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The Gilda Stories
The Gilda Stories | Jewelle Gomez
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"In this collection of 15 personal essays...words flow with an ease, honesty, and intellect that is mesmerizing". -- Library Journal.
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flying_monkeys
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effani
The Gilda Stories | Jewelle Gomez
Mehso-so

Mixed feelings. There's no question this book was ahead of its time, and (phones aside) the bits set in the future felt prescient. But the writing style was very sparse and I had a hard time understanding the emotional content and the motivations of the characters. It's entirely possible that's a me problem. #queerBooks

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effani
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“Hampton Falls, New Hampshire: 2020

“Gilda dropped the receiver into its cradle. The crash was impersonal, final. She turned the power of the video monitor back and pressed replay in order to see the tape she had made of the national magazine show.“

😂

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effani
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I'm not normally one for themed or seasonal reads, but I just so happened to start a vampire novel at the beginning of October, so I guess I'm on trend for once. #queerBooks

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mreads
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A slavery escape, vampires and Afrofuturism - oh my! And a winner of two LAMBDA awards in 1991. The novel follows Gilda from 1850 slavery escape and conversion to vampire, California in 1890s, Missouri 1920s, Boston 1950s, New York in 1970-80s, New Hampshire 2020 and ending in 2050. What does 2050 look like, well this 1991 novel might end up not being far off.

#booked2019 POC Paranormal @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

mreads Also #readingwomenchallenge2019 LAMBDA winner 8mo
Cinfhen Would probably work for #GenreBusting too!!! Sounds awesome 8mo
mreads @Cinfhen I was thinking about that but I've got this planned 8mo
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Bibliogeekery
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I can't believe it took me so long to read this book! A Black, lesbian vampire story that is about so much more. It's about connection, chosen family, race, the environment. It reaches back in time and forward into the future. It's a truly visionary read (that was written in 1991). Such a powerful tale of building the family you need! #queerbooks

Literaturenut Pretentious college sophomore me had a really hard time with the writing style a decade or so ago, but your review makes me want to give it another chance. I remember thinking at the time that I should like it. 10mo
Bibliogeekery @Literaturenut it's so interesting to think about the things pretentious younger me had a hard time with 😂! 10mo
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Alexis Pauline Gumbs in her afterword of the 25th anniversary of the Gilda Stories. '. . .a special kind of self help book. . .enter a conversation with the species and he planet from the perspective of a black woman who loves women and black people unapologetically.' 🔥🔥🔥

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Bibliogeekery
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The answer is greed. We are dying of greed. I don't know the cure for that. 💔

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Bibliogeekery
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A very prescient book written in 1991 that speaks to societal and ecological collapse 😬

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Bibliogeekery
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I'm racing the clock with this one. I've got one more day before the loan expires. Why do I do this to myself?

Hestapleton If you put your device in airplane mode or turn off WiFi, you can hold on to the hold until you‘re done with it! It can be removed from your device without WiFi connection! 10mo
valeriegeary *whispers* put your Kindle on airplane mode....... 😎 10mo
Bibliogeekery @Hestapleton @valeriegeary geniuses! I had no idea! 🙌🙌🙌 10mo
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valeriegeary @Hestapleton great minds! 🤗💪👍 10mo
valeriegeary I keep commenting at the same time as one of you and it's making me laugh. 🤣🤣 10mo
Hestapleton @valeriegeary @Bibliogeekery I‘ve been right at the wire on so many books! This hack saves lives lol 10mo
Bibliogeekery @Hestapleton 🎉🎉🎉 10mo
Blaire Was about to post the same tip as @hestapleton and @valeriegeary do it all the time! Only fails when you really need your next hold. 10mo
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Bibliogeekery
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The harrowing view down from my mini balcony!

Wife 😬 10mo
CouronneDhiver Yikes 10mo
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Bibliogeekery
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Jacuzzi book times! Hotel getaways are the best! My partner has knee surgery and we've come to Niagara Falls for two night to ease the cabin fever!

Mdargusch Enjoy! 10mo
rather_be_reading awesome! 10mo
Tamra Nice!! 10mo
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Bibliogeekery
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In Niagara Falls (Canadian side) - the view from my hotel is kind of distracting me from my book 😍

BookHoarder32 That's amazing! 10mo
Coleen Wow! 10mo
saresmoore That‘s incredible! 10mo
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Chelsey 😲 wonderful! 10mo
JenReadsAlot That's amazing! 10mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa I was there many years ago, and they were stunning then.... but frozen is just gorgeous! 10mo
Eyelit That‘s awesome! 10mo
CouronneDhiver 👏🏽👏🏽 10mo
Craftylikefox Oh wow 😍 10mo
JazzFeathers Wow!! 10mo
Blaire That is breathtaking! 10mo
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Bibliogeekery
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Reading lesbian vampire stories! #queerbooks

saresmoore Awesome. 10mo
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MsLeah8417
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I just learned about this book today. Has anyone read it yet? I was pleased to also find a nice bio on her and extra pleased to find she shares in my Cape Verdean heritage. Her family history and life was very interesting.

batsy No, but I want to! 2y
MsLeah8417 @batsy Me, too! My TBR pile won‘t stop growing!! 2y
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jenniferw88
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Owlizabeth
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"...those two guys. Instead I went back to my flat and wrote the first installment what would become The Gilda Stories."

This forward got me like ??

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Lylah
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I hadn't heard of this before my Afrofuturism class but it's about, um, lesbian vampires.

nikirtehsuxlol 👩‍❤️‍💋‍👩 3y
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kgriffith
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And for another contribution to Fun Photo Friday, my most recent favorite. Jewelle was a gem; I was thrilled to meet her. @Liberty

kgriffith ...I just realized what I typed there. That was not a deliberate play on words, and if it had been, I would be ashamed. 4y
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evelynnalfred
The Gilda Stories | Jewelle Gomez

Go ahead and send me a new copy of this book. Fine. I'll get it myself.

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kgriffith
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😍📚📖💜

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kgriffith
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Sneaking in a few pages before the house lights go down 😁📖❤️

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