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SkeletonKey

SkeletonKey

Joined September 2016

Art maker. Library worker. Horror fiend. Book addict. Music Junky. Nonbinary - They/Them. Neurodiversity 🖖🏼 IG: skeletonkeystudio
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Little: A Novel | Edward Carey
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I haven‘t been completely sucked into a fiction book in a while but yesterday I couldn‘t stop reading this one. Illustrations, humor, and oddities galore.

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Fledgling: A Novel | Octavia E. Butler
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Current audiobook for my horror bookclub group.

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Fairest: A Memoir | Meredith Talusan
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Currently reading.

#transbooks

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Upright Women Wanted | Sarah Gailey
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Thoroughly enjoying this novella so far. Outlaw librarians and old (new?) west antics.

broughtyoubooks Listened to this on audio and loved it. 2w
SkeletonKey @broughtyoubooks - Definitely would enjoy reading more of these. 2w
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Readings | Sven Birkerts
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This doesn‘t really count EVERYTHING I‘ve read since I try not to put books I did for work on my goodreads unless I‘m really interested in them but I‘m still happy I met my personal reading goals.

DivineDiana Great job! 👏🏻📚👏🏻 3w
annahenke I always feel like I forget to add some of my rereads. I get lax about keeping track, even though it would be cool to know the actual number. 3w
SkeletonKey @DivineDiana 🥰🥰🥰 3w
SkeletonKey @annahenke - I‘m a little obsessive about it! But it is hard to keep track of everything. 3w
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Redwall (Redwall, #1) | Brian Jacques
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Currently reading.

Visiting my sister for the holidays. She was obsessed with these books as a kid but I missed them somehow so I‘m going back to read them now.

annahenke I loved these as a kid! 3w
SkeletonKey @annahenke - I wish I‘d read them when I was younger! 3w
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The Book of Magic | Alice Hoffman
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“Some stories begin at the beginning and others begin at the end, but all the best stories begin in a library.”

Okay, Alice Hoffman, wreck me, let‘s do this. #practicalmagic #librarylove

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The Deep | Rivers Solomon
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Currently reading.

ozma.of.oz I loved this one! Hope you‘re enjoying it! 2mo
SkeletonKey @ozma.of.oz - So far, definitely! 2mo
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Victories Greater Than Death | Charlie Jane Anders
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Currently reading. Enjoying the inclusive sci fi vibes.

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I collect weird zines, mostly about occult or queer topics and yesterday was an embarrassingly good haul. The Hermetic and Alchemical Zines were definitely a big splurge but I look forward to dipping in soon.

Britain‘s increased shipping prices are making it pretty difficult for me to keep ordering some my favorites though 😩 What a nightmare.

SkeletonKey I should also note that when I started to collect, you could get zines for $1 a pop but now they‘re usually around $10 so I have to be way more selective! 2mo
slategreyskies Wow, that‘s a huge price difference! :/ 2mo
SkeletonKey @slategreyskies - Right?! Granted things have changed in the past 20-30 years and the reasons for making them have too… but add that to the Qe shipping being raised to (d0 in some cases and there‘s just no way ? 2mo
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DivineDiana Agree. Shipping costs are often a deal breaker. 🙁 2mo
SkeletonKey @DivineDiana - Such a shame 😩 2mo
Leftcoastzen Nice 2mo
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Trans Studies En Las Americas | Cole Rizki, Juana Mar Rodriguez
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When you get a book from Brazil and want to keep the wrapping, hah. The book doesn‘t seem to be in Litsy‘s catalog but it‘s actually Monstrans by Lino Arruda.

#lgbtq #graphicnovel

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Started this one yesterday, been looking forward to it for a while now.

#lgbtq

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Current book and morning cacao to try and wake up today.

#lgbtq

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Parallel Lives | Olivier Schrauwen
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Read this one real fast. Probably one of the most interesting graphic novels I‘ve seen in a long time, super unique and very worth hunting down. Most of the stories are pseudo memoir style science fiction and truly out there.

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Braiding Sweetgrass | Robin Wall Kimmerer
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Current audiobook.

I‘m almost halfway through and so very in love with this book. It‘s amazing.

StaceGhost I‘m listening to this too! It‘s entrancing 3mo
SkeletonKey @StaceGhost - It really is! I have the physical book but I‘m glad I did audio. 3mo
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Nerve Endings: The New Trans Erotic | Tobi Hill-Meyer (Editor)
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Mehso-so

It took me 2 years to finish this book because I couldn‘t tell what kind of mood it would put me in. Some of the stories are fun and sexy, which is usually what people look for in erotica… however, a large portion of these stories were just downright depressing.

Dating while trans right now is depressing enough, I don‘t really want to revisit that if I‘m looking for escape.

Worth a read, just be aware that it‘s not without its demons.

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Halloweenland | Al Sarrantonio
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I don‘t usually post about my art stuff here but if you have a desire for some Halloween goodies we‘ve just done a shop update with zines and art prints from me and sculpted things from others!

Lots of literary horror and pop culture goodies. Here‘s a link: https://www.theunderbridgesociety.com/shop?page=2

Yay Halloween! Hope everyone has a great weekend.

#halloween #horror #art

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Halloween Season | Lucy A. Snyder
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Finally taking a minute to do some actual Halloween reading. So far these little horror tales have been pretty fun.

#horror #halloween

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Current audiobook.

#introverts

DivineDiana This sounds fascinating! 3mo
SkeletonKey @DivineDiana - Very good so far! Definitely needed. 3mo
TiredLibrarian Love this book! I wish everyone would read it. ❤ 3mo
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Drinking at the Movies | Julia Wertz, Janeane Garofalo
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“It appears she prefers the company of books and movies to that of other human beings”

Basically what people probably think when they walk into my house as well.

slategreyskies Love this! It‘s me too! 🙋🏻‍♀️ 4mo
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The Little Stranger | Sarah Waters
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Family bookclub pick for October. I‘ve owned this book for many years so I‘m glad to finally have a push to read it.

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I love these little graphic novels so much. Didn‘t realize the second and third were out so I‘m catching up on those now.

teebe omg I didn‘t realize there was a third one! (edited) 4mo
SkeletonKey @teebe - Me neither, I was excited! 4mo
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I‘ve practically read half this book in one sitting this morning. I‘m loving it so much. A restless tea monk, robots, and speculations about the future.

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Wooo, 5 years. Thanks, @HappyLitsyversary #litsyversary

JessClark78 Happy Litsyversary! 🎊📚🎉 4mo
TrishB Woohoo 🎉 4mo
SkeletonKey @JessClark78 @TrishB - Yaaay. I need start using it again more often, I miss everyone. 4mo
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One Last Stop | Casey McQuiston
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“Like three times a day the fridge makes this noise like a skeleton trying to eat a bag of quarters, but we‘re pretty sure it‘s fine.”

Hahaha, my fridge does the same thing. Scared me to death when I moved in.

This book is adorable so far.

BkClubCare OMG this describes our fridge! And it is always 5 minutes after lights out, just about to fall asleep 🤣 3mo
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Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics | Dolly Parton, Robert K Oermann
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Currently listening to this while I work on projects.

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Shew, this library book has seen better days. But I‘m enjoying it nonetheless. Reading before bed.

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Some LGBTQ used bookstore finds from a weekend trip to Greensboro, NC. #mckays

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Just started proofing this audiobook, an interesting one so far.

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Time for another trip into the Grady Hendrix world.

#horror

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Less: A Novel | Andrew Sean Greer
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Two popular, high demand books came in for me at the library but all I want to read right now are Very Queer Books. 🙃

Sneaking in this gay Pulitzer Prize winner before I try to tackle the other stuff because I like to live dangerously with my late fines.

#lgbtq

DivineDiana This is a good one! 5mo
SkeletonKey @DivineDiana - I got sucked in pretty quickly! 5mo
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My quest to find queer people in the country led me to this book, can‘t wait to read it.

#lgbtq

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I would like to request a million more books written by trans kings please.

Just started it, but so far this has been a very fun look into the absurdity of queer and straight culture in the not too distant future. It‘s everything you know pushed just a LITTLE FURTHER and the effect is hilarious.

#transbooks #lgbtq

Lindy This sounds fun! 5mo
SkeletonKey @Lindy - I recommend it so far! 5mo
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My book and I got caught in the rain yesterday so now it‘s looking appropriately weathered, I guess. It‘s been getting a lot more graphic than I expected and now I‘m regretting recommending it to my aunts 😂

I started drinking Mountain Rose Herbs “Herbal coffee” and it‘s excellent. Very reminiscent of coffee flavor without all the stuff that makes me feel awful. It‘s got chicory and roasted dandelion root so I wouldn‘t drink it daily but yum.

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Oof, this book. I‘ve only just started, but wow. My family is from West Virginia and I‘ve never ever read something that captures it so well. I can‘t believe this is all he ever wrote. Tragedy.

#westvirginia #shortstories

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Just starting this one.

I‘ve read all their fiction books so far, but this is a first memoir.

#lgbtq

Megabooks They did an excellent job with this. Not an easy read though. 5mo
SkeletonKey @Megabooks - I‘d imagine nothing less! 5mo
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Persian Boy | Mary Renault
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I‘ve been taking a summer writing class that had a lot of intense reading so I‘ve barely been able to read outside of that. Finally on the last chapter of this baby though, so I think I‘ll finish it this morning.

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Ran across this online and couldn‘t help myself. @phantomx have you seen this one? It looks creepy and hilarious 😆

#horror #cats

phantomx @SkeletonKey I have! I love Yon and Mu, and this little dedication to them is fantastic, all in Junji Ito's style. Also, there's a hardcover of The Cat diaries coming out (I believe this year) 5mo
SkeletonKey @phantomx - Ooooh, I should have held out for the hardcover! 5mo
phantomx @SkeletonKey hardcover will have a different cover from the paperback 5mo
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Stay Awake | Poppy Z. Brite
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My Billy Martin collection grows as well!! This is a story he wrote and published at the age of 12.

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My Junji Ito collection… IT GROWS.

phantomx I'm only missing Remina Hellstar and Frankentstein (maybe Smashed too). Another collection is coming out later this year! 6mo
SkeletonKey @phantomx - Yay, another fan. I have the new one on preorder 😆 There are still a few others I‘m missing too but they‘re on my wishlist. 6mo
phantomx I love Junji Ito's works. I cried at the end of Uzumaki (most people think you shouldn't cry when reading or watching horror, but I do sometimes). The other ones I'm missing are Twisted Visions and Venus in the Blindspot. Oh, there's also No Longer Human 6mo
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Puffin Classics Little Women | Louisa May Alcott
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Finally watching the new Little Women. I enjoy the 1994 version so much and so far I‘m loving this one too.

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Just finished working on this audiobook and it was so, so good. It‘s released in September and I definitely recommend.

britt_brooke I love Rick Bragg so much. I just finished this and loved it! 4mo
SkeletonKey @britt_brooke - I wish I had known the dog would live, it would have been much less stressful 😆 Glad you enjoyed it too. 4mo
britt_brooke @SkeletonKey Gah, right?! I kept waiting for that. Usually when there‘s a dog on the cover, it means immense heartache. 4mo
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My two personalities hanging out together.

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Fear Street Saga | R. L. Stine
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Finally starting this trilogy now that they‘ve all been released. Can I just say A+ for the “working at a mall in the 90s” vibe.

#horror #bookstofilm

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Persian Boy | Mary Renault
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Finally picking up this ultragay classic after reading the first in the series ages ago. Hope it lives up to the hype!

#lgbtq #queerbooks

DivineDiana I remember reading this years ago, and that I enjoyed it. 📚 6mo
SkeletonKey @DivineDiana - I am immediately hooked! So far quite good. 6mo
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Tiny Nightmares: Very Short Stories of Horror | Lincoln Michel, Nadxieli Nieto
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Taking a tiny break with these tiny nightmares. #horror

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Some recent trans related purchases. If I surround myself with enough books it‘s almost like there‘s a community to talk to here.

#lgbtbooks #transbooks #lgbtq #lgbtqia

Megabooks I‘ve read three trans memoirs in the last two weeks. 6mo
SkeletonKey @Megabooks - Oo, excellent! Any favorites? 6mo
Megabooks I enjoyed these two most 6mo
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Megabooks This one was also a pick, just not as strong one. 6mo
SkeletonKey @Megabooks - I haven‘t read any of those yet, I‘ll check em out! 6mo
jmofo @SkeletonKey crumbs, I wish I was better at keeping in touch with people. I hope you‘re doing well. I‘m not usually super into Pride Month but this year I almost had a wistfulness about it (although I still holed up like a hermit) How was it for you? I‘ll try to email you this week, if that‘s good with you. 6mo
SkeletonKey @jmofo - Sure! Always welcome to email. I didn‘t do anything for pride, still not really leaving the house much. I did try to go to a virtual meetup but it was a bit of a nightmare haha. Hope you‘re doing well too. 6mo
Kenyazero These look fun, I'll add the two I don't have on my TBR. Thanks for sharing! 6mo
SkeletonKey @Kenyazero - Yay! Hope you enjoy. 6mo
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The Lonesome Era | Jon Allen
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Read this queer coming of age graphic novel in one sitting. Spoiler alert: it was delightful.

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Reverie | Ryan La Sala
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Avoiding class work like crazy and reading this instead. Which I am really going to regret when everything is due tomorrow but for right now, I‘m enjoying the book, lol.

AkashaVampie Beautiful cover 6mo
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Just finished working on this audiobook and gosh was it an inspiring one. Didn‘t even feel like work. Read if you‘d like to feel like an animal of the earth again.

DivineDiana Stacked! 🐻 7mo
SkeletonKey @DivineDiana Yay! It is a bit heavy on the science if you aren‘t into that, but very beautifully written 7mo
Tamra Oh, this sounds amazing! 7mo
SkeletonKey @Tamra - It has definitely encouraged me to get outside more! 7mo
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