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text 2019-02-21 17:19
TBR Thursday Library Reads: February 21, 2019

Due to the holiday and snow day this week I got a lot of reading done. I actually haven't even been in the office at all this week. I have been teleworking so the house has never been as clean and the cat as cranky since I had surgery.

 

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Borrowed: (8)

[More detail about this title is available][More detail about this title is available]Cover image for The Drawing of the ThreeCover image for Elevation 

Cover image for Lisey's StoryCover image for Shelter in Place[More detail about this title is available]Cover image for The Paying Guests

 

 

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 Cover image for The Time Traveler's WifeCover image for YouCover image for CIRCE[More detail about this title is available]

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[More detail about this title is available][More detail about this title is available]Fingersmith - ebookMaid - ebook

The Night Tiger - ebook[More detail about this title is available][More detail about this title is available]

 

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 [More detail about this title is available][More detail about this title is available][More detail about this title is available]Cover image for Swimming Lessons

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text 2019-02-15 20:17
TBR Thursday Library Reads: February 14, 2019

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Under the weather and trying not to snap on a team member who wants to fight me on every piece of feedback I have given today. I was supposed to be on sick leave and stayed up late last night reviewing a report. Then today I was supposed to be off. Oh not so fast Blue, our boss comes back with comments on a draft document we sent forward. I asked team member 2 to address the formatting issues and he goes, well can you do that? So that's my day. Surrounded by men who want to argue with me or not do anything but wait for me to send them back something. Being a manager is a PITA. 

 

Borrowed: (12)

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[More detail about this title is available]Cover image for The Drawing of the ThreeCover image for Elevation Cover image for Swimming Lessons

Cover image for The Gilded WolvesCover image for Lisey's StoryCover image for Shelter in Place[More detail about this title is available]

 

 

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 Cover image for The Time Traveler's WifeCover image for YouCover image for CIRCE[More detail about this title is available]

[More detail about this title is available][More detail about this title is available][More detail about this title is available][More detail about this title is available]

[More detail about this title is available][More detail about this title is available]Fingersmith - ebookMaid - ebook

The Night Tiger - ebook

 

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text 2019-02-13 19:10
March is for Friends

I plan on reading a lot of books that were gifted to me by Chris, Tigus, and others. I hope to finish them all this month. I promise the "friends" stack has it's own place at my house. I just haven't had a chance to dive into anything.

 

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text 2019-02-08 14:46
TBR Thursday Library Reads: February 7, 2019

Sorry, I got so busy at work that I didn't get a chance to post. I finished a lot of books, but will have to post reviews in a few. 

 

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[More detail about this title is available]Cover image for Colonel RooseveltCover image for The Drawing of the ThreeCover image for Elevation

 Cover image for Swimming LessonsCover image for Once Upon a RiverCover image for A Blade So Black

 

 

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 Cover image for The Time Traveler's WifeCover image for The Gilded WolvesCover image for Lisey's StoryCover image for You

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text 2019-02-04 15:45
Grievances for 2019; Some Are Book Related

Yeah, I wish I had added these to my Festive Tasks, but alas, I did not. Here are some that I want to keep in mind for 2019.

 

1. Do not damage a library book. I got a lot of library books this past week. One of the books had strands of blonde hair all through it. I almost gagged. Had to get some gloves, a napkin and clean the whole book out. How the librarian missed it is a question for the ages. I ended up going on a cleaning spree at my house due to how grossed out and dirty I felt after handling the book.

 

There was also another book that someone had written in I saw. Yes, there were typos in the published book, but guess what, you don't own it! Don't write in it. 


This also lead to some people talking about how disgusting it is that people take library books to the bathroom with them. And now I want to wash my hands again.

 

2. Quit attacking reviewers/bloggers over ARC Reviews. Yeah, this is something that is going on right now. Some reviewers of a book mentioned a lot of issues with the ARC they received. Based on comments, the author pulled the book. Which led to cries of bullying and some people attacking specific reviewers on Twitter and elsewhere. Good lord, a review isn't bullying anyone. And a lot of writers and others not knowing what an ARC is a definite issue. No one forced the author to pull the book and people screaming censorship are exhausting. Does anyone remember the mess with The Continent? Bah. 

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/31/books/amelie-wen-zhao-blood-heir-ya-author-pulls-debut-accusations-racism.html

 

3. Stop writing books centering on slaves/masters in a romance book. Or POC and Nazis in a romance book or movie. It's gross. I don't know how many times we have to have this debate about consent. But guess what. A female or male slave can't consent to having a sexual relationship with someone who owns them. And let's pretend to ignore all of the evidence out there about how women were raped. I saw that there's a Neftlix series out about a slave who travels through time to save her lover who is also her owner and I just muted that whole series discussion on Twitter after reading this because it sounds like a hot mess. 

https://shadowandact.com/siempre-bruja-clings-to-a-tired-slave-master-slave-love-story-crippling-the-shows-magic


Then there was that whole mess with "Where Hands Touch." Once again, the director and others ignored and blocked those who criticized the movie and got really snippy about it. It sounded awful. I was initially interested in black Germans who were rounded up by the Nazis. And to my shame, it didn't even occur to me that black Germans were a thing back in the 1930s. Too bad the movie went toe deep into the whole thing and focused on a romance between a biracial girl and a Hitler Youth. 

https://www.thisisinsider.com/where-hands-touch-amandla-stenberg-movie-with-nazi-biracial-romance-disturbs-fans-2018-9

 

4. Quit telling me how the Republicans freed the slaves. Yeah, I had someone pop up on my FB this weekend after I posted about the nonsense going on in VA right now with Northam. He's been denounced by the Dems all weekend long and of course the GOP jumped on the bandwagon because hypocrisy is not a thing they get at all. And then an ex friend (after he got cursed out via the below commentary that I used to respond to his ignorant comment) popped up with saying how angry he is that Dems don't acknowledge how much the GOP has done for them and without them all black people would be slaves.

 

Did I mentally pull my hair back and take off my earrings? Yes...yes I did. Breaking down the history of America post-Civil War and discussing Jim Crow laws, separate but equal, the freaking Civil Rights Movement, how and why many black Americans moved away from the GOP in the 1960s and onwards and moving to modern times with the welfare queens, AIDs crisis, crack epidemic, incarceration rates, and Birthism/Obama. It did not go well for him. I regret nothing. 

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