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Here for all the book talk. Never not reading. Representation matters.

Always trying to build a canon without white cis male authors. Dream job: library curator.

fav genres: queer_feminist and anarchist dystopia and solarpunk sci fi exploring and dreaming worlds and togethers - after a revolution, after or fighting capitalism, white supremacy and racism, cis heteronormativity, ableism, patriarchy. I love reading cook books.

Current interests: solarpunk, emotional work, exhaustion and trauma, cooking, preserving and baking, from textile to plant fiber crafts.

Listening to audio books is reading, too.

Book talk in English and German.

Avatar alt text: my hand holding a book upside-town, nails painted in different pinks. Book title is partly visible, it's "Der Pilz am Ende der Welt" von Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing

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Wild Textiles No rating

Wild Textiles

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Alice Fox is a textile artist who works with material they grow on their allotment plot, they gather or find. They make fiber from plants, string from nettles or garbage.

In 'Wild Textiles' Alice Fox portraits plants and materials, documents processes. And shows their works: pieces and bowls from leaves that are sewn together, chestnut shells that carry weavings, vessels from dandelion or paper strings, the gall sculpture series - works that got me excited, and longing.

It's such an inspiring book, inviting to take into account what is around, to play, to explore, and to make art. For me it opened up room for new thoughts about the relation of crafts and arts.

Detransition, Baby (Hardcover, 2021, One World) 5 stars

A whipsmart debut about three women--transgender and cisgender--whose lives collide after an unexpected pregnancy forces …

Content warning violence mention

started reading Radical Friendship by Kate Johnson

Radical Friendship (2021, Shambhala Publications, Incorporated) No rating

A case for friendship as a radical practice of love, courage, and trust, and seven …

Content warning meditation

Imogen, Obviously (2023, HarperCollins Publishers Limited) No rating

Imogen Scott has questions…

Imogen Scott may be hopelessly heterosexual, but she’s got the World’s …

quick online library read in between, it's a cute bi* coming of age story, as far as I can tell after the first 50 pages or so.

I like Becky Albertalli for queer coming of age books and representation of queer, especially bi* people, people of color, fat and disabled folks, but especially for strong representation of bi * characters and writing about bisexuality. Also: comfort reading!

Margins and Murmurations (Paperback, 2017, Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform) No rating

Imagine you had the ability to move through your own life, to revisit your past …

Margins and Murmurations

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Content warning trans hate mentioned, no spoilers