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I like to read scifi and magical realism, some navel-gazey smart-girl autofiction type shit, memoirs and sometimes poetry. I really enjoy reading fiction in translation. I rarely enjoy fantasy, although it's happened once or twice. Always looking for recommendations!

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The Nation on No Map (Paperback, 2021, AK Press) 5 stars

A call for a radical transformation in the face of widespread crisis.

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This was such a good book: straight forward language, covered a range of topics, flowed from subject to subject. I'm quite glad that I read this one and would suggest it to anyone. Williams' coverage of ideas from Hartman's (I believe) coverage of neglect, the discussion of lessons learned from Lorenzo Kom'boa Ervin, ideas from Cedric Robinson, CLR James and Modibo Kadalie and so much more really draws out a rich tapestry. A must-read for any anarchist in my opinion.

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Books of Jacob (2022, Penguin Publishing Group) No rating

I'm really trying to finish this book this weekend (after starting last winter, fizzling out, and restarting around Christmas). My project last month of mostly reading dozens of zines and being overworked has subsided; my ability to focus is high and I have a lot more time, so I feel dedicated to this task. After crushing about 100 pages this morning I needed a little push so I was digging around for meta analysis and found this article by Olga Tokarczuk about her process and motivation for writing the book, i really enjoyed it and she is such a freak.

Stella Maris (2022, Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group) No rating

Do you think you might have a tendency to divest yourself of the things in your life that actually sustain you?

I suppose this is psychology. I dont know the answer to your question. What? Do I? Do we? How would such a predeliction stack up against the world's own desire to divest one of just those things. I think I understand your question. We've been there before. And it may be a superstition with us that if we will just give up those things that we are fond of then the world will not take from us what we truly love. Which of course is folly. The world knows what you love.

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The Passenger (Hardcover, 2022, Knopf) 5 stars

the old guy... he can write

5 stars

This was really quite good, although super strange and disorienting, enhanced by reading it at bedtime and falling asleep in the middle of chapters most nights. Innumerable sentences and paragraphs highlighted just because of good arrangement of words. Definitely gave my whole life a melancholy tinge these last few weeks. I think I'd like to reread it when I'm older or if death feels more imminent.