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Book Review- An Easy Death (Gunnie Rose Book 1) by Charlaine Harris

Originally published on my other site, Metawitches.com.

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book cover of An Easy Death

The first thing Gunnie Rose does when she gets her own book series is get a makeover haircut, to show how her life is about to go through some drastic changes. Gunnie Rose, who is also known as Lizbeth, actually has multiple reasons for her new look. She’s a 19 year old woman who lives in what would be the southwestern US, if she lived in our world, and her work as an almost magical sharpshooter keeps her outdoors most of the time, so her long hair gets hot and sticky. Plus her hair grows in long ringlets, which her boyfriend paid more attention to than he did to the rest of her, so she figured it was time to remind him to pay more attention to the person underneath the hair. But probably most importantly of all, since she’s called Gunnie for a good reason, the ringlets are…

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Books · Women

The Testaments by Margaret Atwood: Spoilery Discussion

Originally posted on my other site, Metawitches.com.

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Power of the Pen

My non spoilery review of The Testaments is HERE. This post will comment on the book in detail and assumes readers have already finished reading it.

This is going to be a series of observations and analysis, in no particular order, rather than a straight review. I’d love to hear what everyone else thinks and if you agree or disagree with me. There are minor spoilers for the TV series The Handmaid’s Tale.

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New Mexico · Politics · Women

I Voted – 2019 Edition

I Voted-2019 Edition-This afternoon, I caffeinated and medicated myself out of my soul crushing migraine, braved the glare of the Southwestern sun and the fluorescent lights of the polling center, and voted in the off-year elections.

Media · Women

Netflix’s Daybreak: Diversity Doesn’t Guarantee Heart or Equality

Daybreak: Diversity Doesn't Guarantee Heart or Equality-In this version of the patriarchal fantasy, we're waiting inside our cloisters for men to rescue us & continuously grooming ourselves so we'll be ready when they do.

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Katie Hill, Bodily Autonomy and the Need for Feminist Mama Bears

Katie Hill, Bodily Autonomy and the Need for Feminist Mama Bears-I was struck by how victimized Katie Hill felt. It seems her political party abandoned her. We need more feminist mama bears to support our collective daughters.

General · Health and Disabilities · New Mexico · Politics

Photos and Thoughts from the Albuquerque, NM Climate Strike 2019

Photos & Thoughts from the Albuquerque, NM Climate Strike 2019-The event lasted all afternoon, with a rally & march to the offices of Senators Heinrich & Udall to demand support for the Green New Deal. #ClimateStrike #ClimateEmergency

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Let’s Try This Again

Hello from Albuquerque, New Mexico, home of the largest international balloon festival in the world and part of a border state, where the current resident of the White House is building a wall that will intentionally shut out international visitors who are in dire need, disrupt the lives of people and wildlife who live on… Continue reading Let’s Try This Again

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Book Review: Circle Round: Raising Children in Goddess Traditions by Starhawk, Diane Baker & Anne Hill

Circle Round: Raising Children in the Goddess Tradition by Starhawk, Diane Baker & Anne Hill * Illustrated by Sarah Ceres Boore * Format: Paperback Book * February 1, 2000 😸😸😸😸😸 Rated 5/5 happy lap cats Circle Round was one of the books I reached for the most as I was raising my children, so much so,… Continue reading Book Review: Circle Round: Raising Children in Goddess Traditions by Starhawk, Diane Baker & Anne Hill

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Ursula K Le Guin 1929-2018: We’ve Lost One of the Greats (Plus Book Review of The Lathe of Heaven)

It is above all by the imagination that we achieve perception and compassion and hope. -Ursula K Le Guin Ursula K Le Guin has been one of my favorite authors for more than 40 years, ever since the first time I read a Wizard of Earthsea as a young teenager. I've read it, and all… Continue reading Ursula K Le Guin 1929-2018: We’ve Lost One of the Greats (Plus Book Review of The Lathe of Heaven)

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Book Review: Snapshot by Brandon Sanderson

Snapshot by Brandon Sanderson * Format: Kindle * February 17, 2017 😸😸😸😸½🔵 Rated 4.5/5 happy lap cats Snapshot is a near future neo noir novella about a pair of washed up police detectives who are kept on the force to do court-ordered investigative work inside the Snapshot Project, an on demand, perfect recreation of any recent… Continue reading Book Review: Snapshot by Brandon Sanderson