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This is my book, podcast, and TV account. Riverdale tooting is supposed to happen on this account, but it usually can't be contained!

Fave books: The Book of Lies Trilogy (Agota Kristof),
Song of Achilles (Madeline Miller)
Wayward Children Series (Seanan McGuire)

I run which I hope to resurrect this year if there's interest.

Storygraph is in the profile, I'm also on if you happen to be!

Blog - @lapis

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I hold the distinction of being one of two people (at least in the Western World) that have read both Brave Story and the Book of Heroes, both by Miyuki Miyabe.

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Young Adult Middle Grade Bookclub March Nominations 

Put your nominations here, if you want to do any themes, state so.

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YAMGBookClub Backlog 

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)

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For obvious reasons (especially if you've seen the Weed Is Life shit go down) I'm locking this account. I'll probably approve most of y'all but better safe than sorry.

More Happy Than Not turned me into a sobbing mess again. Still trying to sort out how I feel about the new ending

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

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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.

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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."

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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.

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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 let's look at the system.

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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!).

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ableism, uspol, rant 6/? 

The U.S. is telling itself that ignoring bullies makes them go away. How's that working out for everyone?

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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.

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")

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@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.

Also Concrete Rose (The Hate U Give prequel) is out, but I already put a many-week-hold on it at the library

🚨 New Wayward Children book out 🚨

Abandoning all books for this!

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. 🤷‍♀️

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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
2. Space
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

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I finished it. Was a crying mess just like the first time

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Thinking of getting my Mom a set of good pencils and pencil crayons for her birthday, does art mastodon have any suggestions? Will they cost a fortune? Boosts welcome

I treated myself to the deluxe edition of More Happy Than Not (with hot new content) for Christmas.

I think I will bring it to my piano lesson because what can I say? I feel like being emotionally wrecked today.

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