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How to Date Men When You Hate Men by Blythe Roberson
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This book:
- was pretty funny
- did not live up to the promise of its truly excellent title
- seemed to be an example of a genre that I think of as "printed off blog entries" even though this was never originally a blog. like I'm just on the cusp of bei
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On the Come Up by Angie Thomas
On the Come Up
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I couldn't put this down. Bri's voice is so strong and compelling, she's a smart, funny teen who has gone through some real challenges and sometimes reacts in a realistically messy way. I was rooting for her the whole way, and I think that, like THUG ...more
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X-Men Gold, Vol. 6 by Marc Guggenheim
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uhhh I mean I guess I've never felt that invested in the Kitty/Piotr relationship and it turns out, neither do Kitty and Piotr?

surprising no one I did enjoy the Rogue & Gambit wedding, don't @ me
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X-Men Gold, Vol. 5 by Marc Guggenheim
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I mean, I'm interested in the Lydia Nance stuff and the theoretical idea of Orange is the New X-Men jail arc, but this all maybe could have used a few more issues for the ideas to breathe? IDK.
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X-Men Gold, Vol. 4 by Marc Guggenheim
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This was fine. I'm generally kind of whatever about the X-Men's space adventures.

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Year One by Nora Roberts
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This is suuuper not the kind of thing I would normally pick up, except it was for the podcast and except it's by Our Lady Nora Roberts. I still really didn't like the plague (I'm sorry, I mean "The Doom") parts, or the post-apocalyptic violent lootin ...more
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Damsel by Elana K. Arnold
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I got about 1/3rd into this and insisted that my coworker tell me if the cat dies!!!!!!

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anyway WHEW this is a gripping read. Difficult, emotionally speaking
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I, Claudia by Mary  McCoy
I, Claudia
by Mary McCoy (Goodreads Author)
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This book has SUCH A BAD COVER. I know, there's a whole aphorism about not judging based on that, and just looks so boring. This was recommended to me earlier and I was like "idk looks boring tho"

And then it won a Printz Honor and I was like
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Internment by Samira Ahmed
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“Sometimes I get the feeling [my parents have] asked me to hold this big invisible secret for them, like a backpack full of rocks--all these things they don't want to know about themselves. I'm supposed to wear it as I hike up this trail toward my adulthood. They're already at the summit of Full Grown Mountain. They're waiting for me to get there and cheering me on, telling me I can do it, and sometimes scolding and asking why I'm not hiking any faster or why I'm not having more fun along the way. I know I'm not supposed to talk about this backpack full of their crazy, but sometimes I really wish we could all stop for a second. Maybe they could walk down the trail from the top and meet me. We could unzip that backpack, pull out all of those rocks, and leave the ones we no longer need by the side of the trail. It'd make the walk a lot easier. Maybe then my shoulders wouldn't get so tense when Dad lectures me about money or Mom starts a new diet she saw on the cover of a magazine at the grocery store.”
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Anne T. Donahue
“What are you watching? Is it comforting? I don’t have the bandwidth to give a fuck about anything not comforting to me most of the time. I know that’s “uncultured,” but also I don’t care because who are you, person challenging me? I want to watch Veep before bed because it makes me laugh, and I want to watch true crime documentaries, and I want to watch British actors in terrific costumes battling through emotions they weren’t even aware they had. That’s all. I’m tired. Find your comforting shit. Build your mental fort and hang out there.”
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