- Jul 25, 2022
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- Canton, GA
bbkobabe- I should have picked up on the fact that "lots of dirty bits" would be Song of Solomon. Certainly a stark departure from the war, slavery, patience, bloodshed, suffering and redemption of the preceding books. I chose to read on through the 1st chapter of Isaiah in an unsuccessful effort to get the grapes off my mind. Not surprised that I've never heard any reference to SOS during a Baptist sermon.
I might! I bought it because I wanted to read a lot of interviews to see the consistencies/inconsistencies between the kids. All of them were British so there was definitely a difference between their local cultures and what my oldest (who is non-binary) has been experiencing.Gender Queer is my kid Maia's memoir on emerging as gender neutral... Try it if you like!
Might be available at the library... although the bans on the book here in America are starting to take a toll, making it less available...I might! I bought it because I wanted to read a lot of interviews to see the consistencies/inconsistencies between the kids. All of them were British so there was definitely a difference between their local cultures and what my oldest (who is non-binary) has been experiencing.
My wife has a friend she's known since high school who is a videographer as a hobby/side gig and he did a similar thing in the streets of New York where he would offer free advice to those willing to speak with him. It was geared toward being entertaining but it was still interesting as I would imagine your book is. He did a lot of goofy things on video. He once took his infant twins out for a stroll and was telling people that he rented them for the afternoon from a new store called "Babies & Such". In another video he was seeking out a new gym membership and invited one of the female gym employees to feel his abs. Then he asked her to feel a lower spot on his abs and then said, "See, the lower you go, the harder it gets!" His sense of humor wasn't exactly PC. He was/is attractive and very charming so he seems to get away with a lot one might not tolerate with others.just started Love Stories, by Trent Dalton.
basically, a fella sat down at a makeshift card table at the insersection
of two main streets in the city of Brisbane, Australia w/ a sign out front
and listened to people talk about their lives in the context of what love means to them.
1/4 way through and you guessed it, i'm in love w/ it.
This is on my TBR list. I like books like this.The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg
I just finished Work Won’t Love You Back (a book about late capitalism and how it’s common for businesses to gaslight employees into taking lower wages by using terms like “we’re a family.”) and it was pretty interesting.
I also read Book Lovers and that was fantastic! If you like romance, that’s a great one!
I read The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty, which I did not like at all. I won’t deride what some of my women friends call *ROMANCE* while they blink their eyes like they’re doing Morse code (another friend interpreted for me that it was code for smut) but this particular book’s spicy stuff wasn’t for me. It opened with a SA and then it was all humiliation and so. Much. Spanking.
Finally, I read Gwendy’s Magic Feather (book 2 of the Gwendy trilogy) and it was a fun time. I liked it quite a bit.
Now I’m reading Stephen King’s Fairy Tale. I’m about 20% in and enjoying it a lot.