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Uncanny Valley by Anna Wiener
Uncanny Valley
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Couldn't put this down... I was itching to get back to it between breaks (er, I mean "normal life"). I love Anna Wiener's writing style. I can see why some people would get irritated by her never overtly naming companies, only describing them, but I ...more
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Gears for Queers by Abigail Melton
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Thank you so much to Abi and Lili for sending me an ARC!

I have a lot of love for this book. I already think it's going to be one of my favourite reads of the year. It's just so candid, self-aware, and free of pretence. Also, I can't not mention that
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Borderland by Anna Reid
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Was thinking of giving it 3 stars, but then I was rushing to get to the end of the book, and not in a good way. I found it dry in most places. It talked a lottttt about Russia and Russians. I also spotted a few inaccurate facts (Robert Maxwell ...more
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On Writing by Stephen King
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1. 'Writing is seduction.'

2. Story is honourable and trustworthy. Plot is shifty and 'best kept under house arrest'.

3. In real life we each regard ourselves as the main character, the protagonist, rather than any stereotypical side character.

4. 'You
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The Dry Heart by Natalia Ginzburg
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Note to self: read more Natalia Ginzburg!
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I'm Telling the Truth, but I'm Lying by Bassey Ikpi
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This was viscerally written and rarely easy to read. I could really relate to the way the author portrayed depressive symptoms beginning in childhood when your family moves somewhere else (okay, she moved continents and not towns, but when you're a ...more
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Apprenticeship Patterns by Dave Hoover
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This book focuses on developing the necessary soft skills  woefully overlooked in tech  in order to succeed in your own path to becoming a software developer. I'll definitely want to return to this again and again... made way too many notes!
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On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong
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I didn't think this was very good but I finished it just because. The lack of plot couldn't be saved by any amount of precious (often corny) sentences. I understand Ocean Vuong's mother succumbed to illness not long after this came out, so it will no ...more
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“Perhaps we don't like what we see: our hips, our loss of hair, our shoe size, our dimples, our knuckles too big, our eating habits, our disposition. We have disclosed these things in secret, likes and dislikes, behind doors with locks, our lonely rooms, our messy desks, our empty hearts, our sudden bursts of energy, our sudden bouts of depression. Don’t worry. Put away your mirrors and your beauty magazines and your books on tape. There is someone right here who knows you more than you do, who is making room on the couch, who is fixing a meal, who is putting on your favorite record, who is listening intently to what you have to say, who is standing there with you, face to face, hand to hand, eye to eye, mouth to mouth. There is no space left uncovered. This is where you belong.”
Sufjan Stevens

Jean Rhys
“that expression you get in your eyes when you are very tired and everything is like a dream and you are starting to know what things are like underneath what people say they are.”
Jean Rhys, Good Morning, Midnight

Sylvia Plath
“And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.”
Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

John Steinbeck
“Don't worry about losing. If it is right, it happens - The main thing is not to hurry. Nothing good gets away.”
John Steinbeck

Dorothy Parker
“I hate writing, I love having written.”
Dorothy Parker

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