Making a post for our own reference later, should we ever forget and wish to return to this title.
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I have finished the Adam Worth, master thief book and moved on to the Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu. It’s pretty awesome so far! It talks about the history of literary culture there, and the fight to save manuscripts from invaders. I'm not very far in yet, but it's been really exciting and interesting to read. I will keep y'all posted as I progress!
Other nonfiction books we've read recently:
Things I’ve read recently:
I found a comic in the free library with the best title: Integration is a Bitch!
Of course I got it.
(It’s not about multiplicity at all, by the way. It’s a gag/educational comic from 1969 about being a black white-collar worker. It’s been posted in its entirety on tumblr here, though I DO recommend hitting the archive and reading in chronological order. It's quite good!)
Craft fair ACHIEVED!
To celebrate, I bought a couple bargain-bin gay golem romance novellas. Today, I have made too much money to feel shame for my purchases!
Seriously, thank god for Boomerang’s. We are slowly but surely getting our hands on all the nostalgic classics of our youth. Yesterday, Mori got her hands on Robin McKinley’s Beauty, and I’m sure if we wait long enough, we’ll get our hands on Susan Wilson’s novel of the same title and theme too.
Wee Tiny Us had better taste than expected.
Because Calamus Bookstore (the last gay bookstore in Boston) is shutting down for good, us and roomie went to ransack its bones and buy all the queer stuff we could get our little hands on.
I did not have much luck in traditional books, but I did have a pretty neat haul! I got some leather pride flag stickers, found a tiny trans pride flag lapel pin, some old gay mags (worse comes to worse, Sneak can chop them up for zer craft projects), but that is not the crown jewel of my haul! I found a really cool surprise hidden in there!
For some reason, I found a copy of Oni Comics/Rosy Press’s Fresh Romance! The thing was, it wasn’t a book. It looked like all the pages in proof form, just printed out (at very high quality) on ordinary paper, held together with brads. No cover or anything, just... a pre-book, as it were.
And I got it for like $6! Dang right I nabbed that sucker! And it was really awesome and cute and I’m so glad I was able to get all this stuff for less than $20 altogether.
Goodbye Calamus. You were a great shop. :(