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i am easing back into the monthly projects with this one, which is a version of a color-by-number book (i.e. it makes all the decisions for me and i just have to follow the rules). this is exactly the kind of gentle guidance
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Lunches and Brunches by Better Homes and Gardens
" i will probably end up doing that for now. i just got excited by the ridged half-melon one, but i suppose i can tart it up a different way... "
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WELCOME TO MARCH PROJECT!!

i am easing back into the monthly projects with this one, which is a version of a color-by-number book (i.e. it makes all the decisions for me and i just have to follow the rules). this is exactly the kind of gentle guidance
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" i want it to be from the monsters' point of view. and they're all "why are you hitting yourself??? why are you hitting yourself???" and laughing like ...more "
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well, look at this!


wait, no - i mean DON'T look at this. AAAAAAAAHHHHH COVER YOUR DAMN EYES!!!!

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Kathleen Hale Is a Crazy Stalker by Kathleen  Hale
" i'm just surprised anyone would publish her anymore - she's such a liability "
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WELCOME TO MARCH PROJECT!!

i am easing back into the monthly projects with this one, which is a version of a color-by-number book (i.e. it makes all the decisions for me and i just have to follow the rules). this is exactly the kind of gentle guidance
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”That is not my penis!” you shout

reading a book written in second person is jarring enough (heyyy, i’m not doing that!) reading a bizarro book written in second person even more so (heyyy, i’m NOT doing THAT, nor would i WANT TO!) reading a bizarro b
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four months before pub date and it’s already clear that this is a very polarizing book.

it’s also a book best gone into blind, with no expectations about whether you will
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Hart Crane
“I wanted you, nameless Woman of the South,
No wraith, but utterly—as still more alone
The Southern Cross takes night
And lifts her girdles from her, one by one—
High, cool,
wide from the slowly smoldering fire
Of lower heavens,—
vaporous scars!

Eve! Magdalene!
or Mary, you?

Whatever call—falls vainly on the wave.
O simian Venus, homeless Eve,
Unwedded, stumbling gardenless to grieve
Windswept guitars on lonely decks forever;
Finally to answer all within one grave!

And this long wake of phosphor,
iridescent
Furrow of all our travel—trailed derision!
Eyes crumble at its kiss. Its long-drawn spell
Incites a yell. Slid on that backward vision
The mind is churned to spittle, whispering hell.

I wanted you . . . The embers of the Cross
Climbed by aslant and huddling aromatically.
It is blood to remember; it is fire
To stammer back . . . It is
God—your namelessness. And the wash—

All night the water combed you with black
Insolence. You crept out simmering, accomplished.
Water rattled that stinging coil, your
Rehearsed hair—docile, alas, from many arms.
Yes, Eve—wraith of my unloved seed!

The Cross, a phantom, buckled—dropped below the dawn.
Light drowned the lithic trillions of your spawn.”
Hart Crane, The Bridge

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