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kmbezner

kmbezner

Joined September 2016

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Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire
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Human Acts by Han Kang
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Borne: A Novel by Jeff VanderMeer
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The Bestiary by Ann VanderMeer
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Every Heart a Doorway | Seanan McGuire

"We notice the silence of men. We depend upon the silence of women."

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Annihilation | Jeff VanderMeer
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Appropriate reading for weird weather #noreaster

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The Heart Forger | Rin Chupeco
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One of the best dedications I've ever read 👌

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Sensible Witchcraft | Pomegranate Magazine

"Think of your workspace as an altar to your muse. It should be inviting and stimulating."
--A Ritual for Summoning Your Muse

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As the Crow Flies | Melanie Gillman
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Yep, sounds about right.

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Taproot | Keezy Young
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If you‘re looking for a story that‘s both spooky and sweet this Halloween season, this is the book for you. Blue is a ghost. He‘s also in love with his best friend Hamal. But Hamal‘s ability to see ghosts has put them both in danger, and it‘s up to Blue to protect him. This lovely book is going down with Anya‘s Ghost and Friends with Boys as a new favorite ghost story for teens and young adults.

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This little book is a must-have resource for bakers and cooks of all skill levels. It includes conversion charts, common substitutions, and even a guide on how to adjust your recipes depending on your altitude--something I would have never even considered before reading this book. Reed also includes a section on traditional recipes, accompanied by dozens of variations for when you‘re ready to move beyond the basics.

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Bone | Yrsa Daley-Ward
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A collection that doesn't hesitate to rip open old wounds in order to properly heal them. Ward's poetry is raw and reflective, but she has little patience for wallowing in the past. Instead, she urges us to be better than we have been, pushing us forward with the gentle reminder that "this will give you poetry."

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The Witch Boy | Molly Ostertag
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Speaking of employee perks, maybe I should start sharing my staff picks?

In a family where girls are trained to be witches and boys are trained to be shapeshifters, Aster struggles to find his place, eventually defying his family to develop his skills as a witch. This is a classic story of self discovery and of learning to love who you are, and is a delightful addition to the domestic fantasy genre.

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I learned recently that I can order ICC books through Ingram and take advantage of that sweet sweet employee discount.

I...may have indulged a bit, and I definitely wasn't expecting all my orders to arrive on the same day 😅

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The Meek: Volume 1 | Der-shing Helmer
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Good comics mail the past couple weeks!

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Bone | Yrsa Daley-Ward
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My self care for the night. Rich, dark, and raw: may this keep me full for days

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"When we say that 'the world has ended,' remember--it is usually a lie. The planet is just fine."

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tag yourself I'm frantic bish

I can't wait to own this book

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forcing myself out of a reading slump by getting pumped about classes like a nerd

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Salt. | Nayyirah Waheed
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organized zines are happy zines

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Dracula | Bram Stoker
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i got my concertina illustration books of Dracula and Inferno and they're wax sealed ❤😭

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it's a tight fit on the signed books shelf since moving more of our books 😅

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Salt. | Nayyirah Waheed
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Salt. | Nayyirah Waheed
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Salt. | Nayyirah Waheed
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Salt. | Nayyirah Waheed

flower work is not easy. remaining soft in fire takes time.

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Salt. | Nayyirah Waheed

mothers are humans. who sometimes give birth to their pain. instead of children.

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Smut Peddler | C. Spike Trotman, Trisha L. Sebastian, Johanna Draper Carlson
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She is beauty
She is grace
And she'll sit on your face
(if you ask nicely)

Thanks Iron Circus Comics for this rad pin of this rad lady!

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found table + cheap lamp + a bunch of 99c paperbacks = easy book decor 😊

LauraBeth Lovely! 👏👏 3y
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Pond | Claire-Louise Bennett
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When I was flipping through this book at the library, this was the passage that told me I had to read it.

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Pond | Claire-Louise Bennett
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"English, strictly speaking, is not my first language by the way. I haven't yet discovered what my first language is so for the time being I use English words in order to say things. I expect I will always have to do it that way; regrettably I don't think my first language can be written down at all. I'm not sure it can be made external you see. I think it has to stay where it is; simmering in the elastic gloom betwixt my flickering organs."

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I don't know what's up with all these literary oatmeal stouts, but I'm here for it 🍻

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I probably won't see the new Beauty and the Beast (why mess with a great thing, right?) but I do love this shirt cause it's never not true 😅

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Tale of Genji | Murasaki Shikibu
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The amount of Japanese lit in our home has increased exponentially in the last week.

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I love this new Hogwarts library set! The new editions even have extra content 😍😍😍

TheBookDream They do?! A lot of extra content? 3y
kmbezner Each one has a new introduction, plus new notes in Beetle the Bard and new monsters in Fantastic Beasts! 3y
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"will this be the year the earth refuses to forgive us"

of course i couldn't help thinking of my new favorite series

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Yes, Roya | C Spike Trotman
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I'm so stoked to add these to my Iron Circus collection!

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Rebeca | Daphne Du Maurier
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I don't indulge in baths often, but when I do you know I go all out

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In Other Words | Jhumpa Lahiri
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Now that I'm a publishing student (???!!!) I can officially say that any books about books I impulse buy are actually for school 😅

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"Some women wait for something / to change and nothing / does change / so they change / themselves."

I oops'd while taking the photo but it came out looking kinda cool so I'm going with it.

mcipher This is such a hard thing to do for yourself. 3y
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Pond | Claire-Louise Bennett
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library haul!

Ekkross Yessss Paper Girls! 3y
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loving how these will look together on my poetry shelf ❤

DimeryRene I've read two of those! I need to get Salt ASAP. 3y
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The Fifth Season | N. K. Jemisin
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I absolutely loved this book. I love the way the perspectives converge as everything falls into place, and the slow, surging momentum that carried it forward. This book has been on my radar for a while, and I regret not reading it sooner!

I'm off to reserve book 2 at the library, and spend the rest of my life crying over Syen/Baster/Innon.

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My special space for books about books, reading, language, and literature.

#shelfiesunday

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Absolute Power: Tales of Queer Villainy! | Tristan J. Tarwater, Jd Glass, Leia Weathington, Barbara Ann Wright, A. Merc Rustad, Audrey Chase, Claire Jackson, Emily Kay Singer, Jude McLaughlin, Mari Kurisato, Missouri Vaun, Susan Smith
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Are my shelves queer enough yet?

Nope. Not by a long shot.

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The Clothing of Books | Jhumpa Lahiri
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"The right cover is like a beautiful coat, elegant and warm, wrapping my words as they travel through the world, on their way to keep an appointment with my readers. The wrong cover is cumbersome, suffocating. Or it is like a too-tight sweater: inadequate."

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New TBR is all set!

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The Wicked + the Divine 1: The Faust Act | Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie
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I can't capture all of it in the photo, but my series of lovely ladies has a new home over the new bookshelves!

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Too true Book Outlet promo freebie, too true.

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Lagoon | Nnedi Okorafor
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"HERE THERE BE MONSTERS.

This had always been the truth, but today it is truer."

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Great book quotes at Landmark in Franklin!