Pilze der Heimat eine Auswahl der

Pilze der Heimat eine Auswahl der verbreitesten, essbaren ungeniessbaren und giftigen Pilze unserer Wlder -1913-

Had fun talking Naming Gotham, environmental justice, and some of my writing strategies with Chelsia McCoy of Women Winning at Writing.

The Overnight Guest, by Heather Gudenkauf


The Overnight Guest by Heather Gudenkauf

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Heather Gudenkauf's "The Overnight Guest" presented a complex and engaging narrat...

Today's review! His to Call Home by Siobhan Smile:

"A wonderful story filled with emotion: self confidence, jealousy, romance, love and banter, along with moments of great drama... Smile has put their heart and soul into creating these wonderful characters that fill this very entertaining story."

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Eines der kontroversesten Bcher aller Zeiten neu betrachtet. Es gibt tiefe Einblicke in internalisierte Rollenerwartungen, die Objektivierung von Frauen und zeigt, wie weit patriarchale Denkmuster internalisiert sind.

A passage in The Weaver and the Witch Queen, by Genevieve Gornichec, set off immature giggles:

His eyes strayed momentarily to her chestmore specifically to the silk facing on the front of her apron-dress. Are those ducks Youre meeting my father wearing ducks

She folded her arms, purposely pushing up her ample breasts to make said ducks bulge. Do you have a problem with my ducks

There are times that I'd read a 5000 words short story then write a 5000 words feels after. With Social Creatures, I sure feel a lot, but considering 90% was in a WTF kind of way (and out of which 90% of WTF are good WTF), I'm a bit stumped for words.

As urban horror it's pretty horrifying, and you are definitely not supposed to take everything literally and overthink about the implausibly. There are lots of comparisons with Mr Ripley, Gone Girl, and You I'd say if anything it skirts close to Yellowface but they are more like two facets of the two similar car crashes that it's unfair to compare it with Yellowface. I can't read You for being too hypothetically terrifying. I can't read Aku no Hana for being too much like myself as a pre teen (don't ask). I admit that Social Creatures is more like looking into an exotic safari, where the exoticism are the rich white stereotype It Girls of New York that I suspect no real It Girls ever behave like, but what do I know.

The emotionally parasitic and abusive Lavinia was fucking awful. The equally emotionally parasitic and murderous Louise was fucking awful. The shitty hipster writer wannabe boyfriends were fucking awful. The teen sister Cordelia was probably the least insufferable out if the cast, yet if she were in any other novels she can easily be the worst. I think this is what the Gone Girl comparison is about, with a cast like this it's almost a crass schadenfreude porn for the readers.

I admit I absolutely do not get any of them, from the codependency, to the emotional leeching, to the using allosexuality as power control, to weird fuck internalised homophobia while pretty much sexually assaulting each other, to the emptiest vanity, to the pro-ana encouraged by their equally shitty families.

I've seen enough glimpse of people like this IRL to think it's not entirely implausible. I also entirely admit it's just wtf to me. The most incomprehensible aspect was somehow Louise managed to blown $100,000 on bar tabs over six months. Like how. Was she drinking literal molten platnium

I'm saying this as a Gillian Flynn fan who adores Sharp Objects/Dark Places but didn't really "get" Gone Girl. Had Social Creatures been written by someone like me I'd really worry about out of their way othering of an bunch of easy punching bags, but given I know Tara Isabella Burton knows more about this particular culture than I ever will, I'm going to just say. A roomful of punching bags dressed in designer gear is what this book is. Thanks for the fish tank full of prettiest yet pettiest highbred Betta fish battle royale.

Dont define your goals by quantity. Youll just cheat yourself into reading shorter books. Set a duration. Commit to reading X minutes a day, or X hours per week.

You might wind up only reading War and Peace, but you also wont have read 100 Dick and Janes.

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Live TODAY on Kickstarter, check out Delve and Seek by Dice Up Games in today's TTRPGkids featured project post!

It's a picture searching adventure featuring art from Leo Assis, and it looks like a wonderful quest to go on with kids of any age!

A reprint of the first half of Kelsey Ogletree's CONNECT article "How We Learn: Books That Changed Meetings" about my first book

I'm really liking Fourth wing by Rebecca Yarros. I already got the sequel lined up to read next. The kobo is definitely helping me read more already.

After 1 year of development, the book "Introduction to pyspark" is finally finished!!!

And now, if you want to, you can buy a phisical (or an eBook) copy at Amazon .

Link to Amazon:

Link to publication page:

This book is for anyone who wants to learn quickly how to use pyspark to effectively load, process, and transform large volumes of data using Python.

Goodreads recommended by to me. I don't know what I expected, but it was a great read. I never thought I would get into a superhero/alien , but here we are.

"Graham Greene" (2009)
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Iconographie des champignons de Paulet, recueil de 217 planches dessines d'aprs nature by Lveill, Joseph Henri, 1796-1870 Paulet, Jean-Jacques, 1740-1826

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Today on I am sharing this week's post. Find out what I've recently finished reading, what I'm currently reading and what I plan to read next!

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One of these days we are going to record part two, and it is going to be another awesome episode. I know what you are thinking: "On which planet is Strategic Pricing an exciting conversation" Ah, I know, I have been there... but now I just cannot wait to go for round two with Jean-Manuel Izaret (JMI).

Trust me, start with this and you will come back for more!
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Redefining Society hosted by Marco Ciappelli on the ITSPmagazine Podcast Network with guest Jean-Manuel Izaret (JMI)

Uncover the pivotal role of strategic pricing in sculpting the economic landscape and its intricate ties with and society in this insightful podcast episode.

An upcoming awesome new by Melinda Cooper Counterrevolution Extravagance and Austerity PrincetonUPress March 12, 2024 (US) and May 07, 2024 (UK)

I cannot believe I finished this ! I learned this is not my genre, yet I feel like I need to read the sequel to complete the story.

Having already read and by , I thought I had a good idea of what I was getting into. This was not that.

EdRecamier Quel vertigineux, complexe et singulier la fois, que proposebonnotxavier avecPlace du paradis! Une immersion dans notre actualit partir de lhistoire dune fugace rencontre qui va sapprofondir

Oh my God! Oh f*ck! I wake up to this big news and all I can say is f*ck! I went to bed having read something about Philip K Dick Awards (I can't even remember what I read about it!) and I wake up to learn that my book, Where Rivers Go To Die, has been nominated for this and its a big deal to me and all I can day is f*ck! What a way to start the year!

Iconographie des champignons de Paulet, recueil de 217 planches dessines d'aprs nature by Lveill, Joseph Henri, 1796-1870 Paulet, Jean-Jacques, 1740-1826

I Havoc by Stella Frost ( 1/Rogues of the Zathari). In this space , you'll find old-fashioned spanking & future-space-age bondage. TWs for trafficking, human slavery, & abduction.

Just finished Scales and Sensibility by
It was a fun and enjoyable read.

Next on the reading list is - of course - Doom Guy by John Romero. Looking forward to it.

Zambia: the end of the war in Africa GWAA


I have to finish reading the 3rd volume of The Three-Body Problem)actually before the series starts, it looks awesome!

actually: Actually, the awesome novel series is titled Remembrance of Earth's Past, The Three-Body Problem is the first volume.

Insta 8yrs ago: Light reading.

Right On!: A Documentary on Student Protest
David L. Burke, John Naisbitt, Maryl Levine
Item date: 1970.


3: The Counterfeit Countess by Elizabeth B. White and Joanna Sliwa: an important and powerful --based on an unpublished memoir and extensive research--of how a single individual overcame the fear for her own life to save thousands of her fellow Poles during the Nazi occupation. A 5*

The Lepidoptera of Ceylon by Moore, Frederic, 1830-1907

Item date: ca. 1915.


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: A History of Portugal and the Portuguese Empire: From Beginnings to 1807: Volume 1 by . What or are you currently reading

The Book of Shaders (2015)

The Book of Shaders

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