[17/26]: “Some critics have already characterised social media as venues for the formation of ‘deviant cybercommunities,’ imagined communities of a toxic nature where abnormal and pathological individuals are not only tolerated but often celebrated because they have the virtual guts, so to speak, to take extraordinary risks” — Michael Arntfield and Marcel Danesi’s Murder in Plain English: From manifestos to memes - Looking at murder through the words of killers.
This was such an interesting read; my copy has notes scribbled all throughout the margins of the book. The chapter focusing on the suicide note of O.J Simpson and the ransom note left in the JonBenét Ramsey case was so detailed and fascinating, the authors picked apart every word and epithet. This was an impulse buy and I’m so glad I found it.
I am unbelievably lucky. My friends are the most giving, kind, selfless people, and they know me so well.
@lucieninthestars got the author to sign Call Me By Your Name for me, and I teared up when he told me. Now it's in my hands and I'm tearing up again. I may not have read the book in my formative years, but it came to me when I desperately needed it. And Luc read it just before I did so we could both cry about it and compare notes.
NOT only that but he sent along this hella hot graphic novel for me :D
Thank you thank you thank you for the early birthday present my dude ♡♡
«Run wild and free like a waterfall» - @anamikawrites 📷 from one of Oslo’s many waterfalls 😍
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Congrats to Promise for being selected as an Indie Next Pick for March!!! This historical novel is based upon family accounts of the devastating Tupelo, Mississippi tornado of 1936.
"The official death toll was more than 200 residents, with around 1000 injuries, many of them serious. Growing up in Tupelo, the author heard all kinds of wild stories about the storm: flying children , dehorned cows, people found in treetops. Her own grandmother discovered a baby in one of her crepe myrtle bushes. What no one knew at the time was that members of the black community were omitted from the official casualty figures. The African-American dead and injured simply weren't counted, even though most of them lived on a high ridge that took the brunt of the storm. Their deaths were erased from history. So the real story of the Tupelo tornado is the deeper devastation of racial injustice, which extended even beyond the grave. •
In Promise, Minrose has excavated that untold story of the uncounted by focusing on two missing babies in accounts related from the perspectives of an African-American great-grandmother and a white teenager, whose families are irrevocably bound together."
Thank you so much to @williammorrowbooks for sending me this copy, I can not wait to read it. Promise will be in a bookstore near you on February 27. #southernfiction#historicalfiction#alwaysreading#tbr#readinglist#readmorebooks#proseandpalate
Now it all seems so clear, there's nothing left to fear
So we made our way by finding what was real
Now the days are so long
We reach for something that's already gone!
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Thanks to @monaturalnie for the share in #52booksin52weeks, this will be my next read: book number 17 of the year #notv After I listened to a little preview of this book I realized I’ve heard this author speak before in motivational speeches 💗 so I’m excited for this read (*** I totally hijacked her photo by accident in a sloppy repost 😔)
I started this novel last night and legitimately shed a single tear. The rest of the journey was a roller coaster of emotions. The last time I remember crying during a book was Roxane Gay’s “An Untamed State.” To be fair, I had also just finished watching the big reveal on how the patriarch dies in “This Is Us” hours before starting this novel. But I digress. @angiethomas did it for the culture with this one. 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽 Review up on blog now. #niaitabookclub
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1 Martta Masumiyet Müzesi'ni tekrar okuyorum.Bu sene Orhan Pamuk'la tanişmamizin 10.Yıldönümü.
2008 yilinda okumustum ilkkez.Tanisma kitabimiz Masumiyet Muzesiydi.
Ve hatta bu sene sonuna kadar bir calisma fikrim var.Tum kitaplari uzerine ama onun oncesinde okumam gereken daha onlarca kitap var...
Sabirsizlaniyorum o ilk cumlesini okumak icin hani şu en özel giriş cumlesi olan
"Hayatimin en mutlu animiymis,bilmiyordum.Bilseydim, bu mutlulugu koruyabilir, her sey de bambaska gelisebilir miydi?Evet, bunun hayatiminen mutlu ani oldugunu anlayabilseydim, asla kacirmazdim o mutlulugu" diye baslayan kitabı...
Mutlu pazarlar, keyifli okumalar hepimize...
They say if you write your goals down they're far more likely to come into fruition. So I figured sharing my Feb/March reading list with you all might have the same outcome 🐛
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