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RoofBeamReader

RoofBeamReader

Joined September 2016

Bibliophile. Literary Historian. PhD Candidate (ABD) in Lit & LGBT Studies.
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How relevant. #CBAM2017

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Love Is Love | Phil Jimenez
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It has been 8 months since the Pulse massacre in Orlando. Thought I would be ready to read this... but 20 pages in my eyes are blurry and my cheeks are drenched.

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February's pick for the Classic Book-a-Month Club!
#CBAM2017

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Puffin Classics Little Women | Louisa May Alcott
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Chapter 10 was so much fun!

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A Scarlet Pansy | Robert Scully
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Kicking off the new year with this 1932 LGBT novel. Possibly one of the first American novels with a trangender protagonist.

Marchpane Sounds interesting. 3y
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Puffin Classics Little Women | Louisa May Alcott
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January's book selection for #CBAM2017 is Little Women by Louisa May Alcott! A Goodreads Group has been created, and other things related to the Club will be hosted at Roof Beam Reader.

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Wishful Drinking | Carrie Fisher
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Clearly, she had no idea. I hope she knows now, somehow.

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Wishful Drinking | Carrie Fisher
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I have been feeling pretty emotional over the loss of Carrie Fisher. Might be a really good time for this, or a very bad time. Dunno. But I'm diving in.

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On the Shortness of Life | Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Charles Desmond Nuttall Costa
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4 out of 5.

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March: Book Three | Andrew Aydin, John Lewis
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This trilogy is fantastic. I wish everyone would read it.

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Odd, disjointed and mostly unsuccessful, but an important artifact of gay American lit (1903 - coded but obvious enough). Stoddard had friendly relations with Mark Twain, William Dean Howells, and Rudyard Kipling among others.

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On the Shortness of Life | Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Charles Desmond Nuttall Costa
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It has been snowing for two days, and I managed to finish the latest dissertation chapter ONE day ahead of schedule. So, I am celebrating with Seneca and a cozy blanket. #Stoicism #Perspective

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Pretty creepy tale, great for Halloween. Writing is a bit labored.

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Mehso-so

Keep trying to read this series but never get passed book 2 (this one). It's ok, but I don't understand the mass appeal.

Imlostinbooks I have not read the books but I liked the movie. The second movie, though, I didn't at all. Idk if it was the time jump or if they left out way too much info but it was boring and odd to me. I understand the religious symbolism but I think sometimes it was overly obvious even for the age group it was written for. 3y
8little_paws Ditto! Didn't care for it as a kid either. 3y
BkClubCare Aw, I adored these as a kid. But as an adult, the charm had tarnished. 3y
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Lily and Dunkin | Donna Gephart
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Important story about a transgender youth and a friendship built with another youth suffering from severe loss and mental trauma. Powerful and much needed diversity... wish the story had been a bit better crafted, and the writing as well.

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Excellent, moving story about Stevenson's work to reform the criminal justice and prison systems.

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March: Book One | John Robert Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell
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Very grateful for this graphic novel on the Civil Rights movement in 1960s America, from John Lewis. Looking forward to reading parts 2 & 3.

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Powerful, poignant, and important. At times painful, but necessary.

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Interesting selection of excerpts from Nietzsche's various works, discussing the concept of truth.

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Men Into Beasts | George Sylvester Viereck
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not bad

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Not bad.

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The Nix | Nathan Hill
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One of the best pieces of literary fiction published in the last 15 years. Impressive.

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The Young and Evil | Charles Henri Ford, Parker Tyler
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Currently reading for #TheLiteraryOthers. 1933 gay modernist pulp novel... pretty odd so far.

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Strange Brother | Blair Niles
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My first book for #TheLiteraryOthers event (beginning tomorrow at Roof Beam Reader!) is this 1931 queer pulp novel about homosexuality in Harlem during the Jazz Age.

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Six of Crows | Leigh Bardugo
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Picked up the duology. Might as well, right?

jmillwanders Yaaassss 3y
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Latest purchase... when will I have time to read it? lol

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Beautiful new anniversary edition of a fantastoc book.

Alliedanielson I need this. 3y
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I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library. -Jorge Luis Borges (I'm at a bookstore, but the sentiment stands!)

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Giovanni's Room | James Baldwin

Reading this for the second time in 3 months (because I'm writing about it). 4th read in general. Not complaining!