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Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan
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Over-the-top romantic comedy/satire of the Singaporean Chinese elite. None of the characters were all that compelling (save Astrid) but I got totally sucked into the DRAMA and couldn't put it down. A fun, fast beach read for those who enjoy reading g ...more
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Incognegro by Mat Johnson
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Don't know why I haven't read this before now. An engrossing and historically accurate mystery set in the Jim Crow south, featuring a light-skinned Northern African American reporter who passes as white to investigate lynchings and publishes his stor ...more
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The Crofter and the Laird by John McPhee
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Another excellent early McPhee book set on the tiny island of Colonsay, in the Hebrides off the coast of Scotland. McPhee's ancestral clan is from this island, and he and his family lived there for a time with Donald Gibbie, the crofter of the title, ...more
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Against Memoir by Michelle Tea
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Yay! A new Michelle Tea book. Even though I had read some of these essays before on xoJane and other places, it was a treat to read them again and in context with the other pieces. I especially enjoyed her music criticism pieces, as I had never read ...more
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Mean by Myriam Gurba
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by Myriam Gurba (Goodreads Author)
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Hilarious but brutal memoir of a queer mixed-raced Chicana woman that confronts sexual assault, racism and small-town life in unexpected and startling ways. Gurba is about the same age as me so the pop culture references were on point. Be prepared th ...more
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Archival Quality by Ivy Noelle Weir
Archival Quality
by Ivy Noelle Weir (Goodreads Author)
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2.5 stars. I really, really wanted to love this comic because it involves so many of my interests -- archives, librarianship, the history of medicine -- but the story and art fell flat for me. The interactions & dialogue between the main characte ...more
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Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
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Catching up on some old reviews here -- this was a fun, fast read that I gobbled up in a few days way back in February before the movie came out. I enjoyed it mainly for the 80s references and the fast-paced dystopian plot. I definitely could see the ...more
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Whereas by Layli Long Soldier
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I don't really know how to review poetry but I will say that this collection blew me away, and I feel like I need to go back and read it again several times before I can fully absorb the knowledge that Long Soldier drops in this original, challenging ...more
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The Song of Roland by Michel Rabagliati
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Yet another beautifully drawn, poignant and moving semi-autobiographical comic from Rabagliati, one of my favorite graphic novelists. This book tells the story of Paul's(Rabagliati's alter ego) father-in-law and his health struggles at the end of his ...more
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Speak No Evil by Uzodinma Iweala
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A short, heart-wrenching novel by the author of Beasts of No Nation. Niru is a Harvard-bound track star at his privileged DC prep school; he's also of Nigerian descent and coming to terms with the fact that he is gay -- a fact which his conservative, ...more
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28119 Seattle Public Library Reading Room — 45 members — last activity Feb 01, 2010 03:56PM
One of our library's most important and abiding missions is to serve our community of readers. This group invites SPL staff to join their reading coll ...more
28714 Bailey/Coy Books. The Afterlife. — 30 members — last activity Oct 17, 2010 09:48PM
This is a group for former employees, customers and friends of Bailey/Coy Books, 1983-2009, R.I.P. We'll discuss and recommend books, keep in touch an ...more
149 iSchool UW — 91 members — last activity Mar 03, 2008 12:08PM
A place for iSchool students and alums to congregate and share a love of books.
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Yet another way to connect and work on our Readers' Advisory.
5449 Friends of Independent Bookstores — 282 members — last activity Jan 27, 2015 11:46AM
A group for people who have decided that they will patronize independent booksellers and other independent merchants to prevent the further homogoniza ...more
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