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Blanca

After I finished Tess of the d'Ubervilles from my high school's summer reading list, I closed the book and said to myself, "I am going to read all the Classics." I have read a lot of them, but I evolved and expanded my repertoire to include: biographies, memoir, recent fiction, poetry, manga, philosphy, history, and several other nonficiton genres. My favorite authors are: Haruki Murakami, Thomas Hardy, Virginia Woolf, John Steinbeck, Graham Greene, Jeannette Winterson, and Anna North. I belong to four book clubs, and I love how I get to encounter books I would never have known about otherwise.

Get Better At Anything

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Tue, 06/18/2024 - 3:07pm
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Get Better at Anything: 12 Maxims for Mastery By Scott H. Young Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9780063256675
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Published: Harper Business - May 7th, 2024

I love examples of people who are considered masters. I find them very inspiring, and Young gives us examples from a wide range of professional fields as introductions to his 12 maxims. The research is well-explained and thorough, and much of what we think is counterintuitive might actually be the best tool to learn a skill. This book has encouraged me to pursue mastering skills in different ways. [Blanca]


Second Hand Love

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Mon, 06/17/2024 - 2:28pm
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Second Hand Love By Yamada Murasaki, Ryan Holmberg (Translated by) Cover Image
By Yamada Murasaki, Ryan Holmberg (Translated by)
$24.95
ISBN: 9781770467187
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Published: Drawn and Quarterly - June 4th, 2024

Read it in one sitting, and I can't stop thinking about it! What is love? What is marriage? Who do you love and why?? There are quotes in here I want to put on sticker paper and stick them all over town. [Blanca]


The Sexist Microphysics of Power

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Tue, 05/28/2024 - 3:08pm
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The Sexist Microphysics of Power: The Alcàsser Case and the Construction of Sexual Terror By Nerea Barjola, Emily Mack (Translator), Silvia Federici (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Nerea Barjola, Emily Mack (Translator), Silvia Federici (Foreword by)
$23.00
ISBN: 9781849355506
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Published: AK Press - May 7th, 2024

Want to look closely on how the media can manipulate and control our perspectives on violence against women? Barjola analyzes with a fine-tooth comb the Alcasser case, which shook Spain back into a 'sexist political regime' and struck down much of the progress feminists had made. It is thought-provoking, and also reframes a lot of Foucault's ideas. There should be more conversations about this if representation matters. [Blanca]


Bad Seed

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Mon, 05/20/2024 - 2:24pm
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Bad Seed: Stories By Gabriel Carle, Heather Houde (Translator) Cover Image
By Gabriel Carle, Heather Houde (Translator)
$15.95
ISBN: 9781558613201
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Published: Feminist Press - May 7th, 2024

A raunchy, hallucinatory collection that sticks to your mind like gum on your shoe, because Carle also portrays experiences in poetic prose. I am still nodding my head at several of their observations made in the stories. [Blanca]


The Prickletrims Go Wild

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Tue, 04/16/2024 - 5:43pm
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The Prickletrims Go Wild By Marie Dorleans, Polly Lawson (Translator) Cover Image
By Marie Dorleans, Polly Lawson (Translator)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781782508830
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Published: Floris Books - April 9th, 2024

The sentences, the illustrations, the patterns, the message-I loved it! I read it again immediately after I finished reading it. I would have loved to read this book over and over at bedtime with my kid. [Blanca]


Dinner on Monster Island

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Thu, 03/14/2024 - 2:00pm
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Dinner on Monster Island: Essays By Tania De Rozario Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780063299665
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Published: Harper Perennial - February 6th, 2024

'Supportive community is important in any situation where different means damaged,' she writes. There's something about growing up in the 90s that makes our experiences very relatable, considering I don't know Singapore nor horror films, but what she shares in this book goes beyond place and fandoms. We try to make sense of ourselves when we can't fit in the box society has made for us. [Blanca]


The Moon That Turns You Back

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Wed, 03/13/2024 - 12:00pm
The Moon That Turns You Back: Poems By Hala Alyan Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780063317475
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Published: Ecco - March 12th, 2024

If poetry is an alchemy of experience, then Hala Alyan is a master alchemist. What's more, she invites the reader to participate in the magic with her interactive pieces. It's a magnificent empathic encounter. [Blanca]


Behind You Is the Sea

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Sun, 02/18/2024 - 1:08pm
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Behind You Is the Sea: A Novel By Susan Muaddi Darraj Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780063324237
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Published: HarperVia - January 16th, 2024

Immigrating is not the same for everyone nor is growing up as a second or third generation, and that is what Susan Muaddi Darraj captures in this novel. Each character depicts a facet of the Palestinian immigrant experience. I found it captivating. [Blanca]


Cat Family at the Museum

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Thu, 01/25/2024 - 1:33pm
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Cat Family at The Museum: A Lift-the-Flap Book with over 140 Flaps (The Cat Family) By Eunyoung Seo (Illustrator), Lucy Brownridge Cover Image
By Eunyoung Seo (Illustrator), Lucy Brownridge
$22.99
ISBN: 9780711283282
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Published: Frances Lincoln Children's Books - October 3rd, 2023

Okay: one, I want to be a cat; and two, I want to be a cat in a museum! This book has so many flaps in so many cool spots, capturing how one's curiosity gets sparked at a museum. The narrative is peppered with cool interesting bits of information. It's just a very satisfying book to experience! [Blanca]


Poor Deer

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Sun, 01/21/2024 - 1:06pm
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Poor Deer: A Novel By Claire Oshetsky Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780063327665
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Published: Ecco - January 9th, 2024

What an intriguing narrator! I would have given a hug to Margaret had she been my friend. I absolutely loved the poetic reification and anthropomorphism of grief. If only it had not ended, but then I would not be feeling this story's lingering effect. [Blanca]


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