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Ciara Xyerra

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in toledo, ohio, The United States
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angela carter, cindy crabb, stephen king

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ciara xyerra was born & raised in a working class family in northwest ohio. she started writing zines as a young teenager & quit traditional schooling at age 16. in 1999, at the age of 19, she organized the first bowling green zine conference. she then packed up & moved to portland, oregon, where she started writing the popular zine "a renegade's handbook to love & sabotage". "a renegade's handbook" ran for five issues & some 750 pages or so (that's a lot for a zine). by the time she stopped writing it, she had re-located to boston massachusetts, where she started her zine distro.

"you live for the fight when that's all that you've got" was released in early 2006.

in 2007, she did a zinester residency at the roberts stree
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weekender bag update: apparently i’m just live-blogging the bag-making at this point?


so, i decided i liked the way the piping-side-out pocket looked too much to hide it. i sewed the pocket to the bag exterior that way & made the other pocket with the piping attached to the pocket piece that has peltex.


i also sewed on my straps. amy butler’s strap-attaching method is insane. this bag is lite...

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Published on November 25, 2014 20:52
Average rating: 4.14 · 22 ratings · 3 reviews · 3 distinct works · Similar authors
You Live for the Fight When...
4.46 of 5 stars 4.46 avg rating — 13 ratings — published 2008
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love letters to monsters #2
3.17 of 5 stars 3.17 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 2009
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love letters to monsters #1
4.67 of 5 stars 4.67 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 2007
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Ramona Quimby, Age 8 by Beverly Cleary
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still reading these books to ramona. she's getting more & more into them. she has started climbing on to the couch when i read to her so she can sit on my lap & look at the pictures. very adorable.

in this book, mr. quimby has decided that bei
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Pregnant Butch by A.K. Summers
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this isn't really a graphic novel, because it's a memoir. it's weird that this is shelved on some people's "fiction" shelves. anyway, it's pretty much just exactly what it sounds like: a graphic memoir (which borrows heavily from "tintin" as far as t ...more
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Going Vintage by Lindsey Leavitt
Going Vintage
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read in May, 2014
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not great, bob.

the premise here is that 16-year-old mallory discovers that her boyfriend of a year, jeremy, has been cybercheating on her, being married to another girl in some second life-style online game. she calls him a lying tool on his "friends
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Maxed Out by Katrina Alcorn
Maxed Out: American Moms on the Brink
by Katrina Alcorn (Goodreads Author)
read in April, 2014
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as a memoir, i really liked this book. it was far more readable & engaging than i had anticipated. honestly, i was kind of expecting another dry sociological examination of how american society does not provide enough support for working mothers ...more
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Ramona the Brave by Beverly Cleary
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one of my favorite things about this book is the way it kind of shows its age with mrs. quimby's job. she starts working as a receptionist in a doctor's office to help pay for the new addition the quimbys have put on their house (a third bedroom so b ...more
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Ramona the Pest by Beverly Cleary
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the second of the ramona books by beverly cleary. in this one, ramona starts kindergarten. it made me really excited for when my own ramona starts school! i really enjoyed (& had forgotten) about the chapter in which ramona's teacher instructs he ...more
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Beezus and Ramona by Beverly Cleary
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my sister got us a boxed set of all the ramona books for christmas, & i have been reading them to my own ramona. some i haven't read since i was a child, so it's been nice to revisit. this is the first in the series, which is mainly told from bee ...more
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I Heart My Little A-Holes by Karen Alpert
I Heart My Little A-Holes
by Karen Alpert (Goodreads Author)
read in January, 2014
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this is another blog-to-book, & it shows. an awful lot of this book seemed to be lifted directly from the blog & published as-is, no editing whatsoever. including references to the fact that it was written to a blog, remarks about comments, e ...more
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A Guide to Being Born by Ramona Ausubel
A Guide to Being Born: Stories
by Ramona Ausubel (Goodreads Author)
read in March, 2014
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i seriously only read this because the author is named ramona & my daughter is named ramona, & the title of the book is "a guide to being born," & my daughter was...you know. born. dumb, i know. i'm just trying to walk you through my thou ...more
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