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Joined August 2017

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A good overview for people who, like me, are both intimidated and enticed by Proust's masterwork. Beautiful artwork. #graphicnovels #proust

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Great book about domestic work, civil rights, and racism. It tackles many heavy topics and is also quite funny! I wish more had changed in the 60+ years since this book was published. Highly recommended. #womenauthors #women #domesticwork #racism #civilrights

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From the excellent One Hundred Nights of Hero by Isabel Greenberg. #comics #graphicnovels #women #feminist

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Excellent #graphicnovel about real Arctic exploration. #comics

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I'm still really enjoying this book. This may be my favorite literary passage about a #cat. From "The Benefactress."

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El Deafo | Cece Bell
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I looooved El Deafo by Cece Bell. It's the kind of book that makes you laugh and cheer out loud. It's also a great way for children and adults to learn about #deafness and #disability. #childrensbooks #graphicmemoir #comics

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Imagine Wanting Only This | Kristen Radtke
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It took a bit for this book to grow on me, but I ended up really liking it, especially the part about the Peshtigo fire. #comics #womenauthors #graphicnovels #memoir

SassyBookworm You pic is too funny about Kentucky! & I‘m a Kentucky gal! At least we have a good basketball team year after year from UK 🤣💙🏀 2y
well.read.panda @chrysta23 yeah I have no personal feelings about Kentucky myself, but I thought this was really funny, especially the part about haunted real estate 😂 2y
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Some interesting notes on living with yourself from this story's town drunk.

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Cake | Maira Kalman, Barbara Scott-Goodman
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This book will make you want to bake a #cake, or at least #eat one.

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Great book about the plight of people trying to reach the EU from Africa and encountering countless perils along the way. #comics #graphicnovels

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Just So Happens | Fumio Obata
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I haven't finished this yet, so it's hard to review in full, but I love the art. #comics #graphicnovels

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It feels weird to have to learn how to eat at the age of 33, but I've been gaslighting my body with dieting for at least a decade, so I could use some help. I recommend this book to anyone in a similar situation. #bodypositivity #radicalselflove #antidiet #HAES

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I Feel Bad | Orli Auslander
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Love it, love it, love it. Too relatable. #comics #womenauthors #femaleauthors #guilt #graphicnovels

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The Day of the Locust | Nathanael West
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Weird to see Homer Simpson pop up in this mid-century classic!

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A great dissertation on and introduction to #bodypositivity and #radicalselflove. I listened to the audiobook, which I found enjoyable! #bodypos #selflove #fat #bodypositive

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Black Jack | Osamu Tezuka, Camellia Nieh
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Enjoying some #manga in a book-themed hostel in #Tokyo! I'm in heaven.

UrsulaMonarch This is the best!!! 2y
Serotonin Omgosh! You were there??!! How awesome 👍👍👍 I‘d totally go if I were still single and childless 😆 2y
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Green River Killer | Jeff Jensen
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Good read, well drawn, and available on Hoopla!

UrsulaMonarch Yay #hoopla ! Going to get this right now! 2y
UrsulaMonarch Ooo looks like this will work for the #TrueCrime prompt for the #popsugar challenge! 2y
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I'm only three stories in to this collection, but it's excellent so far. I have the feeling that I've read this before, but I can't think of when... #shortstories #women #womenauthors

UrsulaMonarch Glad you're liking this one! So good! 2y
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Great #travelogue about living for a year in Jerusalem. I feel like Delisle just gets better and better. There's so much in this book that it's quite difficult to pick something to highlight. #comics #graphicnovels #graphicnovel

UrsulaMonarch I'm going to add a to do in Habitica to request all these 💚 2y
GatheringBooks i love guy delisle - i read this one. i suggest you also read joe sacco. :) 2y
well.read.panda @GatheringBooks yup, I've read Sacco too! Both good analyses of the situation. I like Delisle's drawing style more, personally. 2y
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The Lathe Of Heaven: A Novel | Ursula K. Le Guin
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I'm using some experimental #knitting to highlight a passage I really like. #knittingwhilereading

UrsulaMonarch I like how the words look lassoed! 2y
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I can definitely see why my mother has been recommending this book to me for some long, and why the authors of the forewords bemoan that Berlin doesn't have more readers. #shortstories

UrsulaMonarch Hm good point! I think I read some of this collection & it was too brutal for me, but that excerpt seems interesting... and informative about the next time we take #BART 2y
well.read.panda @UrsulaMonarch I could see the brutality angle. Some of the stories are pretty prosaic, some are hard to take. And by the end of this story, the protagonist decides she's ok with the waits on BART :-) 2y
UrsulaMonarch @well.read.panda 😅! Maybe I should try it again & jump around the stories more 2y
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This book is chilling and important. The extent of #Nazi plots in pre-war LA is terrifying, even though so many of them were far-fetched and impossible. Unfortunately, this book and its examination of #antisemitism is still relevant today. Thanks to Leon Lewis and his intrepid group of #spies for all they did to thwart #Nazis.

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The Girl Under the Bed | Dave Chua, Xiao Yan Ng
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A fun #Singapore ghost story with bonus info on the Hungry Ghost Festival.

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Tricked | Alex Robinson
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I couldn't put this one down. It wasn't perfect, but it was totally absorbing, and I almost stayed up all night reading it. Loved the art, loved the story! #comics #graphicnovels

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These #retro #scifi stories get a little mind-numbing en masse, but they can be pretty delightful. #comics

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This history of Birobidzhan, a failed experiment in creating a Jewish autonomous region in the USSR, makes me sad and angry, but occasionally it's pretty funny, too.

UrsulaMonarch I gotta read this! 2y
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I have mixed feelings about this book. I love Seth's drawing style and his love for history and the past, but this book is so nostalgic that it gets off-putting. I also winced when I realized that his companion in this book is Chester Brown, a fellow Canadian cartoonist whose work 'Paying for It' was pretty repellant to me. All in all, I think I prefer non-autobiographical cartooning...

UrsulaMonarch This sounds really compelling- even though I also do NOT like Chester brown... even though I have read a lot of his stuff! 😬😒 2y
well.read.panda @UrsulaMonarch it's certainly worth a read. I read TWO autobiographical comics in the same day (this and one by Adrian Tomine), which is basically a recipe for getting annoyed by the idiosyncrasies of comic artists! Love your handle on here btw - is that new? 2y
UrsulaMonarch @well.read.panda 😂 makes sense! & yep I changed it - when I signed up I didn't know what style people used for names... these two were chosen for their ursine qualities and the trigger to officially change was Ursula Le Guin 's death. 2y
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Tank Tankuro Slipcased Hardcover | Gajo Sakamoto, Shunsuke Nakazawa
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A classic octopus cannon maneuver.

UrsulaMonarch WOW 🐙🐙🐙 2y
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Humboldt, one of the founders of natural science as we know it today, looks so happy here among the biological majesty of South America. He also doesn't seem to mind that I'm winding a ball of yarn while I read about him.

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Priestdaddy: A Memoir | Patricia Lockwood
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This book is entertaining, thoughtfulness, and quite poetic.

UrsulaMonarch 💚 I think the deep stuff didn't stay with me as much, for better or worse! 2y
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A Dictionary Of Maqiao | Han Shaogong, han shao gong
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This novel in the form of a dictionary has some really intriguing linguistic philosophy going on in it. I recommend it to anyone interested in language, and especially Chinese languages and dialects.

BookishMe Wow! And it's available at the nearest library branch ;D will pick it up soon 2y
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Be Free Where You Are | Thich Nhat Hanh
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Not the funniest thing ever, but it's an enjoyable send-up of Goop, "clean eating," diet culture, and general snobbery. I like the audiobook - the narrator is quite fun - but I bet the pictures in the regular edition are great.

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This book of Filipino short stories and a play was just excellent. I hope this writer of magical realistic stories becomes better known outside the Philippines- I know I had never heard of him before. #knittingwhilereading #philippines #filipino

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This was a fun, quick read! Recommended for the scientific angle on zombie physiology and epidemiology.

I checked out the audiobook and the ebook from my library, and it was odd and interesting how they were different from each other. The audio version is, of course, missing the drawings, but it seems to have extra description that isn't included in the ebook. The acting is good, too - I think the two versions complement each other well.

well.read.panda Thanks to @lk7575 for recommending this to me! 2y
well.read.panda Also @lk7575, I enjoyed the narrator's penchant for baked beans 😁 2y
UrsulaMonarch @well.read.panda fun! Interesting/ weird about the audiobook- I thought the illustrations were kind of cute but not particularly vital 2y
UrsulaMonarch @well.read.panda & it's reassuring there will still be some creature comforts post-zombie apocalypse 😉 2y
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I don't usually read YA (which I think this is?), but I'm really enjoying Uncle Montague's Tales of Terror. It's not a graphic novel, but it has illustrations that are strongly influenced by Gorey. The stories have a classic feel to them while still being original and totally scarifying.

UrsulaMonarch Love the #gorey look! 2y
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Horrorstor: A Novel | Grady Hendrix
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This story of a haunted Ikea-knockoff is pretty fun. I already thought Ikea was kind of scary! Just to clarify, this isn't a graphic novel - it just has Ikea-catalog-style illustrations at each chapter head.

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Great Halloween reading. Thanks to everyone who recommended it to me!

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In Clothes Called Fat | Moyoco Anno
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I thought this book about what is expected of women's bodies was good and important. I don't love the art style, but it's not bad. Trigger warnings for this work: eating disorders, diet culture, some violent sex.

UrsulaMonarch Looks intense! 2y
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This was a little generic in some senses for me, but it was also quite touching and visually appealing. Sort of like if Miranda July toned down her oddities and wrote a graphic novel.

UrsulaMonarch Sounds good to me! 2y
UrsulaMonarch I had forgotten you read this! 1y
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Through the Woods | Emily Carroll
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So much fun! Delightfully scary and beautifully illustrated.

Clwojick Loved this one. 👌 2y
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The Secret History | Donna Tartt
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I found this book at a restaurant and really enjoyed the first chapter of so before I had to reluctantly put it back. I'm glad it's very easy to find at the library back home! #hammock #beachread

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Against Health: How Health Became the New Morality | Jonathan M. Metzl, Anna Kirkland
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Making a messy little knitting nest while reading Against Health. I like this book so far, even if I don't always agree with what it has to say. I definitely appreciate its effort to take the moralizing out of health concerns. #knittingwhilereading

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The Collected Stories of Edith Wharton | Edith Wharton, Anita Brookner
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Pretty weird when a book cover misspells the author's name.

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This book is excellent so far. A good guide for beginners or more experienced people to expand their practice. #yoga #yogaforeverybody

UrsulaMonarch Gotta check this out! 2y
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Sort of an odd amount of Bobs on my Overdrive shelf right now.

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The Shadow Hero | Gene Luen Yang
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The Shadow Hero, a book by Gene Luen Yang and Sonny Liew loosely based on the short-lived golden age #comic "The Green Turtle." The Green Turtle was made by Chu Hing, one of the first Asian Americans to work in the American #comics industry, and Yang thinks that Hing wanted the Green Turtle to be Asian American as well. Yang speculates that Hing never let the Green Turtle's face show because his publisher thought an Asian superhero wouldn't sell.

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If you're on this app, it's a fair bet that you'll enjoy My Life with Bob, a memoir of sorts about a life spent in the company of books. Thanks to @Lkelly for suggesting it! #tsundoku

UrsulaMonarch Yay! Glad you enjoyed it @well.read.panda ! 😁 2y
MrBook 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
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I am again struck by thoughts of coincidence and serendipity while winding skeins and reading about strange loops in Gödel, Escher, Bach. #knittingwhilereading #yarn

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