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An Ode of Gratitude to All the Books I

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A few weeks ago, I listened with glee as several of my fellow Rioters talked about how

They were talking about which books of hers are their favorites, what order to read them in,

I’m quite sure that if I actually picked one up, I’d like it

And oh, what joy! What delicious freedom! Three whole books — good books! books that come highly recommended! —

Thank you for giving me this precious, precious gift of books that I do not need to

A lot of people I follow on Bookstagram have been reading the 2022 Booker Prize longlist

But a lot of smart, interesting, thoughtful bookish people have been posting about these Booker books for

What a glorious relief! One more beautiful book, full of rich historical detail, I’m sure, and

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While we’re at it, I’d like to offer my deep and endless gratitude to Trust

I just can’t get excited about such a long book about straight people

I’ll continue to read intriguing reviews that make me curious about it

I’ll heap it with all the praise, because, truly, what a feat, to write a book

Every year there are a few books that, for reasons I still can’t quite figure out,

One of those books this year is Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin

I read a few glowing reviews from several queer bookstagrammers I follow, and thought, yeah, it sounds

And then, I don’t know what happened, I just kept not picking it up

I still have the audiobook saved, and every time I go to pick a new audiobook I

Is it because I thought it was super queer and it’s really not? Maybe

Thank you, Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, for your service

I love the idea of cozy mysteries, but the truth is that when I’m looking for

There’s so much, and I’ll never get through it! So even though the premises of

There are plenty of books out there about things I have absolutely no interest in

And there are some genres I know I don’t like — very scary and/or gory horror,

But all of those books are a given, you know? I’m not tempted by the newest

If I had all the time in the world, I would absolutely read them

Every book I hear about and don’t have to add to it is — say it with