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4 days ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'Snuff': Pa... · 0 replies · +2 points

Several people compared Sybil to Alys Vorpatril in the comments from the last split and that seems even stronger here. I posted my theory on what will happen at the Opera House above, which is building off that comparison!

4 days ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'Snuff': Pa... · 0 replies · +2 points

I'm a week behind, but I'm totally with you on the Opera House being a harp recital. And if the group Sybil is gathering shower her with acclaim, the rest of society has to fall in line. That's my theory.

5 weeks ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'Snuff': Pa... · 0 replies · +9 points

What instantly came to mind with Miss Beedle's mom is the Boarding Schools here in the US or Residential Schools in Canada. Her treatment is exactly like what was done to children in these schools. This is part of an article from The Atlantic:
"This is what achieving civilization looked like in practice: Students were stripped of all things associated with Native life. Their long hair, a source of pride for many Native peoples, was cut short, usually into identical bowl haircuts. They exchanged traditional clothing for uniforms, and embarked on a life influenced by strict military-style regimentation. Students were physically punished for speaking their Native languages. Contact with family and community members was discouraged or forbidden altogether. Survivors have described a culture of pervasive physical and sexual abuse at the schools. Food and medical attention were often scarce; many students died. Their parents sometimes learned of their death only after they had been buried in school cemeteries, some of which were unmarked."
If you ever are looking at children's/YA books with Native American characters, I highly reccomend the AICL site. Here is a link to a review of a fiction book about the boarding schools "I Am Not a Number": https://americanindiansinchildrensliterature.blog...

5 weeks ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'Snuff': Pa... · 0 replies · +5 points

I found out when I was walking into the library that day; they were setting up the Pratchett display. I walked in, took a look, and said to the person setting it up, "Oh damn." He looked at me and just said, "Yep."

6 weeks ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'Snuff': Pa... · 0 replies · +13 points

Not to do with this split, but a side comment. I'm a middle school librarian. I had an 8th grader looking for a book ask me if we had Anger is a Gift. I replied that I knew for a fact that we did have it in the library, but both copies were checked out, so we put it on hold for the student.

7 weeks ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'Snuff': Pa... · 1 reply · +11 points

I find my self feeling sad at the thought that there are only a few books left. This is my first read through and coming to the end is going to be hard after spending this long on the journey!

7 weeks ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'Snuff': Pa... · 0 replies · +2 points

I have a book I've read multiple times and have listened to the audiobook. When I can't sleep because my mind is going a mile a minute, I'll play that on my tablet by the bedside. It is enough of a draw that I focus on it, but so totally familiar that it doesn't keep me awake. I just started using a podcast called Sleepy by Otis Gray. He reads books that are in the public domain in a low voice. I pick something that I'm familiar with again so I don't get hooked into the story and that will put me right to sleep also! Otherwise I need some kind of white noise.

7 weeks ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'Snuff': Pa... · 1 reply · +2 points

Oh my - I haven't thought of that movie in years! We owned it (dating myself here) on laser disk and I can't count how many times I watched it. I may have to search it out again now. Thanks for sharing!

10 weeks ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'I Shall We... · 1 reply · +11 points

Which immediately brings to mind: "Way I remember it, albatross was a ship's good luck, 'til some idiot killed it. Yes, I've read a poem. Try not to faint."

10 weeks ago @ Mark Reads - Mark Reads 'I Shall We... · 0 replies · +5 points

I've heard of jumping over a broom, probably more available to the average person.