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I’m still ‘thoughtsonbooks,’ still posting exactly the same stuff - but this way I can have a primary blog instead of a secondary blog.

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Book Review: The Historian

In December I went to the Southbank Book Market in London. Beneath the Waterloo Bridge, I rummaged through books determined to find a few to take home. Unfortunately I found nothing that particularly struck my interest. Finally, because it was cold and my hands were numb and red, I picked two books – neither of which seemed to hold spectacular promise. One included The Historian.

Some days later, as I packed for the airport, I berated myself for buying such a thick book, as it stubbornly refused to fit into my suitcase. I considered leaving it on the metro.

Once home, the book sat on my bookshelf, and I was disinterested in it until I was set to go on a four day school trip to the South of France, where I’d be spelunking to see prehistoric cave paintings. I brought the book because it was long and would last two lengthy train trips.

So, with the French countryside (which looks a lot like the New Jersey Turnpike) whirring by beyond the train window, I began with little enthusiasm the best book I’ve read since November of 2010.

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Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon 2014!

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Hello Lesbrary readers! Today is Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon, which means I (Danika) will be posting updates of my reading throughout the day. About half of the books I’ll be reading are not lesbian, just to warn you. I’ll be going back and redacting those later. Here is my TBR stack:

And here’s the Hour 0 kick-off meme.

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"Somewhere, a couple celebrated
an anniversary, laid out a blanket
beneath a chandelier of willow tree,
pressed into each other so carefully
not even the fallen leaves broke open.
Somewhere, a woman cleared her throat
and a man who spoke only enough body
language to translate this as uncertainty
removed his vagabond hands
from her waistline. Somewhere
a father put down a bottle, picked up
his daughter, and somewhere a father who was not
yet a father decided to stay. Somewhere
a man who’d spent most of his life turning
bricks into other people’s houses
washed his calloused fingers before bathing
his brittle mother in the bathtub of the only home
he’s ever known. Someone’s son
held the door open for a sun-dressed
stranger, or steadied a ladder
because his dad finally remembered
to touch up the trim. Somewhere a baritone
voice said Marry me and the girl who trusted
the weight of those shoulders said yes.
On the day nothing happened
to the man in Afghanistan who scarred
the insides of his wife’s thighs
from all that prying, somewhere else
love was trying harder."

— Victoria Lynne McCoy, On the Day It Became Legal to Rape Your Wife

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Hannah reviews The Dark Wife by Sarah Diemer
The Dark Wife is a retelling of the ancient Greek myth involving Persephone and Hades. This myth is one of my favorites, so I picked up its reinterpretation eagerly.

Back from Italy - here’s my review for the Lesbrary!

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Hannah reviews The Dark Wife by Sarah Diemer

The Dark Wife is a retelling of the ancient Greek myth involving Persephone and Hades. This myth is one of my favorites, so I picked up its reinterpretation eagerly.

Back from Italy - here’s my review for the Lesbrary!

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Venice, Italy

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Sarlat, medieval market town in France

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"After all this time?"

— Albus Dumbledore