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liriostigre · 11 months ago
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Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood
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ofbooksandboys · a year ago
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You should be outraged. You should be enraged and if you are not, if the senseless killing of the black community at the hands of our police force does not anger you please reevaluate your humanity.
To be unmoved by the current issues of our society is a privilege. To prioritize looting and damage to property over lost black lives and police brutality is to lack humanity.
Please evaluate and educate yourself, this is a major issue and we need serious reform and revolution in this country.
You can’t love the Romantics and academia and remain ignorant and complacent.
Photos taken from @thetogfather on Instagram
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liriostigre · 6 months ago
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Isabel Allende, The House of the Spirits (translated by Magda Bogin)
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luckylluminati · 10 months ago
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“Please don’t expect me to always be good and kind and loving. There are times when I will be cold and thoughtless and hard to understand.”
— Sylvia Plath
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liriostigre · 11 months ago
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Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood
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liriostigre · 8 months ago
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Han Kang, Human Acts (translated by Deborah Smith)
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pinkmanthedog · a year ago
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I live for terrible art. Note: I don’t like art that is intentionally or ironically terrible, I like things that are just so earnestly inept and/or bizarre that they fail as what they are trying to be but horseshoe back around into glorious postmodernistic portraits of their creators.
I went to a Goodwill today (my friend needed help carrying a couch and we practiced good social distancing!) and I found a DOOZY of a book. It’s called Decoded Dog, so I picked it up thinking “oh cool, a book about dog behavior or genetics or something, relevant to my blog an interests!” - I was NOT PREPARED for “A Canine Mystery Novel”
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Then I turn it over and BOY HOWDY did I strike gold.
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So it’s speculative fiction about a dog pandemic that takes a hard left into the guardrail about 2/3rds of the way through and becomes a big pharma conspiracy thriller with what seems to be (from the brief skimming I did in the car on the way home) a concerning amount of anti-vax sentiment. The author is a PhD geneticist and standard poodle enthusiast, so there are literal whole pages passive-aggressively espousing the merits of poodles written with the poetic nuance of a hard-science dissertation. The rest of the book is mostly pages upon pages of dense, stilted exposition trying desperately to explain graduate-level virology to an audience that would buy a “canine mystery novel”. The author also apparently rescues poodles with Addison’s disease, so there is a ton of information about canine Addison’s shoehorned in throughout - like, enough that it feels like paid product placement but for an adrenal disorder.
Overall, this book is topical, timely, dogs. 14/10 absolute masterpiece that I am so excited to dive into whole hog, please stay tuned for a review of the whole book
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flowerytale · 8 months ago
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Mary Shelley ― Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus
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liriostigre · 9 months ago
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Han Kang, The Vegetarian (translated by Deborah Smith)
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symeona · a month ago
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[Image Description: It's a drawing of Obi Wan. He's kneeling in front of Shmi' Skywalker's grave, holding out Anakin's lightsaber as he apologizes to her. He has a backpack with his old Clone Wars armor on his back. End of ID.]
So yeah, the Ahsoka novel mentions Obi Wan's apology in passing... So it's only right that I obsess over it forever
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