Fave books: The Book of Lies Trilogy (Agota Kristof),
Song of Achilles (Madeline Miller)
Wayward Children Series (Seanan McGuire)
I run #YAMGBookClub which I hope to resurrect this year if there's interest.
Storygraph is in the profile, I'm also on #BookWyrm if you happen to be!
Blog - @lapis
Young Adult Middle Grade Bookclub March Nominations
Put your #YAMGBookClub nominations here, if you want to do any themes, state so.
Love, Hate & Other Filters - Samira Ahmed
Tangerine - Edward Bloor
To Kill a Kingdom - Alexandra Christo
The Bone Witch - Rin Chupeco
Labyrinth Lost - Zoraida Córdova
P.S. Longer Letter Later - Paula Danziger; Ann M. Martin
Star-Crossed - Barbara Dee*
Otherbound - Corinne Duyvis
If I Ever Get Out of Here - Eric Gansworth (Indigenous)
George - Alex Gino*
None of the Above - I. W. Gregorio (Intersex)
Spare and Found Parts - Sarah Maria Griffin (Halloween-y)
speculation about Winterkeep; spoilers for the previous Graceling books
I haven't read anything about Winterkeep other than "new Graceling book oh boy".
I just wonder, all the previous books dealt with Leck (be that knowing him, assassinating him, or fallout), and I wonder if this one is gonna change it up.
What I really like about the Graceling books is that you can read them in any order, but Idk if that's true about Winterkeep
ableism, uspol, rant
This (unedited) screenshot was one of the first things I saw this morning. I've seen it a bunch but today something in me just snapped
Because I absolutely /do/ understand how "this wasn't the end of it." Because ableism almost never carries practical or social consequences for anyone (much less someone for whom The Cruelty Is the Point...but self-described lefties get away with it as much as the MAGA types). Ableism is, where not participated in, at the very least condoned.
ableism, uspol, rant 2/?
Every disabled elementary-school kid (it gets more subtle as you get older...mostly) faces this mockery and worse at school and on the bus and on the playground every day, every week. I hated recess as a kindergartener, at five years old, because less adult supervision meant more rampant bullying.
And when I told adults I was being bullied, as I'd been taught to, all they said was "ignore it."
ableism, uspol, rant 3/?
"Ignore the bullies and they'll stop" is a vicious lie, every bullied kid can tell you that.
It's just a victim-blaming thing (if they'll stop when they get bored you must be doing something in response to sleep them interested!) adults say when /they/ want to ignore it themselves.
ableism, uspol, rant 4/?
People seem to desperately want to ignore it. So of course they ignored it with Trump. Maybe they thought he'd go away? Maybe they just don't have the range: after a lifetime of ignoring bullying they don't know what else to do. But it's never, ever surprised me that "this wasn't the end of it."
Remember, bigotry isn't a matter of individual feelings or interactions, it's systemic...so let's look at the system.
ableism, uspol, rant 5/?
The U.S. is a country that financially punishes disabled people who marry; a country that expects disabled people to live below the poverty line the entire time they get government assistance; a country that "ignores" how disabled people are discriminated against for jobs and housing; a country that my parents, who miss me so much they'd have a vested interest in believing otherwise, don't blame me for leaving (for another ableist country, but that's another rant!).
ableism, uspol, rant 6/?
The U.S. is telling itself that ignoring bullies makes them go away. How's that working out for everyone?
#AmReading the 2020 version of "More Happy Than Not" which has an introduction by Angie Thomas, and supposedly a new chapter.
Hope my copy doesn't become stained with tears lol.
#AmReading Fire since my delayed hold came in (I hate that libby doesn't deliver your holds anymore, that it's so micromanage-y, but I DO like that I can say "not now, give this to me 10 days later")
@lapis Have a question about out of state library cards. I have a FareFax out of state library card, they have more eBooks and audiobooks than my Chicago library. Would you know of other libraries that accept out of state library cards? I don't mind paying yearly because this is seriously worth it. It's like a Netflix for books.
and then my hold on something came in
If you're wondering what I mean with statement 4: I mean a bookclub I was already distancing myself from selected Natsume Soseki's uncompleted novel for a month, and I bought it and NEVER touched it.
1. It's an unfinished work. If I like it it's just gonna depress me there's no ending.
2. I haven't EVER managed to read Soseki. Just can't!
Now my brother uses the book as a hard surface to write on. 🤷♀️
I'm clearing out many of my fiction books unless it's something hard to get / out of print / not available digitally
1. I like e-reading better
3. Having outgrown the books
4. Not having had a good reason to get them in the first place.
Obviously due to covid I haven't done anything other than box them yet.
What's this you say? I'm still buying physical books especially "deluxe" editions?
I don't know what to say? Guilty. I wasn't planning on it, but I guess I've changed???
Not a crying mess with this book yet but it's only a matter of time
I finished it. Was a crying mess just like the first time
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