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Live long enough and you see faces repeated in time.

GinaAnderson I loved this book! 3y
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London Falling | Paul Cornell
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"Her laugh sounded like small bones caught in an old throat." [this book was in the Sci Fi section at the library, but it's feeling a bit more like supernatural horror]

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London Falling | Paul Cornell
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Got a few days of vacation coming up. #librarygrabbag

Sue Would that be the Dr Who writer Paul Cornell? 😍 3y
librarymail @sue I believe it is! 3y
Sue @librarymail Cool!! Will definitely have to check it out. 3y
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Jane Steele | Lyndsay Faye
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Stopped at @SFPublicLibrary on my way home!

librariankris 💜Great read!💜 3y
librarymail @librariankris I keep seeing raves for it, so I'm excited to start. 3y
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Saga, Volume 3 | Brian K Vaughan
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I like the bizarre stuff that happens in the series & the screen-heads crack me up, but maybe graphic novels just ain't for me.

TheApesOfWrath There's a GN for everyone, keep looking! 3y
librarymail @TheApesOfWrath thx for the encouragement:D 3y
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Saga, Volume 2 | Brian K Vaughan
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Current mood

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Saga Volume 1 | Brian K Vaughan
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I loved the hardcover dust jacket design. The paperback is making me feel meh. Is it worth reading? It's another #laundromatlibrary find

BeckyMerilatt I remember liking this, but not loving it. I read it a few years ago though, so it's a little hazy. 4y
Well-ReadNeck I adored this novel and recommended it to several folks. 4y
librarymail @BeckyMerilatt thx for the encouragement 😆 4y
librarymail @Well-ReadNeck thanks! 👌🏼 4y
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Catching Fire | Suzanne Collins
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These are the choices at my local laundromat's free book shelf. Should I read any? (Not pictured are the Mary Higgins Clarks, the textbooks, & the get-rich-quicks)

MrBook Nice stack! 4y
pocketmermaid Nope. They were abandoned for a reason. ;) 4y
librarymail @pocketmermaid heh, they've been hanging around here for a while. 4y
pocketmermaid If you locked me in the laundromat and I HAD to choose, I'd go for "The Glass Castle." Or just reading "Catching Fire" again. 4y
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Don't want to share all your info with companies running the internet? It's okay, you can "cloister" yourself.

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I've been looking forward to this one!

MrBook Nice stack!! 4y
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Do I want to read this? Connie Willis mentions it in the library scene in Bellwether & I'm intrigued. Have you read it?

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Got some new stamps and a new book to read. 📝📮📬

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Pickpick

Loved Meanwhile in San Francisco. Beautiful, heartfelt sketches of the city. Loved the artist's illustrations of scenes from San Francisco Public Library ❤️

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"his antiquated card catalog" .... hrumph

Carol Ooh I remember typing cards. They kinda sucked. 😜 Limited to 3 subject headings, max. That was the main reason. We have so many access points now! But I do love the look of the old card drawers. 📚📚 4y
librarymail @Carol I never had to type them, but I have filed many in my day. And searched thru many drawers of them. :P 4y
Carol The paper cuts! Aaah 😭 4y
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Pickpick

This volume showcases Vergara's practice of photographing sites multiple times over a span of years. As a "photographer of decline" he captures moments both bleak and beautiful. Highly recommended!

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One of my favorite photographers. This photo taken in Detroit in 2009. Mural painted by Bennie White in 1993.

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Pickpick

"Jim Jocoy, traveling between SF & LA, shot portraits of every interesting punk rock personality who caught his eye" ... This could totally be work-appropriate-wear, right?!

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Up next: Typical Girls? The story of the Slits.

LeahBergen I LOVED Among the Thugs! 4y
librarymail @LeahBergen I picked it up at a used bookstore recently, but haven't had a chance to start reading it. Glad to hear that it's good! 4y
ReeMariani Now I'm going to have to pick up among the thugs 4y
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Mehso-so

Wow! I didn't know that Hynde was at Kent State during the National Guard shootings, or that she was in London with the punks when the Damned, the Clash, & the Pistols were starting out. But, overall her tales were kind of sad. As she herself writes: "this is a book about drug abuse"

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Panpan

Disliked this one. Maybe because I've been reading these rock memoirs and trying to listen to their music at the same time. Everything but the Girl's music is not to my taste. I might try to track down some Marine Girls, maybe that would have made me less critical of the book. I felt like the author shared more insight into Massive Attack's band dynamics than she did into her own.

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Girl in a Band | Kim Gordon
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Loved her descriptions of Los Angeles, her writing is thoughtful and poetic.

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Bailedbailed

Started this one based on a recommendation, but just couldn't get into it at all.

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Found this in a bookstore on Telegraph Ave in Berkeley!

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Loved the descriptions of her early years, racketing around London and getting into scrapes. The book takes quite a turn with her married life, but I loved reading about her time with the Slits. Listen to their album Cut, or better yet get your hands on their Peel Sessions.

Kosugi Along with Carrie Brownstein's this is one of my favourite recent music bios. 4y
librarymail @Kosugi Brownstein's book is on my to-read list, going to have to bump it up in the queue. 4y
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Coal to Diamonds: A Memoir | Michelle Tea, Beth Ditto
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Ditto's humor makes this a fun read, even when she touches on heartbreaking aspects of her own upbringing & life. I'm glad I read it & I enjoyed listening to Gossip's live album Undead in NYC.