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brandybear22

brandybear22

Joined August 2018

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Chicken in the Kitchen | Nnedi Okorafor
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I do miss the days of young children, buying books on a whim to read to them. I most certainly would have done that today, with this book. This is the cookbook section of Bellabooks, absolutely lovely, and this children‘s book placed perfectly there.

kgriffith I know it‘s not the same, but you could read it to me sometime, if you were so inclined. 💜 2d
kgriffith The rest of your polo came through today — it had said that your recording got interrupted and that I‘d be alerted when you came back, but I had sort of given up expecting that to actually happen and then, there it was 😊 22h
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The Left Hand of Darkness | Ursula Le Guin
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“Truth is a matter of the imagination”

JenFowler The page is all crinkled 😢 3w
kgriffith @JenFowler it‘s a filter, don‘t worry, no book pages were harmed in the making of this Litsy post 😉 3w
JenFowler @kgriffith 😂 I had no idea there was such a filter! 3w
brandybear22 @JenFowler @kgriffith I find the quote ever more fitting 😝 3w
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Sadie | Courtney Summers
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Exceptionally well done, suspense although not entirely unpredictable. I read the audiobook with my daughter, 14, and got to experience some of the edge of the seat through her, which made it all the better. Hard to recommend in a general sense, as it has a dark theme. Mostly listening on our way back from Montréal, dropping off girls as we drove (safely, with their parents) then stayed up late to finish it last night.

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The Stonewall Reader | New York Public Library
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I‘ve read through the first and second sections (pre and during stonewall), Mostly yesterday on my plane ride, 50 year anniversary.

Pictured are several books/magazines referenced in the Stonewall reader, seen at the Museum of American history in DC yesterday as well.

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Lobby day for NASW, four meetings this morning, Staff of two senators and two reps, Trying to increase support for mental health and access. (PS it‘s quite warm out here!)

Bklover Yessssss!!!!!! 2mo
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Sadie | Courtney Summers
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One of my dear people was part of this audio production, and winning an odyssey award. Looking forward to listening. I‘m glad to have such wonderful literary folks in my life!

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This book was delicious 😋 all the way through. I need a recommendation for something that I could enjoy almost as much. I read it slowly, only when I had time for unrequired fiction, and I‘m glad I did so!

brandybear22 @julesG Thank you, I will check it out and see what I think. 2mo
kgriffith So glad you enjoyed it so thoroughly 🤗💋 2mo
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Sometimes when you miss someone, you go water their garden because they‘re away. And that helps you feel closer.

UnidragonFrag Pretty garden! I know those feels 💚 2mo
kgriffith Thank you for taking care of my garden, and for making me tear up in the camp van. I miss you, too. ❤️ 3 days, 7 hours, 13 minutes til you land! 😍 2mo
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Blaine House, The | Earle G. Shettleworth, Jr.
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Pride in Maine at the Blaine House. First time there has been an official proclamation for pride month in Maine. First time the governor has received a group of queer people for the intention of celebrating us. Being invited, that‘s a thing. Picture of myself and Governor Mills.

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The Stonewall Reader | New York Public Library
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Book club selection this month, ready for discussion, but I‘m behind on the reading. Too much going on. I‘m in to keep going, it‘s a great anthology. Everyone agrees about the first 2/3, mixed reactions about the last bit. (Wearing my stonewall pride t shirt @kgriffith )

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Killer Bunnies! Favorite game. The two of us can really get into a groove, and this time I won (I was overdue for a win),

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Favorite poems | Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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Good find at ‘Yes books‘ today, my daughter is very excited about poetry lately.

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My daughter‘s summer reading if she wants to have honors English in the fall.

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The Beatles Lyrics | The Beatles
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I‘m not sure when my kid made a major switch in music, but the past couple months she has become a major Beatles fan. Which is all sorts of fun for me, having spent 7 years with a Beatles/ Lennon obsessed partner. Perhaps those early years really had an influence 🤔

Zelma I think almost every kid goes through a Beatles phase. Something about discovering their music and entering tween/teen years seem to go hand-in-hand. 2mo
brandybear22 @Zelma oh good, you give me hope 😊 2mo
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Graduation of my 17 year old, a year early and that brought up more emotions, she‘s ready and she‘s not at the same time.

BarbaraTheBibliophage Aww. What a sweet picture of a two. Congrats to her! 3mo
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What came in the mail yesterday!

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I‘ve read this book a million times, and I think it holds not only goodness for children, but the best parenting advice I‘ve found. Pretty much sums up the foundation of my parenting. Even with my new “rule” of, you ought to only eat in the kitchen.

(My kid just made the choice to take a bag of Doritos from her room, to instead eat in the living room. I‘m calling it a win).

@kgriffith

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The first half of my raised bed is planted. Following the square foot method, even though my soil mix is off. Getting some more compost before planting the other side. Not sure if you can see, but my ‘big boy‘ and ‘early girl‘ tomatoes are side by side, we‘ll see which set of four has the best yield.

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Troilus and Cressida | Geoffrey Chaucer
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But if you find a word you think is clever,
Use it but once, don‘t harp on it forever!

kgriffith Such sage advice. 😉 3mo
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Under the Udala Trees | Chinelo Okparanta
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Just started reading. So far I like the storytelling and narrator.

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I googled, “what is the gayest book?” And these are the book choices that came up. I did this because, according to an algorithm, I‘m the third gayest Litten. 🔥 🤓 🏳️‍🌈 📚 😼

Tagged folks had me beat for gay 🤷🏻‍♂️

CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian Haha! Glad to know I am peak gay on Litsy 3mo
LogiKitty 😍😍 3mo
kgriffith @CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian the things I learn while packing up merch with Tim downstairs doing genre research 😋 I‘m the gayest if number of posts is allowed to factor, you are when it‘s not 😊 3mo
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Soubhiville Fun! Is this stat available somewhere to see? 3mo
Soubhiville Also- How is Pachinko on that google list? 🤔 3mo
CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian @Soubhiville I think Pachinko has a minor gay character? Still weird though! 3mo
kgriffith @Soubhiville The goal is to use genres to help users find people they might like to follow, so when we work out the details of how to present the information to that end, we‘ll all be able to see generally who the most frequent posters are in each genre 😀 3mo
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Freshwater | Akwaeke Emezi
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Audiobook done! Good telling, the right amount of twisted and the right amount of truth.

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Freshwater | Akwaeke Emezi
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Had to do some driving today and got a bit further along in this book. I am rather engaged with the story, though it‘s not an easy read and I can feel it, like on my skin.

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Pre-ordered myself a birthday present

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The Stonewall Reader | New York Public Library
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My next book club read, just released!

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Passing in the halls of power

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Buckle down with class reading (so true though!)

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The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Vol. 1: Squirrel Power | Ryan North, Steve Ditko, Will Murray
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Easter excitement

brandybear22 @xicanti I think we have a winner 4mo
xicanti This makes me so happy. 4mo
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Leadership: Theory and Practice | Peter G. Northouse
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Taking on the trait theory, emphasizing these aspects of myself

brandybear22 Apparently, I have to get to chapter 15 to learn if masculinity is still relevant, although it was in the top 3 traits in 1959 and 1986, along with intelligence and dominance 4mo
kgriffith Huh. 🧐 4mo
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Femme cues...

kgriffith I‘m sure you‘ll be shocked to know that I highlighted the same passage. 😉 4mo
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My daughter is re-reading this again, and the audiobook is really distracting! However, I‘ve made a rule ( 🤷🏻‍♂️ ) no eating in my bed, so she‘s brought it out near me while having a snack. I wouldn‘t mind, but I‘m trying to write a paper on theory and discourse. Not really compatible with hearing about Mr Weasley and his job at the ministry...

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Best shirt ever! @kgriffith

kgriffith Cuuuute! The baby‘s not bad either 😉 4mo
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Wild Child | Lynn Plourde
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Love giving books to future readers that have made me so happy to read to children. This book has lovely rhyme and it‘s about going to sleep. We read it over and it really did remind us all of my own daughters childhood elaborate bedtime routines.

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If I Was Your Girl | Meredith Russo
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If I hadn‘t heard the authors note at the end, I wouldn‘t recommend this book to many people. However, the author explained her overuse of stereotype and that she chose to alter the story to make of more palatable to cisgender readers.

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Newly released, in today‘s mail. Middle school level text on gender, if that was something that we taught...

LogiKitty Should be! 4mo
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If I Was Your Girl | Meredith Russo
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Thus one has been on my list for awhile. Decided I wanted a less dense read as I‘m about to start classes again this weekend. Stonewall book award. And I love listen to a southern accent, since the book is set in Georgia.

kgriffith I have this marked as “to read,” maybe I‘ll do the audio 😊 5mo
brandybear22 So far, it‘s only ok 🤷🏻‍♂️ but I guess that‘s what I expected 4mo
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Song of Achilles | Madeline Miller
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Got distracted by my audiobook, missed my exit this morning!

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In this culture, gender attribution, like gender assignment, is phallocentric. That is, one is male until perceived otherwise... It would take the presence of roughly four female cues to outweigh the presence of one male cue.

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Watership Down | Richard Adams
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The triumph! Killer Bunnies and the quest for the magic carrot 🥕🥕🥕🐇🐇🐇 @kgriffith

kgriffith Beginner‘s luck 🤓 5mo
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Butch/femme: Inside Lesbian Gender | Sally Munt, Cherry Smyth
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kgriffith Whose bar have your boots been under...? 😉 5mo
brandybear22 I didn‘t even stage that picture. That‘s just exactly us 5mo
kgriffith @brandybear22 it‘s true. 💋 5mo
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It | Stephen King
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Some lite reading, the bottom book is mine, the others my daughter has picked out, all ‘must reads‘

IamIamIam Oy, what's that doorstopper you've got??? 5mo
Soubhiville That huge one is IT? 💜 🤡 5mo
brandybear22 @IamIamIam @Soubhiville Thats ‘It.‘ There was a smaller, more compact print, but this was a brand new copy and you can actually see the words! 5mo
IamIamIam @brandybear22 Yeesh... I'm not sure how I ever read all those ridiculous ginormous books SK wrote!!! I guess as a teenager, my schedule was a lot less hectic and summers really meant vacation! 🤣 Not gonna lie... it's making me reevaluate the SK publication order challenge... I'm only up to 5mo
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Hag-Seed | Margaret Atwood
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Let‘s read the tempest next, so I can then read this @kgriffith

kgriffith Works for me 😊 5mo
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“Naturally there can be no hope of winning,” she said. “That‘s what makes me so dangerous.”

kgriffith You‘re making me want to read it again even though I have so many things to read that have deadlines! 5mo
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My kindle is about to die and I‘m too lazy to get out of bed to fetch a cord. And I was so looking forward to whatever it was about potatoes that was up next. Ah well, food on the brain. A lovely cooking day yesterday, I‘m still full!

kgriffith Joshua just heated up some leftovers for dinner 😊 5mo
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The Fountainhead | Ayn Rand
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‽‽!!!!$&@/:;‽!@“?,,!#

I share a library account with my child, and the book I just borrowed and wasn‘t even done with chapter one, she returned! (It wasn‘t malicious, but still...)

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The Fountainhead | Ayn Rand
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I started this today, just read through the introduction. Very interesting that in her introduction written 25 years after the first publication she talked about how difficult it was to get this published, how many times it was rejected, how it was seen as too intellectual; all the reasons that I would want to read it! How it has held up through time. I‘m looking forward to the reading, I hope it doesn‘t disappoint. @booklahoma

booklahoma @brandybear22 Looking forward to your honest opinion! ☺️ 5mo
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Currently reading about making my own sauerkraut and discussing other such do it yourself plans

julesG Sauerkraut isn't very hard to make. Best of luck with the endeavor. 5mo
brandybear22 @julesG I‘m surprised I‘ve never made it, I really love making things from scratch. Beer. Pickles. Jam. It‘s been a missed opportunity, soon to remedy! 5mo
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Annihilation | Jeff VanderMeer
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Watching annihilation, on a sci fi kick.

Wonder is this trilogy good? 🤔 putting it in the list

kgriffith Read the first one on a staff rec at Print; haven‘t watched the movie yet. (edited) 5mo
brandybear22 @kgriffith do you think you‘ll read the others? 5mo
kgriffith @brandybear22 I might if you recommended it, but I haven‘t felt compelled to yet. 5mo
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The Hate U Give | Angie Thomas
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Some schools didn‘t want to take your book, even though kids loved it, because of the profanity. How did you respond to that?

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The Outsiders | SE Hinton
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Essay writing, Johnny the unlikely hero.

“You still have a lot of time to make yourself be what you want. There‘s still lots of good in the world.”