willaful, to bookstodon
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Read Gay Poems for Red States, which is so powerful. What it's like to grow up in a place you both love and hate, which both loves and hates you. Finding a new place in the world while respecting the aspects of your childhood others sneer at; there are some wonderful poems about the linguistics and accents of Appalachia, and the way poor people take care of each other. I had so many feelings reading this.


dbsalk, to 13thFloor
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I really need to start keeping notes on how/why I put a book to my TBR pile. The East Indian by Brinda Charry was added about a year ago, and I don't remember how I found out about it. A truly unique tale about an Indian boy winding up first in England and then Virginia during the 17th century efforts at colonization, for me this book is historical fiction at its absolute best. It might be one of the best books I pick up in 2024. @bookstodon

rorystarr, (edited ) to story
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beexcessivelydiverting, to books
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Emmacox, to books
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I enjoy it when someone recommends to me a book which heavily influenced them at certain impressionable points in their lives. I like the raw, vulnerable closeness you can feel towards the person through the words of the author.

#AmReading #Reading #Writing #WritingCommunity

doktorost, to bookstodon
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what reading W.G. Sebald feels like sometimes


weirdwriter, to books

YAY! Praise for Pass the Salt is rolling in! I received a few questions about the audiobook. I wasn't able to find an audiobook publisher that wanted to produce this so if you want an audiobook, buy the eBook or give me money to make the audiobook happen. The eBook is DRM free! https://compassivistepublishing.com/product/pass-the-salt/ #Books #Audiobooks #Audiobook #EBook #EBooks #Book #AmReading @bookstodon #DRM #DRMFree

beexcessivelydiverting, to books
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is coming! A FREE virtual con about all things is happening July 13 - 14 via YouTube. For more information, visit https://virtualjanecon.com/


beexcessivelydiverting, to books
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lastrobot, to books
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I'm reading three books
System Collapse by Martha Wells (SciFi)
A Children's Bible by Lydia Millet (horror?)
The Idiot by Elif Batuman (lit fic)


beexcessivelydiverting, to books
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dbsalk, to books
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Not sure what attracted me to This Is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper. It's not what my wife would call a "David Book" - I don't read a lot of family dramedies. I liked it enough, though, to add One Last Thing Before I Go to my TBR. Finally got to it 12 years later, and am almost done. Not as great as TIWILY, but still good and very funny.

The movie adaptation of TIWILY featuring Jason Bateman and Jane Fonda is also quite good.


CuriousMagpie, to bookstodon
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Ancillary Justice (book 1 in series) by Ann Leckie is only $2.99 on Amazon today.

UncannyMagazine, to scifi
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Reading for the Locus Awards? Try the novelette "The Year Without Sunshine" by Naomi Kritzer! It is on the Locus Recommended Reading List and is a finalist for the Hugo and Nebula Awards! Click on the link here!


beexcessivelydiverting, to random
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There are several more updates to the upcoming virtual talks and programs on #JaneAusten and the #Brontes! The page includes, the name of the program, cost (if any), time, and date. If you know of any online events I've missed, let me know! Check back often!


#AmWriting #AmReading #ReadingCommunity #WritingCommunity #regency #georgian #victorian

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ronsboy67, to bookstodon
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@thestorygraph for "Steeltown Magnolia" by Melissa F. Miller, a tense and gripping series debut that I enjoyed, even while being put off by what felt like overt product placement for Apple being made integral to the story.
#AmReading #ebooks #mystery @bookstodon https://app.thestorygraph.com/reviews/49233080-a64f-4e11-b0d0-c9da5a83a10b

ronsboy67, to bookstodon
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TFW you're really enjoying a mystery/thriller but end up having to dock points from your review for its insistent aPPLe promos. On the + side, it did give me an opportunity to confirm my guess that "malophobe" is the word to describe how I feel about that company😡
#AmReading #ebooks #Mystery @bookstodon

CuriousMagpie, to poetry
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I just started Why Dust Shall Never Settle Upon This Soul by @rykaaoki.
This is a book of poetry to savor slowly - as is all poetry, really.
I don’t usually read the foreword until afterwards but it kept calling me, so that’s where I am today.

CuriousMagpie, to bookstodon
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Just finished The City in the Middle of the Night by @charliejane - just as good as the first read. It’s a delight to discover the highlights that still resonate.

faerye, to random
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“…a machine is more blameless, more sinless even than any animal. It has no intentions whatsoever but our own.” —Le Guin, The Lathe of Heaven

I love how the seeming spareness and simplicity of Le Guin’s language seems almost bare at the beginning of each book, but by the end has worked up this calm, thunderous authority. A great mass of import, casting through itself and of itself sudden shafts of an awesome and piercing light.

#amReading #SFF

beexcessivelydiverting, to books
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The House is having a virtual book club on "Sense and Sensibility." The event is on April 11 at 2 p.m. EST / 7 p.m. GMT. The event costs £6.50 ($9 USD). For more information, visit https://buy.myonlinebooking.co.uk/janeaustenshouse/sessions.aspx?tid=106.


rorystarr, (edited ) to books
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Eceni, to random
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The lovely people at
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