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catiewithac
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Pickpick

Complete your graphic novel bingo with this book about Percy Bysshe Shelley‘s famous Peterloo poem that doubles as a mini biography of women‘s labor activist Pauline Newman. 🔥

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kitapkurdu
The Dispossessed | Ursula K. LeGuin

“He could not force himself to understand how banks functionaled and so forth, because all the operations of capitalism were as meaningless to him as the rites of a primitive religion, as barbaric, as elaboratr, and as unnecessary. In a human sacrifice to deity there might be at least a mistskrn and terrible beauty; in the rites of moneychangers, where greed, laziness and envy were assumed to move all men‘s acts, even the terrible became banal.”

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Coffeymuse
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Successful vacation last week-stayed home and watched baseball, read, and knitted.

“Toxic Prey“ was awesome. “Forgotten Trail“ was another solid entry in the series.

“The Barrow...“ and “Black God's Drum“ was going to be my Sunday reads but I've got stuff to do for work. I'm going to save them for lunches this week.

After these two novellas, King's “Running Man“ is in the hole (to use a baseball term).

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UnderworldAmusements
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kitapkurdu
The Dispossessed | Ursula K. LeGuin

“The rest of us keep pretending we‘re happy or else just go numb. We suffer, but not enough. And so we suffer for nothing.”

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RamsFan1963
The Dispossessed | Ursula K. LeGuin
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Mehso-so

16/150 I FINALLY finished January's #ClassicLSFBC selection. I'm not sure if the book was too high brow for my low brow tastes, but I found a great deal of the book mind numbingly boring. I didn't like Shevek as a character, he was cold, aloof and more interested in his physics theorems than in other people. I don't think I'd want to live on Anarres or Urras, they both were unpleasant places for different reasons. I'm probably missing ⬇️⬇️

RamsFan1963 some of the finer sociological, philosophical and political points the book was making, simply because I found the story so dull. 3 ⭐⭐⭐ 4mo
DieAReader 👋🏻👋🏻Next up🤓📚 4mo
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RamsFan1963 @DieAReader Yes my next fiction read is a 180 degree turn to a steampunk adventure starring Doc Holiday. 4mo
Ruthiella Fair assessment! Sorry this wasn‘t a win for you. 4mo
RamsFan1963 @Ruthiella Not all books can appeal to every reader. That said, I'm enjoying the February/March selection for #ClassicLSFBC 4mo
Larkken I‘m still working on this from January, too 🤦🏻‍♀️ 4mo
Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 4mo
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TieDyeDude
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Mehso-so

This is book 2 of a duology. I read book 1 four years ago, and the Colorado library system never got book 2. I found it now in Alaska, but it is a direct sequel (like, set a day or two after the events of book 1), and I didn't remember enough to fully enjoy it. Also, while there were supernatural elements, it wasn't nearly as creepy as the first. I suspect it would be better reading them back-to-back, but this didn't work on its own.

underground_bks Normalize recapping the previous book in the series, publishing industry 🙏🏼 4mo
TieDyeDude Someone should make a wiki-style website where anyone can post and edit entries. I've seen a site or two with series recaps, but they are very niche (like one or two people recapping the books they like). 4mo
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Bookwomble
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I hadn't intentionally picked up another graphic novel biography by the Talbots, having enjoyed their book about Leonora Carrington last month, and I was pleasantly surprised when I realised they'd created this one from my last library haul.
They pick such interesting people to feature: I'd not previously heard of Louise Michel, the Red Virgin of Montmartre, feminist activist in the Communards (not the electropop band!), the first person on ⬇️

Bookwomble ... record to use the Anarchist black flag, deported to a penal colony in New Caledonia, where she supported an anti-colonial uprising of the Kanak people, praised in absentia by Victor Hugo, eventually returning to Paris to a hero's welcome.
The narrative structure is intriguing, told in flashbacks as a conversation between a now-elderly female friend of Michel and American author and activist, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, who had briefly met ⬇️
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Bookwomble ... Michel and shared her feminist utopian interests. Really good read: 4⭐ (edited) 5mo
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BookmarkTavern
The Dispossessed | Ursula K. LeGuin
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Physicist Shevek has traveled to a new planet to develop a theory that would revolutionize the universe. He then finds himself embroiled in a civil war.

Le Guin‘s world building always astounds me. & the politics! So complex & flawed! Also loved the discussions of community, what we owe to the people around us, & morals. But I forget that sometimes her sci-fi gets a little dry for me. I need to read the rest of this series though. 🌕🌕🌕🌗🌑

BookmarkTavern #ClassicLSFBC CW 👇🏻 (edited) 5mo
BookmarkTavern Chapter 2, brief mention of child abuse; Chapter 7, sexual assault; Chapter 9, police brutality 5mo
Ruthiella I loved the complexity and the flaws. Great review! 😃 5mo
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