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SkeletonKey

Joined September 2016

Art maker. Library worker. Horror fiend. Book addict. Music Junky. Nonbinary - They/Them. Neurodiversity 🖖🏼 IG: skeletonkeystudio
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Anyone else going to do the #bookriot #readharder challenge this year?

I made a spreadsheet and am being a nerd about it.

Hestapleton 🙋🏼‍♀️🙋🏼‍♀️ 3h
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Finished up Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee just in time for this hold to come in. Good timing.

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Cannot sleep, so I‘m starting this one. It‘s been on my list for ages... it‘s time.

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Began my next audiobook today for obvious reasons.

Hope everyone had a good day 💜

lynneamch Described as a "counter-narrative" this sounds like it is worth reading as well. I heard an interview with the author on NPR. 2w
SkeletonKey @lynneamch - It‘s on my list! 2w
Tamra @lynneamch thanks for tagging it, I put a hold on it! (edited) 2w
AshleyHoss820 My brother-in-law has read this and he has highly recommended it to me! Another good read is 2w
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Find Me | Andr Aciman
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Started this one and I am immediately sucked in, just as I was with Call Me By Your Name. So much love for these characters and this writing.

#lgbtq #lgbtqbooks #gaystuff

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Listened to this on the way to see family...

Chuck Klosterman fanboy ranting for 7 hours about how horror movies are not sexist by quoting horror directors being very sexist and arguing that society prefers to watch beautiful women die. And SURPRISE, he also hates all the movies you love.

What a terribly unlikable person. Yick.

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“Try to create, I want to tell people to create. Just start by creating your day. Then create your life.” -Prince

This book hurts my heart! I keep imagining what could have been if Prince hadn‘t died.

#music #prince #creation

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Forgot my Prince book in the car so I‘m starting this one too. Should be a quick read. 🦇

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Lots of snow here right now so I‘m settling in with this one.

#prince

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“She had left Harrowhawk a note on her vastly underused pillow—

WHATS WITH THE SKULLS?

and received only a terse—

Ambiance.”


HAHA. I might not know what‘s going on half the time in this book but I sure do love the ambiance.

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Recent purchases... because why not?

#lgbtq #gayromance #ladylove

readordierachel I really liked the Cat Sebastian and am looking forward to the other 👍🏼 1mo
Minimalgrl 🥰🏳️‍🌈 1mo
BookwormAHN The Soldier's Scoundrel is really good 💙 1mo
SkeletonKey @readordierachel @BookwormAHN @Minimalgrl - If I like Soldier‘s Scoundrel, I‘ll probably continue the series 😆 1mo
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Currently reading.

Lesbian necromancers indeed 💀🖤💀

emtobiasz Just started this one too! I‘m intrigued, though I‘ll admit at 100 pages I‘m not totally drawn in yet. 1mo
SkeletonKey @emtobiasz - I keep thinking “gosh that sounds neat, I wish I knew what it meant” hah. 1mo
emtobiasz @SkeletonKey ha! For real though. I have no idea how necromancy actually works in this world yet, but it sure sounds cool. 1mo
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Brave New Girls: Tales of Girls and Gadgets | Kate Moretti, Mary Fan, Aimie Runyan, Paige Daniels, Assistant Professor of Law Assistant Professor of Law Mary Fan, Evangeline Jennings, Martin Berman-Gorvine, Ursula Osborne, Tash McAdam, Kimberly Giarratano, Valerie Hunter, Lisa Toohey, Davien Thomas, Josh Pritchett, Kate Lansing, Jason Kucharik, Leandra Wallace, George Ebey, Stephen Kozeniewski
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So I am working in the teen section of my library for the first time and browsing the collection down here and... the book I did an illustration in is ON THE SHELF. Completely without prompting. Unbelievable. Actually published 😮

4thhouseontheleft That‘s so cool! I looked up the authors and illustrators and didn‘t see you listed, did they not credit your artwork? 1mo
SkeletonKey @4thhouseontheleft- I‘m in the 4th volume but I think I tagged the first one accidentally! (edited) 1mo
Clare-Dragonfly That is awesome!!! 1mo
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IndoorDame So exciting!! 1mo
SkeletonKey @Clare-Dragonfly @IndoorDame - It was exciting to me! 1mo
readordierachel That is so cool! And a great illustration 👏🏼👏🏼 1mo
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Mooncakes | Suzanne Walker
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Bookish recovery time 🖤

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If you‘re near Baltimore, The Underbridge Society is hanging out at FaerieCon all weekend! Spooky things, trolls and drag queens. I‘m selling art with mah frands.

Last convention of the season. Then a makers‘ rest.

#faeriecon #amreading

Stacypatrice This looks amazing! 1mo
SkeletonKey @Stacypatrice - So much fun! 1mo
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Bunny: A Novel | Mona Awad
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Quiet birthday reading this morning.

#bunny #birthday #tea

AmyG Happy Birthday! 🎂🎈🎁 2mo
Tanisha_A Happy birthday! 🎂🎈🎁 2mo
AlobelThee Happy Birthday! 🎃🎈 2mo
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JoScho Happy Birthday 🥳💜🥳💜🥳 2mo
Clare-Dragonfly Happy birthday! ❤️ 2mo
readordierachel Happy birthday! 📚🎉 2mo
readordierachel Also, great book 👍🏼 2mo
SkeletonKey @readordierachel - Thanks! And I‘m really enjoying it so far. 2mo
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Frankissstein: A Love Story | Jeanette Winterson
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Frankissstein is upsetting me.

But I need to make it through Baltimore Comic-Con somehow, con season has me burnt out. One more left after this and I can hibernate for a while.

#comiccon #conreading

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Frankissstein: A Love Story | Jeanette Winterson
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“Shelley adores towers, woods, ruins, graveyards, any part of Man or Nature that broods.”

Same, Shelley, same.

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Frankissstein: A Love Story | Jeanette Winterson
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It finally came in!! Starting it now!

This book sounds like so many things I love all in one and that makes me nervous, haha.

hlgreenfield I really enjoyed that book. Weird for sure, but a fantastic read. it made me want to re-read Frankenstein loved the Mary Shelley stuff! 2mo
Bibliogeekery Can't wait to read this one! 2mo
AlobelThee I'll have to check this out sometime. I'm looking forward to seeing your review! 2mo
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SkeletonKey @AlobelThee - Just fyi, this book had a ton of upsetting ideas about trans people and incorrect medical things related to transition so read with caution. 2mo
AlobelThee @SkeletonKey Thanks for the note; I'll watch the review articles on this before checking out the book. - I'd rather be in the mood for The Royal Ballet version of Frankenstein 😄 wish I could really get to seeing it in ballet theatres. 2mo
SkeletonKey @AlobelThee - Me too! 2mo
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Sunny, Vol. 1 | Taiyo Matsumoto
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Currently reading.

Went to the PA Renaissance Festival for the first time today! It....it seemed like the Disney World of Ren Faires, I think, lol.

BarbaraTheBibliophage So, does that mean you liked it? I go every year but haven‘t been yet this year. Planning for the 27th. 2mo
SkeletonKey @BarbaraTheBibliophage - Yes! I did miss the more rustic feel of the MD Faire though. And gosh it was crowded 😂 2mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @SkeletonKey I‘ve never been to the MD Faire. And Sundays are always a lot less crowded. Unless it‘s raining. 🤪 2mo
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Almost finished listening to this one. Wow. Did you know that randomly found horns were thought to be unicorn horns and could be used to test drinks for poison when royals were traveling?

This book makes your tum ache, not just from poison descriptions but also from the incurable illnesses of the time that were mistaken for poison.

Fascinating book. Also gross.

#poison #truecrime

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Diary of a Drag Queen | Crystal Rasmussen
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A very dear friend has released his first novel, A Queen of Blood and Glitter! I contributed fan art of our heroine to the book, yay. If you like the Fae, drag queens, sass and the fantastic, I highly recommend snagging a copy on Amazon.

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Congratulations to you both! That‘s wonderful! 2mo
TrishB Very cool 👍🏻 2mo
SkeletonKey @Riveted_Reader_Melissa @TrishB - Thanks, he‘s great! 2mo
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Year of the Monkey | Patti Smith
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Recovering from a big giant successful Troll Market yesterday at a friends before driving back to PA tomorrow. Everyone is still sleepy so I‘m getting my morning read in.

Tanisha_A I am seeing this book everywhere. That's reason enough for me to get it i think. 😁 2mo
SkeletonKey @Tanisha_A - Patti Smith is reason enough! 😁 I can‘t resist a new one from her. 2mo
Tanisha_A I have never read her. :( I will though, for sure. 2mo
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Magic for Liars | Sarah Gailey
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Hot tea and trying to finish this up before work.

#booksandtea

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Imaginary Friend | Steven Chbosky
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LIBRARY HAUL. But what do I read first?

4thhouseontheleft Tough choices! I love the cover of 2mo
SkeletonKey @4thhouseontheleft - I‘m looking forward to that one, he has a lot to live up to! 2mo
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#screamathon #ghost

I only have a small selection of my books with me right now but this is on my shortlist as far as TBRs go.

@4thhouseontheleft

4thhouseontheleft 👻👻 2mo
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An extremely tentative #screamathon stack due to the fact that a bunch of other new book holds just came in at the library and we don‘t have much time together. #bookanxiety

@4thhouseontheleft #toread

4thhouseontheleft 😂 😂 😂 2mo
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Currently listening to.

#truecrime

Kimberlone I think I might be starting this one on audio today too! 2mo
Cathythoughts Good book 👍🏻 2mo
SkeletonKey @Kimberlone - It was soooo good. 2mo
SkeletonKey @Cathythoughts - I finished it today! So good. 2mo
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The coolest find from an Antique show last weekend. Everything else there was pretty overpriced and fancy. But I found Black Cat Fortune Telling cards from 1897. AND I HAD TO HAVE EM.

#fortunetelling

Palimpsest I love these so much. I love cats and collect antiques. Super cool find! 3mo
SkeletonKey @Palimpsest - It felt like they were waiting for me haha 3mo
Palimpsest @SkeletonKey glad you found them and thanks for sharing them with us. :) 3mo
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Moony Ohhhh thats so cool!!!!!!! 3mo
Meaw_catlady That is absolutely a must immediately purchase item! 🖤 3mo
Clare-Dragonfly WOW! So cool! 3mo
SkeletonKey @Moony @Meaw_catlady @Clare-Dragonfly Right?! I agree. (edited) 2mo
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Magic for Liars | Sarah Gailey
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Currently reading.

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1. 95/100 ...right on track to hopefully overshoot the goal.
2. I watch a lot of cartoons.
3. Scary stuff.
4. No anniversaries to speak of.
5. ✋🏼✋🏼

#friyayintro @howjessreads

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Pumpkin Heads | Rainbow Rowell
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#screamathon time! Here‘s @4thhouseontheleft ‘s photo challenge. I‘ll probably just keep up with the reading challenge but who knows. YAY OCTOBER.

#spookybooks

4thhouseontheleft October is the BEST. 🍁👻🎃 Thanks for sharing! 3mo
SkeletonKey @4thhouseontheleft - definitely! 💀 3mo
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Pumpkin Heads | Rainbow Rowell
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Morning read and morning tea.

#graphicnovel #halloween

4thhouseontheleft I loved this book so much!! And cute mug. 😁 3mo
SkeletonKey @4thhouseontheleft - I‘ve been excited to get it! Thanks 😉 3mo
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The Lost Boy | Greg Ruth
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I‘m employed again, yay! I got a slightly better position at the library than the one I originally applied for, which feels really good.

Going to read this one tonight and try to tell my lizard brain that nothing is on fire and anxiety is dumb.

#thelostboy #graphicnovel

TheSpineView Congrats! Wish you the best! 3mo
JoScho Yay! 3mo
cobwebmoth Congrats! *hugs* 3mo
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Clare-Dragonfly Wow, that‘s great! Congrats! 3mo
SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime Congratulations!! 📚 3mo
SkeletonKey @TheSpineView @JoScho @cobwebmoth @Clare-Dragonfly @SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime - Hey, thanks! I‘m excited to make some real life book friends, lol. 3mo
IamIamIam Great news! Congrats! 3mo
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Currently listening to and available on Hoopla for all you card slingers. A more no-nonsense approach amongst the woo-woo books.

#tarot

daena Melissa Cynova is awesome! (edited) 3mo
SkeletonKey @daena - I‘m liking this a lot! Might have to purchase it for reference 🙂 3mo
Meaw_catlady Ooh yay!! I will have to check this out! 🖤 thanks for sharing 3mo
SkeletonKey @Meaw_catlady - Welcome!! 3mo
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Eating these up like candy and really hoping the fifth one comes out soon. 🔪🤖

#murderbot

esurient May 2020! I cannot wait! 3mo
SkeletonKey @esurient - WOOOO! 3mo
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Artificial Condition | Martha Wells
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Just had a job interview with the library here. And after they told me the pay rate, I must drown my sorrows in the library holds that came in.

#murderbot

TheSpineView 😔 As as we love books and libraries, we have to eat! 3mo
LibrarianRyan Great Job, sucky pay. I know! 3mo
SkeletonKey @TheSpineView - I knooow. Damn capitalism. 3mo
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SkeletonKey @LibrarianRyan - I‘m slightly spoiled, the last library I worked at we had good pay and good benefits. Wish I could have afforded the housing costs there though 😭 3mo
LibrarianRyan @SkeletonKey That was me in Douglas County (Denver). Great library to work for. Nice pay, but I could never afford to live in the community I worked in. I get paid decent now, but I am at a government library instead of a public library. 3mo
SkeletonKey @LibrarianRyan - Oh nice! I wish I could switch over. 3mo
LibrarianRyan @SkeletonKey No you don't. It's really boring. And I miss the PL. But now I volunteer, which is nice. 3mo
SkeletonKey @LibrarianRyan - Oop. That‘s very good to know then. 3mo
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Midian Unmade: Tales of Clive Barker's Nightbreed | Clive Barker, Del Howison, Joseph Nassise
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I actually started this one LAST October and lost track of the short stories somehow. So I‘m picking it up again where I left off now that the season for spooky reading is upon us again.

Happy full moon on Friday the 13th!! 💀

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All Systems Red | Martha Wells
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Current read while visiting my sister and the baby.

Good stuff.

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I don‘t know what I‘m more disappointed by, the transphobic rhetoric or that the way Ani has chosen to be a rebellious feminist is by not being feminist at all.

Dorianna That is incredibly disappointing. 3mo
SkeletonKey @Dorianna - It was very sad. 3mo
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Too soon?

I‘m making holiday cards now since who knows when I‘ll have time for this again once October starts, hahaha.

#yule #holiday #krampus

LibrarianRyan love them. josh has sent Krampus cards two years in a row. he is always annoyed at how hard they are to find. 3mo
Meaw_catlady Love them so much!!! You‘re art is so good ! 🖤 3mo
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SkeletonKey @LibrarianRyan - Thanks! I always prefer something unusual. Send him my way 😂 3mo
SkeletonKey @Meaw_catlady - Aw 🖤🖤🖤 3mo
julesG Love them!!! 3mo
SkeletonKey @julesG - Thanks! 3mo
BookwormAHN Those are fantastic 💚 3mo
Craftylikefox They are wonderful!!! 3mo
SkeletonKey @BookwormAHN @Craftylikefox - I appreciate that! 3mo
ladym30 They are adorable!❤️ 3mo
JoScho Love them! (edited) 3mo
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Neighbors are having a party and my head was going to explode so now I‘m sitting in my car in a random parking lot. 😑

At least I have this awesome book I picked up the other day at the library to keep me busy.

#genderqueer

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I found a pen shop in my new town and holy wow, such wonders. Just in time for Inktober.

I got an E+M mechanical pencil with thick lead and a new dip pen with excellent range of motion.

Not strictly book related but I know you all love some writing/drawing tools as much as I do.

#pens #pencils #drawing #writing

Meaw_catlady I‘m super excited for your inktober ! 3mo
MrBook Nice!!! 3mo
SkeletonKey @Meaw_catlady - Hope I can keep up this year 😅 3mo
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SkeletonKey @MrBook - 😍 3mo
cobwebmoth Awesome! I love seeing your drawings. 3mo
SkeletonKey @cobwebmoth - Thanks! I owe you a postcard 🖤 3mo
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Sketching ideas and hooked to the tv.

I have to store my big canvases behind the tv, lol. Small space livin‘.

#thedarkcrystal #thedarkening

LibrarianRyan I just started the book the show is based on and I‘m not watching until I finish book 1. Guess what I‘m doing tonight and tomorrow. 3mo
SkeletonKey @LibrarianRyan - You have more discipline than me! I have the books and need to read them soon... but I couldn‘t resist. 3mo
LibrarianRyan @SkeletonKey I‘m 30 pages in and the skeksis have not shown up yet. But I like to. 3mo
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SkeletonKey @LibrarianRyan - Oh good. I admit I was nervous about reading them. 3mo
LibrarianRyan I can tell you the graphic novel series that is the sequel is pretty good. 3mo
SkeletonKey @LibrarianRyan - I loved the covers they did for those comics! Need to read them too. I‘m trying not to be so picky about story but I had developed such a big backstory in my head over the years that it‘s hard to accept other visions 😂 3mo
BookwormAHN I started reading the books but I couldn't resist watching the show. I'll have to get back to the books later. 💚 3mo
SkeletonKey @BookwormAHN - Hope you enjoy! 3mo
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Shadow Moon | George Lucas
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More unauthorized book buying.

On a nostalgia kick right now (or always) and have been thinking about 80s fantasy films. I love Willow and somehow never read these follow up books! Luckily the local used bookstore had them all.

Having a used bookstore within walking distance is not going to be good for my budget.

#willow

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Educated: A Memoir | Tara Westover
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Currently listening to.

#memoir

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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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I just finished listening to The Audacity of Hope by Barack when this hold came in. Perfect follow up. Nearly done and very well written.

#memoir

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Pamela Colman Smith: The Untold Story | Stuart R. Kaplan, Mary Katherine Greer
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My very first check out at the library system here.

But I have quickly realized that I need to own this book. It‘s a gorgeously illustrated biography about the artist who basically repopularize the tarot. ALL HAIL PAMELA COLMAN SMITH.

#tarot

Clare-Dragonfly Oh wow! 4mo
SkeletonKey @Clare-Dragonfly - Worth a look, I promise! 4mo
Crazeedi Sounds very interesting!! 4mo
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SkeletonKey @Crazeedi - Hoping so! 4mo
Crazeedi @SkeletonKey I thought it re emerged in France in the 1800's? Am I wrong? 4mo
SkeletonKey @Crazeedi - It‘s been around, but the “Rider-Waite” deck that she illustrated is the one most modern decks are based on now! 4mo
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I picked up a side gig proofing audiobooks. This is the first one I‘ve done and the book was pretty awesome. Lots of strong feels. Historical fiction and a bit of magical realism.

Audio version is due out October 1.

🎧🎧🎧

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Unauthorized #bookhaul. I‘M IN TROUBLE.

#tarot #witchery

Meaw_catlady Ooh love it!!! 4mo
Clare-Dragonfly 🧙🏻‍♀️ 4mo
SkeletonKey @Meaw_catlady @Clare-Dragonfly 👻🖤🦇 4mo
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