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tournevis

Joined December 2016

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The Routledge Handbook of Star Trek | Leimar Garcia-Siino, Stefan Rabitsch, Sabrina Mittermeier
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The academic book market is extortionist in the extreme. This price is pornographic. It makes me so mad! I am beyond words. That's why people pirate textbooks. 😤

Leftcoastzen Yikes! 4mo
tournevis @Leftcoastzen And the authors? They don't get a cent. The editors might have gotten a stipend. That's it. 4mo
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The Handmaid's Tale | MARGARET. ATWOOD
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This is hysterically funny only because it's so sad. Watch Margaret Atwood take a flamethrower to an unburnable copy of her novel.

Video: https://youtu.be/zpsMsAMY4eM
Article: https://boingboing.net/2022/05/25/watch-margaret-atwood-take-a-flamethrower-to-a...

TheKidUpstairs Sometimes you have to laugh so you don't cry! 4mo
Jaimelire Love her! 4mo
tournevis @Jaimelire Me too! 4mo
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Fly by review. This is really good. Written with cartooning students in mind, but certainly accessible for everyone, it is both a 15-week self-directed course and a deep reflection on what makes good cartoons, comics or graphic novels. Spoiler alert: it's not drawing ability. Not even close. Quick read at 78 pages too.

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We have a winner (but not my favourite, tagged). The winner of the Combat national des livres is L'Averti by Vanessa Léger. The one I liked the least won. Boo. It's not a bad book, just the least interesting to me.

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La combat national des livres, day 3. Two eliminations today in preparation for the final vote tomorrow. [There were no eliminations yesterday]

My favourite, tagged, is still in the running! [For what it's worth, I did not like L'Averti by Vanessa Léger, so there]

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Rayonnements | Ying Chen
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Tagged was eliminated yesterday. It's a very nice novella, but not as poignant as Ingratitudes, and that's why the other books were preferred. Second book set to fall this afternoon.

#CombatNationaldesLivres

CarolynM Nice to see you👋😘 5mo
tournevis @CarolynM Nice to be here, even if it's a fly by! 😘 5mo
tournevis @CarolynM Nice to be here, even if it's a fly by! 😘 5mo
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It's that time of the year: Le combat des livres on Radio-Canada Première, the French-language version of Canada Reads. Can't wait to see who wins. I like tagged best. 2-6 May, 13h-15h ET

https://ici.radio-canada.ca/fiches/3897/combat-national-des-livres-2022

Indigenous territories: tagged
West: Ying Chen, Rayonnements
Ontario: Daniel Poliquin, Le vol de l'ange
Québec: Paul Serge Forest, Tout est ori
Atlantic: Vanessa Léger, L'Averti

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Anarchist's Guide to Historic House Museums | Franklin D Vagnone, Deborah E Ryan
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A good one, especially if you are in the history business. Can't say I'm in agreament with everything, but the idea that a house museum must root its importance in the local but become relevant in the broader to remain relevant and survive in the longterm, I can support. Also that not all historic house museums must have inherant perenial value. Thought provoking.

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Professional development! Thinking about viz think and how yo draw it! 76 pages long only!

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The Time Traveler's Wife | Audrey Niffenegger
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The whatever's subservient female relation whose own story is meaningless without the guy's existence.

I am so tired of these book titles (and the basic premise of most of them). Stop recommending these to me. Authors, do better.

megnews I love historical fiction and it seems a lot of these titles are that genre. I usually like the story but I agree I‘m sick of the titles. 8mo
Clare-Dragonfly YES YES YES. 8mo
tournevis @megnews @Clare-Dragonfly It's lazy and at this point meaningless. 8mo
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CarolynM Agreed. I don't read them. 8mo
tournevis @CarolynM Glad I'm not alone 8mo
SweetAngst The tagged book made me SO MAD when I read it too. 8mo
tournevis @SweetAngst Me too, and I rage quit the movie. 8mo
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Mardi: And a Voyage Thither | Herman Melville
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#Two4Tuesday
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❶ Yes, though I read news and fanfic most on my phone
❷ My Kobo or my Kindle, depending on availability.

TheSpineView Thanks for playing! Have a great day! 💙📖 9mo
tournevis @TheSpineView You too! 💙 💙 💙 9mo
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Love in the Time of Cholera | Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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In Covid Standard Time, we are not winning.

https://covidstandardtime.com/

CarolynM This is my daughter. She refuses to accept we're no longer in March 2020😆😬 9mo
CarolynM Happy New Year, anyway 😘 9mo
tournevis @CarolynM 🫂🤍🖤💜💙💚💛🧡❤️ 9mo
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Job: Comedy of Justice | Robert A Heinlein
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#wonderouswednesday @eggs Thanks @eadieb for the kind tag!

💛 Of course. Is it a kissing book? Why so much yellow? Does this overt Settler national history book have Indigenous peoples on it? I will judge you. Hard!
💙 Minimalist and sparse. Subtle graphics, smart use of fonts, kerning, and colour. No avalanche of blurbs (I do not trust blurbs).
💜 It used to be “La vie est un long fleuve tranquille.“ Since 2017, no longer.

BiblioLitten In my head I always ‘complete‘ the sentence in a blurb. If it says ‘ This is a great book.‘ I would finish it by saying ‘…to be thrown into a swamp.‘ 😂 9mo
EadieB You‘re welcome! Thanks for playing! 9mo
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Eggs 💙❄️💜 9mo
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For @writerlibrarian Hockey player paper snowflake how-to.

https://hockeyenjoyer.gumroad.com/l/ayhem

LeahBergen Cute! 10mo
Crazeedi Those are sooooo cool!!!!❄❄❄ 10mo
writerlibrarian Oh wow. 🏒 9mo
tournevis @writerlibrarian Juste pour toi! 9mo
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A Very Klingon Khristmas | Paul Ruditis, Patrick Faricy
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#two4tuesday @TheSpineView

1️⃣ From the 1950s and 1960s, especially from The Three Suns. Google them, it's musak before Musak the band was founded. But it's actually very good. Gling gling gonslg bing!
2️⃣ Cookies!!!

Nute Thanks for sharing information about The Three Suns. I just listened to a few songs on Spotify. I like instrumental Christmas music especially filled with bells and what sounds like an electric organ and an accordion. This was nice! Definitely adding to my holiday music playlist.🙂 (edited) 10mo
tournevis @Nute The Three Suns are delightful! My bad evil terrible great aunt gave me a 33 1/3 vinyl by them for Christmas back in 1973 (I think it was hers and she did not want it any more) but (unexpectedly) my 2yo self fell in love! They are great! It's like the Andrews Sisters; on paper, they should not work, and yet they are marvelous! 10mo
tournevis @Nute That's the album here. Love the bad cover1 https://youtu.be/R4iRWI481no 10mo
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TheSpineView Thanks for playing! ❤❄❤🎄❤ 10mo
tournevis @TheSpineView 😘🎄😍 10mo
Nute One day, I‘ll share with you the Christmas music that I still like from childhood, Isabelle.😁 Thanks for the link. 10mo
BiblioLitten Thank you for sharing 😊💕 10mo
tournevis @Nute Please do! I'd love to know! 10mo
tournevis @BiblioLitten 😘🎄😍 10mo
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A Klingon Christmas Carol: A Holiday Play | Christopher Kidder-Mostrom, Chris Lipscombe, Laura Thurston
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#two4tuesday @TheSpineView

1️⃣ That my elderly father, sister or cousins not catch covid despite not respecting the 10 or fewer, no more that two household limit for holiday gatherings. Because I know they won't respect the limits. My sister told me as much last night.
2️⃣ There's 15 cm of snow on the ground and it's -12⁰C outside so I'm hopeful.

Nute Negative twelve degrees!🥶 Oh, my! I hope that your family remains safe. It‘s hard when rules of safe-being are disregarded. Take Care! 10mo
tournevis @Nute -12C is not really that cold (were it -12F, I'd be complaining *a lot* more). I find myself hoping that today's government announcements for Québec restricts gatherings further down, because my family are not listening. We're too far away to be there anyway, but there should not be twelve people from four households coming together without masks as they plan to do. 10mo
TheSpineView Burrr..🥶 Thanks for playing! 10mo
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tournevis @TheSpineView 🧑‍🎄😘🎄 10mo
Nute Ten degrees Fahrenheit is frigid to me!🥶 I like temperatures above freezing…well above freezing!😂 Hopefully the updated news announcements in your area will find their mark this time around. 10mo
tournevis @Nute Apparently the Qc announcement is tomorrow morning. *knocks on wood* Somebody from Ontario's Public Health should announce something this afternoon, but that would not be new measures, just recommendations. 10mo
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A Klingon Christmas Carol: A Holiday Play | Christopher Kidder-Mostrom, Chris Lipscombe, Laura Thurston
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🎵 Christmas Gorn is here 🎶
🎶 Big dagger and fear🎵
🎵Fight for all that Trekkers call 🎶
🎶 He comes back every year🎵

kspenmoll This is fabulous!!!! 10mo
tournevis @kspenmoll He is a permanent fixture of our nativity scene, has been for over a decade. Comes back every year! 🎶 10mo
CarolynM 🤣❤ 10mo
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Funniest thing in the new English edition is the character guide. Everyone's weapon is described, even if the character has a none. The book has a rather disconcerting heterosexual soup motif, which is funnily acknowledged here.

Clare-Dragonfly I do hope that “martial sister” is intended and it isn‘t a typo for “marital.” 10mo
tournevis @Clare-Dragonfly Not a typo. Martial, as in raised together within the same clan or sect, in this case the Jiang. 10mo
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#BOOKMAIL !!!!

Mo Xiang Tong Xiu has official English editions! Is she getting a cent of this? No idea, since she has disapeared from public life in 2019. But these editions are gorgeous, full colour, with index and character bios, and glossary. They are so heavy. They will hurt my hands when I read them, but it will be well worth it. These are just the first volumes. The one on the left has 5.

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A Klingon Christmas Carol: A Holiday Play | Christopher Kidder-Mostrom, Chris Lipscombe, Laura Thurston
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Ornament highlights! Guess which is new this year! 💉😁🎄🧑‍🎄

slategreyskies I love the bottom right one. It‘s so beautiful! 10mo
tournevis @slategreyskies I love it too. Inteistingly, this is an Eid decoration from Morroco. I don't know if that is truly a thing, but that's what it said on the tag. 10mo
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A Very Klingon Khristmas | Paul Ruditis, Patrick Faricy
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It's been a long year where I've been mostly away from here. Which bums me a lot. Here's hoping I'll read more in 2022. In the mean time, here is our tree, sadly artificial.

slategreyskies It‘s beautiful!! ✨💕 10mo
Nute I think it‘s lovely!🎄❤️ 10mo
LeahBergen It‘s good to see you here again! 10mo
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tournevis @slategreyskies @nute @LeahBergen Thank you! 😘 I miss being here. I want time to breath again! 10mo
CarolynM It's always nice to see you when you are around😘 Hope you have more time for reading and Litsy next year. 10mo
rabbitprincess That is an awesome tree! 10mo
tournevis @CarolynM I truly miss you! 10mo
tournevis @rabbitprincess Thank you! Collecting and making ornaments, hunting for the right ones, is fun. 10mo
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Le livre puis | Frdric Clment
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As per my convo with @vivastory, an illustrated poem on what happens to books when we love them and when we love them no more.

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Inktober | Gary Deslauriers
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Last day of #inktober2021

This was really fun! So glad I chose the mushroom motif/constraint. I really needed an artistic outlet this year. For day 31, spot the cinematic reference!

31. Fantasmagorie, Phantasmagoria
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#inktober #inktober2021 #obscutober #obscutober2021 #obscurewords #ObscutoberIII

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Inktober | Gary Deslauriers
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27. Arcane, ésotérique
28. Éremophobie, fear of going red in the face
29. Aléatoire
30. Liminare, liminal
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#inktober #inktober2021 #obscutober #obscutober2021 #obscurewords #ObscutoberIII

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Inktober | Gary Deslauriers
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26. Aurum, Or, Gold.
(It was either a Mario reference or a can of Campbell's Golden Mushroom Soup, so...)
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Unexpectedlt needed replacement. I was looking for a chapter last week and found more mold. In the trash it went! An oldey but a goody.

Lindy Glad you found a replacement. It‘s so sad to find mold in books. Nothing you can do except throw them out and hope the spores haven‘t infected the rest on your shelves. 11mo
tournevis @Lindy This is what I am starting to fear, to tell the truth. This one was near the floor but not on the floor. Yikes 11mo
Lindy @tournevis Stay vigilant. Stay hopeful. 🌻 11mo
tournevis @Lindy I will for sure, and gope for the best 11mo
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Inktober | Gary Deslauriers
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22. Scopophobie
23. Sérénité
24. Alcyon
25. Latibule
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#inktober #inktober2021 #obscutoberIII #obscurewords #ObscutoberIII #ObscureWords #Obscutober2021

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Figured I needed a physical copy for the colloquium I'll be end speaker for next month. Important reflections and vital discussion. #decolonize

Nute How did your speaking event turn out? 10mo
tournevis @Nute Marvelously! I had not been to a such a thought-provoking and game-changing colloquium in my 22-year academic career. Amazing! 10mo
tournevis @Nute Marvelously! I had not been to a such a thought-provoking and game-changing colloquium in my 22-year academic career. Amazing! 10mo
Nute That‘s is awesome! If if can be condensed into a Litsy post, what was the most thought-provoking concept and game-changing approach to academia or life? 10mo
tournevis @Nute Québec national history is colonial, which duh, but that goes almost entirely unoticed, even by academic historians. Discussions revolved around finding words in French that can translate concepts in English such as Settler colinialism, so that Québec history can be decolonized. And how these can be applied to Québec historical research today. 10mo
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Inktober | Gary Deslauriers
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Andrea4 Love this! 12mo
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Inktober | Gary Deslauriers
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20. Lygophilic, likes or lives in the dark or shadow.
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#inktober #inktober2021 #ObscureWords #Obscutober #ObscutoberIII #Obscutober2021

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Inktober | Gary Deslauriers
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16. Saudade
17. Lucent
18. Aiden
19. Fragmentation
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#inktober #inktober2021 #obscutoberIII #obscurewords #obscutober #obscutober2021

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Inktober | Gary Deslauriers
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15. Psychalgia, physical pain from psychological trauma
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#inktober #inktober2021 #obscutoberIII #obscurewords #obscutober #ObscureWords #obscutober2021

ShelleyBooksie Something about this image just grabs me. I've got the urge to hug the little blob behind the bars. 12mo
tournevis @ShelleyBooksie Love it! IRL it would disintegrate into a spore cloud if you did it, but I love your reaction. 😁😊 12mo
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Inktober | Gary Deslauriers
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Clare-Dragonfly Aww! 12mo
tournevis @Clare-Dragonfly 😊 12mo
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#bookmail

Final replacement book in this batch. Next batch will have to wait.

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Inktober | Gary Deslauriers
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24. Démersal, falls to the sea floor, lives to the sea floor.
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#inktober #inktober2021 #obscutoberIII #obscurewords #obscutober #ObscureWords #obscutober2021 @nikolas_tower

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Inktober | Gary Deslauriers
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#bookhaul Replacement books! Tagged is excellent, but left is thought provoking.

Kimzey Cultural geography books? 12mo
tournevis @Kimzey Cultural history/memory studies books 12mo
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Another replacement book. This one cost a lot of money to replace, though not as much as some I have not yet reordered. This one at least was not three digits.

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Inktober | Gary Deslauriers
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Inktober | Gary Deslauriers
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LibrarianRyan I love seeing your inks every octobeer 12mo
tournevis @LibrarianRyan Thank you. I love sharing them 12mo
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Started this on the train. Una is a wonderful author (and a very nice person) who always perfectly nails character voices, and she delivers here. Very much enjoying it. Also, I know for a fact that this Goodman guy did virtually nothing on this book. Yet, he gets credit. Grrr.

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"Ils étaient quatre qui voulaient se battre, contre trois qui ne voulaient pas."

4. Agonal, relative to combat or public games.

#inktober #inktober2021 #obscutober #obscutober2021 #obscurewords

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Inktober | Gary Deslauriers
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3. Paréidolie, voir des visages dans des objects, seeing faces in objects.
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#inktober #inktober2021 #obscutoberIII #obscurewords #ObscureWords #obscutober #obscutober2021

Crazeedi You drew this? You are very good 12mo
tournevis @Crazeedi I did! Thank you 12mo
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Inktober | Gary Deslauriers
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Should have done it in ink and brush. Anyway, my son came up with the concept.

2. Boréal, nordique, northernly
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#inktober #inktober2021 #ObscureWords #obscurewords #obscutober #obscutoberIII #obscutober2021

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Why Indigenous Literatures Matter | Daniel Heath Justice
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#bookmail
Replacement for mouldy book on the right and necessary book on the left.

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Inktober | Gary Deslauriers
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It's that time of the year. Doing Obscure Words III for Inktober this year, from the list prepares by nikolas_towers on IG.

1. Ignis, to set alight, allumer, feu
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#obscurewords #obscutober #obscutober2021 #inktober2021 #inktober

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Really good text by Molly Templeton at tor.com on the books that make us in our lives. Nostalgic in a good way.

https://www.tor.com/2021/09/30/the-libraries-of-who-we-are/

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National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

BiblioLitten 🧡 12mo
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Fun book I forgot to report on. Very good reflection on how sex in space has been imagined in science and science fiction in the US. It's a bit dated at this point — mores have changed since the 1990s — but still thought provoquing.

vlwelser I really like that cover. 12mo
tournevis @vlwelser Me too. It says it's a photo by Weegee (Arthur Fellig), 1994, International Center of Photography, New York 12mo
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