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SphinxFeathers

SphinxFeathers

Joined January 2019

Filled with words and sentences and bubbling adjectives. Seeking more through literary osmosis.
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About to start this with my best friend. Looking forward to it very much. #catsoflitsy #indigenouslit #indigenousliterature #firstnations #brandonhobson

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Mehso-so

Not bad! Enjoyable for its sheer poetic beauty and the lovely memoir installed within its page, but difficult without a fairly large and knowledgeable background in the Irish language. The foreignness of the Irish language to the eye of someone without a lot of knowledge was addressed in short, but this book is really beautiful love letter to the Irish people to help recall their treasure of a language. Pic from related Twitter.

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Watching The Hate U Give to see how it meshes with what I have in my head, and how it compares with the book. Just like the book it has brought me to tears, and I like the additions so far - the use of a cell phone in the car during police attack, the dash cam, the portrayal of the high school riot, the actress who plays Hailey. I‘ve got a lot of movie left, but I‘m glad that the screen has only added to the power of this message.

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The Hate U Give | Angie Thomas
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Pickpick

Finally read this after it had been on my list for a long time. I knew it was going to make me emotional when I went into it, but I never expected to be brought to tears so many times while reading it. It made me conscious of some of the things I‘ve said or done that weren‘t okay and still aren‘t and, like the character Chris, opened me up to more perspectives.

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Akata Warrior | Nnedi Okorafor
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This is a book to lose sleep over. Multiple nights in a row. This picture might be too far, but the clock says 1 AM. Every night I‘ve had this book it‘s read near or later to that. I love the images and ideas Okorafor winds and hope she keeps writing Sunny‘s stories.

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Panpan

I expected a lot from this book because I had heard a lot, but it didn‘t do a lot for me. The story idea was interesting, but a lot of things weren‘t well-described and a lot was super cliche in the world of YA. I also really wanted a glossary. I was disappointed in the cliched ending where Amari discovered her own seeming maji heritage because that story already happened with her brother and his had more conflict than hers ever could.

imyril So tropey. I found this a very frustrating read. 8mo
SphinxFeathers I super agree. I‘m sad about it too. It is her first book though, and she‘s clearly got a huge imagination, so I‘m hoping for good things in the future. 8mo
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Akata Witch | Nnedi Okorafor
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Absolutely loved this book! It‘s not often I find a book where I cannot stand to be distracted, and cannot find enough time to just read it. I‘ve not read a lot of teen fiction (or any fiction to be honest) that‘s set in Africa and now I‘m ready for more!
I‘ve got book two in my hands right now, and I‘m so excited I can feel my heart squeezing a little bit. I hope this book is just as exciting as the first and just as mythologically bound.

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