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Joined May 2016

Infuriatingly independent. Eternal student. Occasional teacher. Copywriter.
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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid

“I used to care when men called me difficult. I really did. Then I stopped. This way is better.”

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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid

“Men often think they deserve a sticker for treating women like people.”

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“While Roe and the cases that preceded it made birth control and abortion legal, they did nothing to curtail the coercive power our government wields over the bodies of those who can give birth.”

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I think of that moment often now. I think: how often the effort of knowing someone is undermined by one‘s wish to. I mean, it can be quite hard to see or hear a person amid the bright bellowing of one‘s own projections. The world is a negotiation of wishes, after all, and where desire is strongest, so are illusions. (pg. 240-41)

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“Why should the injured, the still bleeding, bear the onus of forgiveness?”

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“I wasn‘t aware that word could hold so much. I didn‘t know a sentence could be so full.”

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A fraction of my TBR list #onyourtbr #day28 #riotgrams

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Greek Coffin Mystery | Ellery Jr. Queen
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Vanity Fair | William Thackeray
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Entertainment Weekly & Vanity Fair #magazinestack #day26 #riotgrams

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The Splendor Falls | Rosemary Clement-Moore
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The Splendor Falls by Rosemary Clement-Moore, The Game by Laurie R. King, Hostile Makeover and Death on Heels by Ellen Byerrum #purplebooks #day25 #riotgrams

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Ella Enchanted | Gail Carson Levine
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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks #bookclubfriendlyreads #day23 #riotgrams

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The Great Gatsby | Francis Scott Fitzgerald
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The Great Gatsby is one of two books I re-read annually #afavoriteclassic #day22 #riotgrams

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I still don‘t know how to knit 🤷🏼‍♀️#howtobooks #day21 #adaylate #andadollarshort #riotgrams

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Thunderstruck | Erik Larson
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Sirius Black (the puppy, not the falsely accused convict) and (one of my )my current read(s) #booksandpets #day20 #riotgrams

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Library Book | Susan Orlean
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The Library Book made me appreciate how important libraries are to communities and overall public health #mylibrarycard is always in my wallet #yourlibrarycard #day19 #riotgrams📚

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“Rather, she was ambitious at a time and in fields where there were few possibilities for a colored woman to shine.

And before we decide she that was too ambitious, we must ask ourselves whether if Eunice had been white and male and had the same resume, she would not have gone further in her career. If our answer is even a tentative yes, then to criticize her for ambition amounts to little more than demanding that she stay in her place.”

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Stone Sky | N K Jemisin
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Lone Wolf: A Novel | Jodi Picoult
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Breakfast at Tiffany's | Truman Capote
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The Clue of the Broken Locket & The Message in the Hollow Oak by Carolyn Keene #endpapers #day12 #adaylate #andadollarshort #riotgrams

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“Some women pray for their daughters to marry good husbands. I pray that my girls will find girlfriends half as loyal and true as the Ya-Yas.” -Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood #friendshipbooks #day11 #riotgrams

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Souther Horrors: Women and the Politics of Rape and Lynching by Crystal N. Feimster #abookandamug #day10 #adaylate #andadollarshort #riotgrams

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Dating Tips for the Unemployed by Iris Smyles on my (dusty) nightstand #currentread #day9 #riotgrams📚

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“But what happens—movies never address this—when there are no people left? Will the zombies starve?have a seat? Begin to think perhaps they acted rashly? Become university chairs? Occupy tollbooths?”

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I close my eyes and think of Dante and Fitzgerald and Hemingway, of my own great potential—a Towering Inferno in which I‘m trapped at the top. I place myself at the end of a long line of great authors, a top ten list of literary insomniacs. Dante, Fitzgerald, Hemingway ... What great works might I yet write? I could become a great author! I could become ... I could become ...

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“Most people who‘ve been abused as children never hurt a fly. But of all the people who hurt flies, almost all of them have had their wings broken themselves.”

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Blinding | Mircea Cărtărescu
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Having read the first chapter on a train up to Transylvania, I can safely say that once I get back into it, it‘s going to be #outofmycomfortzone But a bookseller in Sibiu (I think...?) says the author is best modern Romanian writer #day6 #riotgrams

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“People bury things in their house; things they can‘t get rid of but can‘t take with them. They weren‘t physical, but they were there all the same. All houses were haunted. Some by the past or the future. Some by the present.”

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Rudolph Fisher‘s detective novel and collected short stories #blackhistory #day5 #riotgrams📚

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Leather bound set of Jane Austen‘s works #PrettiestBooksIOwn #day4 #betterlatethannever #riotgrams

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Solving crimes with fashion #sportsofallsorts #day3 #riotgrams

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Killing Moon | Rebecca York, Ruth Glick
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Visited the library book sale to stock up on #springreads #day2 #riotgrams

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Lethal White | Robert Galbraith
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Back at it (late) again with #riotgrams

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“She had a friend everyone called ‘Blackie,‘ because she dyed her hair with shoe polish. Blackie‘s favorite saying got to be one of Holloway‘s favorite sayings, too. Blackie would say, ‘God, Missus, there ain‘t a man on Earth worth a foot in Hell.‘”

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“I learned in that courtroom that the rights of the victim do not equate with the rights of the defendant. Anything can be said about the dead, and much was, but the killer‘s grave past offenses as a beater of women were kept from the jury. The testimony of another of his victims, who had been hospitalized as a result of his acts of violence was, inexplicably, ruled inadmissible."

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“We‘ll burn it all by the end, you‘ll see. Whether in a hundred years or three.”

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Sing, Unburied, Sing | Jesmyn Ward
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“I hope I fed you enough. While I‘m here. So you can carry it with you. Like a camel.” I can hear the smile in her voice, faint. A baring of teeth. “Maybe that ain‘t a good way of putting it. Like a well, Jojo. Pull that water up when you need it.”

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“There is a fine red heart in there. And yes, there is,” she said. I could feel her ear and cheek against my back. She pressed harder, “it pounds and thumps and wallops and groans.” I leaned forward away from her, though there was little room, but her head came straight along with me. “Oh, it‘s a merry thing, this heart of yours,” she said, “it‘s like a drink in a small glass on the deck of a storm tossed ship. Or a shout in a fiery room.”

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“The demand for commercial sex will never go away. Neither will the internet; they‘re stuck with each other. It may no longer even matter anymore whether the sale of sex among consenting adults is wrong or right, immoral or empowering. What‘s clear is that no good can come from pretending that the people who participate in prostitution don‘t exist. That, after all, is what the killer was counting on.”

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“Henry‘s almost complete lack of episodic memories is difficult to relate to. We are a storytelling species, and we spend a great deal of our time stringing the facts of our pasts into narratives in the present. A mind unable to do so can seem like a fundamentally alien mind.”

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“As the 20th century ends, Americans have learned that no story is all heroes. Indeed, we some times feel that heroes don‘t really exist.”

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Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

“To have money, it seemed, was to be consumed by money.”

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If there‘s an argument to be made for single-payer healthcare system with mental health and substance abuse coverage, this is the lumpy ground on which to make it: a gravel lot in which upward of 3,000 Appalachians camp out for days in hundred degree heat to be treated in exam rooms cobbled together from bedsheets and clothes pins.