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--Audre Lorde

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December 5, 2012

Submitted by alycia on Wed, 12/05/2012 - 11:58
  • Started Sherman Alexie's Ten Little Indians:
    "In the Washington State University library, her version of Sherwood Forest, Corliss walked the poetry stacks. She endured a contentious and passionate relationship with this library. This huge number of books confirmed how much magic she'd been denied for most of her life, and now she hungrily wanted to read every book on every shelf. An impossible task, to be sure, Herculean in its exaggeration, but Corliss wanted to read herself to death. She wanted to be buried in a coffin filled with used paperbacks." (5)

    "How could she tell her family that she didn't belong with them, that she was destined for something larger, that she believed she was supposed to be eccentric and powerful and great and all alone in the world?" (15)

  • I also read The Best American Comics 2012, except for the ones about war, even if they were about how wars suck. I just don't think there's a way that I want to read about trenches.

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