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brandybear22

brandybear22

Joined August 2018

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All Systems Red | Martha Wells
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I don‘t usually love novellas, but it was nice to have a story that wasn‘t complicated keep me occupied for a bit.

kgriffith Psst, there are two more in the Murderbot diaries: together they kind of make up a whole book? 21h
kgriffith I'm listening to Exit Strategy: The Murderbot Diaries on Scribd. Check it out: https://www.scribd.com/audiobook/388393229 21h
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Good Omens | Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett
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“I don‘t see where it matters what is written... it can always be crossed out.”

Finished my book yesterday. Also, made salsa 😋

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Good Omens | Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett
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Had to back up about 3 hours because I was just following the cantor of the voice and didn‘t hear the words!

Reading before I watch!

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Wayward Son | Rainbow Rowell
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My friend does audiobook production. We went on an explore at the oldest bookstore in Maine, as she went through books she‘s worked on or knows who did.

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Nonbinary: Memoirs of Gender and Identity | Micah Rajunov, A. Scott Duane
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About to get into my October book club read, queer book club-

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Cheers!
It was a really long day and I‘m kind of exhausted. Gave two small presentations, but also I was on all day talking to Mostly pediatricians. Really long drive in the car, so I finished up who spoke on the way up, which I‘ll be discussing in my leadership book club tomorrow.

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Finished this book today. I really appreciated the theory and evidence for hard work. I have been working hard myself

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Game night! My cat kept walking across or sitting on the board, flicking her tail throwing pieces hither and yon.

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This was on my daughter summer reading for ninth grade honors English, and she was really hesitant to read it. Now that she‘s done she‘s really at me to read it also so we can talk about it. I love that she‘s able to make recommendations to me and we can share the joy of reading in a different way now that she‘s older! (this is her when I came to see her at work, with her cash register, refusing to make eye contact)

Alfoster Very cool! (The reading, not her reaction!)😂 1mo
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Speak No Evil | Uzodinma Iweala
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I finished this book, yay, not behind on book club reading (last month I didn‘t finish the book before we discussed it). I was enjoying the book but it was kind of like eh, and then suddenly it was like a rock just dropped out of the sky and smashed a car, kind of like this statue that I saw in DC. I had predicted a different ending and I didn‘t see it coming 🤷🏻‍♂️

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Speak No Evil | Uzodinma Iweala
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What! I totally read almost half of this today, my quick flight ✈️. Damned if I don‘t finish the book before book club. Also damn, lots of memories and my own history coming up. But now, at the hotel pool...

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Speak No Evil | Uzodinma Iweala
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I think I accidentally picked the book for book club this month, when I wasn‘t even there, LOL. But it came in the mail today, and I‘m not really upset a bit that I ordered the large print (which I think I did on accident but I may have just done on a whim). I think it will be much easier on my eyes for night reading. Oh being practical as an adult! Looking forward to the reading!

kgriffith You sure did 😋 2mo
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The Left Hand of Darkness | Ursula K. Le Guin
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Well I finished this this morning. My book group met on Sunday and discussed it, but I was a little bit behind. Having finished the book, I am now wondering if we read the same book because I had so many different opinions and thoughts about it! It was very good, and I would read it again.

we made tomato soup from my tomatoes that I grew in my garden last night, and my house still smells delicious.

kgriffith It smelled SO good when I walked into the kitchen yesterday morning. 2mo
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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. 💜 2mo
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 😊 2mo
brandybear22 I clicked on it because it said that I could send you a reminder to watch it, but I thought that was silly 2mo
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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 😢 3mo
kgriffith @JenFowler it‘s a filter, don‘t worry, no book pages were harmed in the making of this Litsy post 😉 3mo
JenFowler @kgriffith 😂 I had no idea there was such a filter! 3mo
brandybear22 @JenFowler @kgriffith I find the quote ever more fitting 😝 2mo
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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!!!!!! 4mo
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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. 4mo
kgriffith So glad you enjoyed it so thoroughly 🤗💋 4mo
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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 💚 4mo
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! 😍 4mo
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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. 4mo
brandybear22 @Zelma oh good, you give me hope 😊 4mo
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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! 5mo
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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. 😉 5mo
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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 5mo
LogiKitty 😍😍 5mo
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 😊 5mo
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Soubhiville Fun! Is this stat available somewhere to see? 5mo
Soubhiville Also- How is Pachinko on that google list? 🤔 5mo
CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian @Soubhiville I think Pachinko has a minor gay character? Still weird though! 5mo
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 😀 5mo
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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 6mo
xicanti This makes me so happy. 6mo
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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 6mo
kgriffith Huh. 🧐 6mo
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Femme cues...

kgriffith I‘m sure you‘ll be shocked to know that I highlighted the same passage. 😉 6mo
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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 😉 6mo
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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! 6mo
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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 😊 6mo
brandybear22 So far, it‘s only ok 🤷🏻‍♂️ but I guess that‘s what I expected 6mo
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Song of Achilles | Madeline Miller
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Got distracted by my audiobook, missed my exit this morning!