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paramegan

paramegan

Joined April 2019

books and music and not much else
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Three Women by Lisa Taddeo
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Recursion by Blake Crouch
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Skeleton Crew (Library) by Stephen King
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Panpan

Read this for a gender class wanting to know more about how women are coerced into beauty practices everyday that hurt us... but this author is transphobic. For a lesbian, she has no empathy for the oppression of anyone different from her. As Audre Lorde said, "There is no hierarchy of oppressions" When trans women are hurt, all women are hurt. When anyone in the LGBT community is oppressed, we are all oppressed. Wildly offensive. Don't read.

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Brave New World | Aldous Huxley
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"what need have we of repose when our minds and bodies continue to delight in activity? of consolation, when we have soma?" Finally finished ! I freaking love this book. Its so Bentham/John Stuart Mill-esque utilitarian it's scary. I couldn't find one likable character in the whole book, but the philosophy and the moral lessons kept me going. One of my new faves ! ?

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Women Talking: A Novel | Miriam Toews
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let me know why i ordered 2 more #BOTM books when i am not even halfway through august's??? it's an addiction y'all

TheSpineView Yes it is! 💸 3mo
rather_be_reading ikr!! im finally windling my botm book pile down and i go and order 3 this month! 3mo
JamieArc If you are halfway through August‘s already then I think you are doing better than most 😂😂 3mo
paramegan @rather_be_reading it's crazy!!! i gotta chill 3mo
paramegan @JamieArc that's good to know lol 3mo
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Brave New World | Aldous Huxley
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wow this is the first negative person i've ever encountered on litsy, which thus far has been a welcoming community of book lovers. just seems unnecessary to me 🤷‍♀️ Haven't posted in a while and to come back to this was pretty disappointing. Either way, i'm getting through brave new world right now and hope to review soon. Happy reading to all the rest of you 😁

TheEllieMo Oh no, sorry you‘ve encountered such negativity 😔 It‘s the first such incident I‘ve seen on Litsy! It‘s normally such a good place, full of people with a shared interest/passion. I hope you won‘t let this impact on your overall Litsy experience. I read Brave New World when I was at school, which is such a long time ago that I can‘t remember it at all!! May need to reread. I‘ll keep an eye out for you review. 4mo
paramegan @TheEllieMo thanks! i won't let it affect me much everyone i've met on here has been amazing🥰hope to be posting soon! 4mo
SharonAlger I have been meaning to reread Brave New World for years! I studied it in high school. Thanks for the reminder. 4mo
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paramegan @SharonAlger no problem! i'm enjoying it so far☺️ 4mo
PaperbackPirate I‘m sorry that happened to you!! I just came over here to follow you bc I liked your response. I blocked her bc she left a lot of troll comments on that book. 3mo
paramegan @PaperbackPirate thanks! i blocked her too. no place for negativity here 3mo
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Yellow Wall-Paper (Revised) | Charlotte Perkins Gilman
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Seeing some long distance friends today ! NJ✈️CA with a FOUR HOUR layover in Las Vegas that has me feeling like I should've just paid the extra money for a nonstop lol. But I'm already on my second book for the trip and hoping to finish the 3 I brought for the weekend 🤞

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A Nearly Normal Family | Mattias Edvardsson
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Found this super hard to start and get into bc I thought I just didn't like the authors writing style, but it has 3 POVs and I realized it was just for that particular character and by the end I was shook. So good. Several plot twists and you never really know whats going down lol🤷‍♀️

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AHHHHH as of my last book, I have officially finished 100 books!!!!!! 🎉🎉🎉🎉 I know it's not a lot compared to some people on here but between my heavy school schedule and job and finding the motivation to prioritize reading, I'm really proud of myself. Here's to many more! Number 101 will be a nearly normal family from my #BOTM ✨✨✨🎉💛

Birdsong28 You have done better than I have the past couple of years! As last year I read 86 and the year before 91 so don't put yourself down so 100 books in half a year is excellent!! I wish I could do it. 😘📚📖 5mo
paramegan @Birdsong28 thank you !!! 5mo
Slajaunie I have not made it to that goal! Congratulations! 🎈🎉 5mo
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paramegan @Slajaunie you will! Thank you ☺️ 5mo
Megabooks Awesome!! 5mo
paramegan @Megabooks thanks !!☺️☺️☺️ 5mo
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A Clockwork Orange | Anthony Burgess
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Ended up liking this book by the end, I feel there was a good lesson to be learned and an interesting plot line. I know the defining feature of the book is the nadsat language but I think that's why I found it so hard to get into. The big reason I give it a so so is because it took me SO long to read and that rarely happens to me because I was so bored in the middle. Still, glad I finished 😬

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1984 | George Orwell
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"INTP: science fiction" thanks @rretzler for sharing this bustle article that tells you what you enjoy reading based on your personality type. https://www.bustle.com/p/the-genre-of-book-you-need-to-be-reading-based-on-your-.... I always get INTP so I'm science fiction?? which I agree with as long as it's existential and along the lines of Orwell or ray Bradbury ?‍♀️ if only there was a category for vampire romance lol

rretzler Orwell and Bradbury are two of my favorite authors! I‘m stuck halfway between INTJ and INTP so I‘m with you on the SciFi and I love mysteries too. 6mo
paramegan @rretzler yes and psych thrillers ! 6mo
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A Clockwork Orange | Anthony Burgess
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Been on hiatus a while because it is taking me FOREVER to finish this book. I cannot for the life of me get into it. I figured out the nadsat language pretty quick but I just don't care about the characters or storyline so idk if I'll enjoy it much. A few good quotes are sticking with me though. Fingers crossed I finish soon 🤞

rretzler The first time I started it, I also couldn‘t get into it. I waited 15 years or so, and when I tried again, found that I really enjoyed it. It‘s not for everyone granted. 6mo
paramegan @rretzler I'm gonna make myself finish it just to be sure lol and probably watch the movie just so I know what all the hype is about 6mo
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1984 | George Orwell
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Can't believe this is the first time I've read this book... I don't even have words to describe how this made me feel. Scared, paranoid, enlightened, none of these are enough. I feel like I've learned a lot but almost wish I haven't.. but I guess that's the point - ignorance is bliss and "Ignorance is Strength"

You ever read a book but feel like you're not even close to finished with it? That's how I'm feeling now. Gotta read some HG Wells next!

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1984 | George Orwell

"In the end the Party would announce that two and two made five, and you would have to believe it. It was inevitable that they should make that claim sooner or later: the logic of their position demanded it. Not merely the validity of experience, but the very existence of external reality, was tacitly denied by their philosophy" Reading this and handmaids tale today makes them a lot scarier.. also everyone should listen to 2+2=5 by Radiohead :)

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"It had been easy to do nothing, say nothing. And once the moment passed, she couldn't come forward later. That was the thing about lies: they demanded commitment." This book is all over the place and so so good!! I suspect everyone and am sure of nothing. #botm

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Municipalists | Seth Fried
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Such a fun book!! Easy to read, a page turner, likable characters, and important topics of class and ethics. #botm I should be moving on to my last April book soon, miracle creek :)

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Bride Test | Helen Hoang
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decided to skip this month 😔Nothing really stood out to me and I already have about 20 books from #thriftbooks I've been meaning to read and 2 from last months #botm . i'm determined to catch up by next month though bc school is winding down! 🤞

Reviewsbylola I think I may skip too. Not their best month. 7mo
paramegan @Reviewsbylola agreed. i like that the credit rolls over to next month, though! 7mo
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Sharp Objects: A Novel | Gillian Flynn
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why..just why. Now I love Flynn and loved this book but at the end of it i'm just like?? what the fuck did i just read and why?? I had it mostly predicted from the start but i still can't believe some of the stuff she came up with.. just why ?????? god i'm shook

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Pickpick

Finally finished this one after a few weeks, even as short as it is, along with my paper on it. Slave narratives are always harrowing, but Douglass in particular evokes a crazy amount of emotion. His use of irony to show how religion and slaveholding are incompatible is so persuasive towards the white northern readers of the time, you can clearly see how this would fuel the abolition movement. So powerful.

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Sharp Objects: A Novel | Gillian Flynn
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finally starting this one while I procrastinate an overdue paper and all my other books 😅 Mason is not as excited as I am, clearly

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officially done! This book was a slow start for me and i was unsure about it but around halfway through i couldn't put it down! Let me tell you I almost always guess the endings and twists for books like these but this one totally got me ! I haven't read a thriller mystery as good as this one since gone girl. Onto the next #BOTM i got in march lol

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*not a spoiler don't worry!* this book is uncomfortable to read, but so good. There's some gross stuff that made me concerned the author was some creep, but it turns out he is actually pretty woke. I love creepy books and anything about murder (watching criminal minds has changed me) and i can't stop reading this one. Should finish tonight☺️

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"What if some males are ladies, some ladies are butch, some butches are women, some women are gay, some gays are feminine, some femmes are straight, and some straight people don't know what the hell is going on?" Loving this book for my gender and sexuality class ??

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mail day! the best feeling 😋📚#botm

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Uncle Toms Cabin | Harriet Beecher Stowe
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"All men are free and equal in the grave, if it comes to that, Mr. Wilson." Everyone should read this book. it's assigned for my early american literature class, and i'm glad we got such an important book to focus on.

rretzler Welcome to Litsy! Enjoy 8mo
paramegan @rretzler thank you ! 8mo
Scattered_Thinker Definitely discussing Uncle Tom‘s Cabin in history rn. 8mo
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paramegan @Scattered_Thinker there's soo much to unpack and engage with 8mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🌸 8mo
Godislove The black marker was photoshopped. Taking a picture of the book then “marking” the book doesn‘t mean you read the book. (edited) 4mo
paramegan @Godislove i think it's pretty obvious the black marker is edited on, since litsy is the one that gives you the option to use the stickers when posting. i don't know why the hate, but i have read the book- all several hundred pages of it-for my early american literature class and wrote extensive papers and presentations on it. Hope you enjoyed (for lack of a better word for such a painful but important work) it as much as i did. Have a good one. 4mo
Godislove @paramegan you don‘t know what hate is. Though i admit i am pretty blunt in my feedback, my apologies. But too many are cheating through learning instead of comprehension. With the time and truth of the universe showing itself knowledge with out concept is pointless. 3mo
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i considered skipping this month because of huge class reading load and the fact that i didn't read last months yet, but i can't resist legal thrillers oops #botm

paramegan @CoffeeNBooks thank you ! ☺️ 8mo
LitsyWelcomeWagon Welcome to Litsy! Hope these #Litsytips by @RaimeyGallant http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU are helpful. There‘s so many fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more!#LitsyWelcomeWagon 8mo
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RaimeyGallant Welcome! 8mo
RadicalReader Hope you have a wonderful time here on Litsy and that you find many believed books and bookwork buddies 8mo
BookBumming I picked Miracle Creek this month as well! 8mo
paramegan @BookBumming i'm so excited to read it! gotta read last months first though lol 8mo
ProfReader Welcome to Litsy 💚❤️♥️💙💗💜 8mo
paramegan @ProfReader thank you! 8mo
ProfReader You‘re welcome 8mo
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Uncle Toms Cabin | Harriet Beecher Stowe
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Currently reading for my Early American Literature lecture. 600 pages ?but i'm excited because I think it's one of those novels everyone should read at some point. I'm really impressed so far by Stowe's barely disguised dislike of the idea of the "kind slaveholder" as if there could be such a thing. Should be done by next week if i keep schedule so ?

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Have yet to read my picks from the March #botm and it's already time to pick my next one 😩 Might have to skip a month because school has been so busy and I really want to get around to these.. 🤷‍♀️
If anyone has read/enjoyed these lmk which I should start first! 🎉📚✨

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 📖💖 8mo
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Currently reading! It's an easy, quick read, but I never read this when I was in school and always meant to. Sitting with a glass of cranberry vodka and purple fingers from dying my hair and ready to finish this baby :) Finally checking one off the classics list !

BookBumming One of my favorites. 🐖 8mo
paramegan @BookBumming i loved it! 8mo
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