2019 Book Memories Challenge

Thursday, January 2nd, 2020


I think this particular reading challenge ceased being A THING years ago, but I enjoy it, so let’s do this!

Below you’ll find my favorite quotes from all the books I inhaled in 2019. “Quotes” is a bit generous, seeing as I didn’t always exercise discipline with the copy and paste buttons; some of these are more like excerpts. And that’s okay! The only rule is that THERE ARE NO RULES. I mean, that’s about where we’re at now, right?


Spoilers and trigger warnings abound, so proceed with caution video facebook download iphone.


  1. Everything Grows by Aimee Herman (2019)

    Last night, Aggie said that we are onions. Always unpeeling, making people and ourselves cry as we unwrap. I have so many more layers, James. I feel like I’m just starting to unravel and see what has been hiding in me. What was hiding in you? Were there things you were afraid to unwrap?

    I feel like your mother is a warm hug wrapped up inside a human being.

    “Audre Lorde said something really beautiful about that,” Flor said hörspiele für kinder gratis downloaden. “A different book than what you’re reading. I’ll have to give to you. She talked about the words we don’t yet have and the power of what happens when we find them.”
    “So how do I find my words?”
    “Keep reading. Keep searching. You and your words will find one another,” Flor said.

    “You’re lucky. You don’t have to make some grand announcements that you’re straight. Everyone just assumes it already.”

    “I became a woman at the Freehold Raceway Mall. Can my life get any more humiliating?”

    “Dear Kurt,” Aggie paused herunterladen. “What does it feel like to be gone but still able to speak? Even in your death, you make music. We rip up old flannels to remember you, but all we really need to do is press play. Sew thread into each square and knit them together as you scream ‘Pennyroyal Tea.’ Watch as shirts turn into a blanket to remind us how to stay warm as you call out ‘Lithium’ and you came as you are. There is no such thing as a separation of deaths. I believe we all head into the same place, floating and filling up the air with our memories. Say hello to my mother, please herunterladen. Tell James he had more friends than he ever knew. I’ll keep playing your music to keep you down here as you sing along above me.”

  2. A People’s Future of the United States: Speculative Fiction from 25 Extraordinary Writers edited by Victor LaValle (2019)

    Everybody needs books, Molly figured. No matter where they live, how they love, what they believe, whom they want to kill. We all want books.
    (“The Bookstore at the End of America” by Charlie Jane Anders)

    Wall to keep the empire safe: strrrrrong empire, empire with mightiest military in the world, empire made of blood and theft, human and land. Before the wall was even finished the empire began to strip rights, silence certain people, keep others sparking in their skins of distrust. But most of the inhabitants paid attention to other things, shiny things, scandals vlc player mac gratis herunterladen. It would pass, hadn’t it always? White folks had short memories.
    (“The Wall” by Lizz Huerta)

    The Head Librarian was called the Needle. She’d been memorizing the universe since time’s diaper days, and I never knew her real name. She was, back then, in charge of rare things from all over the world. Her collection included books like the Firfol and the Gutenbib, alongside manuscripts from authors like Octavia the Empress and Ursula Major.
    (“Read After Burning” by Maria Dahvana Headley)

    It is crucial to remember that life, when it is long, is full of goodbyes roblox windows.
    (“Read After Burning” by Maria Dahvana Headley)

    You are the amen of my family, and I am the in the beginning of yours. This story is the prayer, or one of them. This story says you can live through anything and that when it is time to go, when the entire world goes dark, then you go together, holding on to one another’s hands, and you whisper the memory of birds and bees and the names of those you loved. When it is not time to go, though, this story says you rise.
    (“Read After Burning” by Maria Dahvana Headley)

    This is what I whisper to you now, so that you will carry the story of the library, so that you will know how we made magic and how we made books out of burdens shooter game kostenlosen. This is to teach you how to transform loss into literature, and love into a future. It is to teach you how to make a book that will endure burning.
    (“Read After Burning” by Maria Dahvana Headley)

    “Oh no,” Sid whispered, an hour later, and handed me his phone. “No,” I said, and shut my eyes. And breathed. Prince had just been added to the Filter, the official government list of artists who could not be listened to. […]
    Prince was pretty much the only music Sid and I adored equally. Prince and Sade, but she’d been Filtered for years, along with every other female singer mouse pointer to download.
    (“It Was Saturday Night, I Guess That Makes It All Right” by Sam J. Miller)

    Nayima imagined what he saw: an old gray-haired black woman with a walking stick, face brittle, eyes bright. This was not the person he had expected to kill him today, if he’d even bothered to imagine that he might die.
    (“Attachment Disorder” by Tananarive Due)

    Y’all, the first baby born to the Federation of Free Peoples was gonna be one incredible brown-ass baby.
    (“O.1” by Gabby Rivera)

    Dragons love them some collard greens, see. Especially with hot sauce.
    (“Give Me Cornbread or Give Me Death” by N picdrop photos. K. Jemisin)

    Yun exhales, and a burst of flame exits her mouth, making Michael yelp and recoil. she feels the inside of her throat blister from the heat of her fire, and she relishes the sensation, how the pain makes her feel both powerful and alive.
    she should have become a monster a long time ago.
    (“What You Sow” by Kai Cheng Thom )

  3. Whose Boat Is This Boat?: Comments That Don’t Help in the Aftermath of a Hurricane by The Staff of the Late Show with Stephen Colbert (2018)

  4. A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo by Jill Twiss and E.G. Keller (2018)

  5. The Raven’s Tale by Cat Winters (2019)

    “I just snuck out to leave shoes for the girl, so she won’t keep making these charcoal tracks herunterladen. I worried she might be your muse.”
    I snort at her assumption and scratch the back of my neck.“I write of romance and epic adventures, Rose. If a muse of mine were to step into the world, it would appear in the elegant form of Calliope, a writing tablet in hand.”
    Rose frowns.“I know what it’s like to be haunted by dark muses, Edgar. My life began in the same manner as yours, remember?”

    “I’m the best part of you, Edgar Poe.”

    “The kindest thing you can do for the dead,” says the young man who requested the kiss, “is to weave their names into art.”

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fuck yeah reading: 2019 books

Wednesday, January 1st, 2020

RIP 2019: You totally sucked, but at least I got a ton of reading done.


I devoured a whopping 184 books this year, because escapism was the name of the game. I’m hoping to go back to school next year, though, so my reading goals for 2020 will be scaled back dramatically (sob).

As per usual, my favorites are marked with an asterisk; as per not usual, there were only a dozen books that earned that honor herunterladen. Actually, a dozen sounds pretty good, but not when couched as a ratio to total number of books read. Plus, one was a reread, so I’m not sure that counts.

Anyway, if I could only recommend one, it’d probably by The Light from Other Stars by Erica Swyler herunterladen. It is fierce and magical and mind-bending, and will forever remind me of my sweet girl Rennie. Ditto: Kate Mascarenhas’s The Psychology of Time Travel, but I said ONE BOOK, so there you go.



fuck yeah reading: 2019 book list

  1. Everything Grows by Aimee Herman (2019); reviewed here
  2. A People’s Future of the United States: Speculative Fiction from 25 Extraordinary Writers edited by Victor LaValle (2019); reviewed here
  3. Whose Boat Is This Boat?: Comments That Don’t Help in the Aftermath of a Hurricane by The Staff of the Late Show with Stephen Colbert (2018)
  4. A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo by Jill Twiss and E.G jobmensa lebenslauf herunterladen. Keller (2018) *
  5. The Raven’s Tale by Cat Winters (2019); reviewed here
  6. Red-Blooded American Male: Photographs by Robert Trachtenberg (2016); re-read: originally reviewed here *
  7. Man-Eaters, Volume 1 (#1-4) by Chelsea Cain and Kate Niemczyk (2019); reviewed here *
  8. Sawkill Girls by Claire Legrand (2018)
  9. A Bound Woman Is a Dangerous Thing: The Incarceration of African American Women from Harriet Tubman to Sandra Bland by DaMaris B. Hill (2019); reviewed here
  10. Strange Fruit, Volume I: Uncelebrated Narratives from Black History by Joel Christian Gill (2014)
  11. Pashmina by Nidhi Chanani (2017)
  12. Speak: The Graphic Novel by Laurie Halse Anderson and Emily Carroll (2018)
  13. Wires and Nerve, Volume 1: Wires and Nerve by Marissa Meyer and Douglas Holgate (2017)
  14. Women Talking by Miriam Toews (2019); reviewed here *
  15. Wires and Nerve, Volume 2: Gone Rogue by Marissa Meyer, Stephen Gilpin, and Douglas Holgate (2018)
  16. oh no by Alex Norris (2019); reviewed here
  17. Cretaceous by Tadd Galusha (2019); reviewed here
  18. Toil & Trouble: 15 Tales of Women & Witchcraft edited by Tess Sharpe and Jessica Spotswood (2018); reviewed here
  19. The Wrong End of the Table: A Mostly Comic Memoir of a Muslim Arab American Woman Just Trying to Fit in by Ayser Salman (2019); reviewed here
  20. The Outsider by Stephen King / narrated by Will Patton (2018)
  21. Window Horses by Ann Marie Fleming (2017); reviewed here
  22. The Underfoot, Volume 1: The Mighty Deep by Ben Fisher, Emily S lego star wars building instructions for free. Whitten, and Michelle Nguyen (2019); reviewed here
  23. The Mermaid’s Voice Returns in This One (Women Are Some Kind of Magic #3) by Amanda Lovelace (2019); reviewed here
  24. This Land Is My Land: A Graphic History of Big Dreams, Micronations, and Other Self-Made States by Andy Warner and Sofie Louise Dam (2019); reviewed here
  25. Love Beyond Body, Space, and Time: An Indigenous LGBT Sci-Fi Anthology edited by Hope Nicholson (2016); reviewed here
  26. Fish Girl by David Wiesner and Donna Jo Napoli (2017)
  27. Tomboy: A Graphic Memoir by Liz Prince (2014)
  28. Rayne & Delilah’s Midnite Matinee by Jeff Zentner (2019); reviewed here
  29. Flying Couch: A Graphic Memoir by Amy Kurzweil (2016)
  30. On a Sunbeam by Tillie Walden (2018) *
  31. FTL, Y’all!: Tales From the Age of the $200 Warp Drive edited by C. Spike Trotman (2018)
  32. The Girl Who Married a Skull and Other African Stories, Volume 1 (Cautionary Fables & Fairytales) by Cameron Morris, et al fremde instagram story downloaden. (2018)
  33. Anarcha Speaks: A History in Poems by Dominique Christina (2018); reviewed here
  34. The Zombie Survival Guide: Recorded Attacks by Max Brooks and Ibraim Roberson (2008)
  35. The Cassandra: A Novel by Sharma Shields (2019); reviewed here
  36. The Silence of Our Friends by Mark Long, Jim Demonakos, and Nate Powell (2012)
  37. Womanthology: Heroic edited by Bonnie Burton, et al. (2012)
  38. Trish Trash #1: Rollergirl of Mars by Jessica Abel (2016)
  39. The End of Summer by Tillie Walden (2017); reviewed here
  40. Shattered Warrior by Sharon Shinn and Molly Ostertag (2017)
  41. Be Prepared by Vera Brosgol (2018)
  42. Spinning by Tillie Walden (2017)
  43. The Stillwater Girls by Minka Kent (2019); reviewed here
  44. The Psychology of Time Travel by Kate Mascarenhas (2019); reviewed here *
  45. Vagrant Queen Volume 1 (Vagrant Queen #1-6) by Magdalene Visaggio, Jason Smith, Harry Saxon, and Zakk Saam (2019); reviewed here
  46. Safely Endangered Comics by Chris McCoy (2019); reviewed here
  47. Gender Queer: A Memoir by Maia Kobabe (2019); reviewed here
  48. Smut Peddler Presents: Sex Machine (Smut Peddler #4) edited by C feuerwerk geräusche herunterladen. Spike Trotman (2019); reviewed here
  49. Soppy by Philippa Rice (2014)
  50. How to Be Alone: If You Want To, and Even If You Don’t by Lane Moore (2018)
  51. Color Outside the Lines edited by Sangu Mandanna (2019); reviewed here
  52. Family Pets by Pat Shand, Sarah Dill, and Jim Campbell (2015)
  53. The Girl Who Owned a City: The Graphic Novel by O.T. Nelson, Dan Jolley, Joëlle Jones, and Jenn Manley Lee (2012)
  54. Zombies Calling by Faith Erin Hicks (2012)
  55. The Unwanted: Stories of the Syrian Refugees by Don Brown (2018)
  56. Honor Girl: A Graphic Memoir by Maggie Thrash (2015)
  57. Same Difference by Derek Kirk Kim (2011)
  58. Bloom by Kevin Panetta and Savanna Ganucheau (2019)
  59. Minus by Lisa Naffziger (2019); reviewed here
  60. This Place: 150 Years Retold by Chelsea Vowel, et al herunterladen. (2019); reviewed here
  61. Light from Other Stars by Erika Swyler (2019); reviewed here *
  62. Nat Turner by Kyle Baker (2008)
  63. My Favorite Thing Is Monsters, Volume 1 by Emil Ferris (2017)
  64. A Book For Sad Pets by Kristin Tipping (2019); reviewed here
  65. Space Boy Volume 1 (Space Boy #1) by Stephen McCranie (2018)
  66. The Widow (Kate Waters #1) by Fiona Barton / narrated by Hannah Curtis, Nicholas Guy Smith, Mandy Williams, Jayne Entwistle, and Steve West (2016)
  67. Space Boy Volume 2 (Space Boy #2) by Stephen McCranie (2018); reviewed here
  68. Spill Zone (Spill Zone #1) by Scott Westerfeld, Alex Puvilland, and Hilary Sycamore (2017)
  69. The Broken Vow (Spill Zone #2) by Scott Westerfeld, Alex Puvilland, and Hilary Sycamore (2018)
  70. Last Pick (Last Pick #1) by Jason Walz (2018)
  71. Brain Camp by Susan Kim, Laurence Klavan, and Faith Erin Hicks (2012)
  72. i love this part by Tillie Walden (2015)
  73. Everything Is Teeth by Evie Wyld and Joe Sumner (2016); reviewed here
  74. Page by Paige by Laura Lee Gulledge (2011)
  75. Middlegame by Seanan McGuire (2019); reviewed here
  76. Reindeer Boy by Cassandra Jean (2016); reviewed here
  77. Friends With Boys by Faith Erin Hicks (2012)
  78. Habibi by Craig Thompson (2011)
  79. This is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel / narrated by Gabra Zackman (2018)
  80. SuperMutant Magic Academy by Jillian Tamaki (2015)
  81. Skim by Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki (2008)
  82. The Golden Compass Graphic Novel, Complete Edition by Philip Pullman, Stéphane Melchior-Durand, and Clément Oubrerie (2017) *
  83. The Adventures of Superhero Girl by Faith Erin Hicks (2013)
  84. Camp Midnight by Steven T. Seagle and Jason Katzenstein (2016)
  85. Baba Yaga’s Assistant by Marika McCoola and Emily Carroll (2015)
  86. Emiko Superstar by Mariko Tamaki and Steve Rolston (2008)
  87. Hidden: A Child’s Story of the Holocaust by Loïc Dauvillier, Marc Lizano, Greg Salsedo, Alexis Siegel (2014)
  88. #WeRateDogs: The Most Hilarious and Adorable Pups You’ve Ever Seen by Matt Nelson (2017)
  89. White Rose by Kip Wilson (2019)
  90. Genuine Fraud by E microsoft office word 2016 kostenlosen. Lockhart / narrated by Rebecca Soler (2017)
  91. Pirate Queen: The Legend of Grace O’Malley by Tony Lee and Sam Hart (2019); reviewed here
  92. Girls on the Verge by Sharon Biggs Waller (2019)
  93. Life of the Party: Poems by Olivia Gatwood (2019); reviewed here
  94. Glory O Brien’s History of the Future by A.S. King / narrated by Christine Lakin (2014)
  95. Flight, Volume 2 edited by Kazu Kibuishi (2007)
  96. All of Us with Wings by Michelle Ruiz Keil (2019); reviewed here
  97. Ask the Passengers by A.S kostenlose herunterladen apps. King / narrated by Devon Sorvari (2012)
  98. The City on the Other Side by Mairghread Scott and Robin Robinson (2018)
  99. Sanity & Tallulah (Sanity & Tallulah #1) by Molly Brooks (2018)
  100. Ghosts by Raina Telgemeier (2016)
  101. Wilder Girls by Rory Power (2019); reviewed here
  102. The Dry (Aaron Falk #1) by Jane Harper / narrated by Steven Shanahan (2016)
  103. (H)afrocentric Comics: Volumes 1–4 by Juliana “Jewels” Smith, Mike Hampton, and Ronald Nelson (2017); reviewed here
  104. The Black Mage by Daniel Barnes and DJ Kirkland (2019); reviewed here
  105. The Altered History of Willow Sparks by Tara O’Connor (2018)
  106. Trish Trash: Rollergirl of Mars Omnibus (Trish Trash #1-3) by Jessica Abel (2019)
  107. The Escape Manual for Introverts by Katie Vaz (2019); reviewed here
  108. Sacred Heart by Liz Suburbia (2015); reviewed here
  109. Rise: The Complete Newsflesh Collection (Newsflesh 0.5, 3.1-3.6) by Mira Grant (2016)
  110. The Avant-Guards, Volume 1 (The Avant-Guards #1-6) by Carly Usdin and Noah Hayes (2019); reviewed here
  111. El Deafo by Cece Bell and David Lasky (2014)
  112. The Swallows by Lisa Lutz (2019); reviewed here
  113. Jerusalem: A Family Portrait by Boaz Yakin and Nick Bertozzi (2013)
  114. Under The Moon: A Catwoman Tale (DC Ink) by Lauren Myracle and Isaac Goodhart (2019); reviewed here
  115. After the Flood by Kassandra Montag (2019); reviewed here
  116. Rebel Girls by Elizabeth Keenan (2019); reviewed here
  117. Lagoon by Nnedi Okorafor / Narrated by Adjoa Andoh and Ben Onwukwe (2014)
  118. Dr. Horrible (Second Edition) by Zack Whedon, Joss Whedon, Joëlle Jones, and Jim Rugg (2019); reviewed here
  119. We Are Here Forever by Michelle Gish (2019); reviewed here
  120. Irena Book One: Wartime Ghetto by Jean-David Morvan, Séverine Tréfouël, and David Evrard (2019); reviewed here
  121. No Ivy League by Hazel Newlevant (2019); reviewed here
  122. Stay by Lewis Trondheim and Hubert Chevillard (2019); reviewed here
  123. Redwood and Ponytail by K.A herunterladen. Holt (2019); reviewed here
  124. Bone Gap by Laura Ruby / Narrated by Dan Bittner (2016)
  125. Autocomplete: The Book by Justin Hook (2019); reviewed here
  126. Dahlia Black by Keith Thomas (2019); reviewed here
  127. Commute: An Illustrated Memoir of Female Shame by Erin Williams (2019); reviewed here
  128. Nuclear Winter, Volume 1 by Caroline Breault (2018)
  129. Nuclear Winter, Volume 2 by Caroline Breault (2019)
  130. It’s a Whole Spiel edited by Katherine Locke and Laura Silverman (2019); reviewed here
  131. Kiss Number 8 by Colleen A.F. Venable and Ellen T. Crenshaw (2019) *
  132. The Grace Year by Kim Liggett (2019); reviewed here *
  133. Dark Sparkler by Amber Tamblyn (2015)
  134. Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me by Mariko Tamaki and Rosemary Valero-O’Connell (2019)
  135. Full Throttle by Joe Hill (2019); reviewed here
  136. Orpheus Girl by Brynne Rebele-Henry (2019); reviewed here
  137. Homesick: Stories by Nino Cipri (2019); reviewed here
  138. Sparrowhawk (Sparrowhawk #1-5) by Delilah S. Dawson and Matias Basla (2019); reviewed here
  139. A Girl in the Himalayas by David Jesus Vignolli (2018)
  140. The Handmaid’s Tale: The Graphic Novel by Renée Nault and Margaret Atwood (2019) *
  141. Escaping Exodus by Nicky Drayden (2019); reviewed here
  142. The Nameless City (The Nameless City #1) by Faith Erin Hicks (2016)
  143. The Stone Heart (The Nameless City #2) by Faith Erin Hicks (2017)
  144. The Divided Earth (The Nameless City #3) by Faith Erin Hicks (2018)
  145. Everything’s Trash, But It’s Okay by Phoebe Robinson (2018); reviewed here
  146. You Must Not Miss by Katrina Leno (2019)
  147. Betty Bites Back: Stories to Scare the Patriarchy edited by Mindy McGinnis, Demitria Lunetta, and Kate Karyus Quinn (2019); reviewed here
  148. Little Weirds by Jenny Slate (2019); reviewed here
  149. You Can’t Touch My Hair: And Other Things I Still Have to Explain by Phoebe Robinson (2016)
  150. Space Boy Volume 2 (Space Boy #2) by Stephen McCranie (2018); reread: originally reviewed here
  151. Space Boy Volume 3 (Space Boy #3) by Stephen McCranie (2019); reviewed here
  152. Space Boy Volume 4 (Space Boy #4) by Stephen McCranie (2019)
  153. Foul Is Fair (Foul Is Fair #1) by Hannah Capin (2020); review coming soon
  154. Mischling by Affinity Konar / Narrated by Vanessa Johansson (2016)
  155. My Dark Vanessa: A Novel by Kate Elizabeth Russell (2020); review coming soon
  156. This Darkness Mine by Mindy McGinnis / Narrated by Brittany Pressley (2017); reviewed here
  157. Mooncakes by Suzanne Walker and Wendy Xu (2019); reviewed here
  158. Porn & Revolution in the Peaceable Kingdom by Micaela Morrissette (2013)
  159. Clean Room, Volume 1: Immaculate Conception (Clean Room #1-6) by Gail Simone, Jon Davis-Hunt, Quinton Winter, Todd Klein, and Jenny Frison (2016)
  160. Exit, Pursued by a Bear by E.K. Johnston / Narrated by Jorjeana Marie (2016)
  161. Clean Room, Volume 2: Exile (Clean Room #7-12) by Gail Simone, Jon Davis-Hunt, Quinton Winter, Todd Klein, and Jenny Frison (2017)
  162. Clean Room, Volume 3: Waiting for the Stars to Fall (Clean Room #13-18) by Gail Simone, Walter Giovani, Sanya Anwar, Quinton Winter, Todd Klein, Jenny Frison (2017)
  163. The Forest of Hands and Teeth (The Forest of Hands and Teeth #1) by Carrie Ryan / Narrated by Vane Millon (2009); reviewed here
  164. The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye (Millennium #5) by David Lagercrantz / Narrated by Simon Vance (2017)
  165. Fury (Menagerie #3) by Rachel Vincent (2018); review coming soon
  166. I Hunt Killers (I Hunt Killers #1) by Barry Lyga / Narrated by Charlie Thurston (2012)
  167. Bird Brain: Comics About Mental Health, Starring Pigeons by Chuck Mullin (2019); reviewed here
  168. Game (I Hunt Killers #2) by Barry Lyga / Narrated by Charlie Thurston (2013)
  169. My Bison by Gaya Wisniewski (2020); review coming soon
  170. The Living (Warm Bodies #3) by Isaac Marion (2018); review coming soon *
  171. Long Story Short: 100 Classic Books in Three Panels by Lisa Brown (2020); review coming soon
  172. Greta and the Giants: inspired by Greta Thunberg’s stand to save the world by Zoe Tucker and Zoe Persico (2019); reviewed here
  173. What I Lick Before Your Face … and Other Haikus By Dogs by Jamie Coleman (2019); reviewed here
  174. Blood of My Blood (I Hunt Killers #3) by Barry Lyga / Narrated by Charlie Thurston (2014)
  175. The Boy on the Bridge (The Girl With All the Gifts #2) by M.R. Carey / Narrated by Finty Williams (2017)
  176. Come See the Living Dryad by Theodora Goss (2017)
  177. Darling Rose Gold by Stephanie Wrobel (2020); review coming soon
  178. Dangerous Games to Play in the Dark by Lucia Peters (2019); review coming soon
  179. Blood Countess by Lana Popović (2020); review coming soon
  180. War and Peas: Funny Comics for Dirty Lovers by Jonathan Kunz and Elizabeth Pich (2020); review coming soon
  181. That Can Be Arranged: A Muslim Love Story by Huda Fahmy (2020); review coming soon
  182. The Companions by Katie M. Flynn (2020); review coming soon
  183. Gudetama: Love for the Lazy by Gaydos Sarah (2020); review coming soon
  184. Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell and Faith Erin Hicks (2019)

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2018 Book Memories Challenge

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019


I don’t think this challenge is still technically a thing, but I enjoy it, so here we go! Caution: thar may be spoilers ahead.

P.S. Wasn’t Mags something? I sure am gonna miss photographing you with appropriately-named books, old gal jö club app herunterladen android. BFFs 5EVER.


  1. Wayward (Wayward Pines #2) by Blake Crouch (2013)

    “I think he’s trying to preserve our way of life.”
    “For who? Us or him?”

    A millennium without air or light pollution made for pitch-black skies. The stars didn’t just appear anymore. They exploded. Diamonds on black velvet how can I download videos from facebook. You couldn’t tear your eyes away.

  2. My Friend Dahmer by Derf Backderf (2012)

  3. The Last Town (Wayward Pines #3) by Blake Crouch (2014)

    “It’s strange,” Ethan said. “The world belongs to them now, but we still possess something they don’t have.”
    “Kindness. Decency. That’s what it is to be human herunterladen. At our best at least.”
    Ben looked confused.
    “I think this abby is different,” Ethan said.
    “What do you mean?”
    “She has an intelligence, a gentleness I haven’t seen in any of the others. Maybe she has a family she wants to see again.”
    “We should shoot her and burn her with all the rest.”
    “And what would that accomplish whatsapp backup aus google drive herunterladen? Feed our anger for a few minutes? What if we did the opposite? What if we sent her out into her world with a message about the species that once lived in this valley? I know it’s crazy, but I’m holding tight to the idea that a small act of kindness can have real resonance.”

    “The funny thing is, as bad as I am, I don’t have it in me to murder her husband amazon prime gekaufte videos downloaden. Is there a fate worse than being halfway evil?”

  4. Kim Reaper, Volume 1: Grim Beginnings (Kim Reaper #1-4) by Sarah Graley (2018)

  5. The New Hunger (Warm Bodies #1.5) by Isaac Marion (2015)

    Hours pass. Then his eyes remember how to focus, and the world sharpens. He thinks that he liked the world better before he could see it.

    It’s a strange feeling, being judged by a child qgis karten herunterladen. He’s seven years old; where the hell did he get a moral compass? Certainly not from his parents. Not even from her. She supposes there must be people in the world who stick to their principles, who always do the right thing, but they are few and far between, especially now. Where does a child get an idea as unnatural as goodness?

    Everyone living in these times knows the most important rule of conservation: if you have to kill someone, make sure they stay dead free car racing. It may be a losing battle, the math may be against the Living, but diligence in this one area will at least slow down the spread of the plague. Responsible murder is the new recycling.

    He finds a riot helmet and crams it down over his springy hair. “Halt!” he orders in cop-voice, and Nora smiles through a sudden rush of bittersweet sadness that takes her a moment to understand herunterladen. She feels ashamed when she realizes it’s nostalgia. She has already begun missing him.

    Thirty-four miles north of the police station, a young girl who recently killed a young boy is watching beige houses flicker through the headlights of her family’s SUV. Her father’s eyes are tight on the road, her mother’s on everything around the road, pistol at the ready should anything incongruous emerge from this idyllic suburban scene herunterladen. They are traveling later than they usually do, later than is safe, and the girl is glad. She hates sleeping. Not just because of the nightmares, but because everything is urgent. Because life is short. Because she feels a thousand fractures running through her, and she knows they run through the world. She is racing to find the glue bilder von internetseiten downloaden.
    Thirty-four miles south of this girl, a man who recently learned he is a monster is following two other monsters up a steep hill in an empty city, because he can smell life in the distance and his purpose now is to take it. A brutish thing inside him is giggling and slavering and clutching its many hands in anticipation, overjoyed to finally be obeyed, but the man himself feels none of this. Only a coldness deep in his chest, in the organ that once pumped blood and feeling and now pumps nothing. A dull ache like a severed stump numbed in ice – what was there is gone, but it hurts. It still hurts.
    And three hundred feet north of these monsters are a girl and boy who are looking for new parents. Or perhaps becoming them. Both are strong, both are super smart and super cool, and both are tiny and alone in a vast, merciless, endlessly hungry world.
    All six are moving toward each other, some by accident, some by intent, and though their goals differ considerably, on this particular summer night, under this particular set of cold stars, all of them are sharing the same thought:
    Find people.

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fuck yeah reading: 2018 books

Tuesday, January 1st, 2019


This year was a dumpster fire, both personally and politically/locally and globally/for reasons both obvious and not yet stated. Somehow I still found time to read a whopping 133 books, impressive even when you remove the kids’ 34-pagers from the equation. (There weren’t too many, and some were downright essential to my mental health, so.)

I set a pretty modest goal of one book a week and blew it out of the water, as illustrated by this bootyful Goodreads chart.


(Low expectations, they are a lifesaver.)

My favorites are starred, but if you check out just a handful of my picks, may I suggest My Boyfriend is a Bear, Any Man, and/or Leslie Crawford and Sonja Stangl’s picture books about farmed animals who saved themselves herunterladen? Pure joy there, folks.

P.S. I cheated on the cover gallery and left in some books that I received for review in 2018 but never quite got around to reading. They just looked so darn pretty there, and this way y’all have a preview of what I’ll be doing in the days and weeks to come. See if you can spot the extras for bonus points!


fuck yeah reading: 2018 book list

  1. Wayward (Wayward Pines #2) by Blake Crouch (2013)
  2. My Friend Dahmer by Derf Backderf (2012)
  3. The Last Town (Wayward Pines #3) by Blake Crouch (2014)
  4. Kim Reaper, Volume 1: Grim Beginnings (Kim Reaper #1-4) by Sarah Graley (2018); reviewed here
  5. The New Hunger (Warm Bodies #1.5) by Isaac Marion (2015); reread: originally reviewed here *
  6. Grrl Scouts: Magic Socks by Jim Mahfood (2017); reviewed here
  7. The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang (2018); reviewed here *
  8. Black Genealogy: Poems (The Mineral Point Poetry Series, Volume 6) by Kiki Petrosino and Lauren Haldeman (2017); reviewed here
  9. Black Comix Returns edited by John Jennings and Damian Duffy (2018); reviewed here
  10. The Witch Doesn’t Burn in this One (Women are some kind of magic #2) by Amanda Lovelace (2018); reviewed here
  11. We Are Unprepared by Meg Little Reilly (2016)
  12. Incognegro: A Graphic Mystery (Incognegro Graphic Novels #1) by Mat Johnson and Warren Pleece (2018); reviewed here
  13. In Real Life by Cory Doctorow and Jen Wang (2014)
  14. Pestilence, Volume 1 by Frank Tieri, Mike Marts, and Oleg Okunev (2018); reviewed here
  15. Manfried the Man by Caitlin Major and Kelly Bastow (2018); reviewed here
  16. Archival Quality by Ivy Noelle Weir and Steenz (2018); reviewed here
  17. The Ravenous by Amy Lukavics (2017); reviewed here
  18. Sci-Fu by Yehudi Mercado (2018); reviewed here
  19. All Out: The No-Longer-Secret Stories of Queer Teens Throughout the Ages edited by Saundra Mitchell (2018); reviewed here
  20. Bingo Love by Tee Franklin and Jenn St-Onge (2018); reviewed here
  21. War Mother by Fred Van Lente, Stephen Segovia, and Tomás Giorello (2018); reviewed here
  22. Pierce Brown’s Red Rising: Sons of Ares by Pierce Brown (2018); reviewed here
  23. 30 Days of Night, Vol libreoffice kostenlos windows 10. 1 by Steve Niles and Ben Templesmith (2007); reviewed here
  24. 30 Days of Night, Vol. 2: Dark Days by Steve Niles and Ben Templesmith (2007); reviewed here
  25. My Boyfriend Is a Bear by Pamela Ribon and Cat Farris (2018); reviewed here *
  26. 30 Days of Night, Vol. 3: Return to Barrow by Steve Niles and Ben Templesmith (2004); reviewed here
  27. 30 Days of Night, Vol wieviel filme kann ich bei netflixen. 7: Eben and Stella by Steve Niles, Kelly Sue DeConnick, and Justin Randall (2007); reviewed here
  28. Spectacle, Vol. 1 by Megan Rose Gedris (2018); reviewed here
  29. Petra by Marianna Coppo (2018); reviewed here
  30. 30 Days of Night, Vol. 9: Beyond Barrow by Steve Niles and Bill Sienkiewicz (2008); reviewed here
  31. Firebug by Johnnie Christmas and Tamra Bonvillain (2018); reviewed here
  32. Jessica Jones: Alias Omnibus by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Gaydos (2006)
  33. The Last Black Unicorn by Tiffany Haddish (2017)
  34. A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman (2014) *
  35. Jessica Jones: The Pulse: The Complete Collection (The Pulse #1-3) by Brian Michael Bendis (2014); reviewed here
  36. Women of Resistance: Poems for a New Feminism edited by Danielle Barnhart and Iris Mahan (2018); reviewed here
  37. Bald Knobber by Robert Sergel (2018); reviewed here
  38. The Ghost, The Owl by Franco and Sara Richard (2018); reviewed here
  39. Flocks by L vera 2018 herunterladen. Nichols (2018); reviewed here
  40. Super Late Bloomer: My Early Days in Transition by Julia Kaye (2018); reviewed here
  41. Box of Bones #1 by Ayize Jama-Everett and John Jennings (2018); reviewed here
  42. Atar Gull by Fabien Nury and Brüno (2016); reviewed here
  43. Jessica Jones: Avenger by Brian Michael Bendis, et al. (2016); reviewed here
  44. Under Dogs by Andrius Burba (2018); reviewed here
  45. Modern Loss: Candid Conversation About Grief. Beginners Welcome. edited by Rebecca Soffer and Gabrielle Birkner (2018)
  46. Girl in Pieces by Kathleen Glasgow (2016)
  47. Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood (1996)
  48. Simon vs gdata. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli (2015)
  49. Puerto Rico Strong edited by Hazel Newlevant, Desiree Rodriguez, and Marco Lopez (2018); reviewed here
  50. Coyotes, Volume 1 by Sean Lewis and Caitlin Yarsky (2018); reviewed here
  51. Allegedly by Tiffany D. Jackson (2017); reviewed here
  52. Everything You Want Me to Be by Mindy Mejia (2017)
  53. All Good Children by Dayna Ingram (2016)
  54. I Really Didn’t Think This Through: Tales from My So-Called Adult Life by Beth Evans (2018); reviewed here
  55. Sweet Tooth: Deluxe Edition, Book One by Jeff Lemire, José Villarrubia, Michael Sheen, and Carlos M. Mangual (2015)
  56. Sweet Tooth: Deluxe Edition, Book Two by Jeff Lemire, José Villarrubia, and Carlos M sudoku download kostenlos deutsch. Mangual (2016)
  57. Sweet Tooth: Deluxe Edition, Book Three by Jeff Lemire, José Villarrubia, Carlos M. Mangual, and Matt Kindt (2016); reviewed here
  58. Only Human (Themis Files #3) by Sylvain Neuvel (2018); reviewed here
  59. We Are Okay by Nina LaCour (2017)
  60. Tell Me Lies by Carola Lovering (2018); reviewed here
  61. Mr. Mercedes (Bill Hodges Trilogy #1) by Stephen King (2014)
  62. Whose Bum alf hörspiele kostenlosen? by Chris Tougas (2018); reviewed here
  63. The Secret Loves of Geeks edited by Hope Nicholson (2018); reviewed here
  64. Finders Keepers (Bill Hodges Trilogy #2) by Stephen King (2015)
  65. Lies My Girlfriend Told Me by Julie Anne Peters (2014)
  66. Down from the Mountain by Elizabeth Fixmer (2015); reviewed here
  67. Rockabilly/Psychobilly: An Art Anthology by Jamie Kendall (2018); reviewed here
  68. Please Don’t Grab My P#$$y by Julia Young and Matt Harkins (2018); reviewed here
  69. Scout’s Heaven by Bibi Dumon Tak (2018); reviewed here
  70. Zenobia by Morten Dürr and Lars Horneman (2018); reviewed here
  71. Sheets by Brenna Thummler (2018); reviewed here
  72. Open Earth by Sarah Mirk, Eva Cabrera, and Claudia Aguirre (2018); reviewed here
  73. All the Rage by Courtney Summers (2015)
  74. End of Watch (Bill Hodges Trilogy #3) by Stephen King (2016)
  75. Spectacle (Menagerie #2) by Rachel Vincent (2017); reviewed here
  76. Chimera: Book One – The Righteous and the Lost by Tyler Ellis (2018); reviewed here
  77. The Burning World (Warm Bodies #2) by Isaac Marion (2017); reviewed here
  78. Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng (2014) *
  79. Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick (2013); reviewed here *
  80. Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney (2018); reviewed here
  81. Hasib & The Queen of Serpents: A Thousand and One Nights Tale by David B. (2018); reviewed here
  82. If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo (2016)
  83. Luisa: Now and Then by Carole Maurel (2018); reviewed here
  84. I Am Alfonso Jones by Tony Medina, John Jennings, and Stacey Robinson (2017); reviewed here *
  85. SMASH: Trial by Fire by Chris A. Bolton and Kyle Bolton (2018); reviewed here
  86. Ark Land by Scott A lustige videoclips kostenlos downloaden. Ford (2018); reviewed here
  87. Symptoms of Being Human by Jeff Garvin (2016)
  88. The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo (2018); reviewed here *
  89. Any Man by Amber Tamblyn (2018); reviewed here *
  90. Quiver by Julia Watts (2018); reviewed here
  91. Sadie by Courtney Summers (2018); reviewed here
  92. Rage Becomes Her: The Power of Women’s Anger by Soraya Chemaly (2018); reviewed here
  93. Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline (2013) *
  94. The Shape of Water by Guillermo del Toro and Daniel Kraus (2018) *
  95. Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present by Harriet A. Washington (2007)
  96. Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel (2014)
  97. Grace and Fury (Untitled #1) by Tracy Banghart (2018); reviewed here
  98. Lily and Dunkin by Donna Gephart (2016); reviewed here
  99. The Broken Girls by Simone St apple health herunterladen. James (2018)
  100. Emotions Explained with Buff Dudes: Owlturd Comix by Andrew Tsyaston (2018); reviewed here
  101. Upgrade Soul by Ezra Claytan Daniels (2018); reviewed here *
  102. Someone I Used to Know by Patty Blount (2018); reviewed here
  103. The Summer That Melted Everything by Tiffany McDaniel (2016) *
  104. Before She Sleeps by Bina Shah (2018); reviewed here
  105. My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite (2018); reviewed here
  106. The Black God’s Drums by P. Djèlí Clark (2018); reviewed here
  107. Daughters of Forgotten Light by Sean Grigsby (2018); reviewed here
  108. Room by Emma Donoghue (2010)
  109. The Many Deaths of Scott Koblish by Scott Koblish (2018); reviewed here
  110. Aquicorn Cove by Katie O’Neill (2018); reviewed here
  111. Monsters of the Week: The Complete Critical Companion to The X-Files by Zack Handlen, Todd VanDerWerff, and Patrick Leger (2018); reviewed here
  112. Donald and the Golden Crayon by P. Shauers (2018); reviewed here
  113. Loading Penguin Hugs: Heartwarming Comics from Chibird by Jacqueline Chen (2018); reviewed here
  114. The Book of Onions: Comics to Make You Cry Laughing and Cry Crying by Jake Thompson (2018); reviewed here
  115. Lil’ Donnie Volume 1: Executive Privilege by Mike Norton (2018); reviewed here
  116. The Girl Before by J.P herunterladen. Delaney (2017)
  117. Watersnakes by Antonio Sandoval (2018); reviewed here
  118. Slothilda: Living the Sloth Life by Dante Fabiero (2018); reviewed here
  119. Super Chill: A Year of Living Anxiously by Adam Ellis (2018); reviewed here
  120. How to Be Successful without Hurting Men’s Feelings: Non-threatening Leadership Strategies for Women by Sarah Cooper (2018); reviewed here
  121. Claw the System: Poems from the Cat Uprising by Francesco Marciuliano (2018); reviewed here
  122. Gwen the Rescue Hen by Leslie Crawford and Sonja Stangl (2018); reviewed here *
  123. To Kill a Mockingbird: A Graphic Novel by Fred Fordham (adapter/Illustrator) and Harper Lee (2018); review coming soon
  124. Moon of the Crusted Snow by Waubgeshig Rice (2018); reviewed here
  125. Under Rose-Tainted Skies by Louise Gornall (2017) *
  126. The Boneless Mercies by April Genevieve Tucholke (2018)
  127. Yes, I’m Hot in This: The Hilarious Truth about Life in a Hijab by Huda Fahmy (2018); review coming soon *
  128. Sprig the Rescue Pig by Leslie Crawford and Sonja Stangl (2018); review coming soon *
  129. Book Love by Debbie Tung (2019); review coming soon
  130. A Suicide Bomber Sits in the Library by Jack Gantos and Dave McKean (2019)
  131. [Dis]Connected: Poems and Stories of Connection and Otherwise edited by by Michelle Halket (2018); review coming soon
  132. The Dreamers by Karen Thompson Walker (2019); review coming soon
  133. Stronger, Faster, and More Beautiful by Arwen Elys Dayton (2018); review coming soon *

bonus list: miscellaneous

  1. The Year of the Introvert: A Journal of Daily Inspiration for the Inwardly Inclined by Michaela Chung (2018); reviewed here
  2. Sibley: Birds of Land, Sea, and Sky: 50 Postcards by David Allen Sibley (2018); reviewed here

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2017 Book Memories Challenge

Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018


  1. The Furies by Natalie Haynes (2014)

    ‘It doesn’t matter that I spent my whole life doing it herunterladen. What matters is that I spent his whole life doing it. I would take it all back, Robert. Every moment I spent trying to be a fucking director, trying to make people happy, trying to be good at something how to download videos from zdf mediathek. If I could go back in time, I wouldn’t do any of it. I’d just stand next to Luke every fucking second and when anything bad looked like it might happen to him, I’d get in the fucking way and I would keep him safe word gratisen student. And when people asked me what I did for a living, I’d say I loved him. That’s what I wanted to do. I thought it was the background, and it was everything shieldwall herunterladen. Everything.’

    […] I was so consumed with carrying the weight of Luke. My lungs felt tight with it sometimes. The world was heavier without him in it, and slower, and darker, and it took energy, actual physical energy to move through it herunterladen. And I didn’t want to let go of it, either. What other way did I have to keep him real? Carrying his dead weight was better than forgetting him. Grieving was better than waking up to realise I couldn’t remember which of his eyes had the brown fleck in it herunterladen.

    Besides, I had lost patience with therapy after Luke died. I was referred to a grief counsellor who was every kind of idiot. Her capacity for trying to look on the bright side made my mother look like Sartre instagram stories herunterladen app. I tried not to hate her and everything she stood for, but it was one struggle too many. I didn’t want to be cured of my grief, I wanted to wrap myself up in it like a comfortable old coat which I’d first put on when my father died msn herunterladen kostenlos deutsch.
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fuck yeah reading: 2017 books

Monday, January 1st, 2018


So 2017 was a terrible year, for a variety of reasons herunterladen. I wish I could say that the books (like the dogs) were always good, but the truth is that I read some pretty bad ones, and my reading slump wasn’t exactly helped by my depression and anxiety and general state of panic schriften word. But 2017 will go down as the year I really dove into comic books; some of my favorite reads this year (shout outs to Fetch, The Last Unicorn, Bitch Planet, and Kindred) were graphic novels, and I suspect I had a little more luck engaging with this format on those days when my brain was feeling especially slow and foggy whatsapp mitlesen kostenlos download. This was also a pretty great year for YA fiction that sticks it to rape culture; see, e.g., The Nowhere Girls and Vigilante.

As is the custom, here’s a complete list of my reads this year, with my top picks starred nintendogs herunterladen. And you can check out my Year in Books on Goodreads here, which looks lovely but is entirely too much to screencap itunes all purchases.



fuck yeah reading: 2017 book list

  1. The Furies by Natalie Haynes (2014)
  2. The Dark and Other Love Stories by Deborah Willis (2017); reviewed here
  3. The Impossible Fortress by Jason Rekulak (2017); reviewed here
  4. Wonder Woman, Vol legal pages to download music. 1: Blood by Brian Azzarello, Cliff Chiang, and Tony Akins (2012); reread: originally reviewed here
  5. Kinski by Gabriel Hardman (2014)
  6. Amy Chelsea Stacie Dee by Mary G Spotify iphone. Thompson (2016)
  7. The Last Final Girl by Stephen Graham Jones (2012)
  8. The Devil in America by Kai Ashante Wilson (2014); reviewed here
  9. A Crown of Wishes (The Star-Touched Queen #2) by Roshani Chokshi (2017); reviewed here
  10. Uprooted by Naomi Novik (2015)
  11. The Secret Loves of Geek Girls edited by Hope Nicholson (2016); reviewed here
  12. Everyone’s a Aliebn When Ur a Aliebn Too: A Book by Jomny Sun (2017); reviewed here *
  13. Final Girls by Mira Grant (2017); reviewed here
  14. Final Girls by Riley Sager (2017); reviewed here
  15. Waking Gods (Themis Files #2) by Sylvain Neuvel (2017); reviewed here
  16. The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit by Michael Finkel (2017)
  17. A Colony in a Nation by Christopher L wo finde ich herunterladen. Hayes (2017)
  18. 20th Century Ghosts by Joe Hill (2007)
  19. Wonder Woman, Volume 2: Guts by Brian Azzarello, Cliff Chiang, and Tony Akins (2013)
  20. Wonder Woman, Volume 3: Iron by Brian Azzarello, Cliff Chiang, and Tony Akins (2013)
  21. Wonder Woman, Volume 4: War by Brian Azzarello, Cliff Chiang, and Goran Sudžuka (2014)
  22. Wonder Woman, Volume 5: Flesh by Brian Azzarello, Cliff Chiang, and Goran Sudžuka (2014)
  23. Wonder Woman, Volume 6: Bones by Brian Azzarello, Cliff Chiang, and Goran Sudžuka (2015)
  24. By the Silver Water of Lake Champlain by Joe Hill (2014)
  25. The Last Unicorn (The Last Unicorn Graphic Novels #1-6) by Peter S musik herunterladen soundcloud. Beagle, Peter B. Gillis, Renae De Liz, and Ray Dillon (2011) *
  26. Here We Are: Feminism for the Real World edited by Kelly Jensen (2017); reviewed here
  27. The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman (2013)
  28. How to Be Everything: A Guide for Those Who (Still) Don’t Know What They Want to Be When They Grow Up by Emilie Wapnick (2017)
  29. Bitch Planet, Vol 1: Extraordinary Machine (Bitch Planet #1-5) by Kelly Sue DeConnick (2015); reread
  30. Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill (2007)
  31. Bitch Planet, Vol mp3 grabber download for free. 2: President Bitch by Kelly Sue DeConnick, Taki Soma, and Valentine De Landro (2017); reviewed here *
  32. Our Endless Numbered Days by Claire Fuller (2015)
  33. For Want of Water: and other poems (National Poetry Series) by Sasha Pimentel (2017); reviewed here
  34. Super Narwhal and Jelly Jolt (Narwhal and Jelly) by Ben Clanton (2017); reviewed here
  35. Best Vegan Science Fiction & Fantasy of 2016 edited by B. Morris Allen (2017); reviewed here
  36. Lady Mechanika, Volume 3: The Lost Boys of West Abbey (Lady Mechanika: The Lost Boys of West Abbey #1-2) by M.M. Chen, Joe Benítez, Peter Steigerwald, Martin Montiel, and Beth Sotelo (2017); reviewed here
  37. Lessons from Shadow: My Life Lessons for Boys and Girls by Shadow Bregman (2017); reviewed here
  38. Feminist Fables for the Twenty-First Century: The F Word Project by Maureen Burdock (2015); reviewed here
  39. Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation by Octavia E. Butler, John Jennings (Illustrations), and Damian Duffy (Adapted by) (2017); reviewed here *
  40. Star Trek Cats by Jenny Parks (2017); reviewed here
  41. Red Rising (Red Rising #1) by Pierce Brown (2014); reread: originally reviewed here
  42. Poisoned Apples: Poems for You, My Pretty by Christine Heppermann (2014)
  43. Getting Grief Right: Finding Your Story of Love in the Sorrow of Loss by Patrick O Malley (2017); reviewed here
  44. Unleashed by Amanda Jones (2017); reviewed here
  45. A Fist of Permutations in Lightning and Wildflowers by Alyssa Wong (2016)
  46. The Ship Beyond Time (The Girl from Everywhere #2) by Heidi Heilig (2017); reviewed here
  47. Golden Son (Red Rising #2) by Pierce Brown (2015)
  48. Fetch: How a Bad Dog Brought Me Home by Nicole J. Georges (2017); reviewed here *
  49. All Our Wrong Todays by Elan Mastai (2017); reviewed here
  50. From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor (2016); reviewed here
  51. The Diary of Edward the Hamster 1990-1990 by Miriam Elia and Ezra Elia (2013)
  52. Morning Star (Red Rising #3) by Pierce Brown (2016)
  53. The Little Queen by Meia Geddes (2017); reviewed here
  54. Sorrow of the Earth: Buffalo Bill, Sitting Bull and the Tragedy of Show Business by Eric Vuillard; translated by Ann Jefferson (2017); reviewed here
  55. A Guide for Murdered Children by Sarah Sparrow (2018); review coming next year
  56. Dogs in Cars by Lara Jo Regan (2014)
  57. Vigilante by Kady Cross (2017)
  58. Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of Color by Andrea Ritchie (2017); reviewed here
  59. Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman (2016)
  60. The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah (2015) *
  61. The Hollow Girl by Hillary Monahan (2017); reviewed here
  62. Dread Nation by Justina Ireland (2018); review coming next year
  63. The Bazaar of Bad Dreams by Stephen King (2015)
  64. #Notyourprincess: Voices of Native American Women edited by Lisa Charleyboy and Mary Beth Leatherdale (2017); reviewed here
  65. Writing to Awaken: A Journey of Truth, Transformation, and Self-Discovery by Mark Matousek (2017); reviewed here
  66. Body Horror: Capitalism, Fear, Misogyny, Jokes by Anne Elizabeth Moore (2017)
  67. Get in Trouble: Stories by Kelly Link (2015)
  68. Ghost City by Madeline Claire Franklin (2014)
  69. Comics for a Strange World: A Book of Poorly Drawn Lines by Reza Farazmand (2017); reviewed here
  70. How to Be Perfectly Unhappy by Matthew Inman/The Oatmeal (2017); reviewed here
  71. If My Dogs Were a Pair of Middle-Aged Men by Matthew Inman/The Oatmeal (2017); reviewed here
  72. A Is for Asteroids, Z Is for Zombies: A Bedtime Book about the Coming Apocalypse by Paul Lewis and Kenneth Kit Lamug (2017); reviewed here
  73. Be a Unicorn: and Live Life on the Bright Side by Sarah Ford (2017); reviewed here
  74. Underground Airlines by Ben H. Winters (2015)
  75. Depression & Other Magic Tricks by Sabrina Benaim (2017); reviewed here
  76. Radical Hope: Letters of Love and Dissent in Dangerous Times edited by Carolina De Robertis (2017)
  77. The Creeps (Deep Dark Fears Collection #2) by Fran Krause (2017); reviewed here
  78. The Torture Report: A Graphic Adaptation by Sid Jacobson, Ernie Colón, Jane Mayer (Introduction) and Scott Horton (Afterword) (2017); reviewed here
  79. Touch by Claire North (2015); reviewed here
  80. How to Make Friends with a Ghost by Rebecca Green (2017); reviewed here
  81. My Depression: A Picture Book by Elizabeth Swados (2015)
  82. Blue Is the Warmest Color by Julie Maroh; translated by Ivanka Hahnenberger (2013); reviewed here
  83. Rolling in the Deep (Rolling in the Deep #0.5) by Mira Grant (2015)
  84. Fliers: 20 Small Posters with Big Thoughts by Nathaniel Russell (2017); reviewed here
  85. Three-Fifths a Man: A Graphic History of the African American Experience by Sid Jacobson and Ernie Colón (2018); review coming soon
  86. peluda by Melissa Lozada-Oliva (2017); reviewed here
  87. In My Hands: Memories of a Holocaust Rescuer by Irene Gut Opdyke (1992)
  88. Into the Drowning Deep (Rolling in the Deep #1) by Mira Grant (2017); reviewed here
  89. Menagerie (Menagerie #1) by Rachel Vincent (2015); reread: originally reviewed here *
  90. Survivors’ Club: The Complete Series by Lauren Beukes, Dale Halverson, Ryan Kelly, Iñaki Miranda, Mark Farmer, Eva de la Cruz, Clem Robins, and Bill Sienkiewicz (2016); reviewed here
  91. Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu (2017); I didn’t review it, but if I had, this is what I might have written *
  92. Warm Bodies (Warm Bodies #1) by Isaac Marion (2012) *
  93. Burger (Object Lessons) by Carol J Adams (2018); review coming soon
  94. Down Among the Sticks and Bones (Wayward Children #2) by Seanan McGuire (2017)
  95. Cry Your Way Home by Damien Angelica Walters (2018); review coming soon
  96. The Nowhere Girls by Amy Reed (2017) *
  97. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr (2014)
  98. I Wore My Blackest Hair by Carlina Duan (2017); reviewed here
  99. Helium by Rudy Francisco (2017); reviewed here
  100. Wild Embers: Poems of rebellion, fire and beauty by Nikita Gill (2017); reviewed here
  101. The Mother of All Questions by Rebecca Solnit (2017)
  102. Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah (2016) *
  103. Pines (Wayward Pines #1) by Blake Crouch (2012)
  104. Herding Cats (Sarah’s Scribbles #3) by Sarah Andersen (2018); review coming soon *
  105. Quiet Girl in a Noisy World: An Introvert’s Story by Debbie Tung (2017); reviewed here
  106. Babyteeth, Volume 1 by Donny Cates and Garry Brown (2017); reviewed here
  107. Sugar Town by Hazel Newlevant (2017); reviewed here
  108. POS: Piece of Sh*t by Pierre Paquet and Jesús Alonso Iglesias (2017); reviewed here
  109. Wild Beauty: New and Selected Poems by Ntozake Shange (2017); reviewed here
  110. Lockjaw and the Pet Avengers Unleashed by Chris Eliopoulos and Ig Guara (2010); reviewed here
  111. Comics for Choice: Illustrated Abortion Stories, History and Politics edited by Hazel Newlevant, Whit Taylor, and O.K. Fox (2018); review coming soon
  112. Big Mushy Happy Lump (Sarah’s Scribbles #2) by Sarah Andersen (2017) *
  113. Elsewhere, Volume 1 by Jay Faerber, Sumeyye Kesgin, and Ron Riley (2018); review coming soon
  114. Black, Volume 1 by Kwanza Osajyefo and Jamal Igle (2017); reviewed here
  115. Emma in the Night by Wendy Walker (2017)
  116. Love Is Love: A Comic Book Anthology to Benefit the Survivors of the Orlando Pulse Shooting by Marc Andreyko, et al. (2016)
  117. OINK: Heaven’s Butcher by John Mueller (2015)

bonus list: miscellaneous

  1. My Rad Life: A Journal by Kate Schatz and Miriam Klein Stahl (2017); reviewed here
  2. Start Where You Are Note Cards by Meera Lee Patel (2017); reviewed here
  3. Do One Thing Every Day That Makes You Happy: A Journal by Robie Rogge and Dian G. Smith (2017); reviewed here
  4. The Daily Question: My Five-Year Spiritual Journal by WaterBrook (2017); reviewed here
  5. 30 Days to Peace: A One-Month Creative Journal by Waterbrook (2017); reviewed here
  6. 30 Days to Joy: A One-Month Creative Journal by Waterbrook (2017); reviewed here

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2016 Book Memories Challenge

Monday, January 2nd, 2017


So I started doing the Book Memories Challenge last year, and enjoyed it so much that I continued in 2016 – even though Grown Up Fangirl doesn’t look to be hosting it anymore bilder aus samsung cloud downloaden. (Enter: my own shiny header!)

Anyway, the basic premise is this: for every book you read, jot down your favorite quotes on a slip of paper. Stow ’em all in a jar and, at the end of the year, look back and see which ones made you laugh, cry, or shake your fist in anger TV program to for free. (Preferably number one.) Of course, my penmanship is a shitshow, so I opted to record them in a blog post instead. This also allowed me to go a little overboard, but I’ll leave it to you to decide if this is a net positive or negative herunterladen.

This year’s WP file got so bloated that I’m typing this intro in its own window, on account of there’s such a delay on the original sims 2 for free. Maybe next year I’ll post the first batch of quotes at the end of June? Or maybe at the end of each quarter? Thoughts?

Either way, I shall leave you with one of my all-time favorite quotes, one that’s been hanging heavy on my mind thanks to one of my final reads of the year free books for kindle. (The One Hundred Nights of Hero by Isabel Greenberg.) TELL THEM STORIES wie youtube lieder downloaden. I think good storytelling might be the one superpower we need most in the coming year.

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fuck yeah reading: 2016 books

Sunday, January 1st, 2017


This year I set my reading goal at 105 books – the standard two a week plus one for good luck – and absolutely smoked it with 155 books herunterladen. I even beat my old record of 148 (set in 2014).

I can’t figure out how to embed them (sad!), but here are screenshots of my 2016 Reading Challenge and My Year in Books on Goodreads herunterladen.



(The reading challenge is one book off, since I had a whopping one reread and Goodreads doesn’t have a way of logging multiple sets of dates videos bei prime herunterladen. Also, click through each image to enbiggen.)

As always, my favorites are singled out with asterisks, BUT. To make things extra-easy for you, here are a dozen titles that I think deserve a little TLC above and beyond herunterladen. Like, if you read nothing else this year, make it these bad girls.

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Stacking the Shelves: December 2016

Saturday, December 31st, 2016

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My Christmas book haul herunterladen! I got a few new comic books as well as two crafty-type books, but my favorite gift by far is the O-Ren Ishii Funko Pop from my sister! Five of my seven rescue dogs are named after fictional characters (Ralphie refused to respond to anything other than “Ralphie,” and I rather liked Peedee’s name, so we kept it) wo kann man kinofilme downloaden. My girl Rennie is named after Lucy Liu’s character in Kill Bill, and I already have the Kaylee and Jayne pops to represent my little fireflies klingeltöne von zedge herunterladen. Sadly, I don’t think Funko makes Mags and Finnick pops. Mags is a pretty minor character in The Hunger Games series, so that’s kind of expected, but Finnick is a fan favorite windows 10 herunterladen firefox. Not that I could just buy one half of the pair, that seems w-r-o-n-g wrong.

My parents also got me – well, Mags – a blue life jacket with a fin on it herunterladen. I shit you not, Mags side-eyed me when I took it out of the box; she knew what it was straight away. I can’t wait to photograph her in it this summer adobe reader kostenlos herunterladen vollversion. I think we’ll have to make a special trip to the beach so it looks authentic, with the sand and waves. Our little pool will just look cheesy.

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There were two books in particular that I REALLY WANTED for Christmas but didn’t get: Volume 1 of Clean Room, by Gail Simone, and APB: Artists Against Police Brutality frei downloaden deutsche zeitschriften. (Which, if you’ll remember, I tried twice to buy used but ended up with unfinished ARCs each time!) As it just so happened, Amazon had a Season 9 Angel & Faith title randomly on sale, so I used that as an excuse to treat myself to all three html editor phase kostenlos download.

2016-12-11 - Book Outlet Black Friday Haul - 0002 [flickr]

2016-12-11 - Book Outlet Black Friday Haul - 0005 [flickr]

Since I rarely buy print books anymore, I haven’t been browsing on Book Outlet in ages herunterladen. But I happened to catch an ad for their Black Friday sale in my spam folder and decided to give them another look. And, hello, when did they beef up their comic book selection appen voor windows 10? I checked some items off my wishlist and discovered a few new series, too.

As it just so happens, by the time I filled my cart and started the checkout process, I’d missed the deadline for the sale by like an hour. So I pared my purchases down a bit and settled on these eleven titles. It all came out to around $60 in the end, though, so it was still a steal. And now that I know they carry more graphic novels, I’ll keep my eyes peeled for the next big one! (Spoiler alert: I went a little overboard on their Boxing Day sale. More on that next month!)

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Stacking the Shelves: November 2016

Saturday, November 26th, 2016

2016-11-16 - Hillary The Coloring Book - 0003 [flickr]

So on Election Day I tweeted a picture of my I Voted sticker @Ulysses Press to win a Hillary Clinton coloring book, and now the sight of it makes me want to cry herunterladen. So…yeah. Not exactly the best start to this month’s roundup.

2016-11-21 - The Orphan's Tale - 0004 [flickr]

ON A LIGHTER NOTE, I was especially psyched to find this ARC of The Orphan’s Tale in my mailbox, since my request was denied on Edelweiss herunterladen. Score! Thanks much, Harlequin!

2016-11-23 - Afterward Audiobook - 0003 [flickr]

From Library Thing’s October Early Reviewers batch, a Recorded Books production of Afterward, by Jennifer Mathieu pizza connection 3 kostenlosen vollversion. I really enjoyed Devoted and The Truth About Alice, and was really stoked to win a copy. I started it yesterday while walking the dogs, and so far it’s excellent herunterladen.

2016-11-23 - Fannie Flagg Books - 0004 [flickr]

Thanks to Shelf Awareness and Random House, I received this prize pack of Fannie Flagg books .net 3.5 herunterladen. The Whole Town’s Talking comes out next week herunterladen. :)

2016-11-23 - Nat Geo Book - 0007 [flickr]

Also from Shelf Awareness (and NatGeo) is this copy of National Geographic’s latest photography book, @NatGeo: The Most Popular Instagram Photos herunterladen. It’s stunning, as per usual.

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Rennie desperately wants to be included in the next edition, but Mom doesn’t have an Indtagram account assassin's creed 3 download kostenlos vollversion deutsch. (Boo!)

Just kidding, she’s praying for the day when I stop drafting her into my book photos.

2016-11-16 - David Bowie Coloring Book - 0001 [flickr]

For review through Blogging for Books: a David Bowie coloring book youtube to mp3 kostenlos herunterladen. Eeeeps!

2016-11-16 - Born A Crime - 0001 [flickr]

Trevor Noah’s memoir dropped this month, and I have a shiny new copy hoe android auto downloaden! (Thanks to…Doubleday Canada (?).)

2016-11-14 - The Fall Guy - 0001 [flickr]

From W. W. Norton & Company, an ARC of James Lasdun’s The Fall Guy. The cover has totally got me yearning for warmer, simpler times. WE WERE SO YOUNG AND NAIVE YOU GUYS.

I also snagged a few great deals on ebooks this month:

  • Invisible Man, Got the Whole World Watching: A Young Black Man’s Education by Mychal Denzel Smith ($2.99 on Amazon)
  • Salsa Nocturna: A Bone Street Rumba Collection by Daniel José Older ($.99 on Amazon)
  • Beyond: the Queer Sci-Fi & Fantasy Comic Anthology edited by Sfe R. Monster ($5 from Beyond Press)
  • Hope in the Dark: Untold Histories, Wild Possibilities by Rebecca Solnit (FREE from Haymarket Books)
  • Just Juliet by Charlotte Reagan ($.99 on Amazon)
  • The Lonely Life of Biddy Weir by Lesley Allen ($2.03 on Amazon)
  • The Humanity of Monsters edited by Michael Matheson ($2.50 on Amazon)
  • Vegan Teenage Zombie Huntress by G.G. Silverman ($.99 on Amazon)
    For review on NetGalley:

  • The Meaning of Michelle: 16 Writers on the Iconic First Lady and How Her Journey Inspires Our Own edited by Veronica Chambers
  • There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyoncé by Morgan Parker
  • The Burning World (Warm Bodies #3) by Isaac Marion
    For review on Edelweiss:

  • The Ship Beyond Time (The Girl from Everywhere #2) by Heidi Heilig

    Stacking the Shelves: October 2016

    Saturday, October 29th, 2016

    2016-10-28 - October Comic Books - 0001 [flickr]>

    First up: this month’s comic book acquisitions. Only the top one, The Secret Loves of Geek Girls, is a pre-order; the rest I bought used, either on ebay (The Last Unicorn) or Amazon (everything else) mp3 on iphone.

    I received an ARC of APB: Artists against Police Brutality on accident, and I’m beginning to suspect that its replacement is lost, so … yeah, that’s fun. I’ve burned through so many of the listings that the next cheapest copy is just a cent less than if I bought it new from Amazon. Anyway, expect the REAL copy to pop up in next month’s roundup fifa for free.

    2016-10-26 - Becoming Unbecoming - 0003 [flickr]

    From this stack, I’d also like to give an extra-special mention to Becoming Unbecoming, which is just amazing. Honestly one of the most powerful books on rape and rape culture that I’ve ever read. Pick up a copy even if you’re not really into comic books – it feels more like an art project or memoir herunterladen.

    2016-10-26 - Rad Women Worldwide - 0002 [flickr]

    I’m loving these all-women mini-bio girl power books, and Rad Women Worldwide is no exception. Thanks to Blogging for Books and Ten Speed Press for the review copy!

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    2016-10-26 - Blood for Blood - 0001 [flickr]

    THIS IS NOT A DRILL! I’m holding a copy of Blood for Blood in my hot little hands right now and I can’t even with how fierce and stunning it is amazon movies to. Thanks to Dark Faerie Tales and Bookiemoji – and of course the publisher, Little, Brown BFYR!

    2016-10-14 - Narwhal Unicorn of the Sea - 0003 [flickr]

    I won this adorable kid’s comic book in the September batch of Library Thing’s Early Reviewers. YOU HAD ME AT NARWHAL. AND ALSO UNICORN.

    2016-10-13 - Hag-Seed - 0003 [flickr]

    I’ve already read Hag-Seed (spoiler alert: it is predictably awesome), but I was thrilled to win a copy through Read It Forward all the same ubuntu schriftart herunterladen. Margaret Atwood is my all-time fave, and this is the first and only physical ARC of hers I’ve owned. I plan on being cremated with it.

    2016-10-13 - Because I'm Watching - 0005 [flickr]

    From Shelf Awareness, a copy of Christina Dodd’s Because I’m Watching, which looks to be a creepy-suspenseful Halloween read. Rennie is helpfully providing some side-eye to further drive home the book’s threatening title.

    2016-10-09 - Margo Kelly Prize Pack - 0001 [flickr]

    Merit Press was giving away copies of Margo Kelly’s two books, Who R U Really wo kann ich kinofilme kostenlosen? and Unlocked, on Twitter, and I was the lucky winner! They were also cool enough to follow up when I missed the first DM. (Damn you, Twitter!)

    2016-10-06 - The Night Voyage - 0001 [flickr]

    My second-ever adult coloring book, Daria Song’s The Night Voyage, for review through Blogging for Books wlan zum herunterladen. I’m kind of scared to try it – it looks infinitely more difficult than the Pop Manga Coloring Book! (Stunningly gorgeous though.)

    2016-10-06 - Snow White Graphic Novel - 0002 [flickr]

    From Candlewick, a 1920s noir graphic novel adaptation of Snow White that I’ve been dying to get my hands on blinkist buch herunterladen! Thanks guys!

    2016-10-06 - Shirley Jackson's The Lottery - 0003 [flickr]

    Just in time for Halloween, the graphic novel adaptation of Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery” from Hill and Wang/Farrar, Straus and Giroux. This one’s more faithful than Snow White – and written by Jackson’s grandson, Miles Hyman, to boot!

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    2016-10-06 - Forever in My Heart - 0001 [flickr]

    I won another Goodreads giveaway! This happens so rarely it feels like a cause for celebration. Forever in My Heart: A Grief Journal is a little more religious than I expected – kind of nondenominational Christian meets New Age – but I can work with it. Creative interpretation, yo.


    The perks from Lightspeed’s People of Colo(u)r Destroy! Kickstarter keep rolling in. This month it’s the October issue of Lightspeed, as well as the special POC Destroy Horror! edition of Nightmare Magazine.

    I also snagged a few great deals on ebooks this month:

  • The 13th Continuum (The Continuum Trilogy #1) by Jennifer Brody ($1.99 on Amazon)
  • All That Remains by Al Barrera (FREE on Amazon)
    For review on NetGalley:

  • All Our Wrong Todays by Elan Mastai
  • Labyrinth: One classic film, fifty-five sonnets by Anne Corrigan
  • The Dark and Other Love Stories by Deborah Willis
  • Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones
  • Everything Belongs to the Future by Laurie Penny

    Stacking the Shelves: September 2016

    Saturday, October 1st, 2016

    2016-09-20 - September Pre-Orders - 0002 [flickr]

    This month’s comic book pre-orders are two good ones: Angel Catbird, Volume 1, by none other than Margaret Atwood, and Volume 2 of The Golden Compass: The Graphic Novel, adapted from my all-time favorite book/series herunterladen google playstore.

    2016-09-20 - The Supergirls - 0002 [flickr]

    For review through Library Thing: The Supergirls: Feminism, Fantasy, and the History of Comic Book Heroines by Mike Madrid songs for ultrastar deluxe for free. The first edition’s been on my Amazon wishlist for ages, so I was pretty psyched when I saw that it’d been revised and updated.

    2016-09-20 - Hachette Summer Reads - 0003 [flickr]

    I was lucky enough to win the “mystery box” from the Hachette Summer Reads sweepstakes, which included some pretty rad titles download letter template word. Thanks guys!!!

    2016-09-14 - Me-A Compendium - 0001 [flickr]

    I got (yet another!) journal for review through Blogging for Books anatomie des menschen download kostenlos. Me: A Compendium is a super-cute journal with prompts for the kindergarten-to-third-grade set herunterladen. I’m way too old, but I’m sure some kiddo at RBC will just love it!

    2016-09-23 - Extraordinary Ordinary Moments - 0001 [flickr]

    On the flip side, Jorey Hurley’s Extraordinary Ordinary Moments (also from Blogging for Books) is more my speed ios 11.4.1. I love that it’s larger than a mass market paperback and much easier to write in than many of Potter Style’s journals!

    2016-08-31 - Pop Manga Coloring Book - 0002 [flickr]

    Last one for review though Blogging for Books: my very first adult coloring book weihnachts- und neujahrskarten kostenlos herunterladen. Although, tbh, I’ll likely leave all the pages as-is: the artwork in Pop Manga Coloring Book is just perfect the way it is herunterladen.

    2016-09-23 - Levithan Wakes - 0001 [flickr]

    From Hachette/Orbit, a copy of Leviathan Wakes (The Expanse #1) by James S.A flyer to download. Corey. I had no idea it was adapted into a SyFy series! I’ll have to check it out.

    2016-08-31 - The Other Boy - 0001 [flickr]

    Surprise book mail from HarperCollins: The Other Boy by M.G ard broadcast. Hennessey. On bookshelves now!

    2016-08-29 - A Shadow Bright & Burning - 0001 [flickr]

    Last but not least, courtesy of Random House BFYR: A Shadow Bright and Burning by Jessica Cluess. Like many amazing books (The Female of the Species, hello!), this one also came out on 9/20!

    For review on NetGalley:

  • The Impossible Fortress by Jason Rekulak
  • The Fall of Lisa Bellow by Susan Perabo
  • Difficult Women by Roxane Gay
  • Loving vs. Virginia: A Documentary Novel of the Landmark Civil Rights Case by Patricia Hruby Powell and Shadra Strickland
  • Baba Yaga by An Leysen
  • The Roanoke Girls by Amy Engel
  • Heartless by Marissa Meyer
  • The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden
  • Little Nothing by Marisa Silver
  • Love and First Sight by Josh Sundquist
    For review on Edelweiss:

  • Blood For Blood (Wolf By Wolf #2) by Ryan Graudin
  • The Supergirls: Feminism, Fantasy, and the History of Comic Book Heroines (Revised and Updated) by Mike Madrid
  • The Beast Is an Animal by Peternelle van Arsdale
  • The You I’ve Never Known by Ellen Hopkins
  • Kill the Next One by Frederico Axat
  • The Land of Nod by Robert Louis Stevenson and Robert Hunter
  • Nightlights by Lorena Alvarez

    Stacking the Shelves: August 2016

    Saturday, August 27th, 2016

    2016-08-16 - New Comic Books - 0002 [flickr]

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    It’s been a rather shitty month (literally and figuratively, hardee har har!; no but really, the new fosters introduced a worm into the pack, and everyone’s had varying degrees of diarrhea, yay!), so I decided to treat myself to a few comic books from my wishlist web.de emails downloaden. Also: A Helena Pop, because 1) it was on sale and 2) Helena is easily the best character in one of the best shows on television, so.

    2016-08-19 - Kaylee Pop - 0001 [flickr]

    2016-08-19 - Jayne Pop - 0002 [flickr]

    …aaaand of course, once you buy one Funko Pop, you can’t stop pokemon go for pc for free. My next two purchases were Kaylee and Jayne, in honor of my little ladies, may they rest in peace. Kaylee looks scrappy as heck – wtf is up with that hairline! icloud albums download? – but there’s no way I can return her. Besides, my Kaylee was pretty funny-looking too, so I guess it evens out.

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    Stacking the Shelves: July 2016

    Saturday, July 30th, 2016

    2016-07-15 - July Pre-Orders - 0001 [flickr]

    July’s comic book pre-orders star stable online zum herunterladen!

    2016-07-20 - Book Mail - 0003 [flickr]

    I won an autographed copy of Reliquary along with some shiny book swag, also signed by Sarah Fine herunterladen. Thanks Sarah!

    (Photographed next to my giant TBR comic book pile. SO MANY BOOKS SO LITTLE TIME.)

    2016-07-15 - Senior Dogs Across America - 0014 [flickr]

    Schiffer Publishing was nice enough to send me a copy (beautifully wrapped, I might add!) of Nancy Levine’s Senior Dogs Across America, which is 1) lovely; 2) already out; and 3) makes a wonderful gift for dog lovers of all ages gta für windows 7 kostenlos downloaden.

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    Mags is rather miffed that she didn’t make the cut herunterladen. :P

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    Shelf Awareness FTW herunterladen deaktivieren windows 7! Specifically, an ARC of The Call by Peadar Ó Guilín kostenlos keyboard notenen.

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    Also from Shelf Awareness: an autographed copy of Vengeance by Zane zeichentrickfilme kostenlos herunterladen.

    2016-07-04 - A Vegan Ethic - 0003 [flickr]

    For review from the publisher: A Vegan Ethic: Embracing a Life of Compassion Toward All by Mark Hawthorne simply music for free. I had the pleasure of reviewing Mark’s previous two books, and the intersectional focus of this one really has me psyched openload stream downloaden!

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    I know we’re barely halfway through the year, but The Many Selves of Katherine North is poised to go down as one of my favorite 2016 releases klingelton iphone kostenlos herunterladen. I was lucky enough to win a hardcover copy, signed by Emma Geen herself, in a launch day giveaway on Twitter.

    (Check the shiny little blurb graphic Bloomsbury made for me!)


    Normally I’m not a huge book collector, but. I AM SO HAPPY YOU GUYS I CANNOT EVEN!

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    I wasn’t quick enough to snag an ARC of Soraya Roberts’s upcoming book, In My Humble Opinion: My So-Called Life, on NetGalley – but when I emailed the publisher to inquire about a physical ARC, ECW Press was kind enough to put one in the mail for me. Thanks a bunch, Sarah!

    I also snagged a few great deals on ebooks this month:

  • The Chain (The Kinship Series #1) by Robin Lamont ($2.99)
  • The Other Side of the Stars by Katherine King ($.99)
    For review on NetGalley:

  • The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks about Race edited by Jesmyn Ward
  • Haters: Harassment, Abuse, and Violence Online by Bailey Poland
  • Ice Crypt (Mermaids of Eriana Kwai #2) by Tiana Warner
  • The Lost and the Found by Cat Clarke
  • Hag-Seed (Hogarth Shakespeare) by Margaret Atwood
  • Everfair: A Novel by Nisi Shawl
  • A Vegan Ethic: Embracing a Life of Compassion Toward All by Mark Hawthorne
    For review on Edelweiss:

  • Cruel Beautiful World by Caroline Leavitt
  • History Is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera
  • Yesternight by Cat Winters
  • The Women in the Walls by Amy Lukavics
    For review on Library Thing:

  • The Kraken Sea by E. Catherine Tobler

    Stacking the Shelves: June 2016

    Saturday, June 25th, 2016


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    The second week in June, Johnson County held its annual Sizzlin’ Summer Book Sale videos von facebooken online! I’ve gone a little overboard in years past, but seeing as I’ve been transitioning to ebooks in the past year or two, I almost skipped the sale altogether radio psr app herunterladen. But I really wanted to check out their selection of comic books, *and* we had a recycling run to make anyway, so we stopped by. I only spent like $8.50, but I had a few good scores starcraft kostenlos downloaden.

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    I won an ARC of Everland and some pretty fun swag from @IReadYA time viewer herunterladen! You just know I’m going to try those wings out on one or more of the dogs. (Poor dears.)

    2016-05-30 - Recorded Book Mail - 0001 [flickr]

    For review from Recorded Books/Library Thing: Samatha Mabry’s A Fierce and Subtle Poison. This actually arrived last month – I’ve long since read and reviewed it – but I forgot to snap a pic before misplacing it in a pile of mail. Oops!

    2016-05-27 - The Passage ARCs - 0001 [flickr]

    I was over-the-moon thrilled to win @LillianJClark’s twitter giveaway for a complete set of The Passage ARCs. Normally I’m not a huge collector – ARCs, paperbacks, e-books, I don’t much care about format as long as I’ve a chance to read it – but I love this trilogy (or at least the first two books in it!) and a collection of ARCs really struck my fancy. They look so nice and shiny, sitting on the high living room shelf next to their hardcover cousins.

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    Surprise book mail is the best! This copy of Lydia Millet’s Sweet Lamb of Heaven showed up in my mailbox unexpectedly; I guess I must have won a giveaway from @wwnorton and no one told me? Either way, not complaining!

    I also snagged a few great deals on ebooks this month:

  • Heiresses of Russ 2011: The Year’s Best Lesbian Speculative Fiction edited by JoSelle Vanderhooft ($4.00)
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  • Wilde Stories 2010: The Year’s Best Gay Speculative Fiction edited by Steve Berman ($3.00)
  • Wilde Stories 2011: The Year’s Best Gay Speculative Fiction edited by Steve Berman ($3.99)
  • Wilde Stories 2013: The Year’s Best Gay Speculative Fiction edited by Steve Berman ($4.00)
  • The Black Tongue by Marko Hautala ($1.99)
  • The Girl in the Time Machine by Debra Chapoton ($.99)
  • Secrets Under the Olive Tree by Nevien Shaabneh ($.99)
  • Beastly Manor by Alex Hall (free on Amazon!)
  • You Were Here by Cori McCarthy ($1.99)
    For review on NetGalley:

  • The Girl Before by Rena Olsen
  • The Conjoined: A Novel by Jen Sookfong Lee
  • The Secret Horses of Briar Hill by Megan Shepherd
  • Summerlong by Peter S. Beagle
  • Last Seen Leaving by Caleb Roehrig
  • Good Morning, Midnight by Lily Brooks-Dalton
  • The Sunlight Pilgrims: A Novel by Jenni Fagan
  • All Is Not Forgotten by Wendy Walker
    For review on Edelweiss:

  • Unsportsmanlike Conduct: College Football and the Politics of Rape by Jessica Luther
  • The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis
  • Spare and Found Parts by Sarah Maria Griffin
  • Orphans of the Carnival: A Novel by Carol Birch

    Stacking the Shelves: May 2016

    Saturday, May 28th, 2016

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    First things first: My birthday was earlier this month tamilische schriften kostenlos. (Yay me!) Shane made me a chocolate cake with almond buttercream frosting AND BITS OF COOKIE DOUGH STUFFED INSIDE (genius!) and I got a big stack o’ comics and vegan thin mints and a Supernatural messenger bag that I’m maybe probably most definitely too old for herunterladen.

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    I requested yet another journal from Blogging for Books; I’m pretty sure I have enough to cover the next decade at this point spotify auf iphone herunterladen! Even though I’m kind of over the teeny tiny sizes, I just had to have the Brain Freeze Journal wieder lila kostenlos herunterladen. It looks so much like a Neapolitan ice cream sammie I salivate a little every time I look at it!

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    2016-05-03 - Life Without Nico - 0001 [flickr]

    For review through Goodreads: the children’s book Life Without Nico by Andrea Maturana and Francisco Javier Olea herunterladen. This is the first GR giveaway I’ve won in, like, a year! That’s okay, though; since I started with NetGalley and Edelweiss, I’ve been entering fewer drawings for physical books, so that’s probably (mostly) why.

    For review on Edelweiss:

    For review on NetGalley:

  • American Girls by Alison Umminger

    (I’m still working through last month’s stack, so it was a slow month, galley-wise!)

    Stacking the Shelves: April 2016

    Saturday, April 30th, 2016

    2016-04-26 - Gilda Stories - 0003 [flickr]

    City Lights was nice enough to send me a copy of the expanded 25th anniversary edition of The Gilda Stories gadgets weather windows 7 for free! This one’s been on my wishlist for at least a decade, so I am understandably stoked.

    2016-04-26 - Gena-Finn - 0001 [flickr]

    I won an ARC of Gena/Finn through Library Thing’s Early Reviewers program, but Chronicle Books accidentally sent me two copies herunterladen! I guess I’ll donate the extra to RBC, since I already have a box going for them? Or maybe it’s time to host a giveaway?

    2016-04-19 - Fuck That - 0001 [flickr]

    From Blogging for Books: F*ck That: An Honest Meditation by Jason Headley monopoly deutsch download kostenlos. (Personally, I think Calm the F*ck Down! has more of a ring to it!)

    2016-03-20 - Book Mail - 0002 [flickr]

    An ARC of Some Possible Solutions: Stories by Helen Phillips, also for review through Library Thing download manager chrome kostenlos. (I forgot to include this in last month’s roundup. Ooops!)

    For review on NetGalley:

  • The Mermaid Girl: A Story by Erika Swyler
  • The Geek Feminist Revolution by Kameron Hurley
  • We Were Feminists Once: From Riot Grrrl to CoverGirl®, the Buying and Selling of a Political Movement by Andi Zeisler
  • The 100 Year Miracle: A Novel by Ashley Ream
  • The Sudden Appearance of Hope by Claire North
  • Three-Year-Olds Are A**holes by Sarah Fader
  • The Unseen World by Liz Moore
  • The Many Selves of Katherine North by Emma Geen
  • The Wolf Road by Beth Lewis
  • Dark Matter by Blake Crouch
  • The Wolf in the Attic by Paul Kearney
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  • A Song to Take the World Apart by Zan Romanoff
  • Listen to Me by Hannah Pittard
    For review on Edelweiss:

  • A Robot In The Garden by Deborah Install
  • “All the Real Indians Died Off”: And 20 Other Myths About Native Americans by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz and Dina Gilio-Whitaker
  • The Underground Railroad: A Novel by Colson Whitehead
  • Night of the Animals: A Novel by Bill Broun
  • Gemini by Sonya Mukherjee

    Stacking the Shelves: March 2016

    Saturday, March 26th, 2016

    2016-03-04 - Miss Moon - 0003 [flickr]

    I already had the pleasure of reviewing Miss Moon: Wise Words from a Dog Governess on NetGalley, but it’s even lovelier in real life images allowed to beed.

    2016-03-04 - Collage This Journal - 0002 [flickr]

    Another journal for review through Blogging for Books komoot herunterladen funktioniert nicht! Unlike the other Potter Style titles I’ve tried in the past, this one is generously sized, and I also love the arts and crafts emphasis.

    2016-03-15 - New Book - 0002 [flickr]

    & thanks to Kristopher Dukes for this copy of A Sworn Virgin: Broken Promises herunterladen!

    I also snagged a few great deals on ebooks this month:

  • Women’s Work (Women’s Work #1) by Kari Aguila (FREE on Amazon!)
    For review on NetGalley:

  • With Malice by Eileen Cook
  • The Cresswell Plot by Eliza Wass
  • Ivy in Bloom: The Poetry of Spring from Great Poets and Writers from the Past by Vanita Oelschlager and Kristin Blackwood
    For review on Edelweiss:

  • Mongrels by Stephen Graham Jones
  • Dreamology by Lucy Keating
  • Ask Me How I Got Here by Christine Heppermann
  • Down With the Shine by Kate Karyus Quinn

    Stacking the Shelves: February 2016

    Saturday, February 27th, 2016

    2016-02-17 - Miss Peregrine Calendar - 0001 [flickr]

    Quirk Books was giving out free Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar calendars for the New Year and I was lucky enough to get one darktable herunterladen! Which is pretty rad, on account of it’s February and I’ve neglected to buy a 2016 calendar. Plus it’s hella creepy and just my style jö club app herunterladen android.

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    2016-02-17 - Rennie & Santa Hedgehog - 0001 [flickr]

    A million thanks to Mindy McGinnis for this ARC of My Life With the Liars how can I download videos from facebook. 2016 is shaping up to be the year of kids escaping from creepy cults, and I couldn’t be more psyched.

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    2016-02-05 - Book Mail - 0003 [flickr]

    In honor of Supergirl (which I keep meaning to DVR and then promptly forgetting whatsapp backup aus google drive herunterladen! booooo me!), Switch Press hosted a twitter giveaway of Lois lane: Fallout, and I won amazon prime gekaufte videos downloaden! Thanks guys!

    2016-02-04 - From Penguin - 0002 [flickr]

    I also scored a galley of Parker Peevyhouse’s Where Futures End, which I have been looking forward to for like forever qgis karten herunterladen. Okay, autumn-ish. Just feels like forever.

    I also snagged a few great deals on ebooks this month:

  • Hello free car racing? by Liza M. Wiemer ($0.99)
    For review on NetGalley:

  • The Girls by Emma Cline
  • Listen to Me by Hannah Pittard
  • The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi
  • Fellside by M.R herunterladen. Carey
  • The Last One: A Novel by Alexandra Oliva
  • Everyday Sexism by Laura Bates
  • Shelter Dogs in a Photo Booth by Guinnevere Shuster
  • Fowl Language: I Used to Be Cool and Do Cool Things by Brian Gordon
  • Every Heart a Doorway (Every Heart A Doorway #1) by Seanan McGuire
  • Adulthood is a Myth: A “Sarah’s Scribbles” Collection by Sarah Andersen
  • Miss Moon: Wise Words from a Dog Governess by Janet Hill
    For review on Edelweiss:

  • Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools by Monique W herunterladen. Morris
  • The Fireman by Joe Hill

    Stacking the Shelves: January 2016

    Saturday, January 30th, 2016

    2016-01-16 - Life-Changing Magic - 0007 [flickr]

    For review through Blogging for Books: Life-Changing Magic: A Journal: Spark Joy Every Day, inspired by by Marie Kondō’s The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up monopoly deutsch download kostenlos. (Weirdly, they are listed as different editions of the same book on Goodreads. Ooops!)

    2016-01-12 - Book Mail - 0001 [flickr]

    I won this bad boy in a giveaway from Simon Teen right before the holidays: All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely download manager chrome kostenlos.

    2016-01-09 - For Review - 0001 [flickr]

    A copy of Meg Medina’s Burn Baby Burn, received for review through Library Thing windows media player für windows 7 kostenlos deutsch. (Spoiler alert: I loved it!) Thanks, Candlewick Press!

    I also snagged a few great deals on ebooks this month:

  • The Whistleblower’s Dilemma: Snowden, Silkwood and Their Quest for the Truth by Richard Rashke ($2.99)
  • Old Faithful: Dogs of a Certain Age by Pete Thorne ($1.99)
  • Misdiagnosed: One Woman’s Tour of–And Escape From–Healthcareland by Jody Berger ($1.99)

  • Brother by Ania Ahlborn ($1.99)
    For review on NetGalley:

  • The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner (2016)
  • Daredevils by Shawn Vestal (2016)
  • Magruder’s Curiosity Cabinet by H.P films zdf mediathek download mac. Wood (2016)
  • Burning by Danielle Rollins (2016)
    For review on Edelweiss:

  • I Know What I’m Doing — and Other Lies I Tell Myself: Dispatches from a Life Under Construction by Jen Kirkman (2016)
  • Heartless by Leah Rhyne (2016)
  • The Unfinished World: And Other Stories by Amber Sparks (2016)
  • The May Queen Murders by Sarah Jude (2016)