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34% complete! Xavier Ashe has read 26 of 75 books.

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Cry From a Far Planet (Paperback, 2016, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform) 5 stars

Wow! Spoiler ahead....

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Content warning Spoilers.....

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Manhunt (Paperback, 2022, Tor Nightfire) 5 stars

Y: The Last Man meets The Girl With All the Gifts in Gretchen Felker-Martin's Manhunt, …

So good

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Let me be clear, it's brutal both in the sense of blood and gore but also that you're gonna watch a lot of people who could be good chose to do fucked up shit instead.

That said this is one of the most gripping amazing books I've read in a while, and it feels entirely too close to home with the amount of cruel anti-trans laws flying around, but it's 100% worth the read.

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Afrominimalist's Guide to Living with Less (Hardcover, 2021, Christine Platt) No rating

Forget the aesthetics of mainstream minimalism and discover a life of authenticity and intention with …

What I needed after Marie Kondo

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I randomly came across this audio book in my uni's collection. I first learned about Marie Kondo first came out in 2014. Since middle school, I have been vertical folding, and have been notoriously known for having organized collections. Much of the specifics I have forgotten since then, but it motivated something special in me about my own spaces, though in combination with cultural expectations, many of those initial words of advice have become diluted. Yet as I've distanced from it along with the ways it's been tied into trauma, with her own Netflix show, Kondo has become as popular as ever.

The Afrominimalist is well aware of these trends and is what I needed to ground myself in what minimalism means to me and my cultures. The Afrominimalist looks at the context of why our spending and owning habits have formed to what they are today, and how we …