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Mean by Myriam Gurba
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I thought mean things. I thought the word tacky. Everything about the piece was tacky. It was offensively tacky. I felt sinful for thinking that. My stream of consciousness is very judgmental. My subconscious is and always will be a mean person.
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When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities by Chen  Chen
On Earth lately, I’ve been looking at everyone like I love them, & maybe I do. Or maybe I only love one person, & I’m beaming from it. Or actually I just love myself, & I want people to know.
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Electric Arches by Eve L. Ewing
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because the old world order was trash. next question?
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Outlaw Culture by bell hooks
“Contrary to what some folks would have us believe, it is not tragic, even if undesirable, for a person to leave a liberal arts education not having read major works from this canon. Their lives are not ending. And the exciting dimension of knowledge is that we can learn a work without formally studying it. If a student graduates without reading Shakespeare and then reads or studies this work later, it does not delegitimize whatever formal course of study that was completed.”
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Ain't I a Woman by bell hooks
“While it is in no way racist for any author to write a book exclusively about white women, it is fundamentally racist for books to be published that focus solely on the American white woman's experience in which that experience is assumed to be the American woman's experience.”
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blud by Rachel McKibbens
"Very powerful collection, really well assembled and composed. McKibben tackles blood of family, blood of wounds, all manner of blood, as well as sexuality, mental illness, womanhood, conjuring. The poem "leverage" is simply spectacular, but really..." Read more of this review »
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Fredrik Backman
“All adults have days when we feel completely drained. When we no longer know quite what we spend so much time fighting for, when reality and everyday worries overwhelm us and we wonder how much longer we’re going to be able to carry on. The wonderful thing is that we can all live through far more days like that without breaking than we think. The terrible thing is that we never know exactly how many.”
Fredrik Backman, Beartown

Bruce Springsteen
“History was a subject that bored me in middle and high school, but I devoured it now. It seemed to hold some of the essential pieces to the identity questions I was asking. How could I know who I was if I didn't have a clue as to where I'd personally and collectively come from? What does it mean to be an American is all caught up in what did it mean to be one. Only some combination of those answers could lead you to what it might mean to be an American.”
Bruce Springsteen, Born to Run

bell hooks
“While it is in no way racist for any author to write a book exclusively about white women, it is fundamentally racist for books to be published that focus solely on the American white woman's experience in which that experience is assumed to be the American woman's experience.”
bell hooks, Ain't I a Woman: Black Women and Feminism

Mariama Bâ
“Books saved you. Having become your refuge, they sustained you. The power of books, this marvelous invention of astute human intelligence. Various signs associated with sound: different sounds that form the word. Juxtaposition of words from which springs the idea, Thought, History, Science, Life. Sole instrument of interrelationships and of culture, unparalleled means of giving and receiving. Books knit generations together in the same continuing effort that leads to progress. They enabled you to better yourself. What society refused you, they granted.”
Mariama Bâ, So Long a Letter

Claudia Salazar Jiménez
“I overhear the soldiers whispering. That terrorist looks a bit butch. They laugh. I turn to glare right into their mindless sheep eyes and they stiffen, pretend they don't see me. Miserable fools. What do they know about women? They probably call me butch because of my short hair. They don't know the feminine is the origin of everything. It's ferment, magma, purification, creation. The dawn that will rise when the revolution is complete.”
Claudia Salazar Jiménez, La Sangre de la Aurora

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Full STEAM Ahead Book Club, August 2018
Full STEAM Ahead Book Club, August 2018
Book club meeting, August 21, 2018 06:00PM
Gogh Gogh Coffee, 4121 Hwy 6 South, College Station, TX, US

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Mystery Book Club, September 2018
Mystery Book Club, September 2018
Book club meeting, September 10, 2018 06:00PM
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Full STEAM Ahead Book Club, September 2018
Full STEAM Ahead Book Club, September 2018
Book club meeting, September 18, 2018 06:00PM
The Tipsy Bean, 750 William D. Fitch Pkwy, Suite 420, College Station, TX, US

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