time you go so you can tag it in a post 📚 #LitsyTips #local
Did you see our new option to tag a bookstore/library instead of a book for your Litsy posts? I popped into one of my favorite indies and said hi to Matt, a former LibraryThing intern now working at Bull Moose, and added it as a venue so I could tag it here. 😊 Excited to tag so many local bookish spots! What are your favorites? Tag them in the comments because you can now! #LitsyTips #local #bookstore #bookhaul
My Super Top-Secret Read™️ just inspired me to watch the 2013 Tony Awards opening, so now I‘m just over here crying, for fun. In case you would also like to enjoy one of the greatest moments in awards show history: https://youtu.be/4SQfsBsMFls
Challenge! A friend with the initials DE is doing our local library‘s reading challenge and one of the categories is “an author with your initials.” To make it extra challenging, my friend wants to only read books by women and POC. Who‘ve you read and enjoyed with the initials DE?
“You should never feel guilty about feeling ambitious when you‘re trying to help other people. If you don‘t dream, then reality will never change.”
I lived in PR during the most devastating storm to hit PR on record before Maria, Hurricane Hugo in 1989. They worked to get the schools operational first so kids were able to eat regularly because even living on the navy base, which I now understand had more resources than anywhere else on the island, we didn‘t have water for weeks and electricity for longer. This is going to be an emotional but important listen/read before next month. #STEMinPR
Change of pace for pedi time 💅🏼
Reminder that you can follow Cientificas_Presente on insta and/or fb to see the lead up to and adventures at STEM camp in PR 🤓🇵🇷 (Also, I love that Litsy on the web doesn‘t force a square image! Even in my phone‘s browser, I can better use a screenshot than in the app)
I‘m so grateful for the opportunity to continue gardening in my SMCC plot. I wasn‘t going to plant today, but a farmer I bought seedlings from said some of them would be fine to go in the ground today so here we are. It feels so good to be sweating outside again, my my hands in the earth and the sea in the air. #audiogardening
I have a pilón for making mofongo, but for the amount of garlic needed for 2# of chicken, I busted out the heavy duty mortar and pestle. Making Puerto Rican food while listening to this author-narrated story of a Black and Puerto Rican young woman who loves to cook helps dispel some of the cold and gloom that doesn‘t seem to want to clear up this May. #audiocooking ?? ? ?
Further to the theme from last night: a librarian friend is writing a paper and creating a web resource about LGBTQ+ romance novels. They want to highlight works in which no queer people are violated or killed off, and where the main characters get a happily ever after. Sadly, these are few and far between (most notably in lesbian fiction). That got me thinking, well, what IS a happily ever after anyway? What is it to you? #ownvoices #queerbooks
Recommend your favorite adult F/F HEA/HFN romance! (female/female, happily ever after/happily for now)
* No YA/NA (young/new adult)
* Must be romance, not just a romantic side plot
* Queer main characters
* Limited/no trauma
Ideally queer authors
Representation of trans, non-binary, genderqueer, genderfluid, Black, POC, disabled, neurodiverse, and other underrepresented voices to the front! #queerbooks #ownvoices
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“Slightly more blue than Fun Home” can be reasonably expected to give precise color information when certain friends ask about a new dress, regardless of differences from one screen to another.
Brought my brother, finally — he‘s been after me since it was released, but he didn‘t want to go when @brandybear22 and I went, and my schedule has been too bananas. We thought about doing a double feature with Endgame, but the only available seats were way up front, and the theaters are nearly empty for matinees this week so we‘ll hit one of those.
Pangy Day button-making station, hosted by LITS (Library, Information, and Technology Services) 🤓 📚 📖 #PangyDay2019
I‘m on campus so couldn‘t confirm in my paper copy (though I just realized that the English books are probably also on Kindle Unlimited so I COULD confirm 🙄) but I heard “pelo” in a context that didn‘t make sense so I figured it was a colloquialism and went to look it up. I remembered the phrasing in English as being something like, “you‘re having me on,” (a more PG version of “taking the piss”), and when I googled that, I got all fanfic 😂
I may have used Litsy to make an image for the social media accounts I started for Cientificas Presente 🤓🇵🇷🌺 Follow us on Instagram and/or Facebook! I‘ll be sharing photos and videos from the semester up until we arrive on the island on June 15, then it‘ll be live, on the ground content from camp 😊
A mini Puerto Rican feast for our last meeting of the semester. Next time we‘re together, we‘ll be on the island! 🌴 🇵🇷
It felt right to purchase my copy of my professor‘s first novel (re-released yesterday) at Odyssey Books, on probably my last visit of the semester. And a belated thank you to the MHC alumnae of the Mount Holyoke Club of Maine for my #FebruMary celebration gift certificate!
I may make small changes, but I'm mostly if not entirely done with my queer lineage project for my writing class. I've added Anna-Marie McLemore to the Western Mass Queer & Trans Writers directory hosted by MHC, and no joke, as I was writing this, Anna-Marie replied to my tweet about this audiobook 😲😍 Oh right and, this isn't some other platform that doesn't allow links: https://commons.mtholyoke.edu/westernmassqtwriters/anna-marie-mclemore/
I am very proud of my copycat pork belly buns, inspired by Pai Men Miyake, a favorite local spot. I‘ve made them a couple of times before but never with a pepper relish. This is a Serrano/arbol relish, gochujang mayo, bulgogi pork belly (cooked sous vide for 10 hours), and steamed buns (from the frozen section at a local Asian market).
Vets always love my charismatic cats 🙄😂
I had experienced so many truly lovely feelings while listening to and reading this book, much as with When the Moon Was Ours, the first of hers that I read. Wild Beauty was a bit of a miss for me, but I think McLemore has really hit her stride here. Still writing for a YA audience, her cadence has remained lyrical without so much purple prose.
I was thinking, will she get pigeonholed for writing characters whose gender is explored and (cont‘d)