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Fingersmith by Sarah Waters

Here’s what I knew about Sarah Waters’ Fingersmith before: Victorian crime novel; surprise plot twist; made-for-tv movie starring Sally Hawkins (which I can’t decide if I want to watch, or not).⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🔎⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ And now that I’ve read it? Well… I kind of just want to leave it at that. This is the kind of book…

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Hi Samantha, you didn’t log any time last week.

How I spent my summer vacation, by Samantha Kate Pollack:⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ — watched Stranger Things season 3 and hightailed it to the Asheville Mall, which was not nearly as cool. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ — watched a whole lot of Law & Order SVU, Bosch, and all of Fleabag. Also: started Veronica Mars because Kelly Terry will not leave me…

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The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon

What makes a #feministfantasy feminist? It’s not just b/c there are female heroes. This is a world with classism, wealth disparity, and religious absolutism (also, no free speech). AND, it’s *not* a patriarchy. The wedding ceremonies are about companions & fellowship, not subservience. There are platonic friendships between women and men. The women are flawed and have…

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It’s like the dark ages up in here.

In New Jersey hanging out at a weird hotel pool all by my lonesome. I’m here for the New Brunswick writing conference, which is so off the beaten path, it doesn’t even have a hashtag! It’s like the dark ages up in here. But here’s the thing y’all… NEIL FREAKING GAIMAN is speaking tonight. I’m…

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