•  ( @bookedinvictoria ) Instagram Profile

    @bookedinvictoria

    15 February, 2020 The Atrium
  • "How many times had you said, “If I just looked a little different, I’d be drowning in love”? Now you got to drown without needing to change a single cell. Lucky you." . Take note, personal essayists of the future, because #CarmenMariaMachado kinda just threw down the gauntlet. Divided into themed vignettes, #InTheDreamHouse book 11 of my #2020bookchallenge is an amalgam of memoir, feminist theory, pop culture critique and queer history. It's about as sobering a look at psychological violence in domestic partnerships as they come, but Machado's wit, honesty, and absolute mastery of the written word (seriously, pick a sentence at random and marvel) will make you briefly question the merits of starting the next book on your pile when the next book on your pile is NOT written by Carmen Maria Machado. This book is absolutely wrecking me in places, while simultaneously confirming the notion that I'd follow Machado anywhere. Ursula Le Guin once said women are like volcanoes, when we share our personal truths with the world the maps change. Machado is honest about her emotions: her vulnerability and desire for love, her retreat in the face of the gradual uncovering of the inner nature of her lover, her pretence and self-deception, her attempts to encourage her lover to get professional help, her final escape. Read this harrowing, phenomenal, unputdownable memoir, and prepare to pick up a new map. Machado is absolutely brilliant. ... . . . . . . #currentlyreading #stunningbookcovers #5starbooks #awesomeread #idefinitelycried #shitgoddamn #readthis #readmorewomen #readersliveathousandlives #igreads #instaread #instabook #bookstagram #bibliophile #bookcover #readinginyyj #victoriabc #yyj
    "How many times had you said, “If I just looked a little different, I’d be drowning in love”? Now you got to drown without needing to change a single cell. Lucky you."
.

Take note, personal essayists of the future, because #CarmenMariaMachado kinda just threw down the gauntlet. Divided into themed vignettes, #InTheDreamHouse book 11 of my #2020bookchallenge is an amalgam of memoir, feminist theory, pop culture critique and queer history. It's about as sobering a look at psychological violence in domestic partnerships as they come, but Machado's wit, honesty, and absolute mastery of the written word (seriously, pick a sentence at random and marvel) will make you briefly question the merits of starting the next book on your pile when the next book on your pile is NOT written by Carmen Maria Machado. This book is absolutely wrecking me in places, while simultaneously confirming the notion that I'd follow Machado anywhere. Ursula Le Guin once said women are like volcanoes, when we share our personal truths with the world the maps change. Machado is honest about her emotions: her vulnerability and desire for love, her retreat in the face of the gradual uncovering of the inner nature of her lover, her pretence and self-deception, her attempts to encourage her lover to get professional help, her final escape.

Read this harrowing, phenomenal, unputdownable memoir, and prepare to pick up a new map. Machado is absolutely brilliant. ...
.
.
.
.
.
.
#currentlyreading #stunningbookcovers #5starbooks #awesomeread #idefinitelycried #shitgoddamn #readthis #readmorewomen #readersliveathousandlives #igreads #instaread #instabook #bookstagram #bibliophile #bookcover #readinginyyj #victoriabc #yyj

    "How many times had you said, “If I just looked a little different, I’d be drowning in love”? Now you got to drown without needing to change a single cell. Lucky you."
    .

    Take note, personal essayists of the future, because #CarmenMariaMachado kinda just threw down the gauntlet. Divided into themed vignettes, #InTheDreamHouse book 11 of my #2020bookchallenge is an amalgam of memoir, feminist theory, pop culture critique and queer history. It's about as sobering a look at psychological violence in domestic partnerships as they come, but Machado's wit, honesty, and absolute mastery of the written word (seriously, pick a sentence at random and marvel) will make you briefly question the merits of starting the next book on your pile when the next book on your pile is NOT written by Carmen Maria Machado. This book is absolutely wrecking me in places, while simultaneously confirming the notion that I'd follow Machado anywhere. Ursula Le Guin once said women are like volcanoes, when we share our personal truths with the world the maps change. Machado is honest about her emotions: her vulnerability and desire for love, her retreat in the face of the gradual uncovering of the inner nature of her lover, her pretence and self-deception, her attempts to encourage her lover to get professional help, her final escape.

    Read this harrowing, phenomenal, unputdownable memoir, and prepare to pick up a new map. Machado is absolutely brilliant. ...
    .
    .
    .
    .
    .
    .
    #currentlyreading #stunningbookcovers #5starbooks #awesomeread #idefinitelycried #shitgoddamn #readthis #readmorewomen #readersliveathousandlives #igreads #instaread #instabook #bookstagram #bibliophile #bookcover #readinginyyj #victoriabc #yyj

  • 28 0
  • Save Image Other Pictures